David Pagnotta @TheFourthPeriod
The Gomez sweepstakes are still ongoing... One team now out of the running: Anaheim.
This is how I imagine those discussions went
BM: Hey Scott, look we're really interested in what you bring to the table and we're considering giving you a contract.
SG: That sounds great Bob, Anaheim seems like a great place for me to try to re-ignite my career without the media spotlight.
BM: Sounds good to me, you do understand that we can't pay you the same kind of money you got on your last contract right?
SG: Of course, but while we're on the subject how much money am I looking at and will I have a shot at competing for a second line role?
BM: Well there's a spot on the fourth line currently being occupied by Peter Holland and we can't pay you more than 3 million.
couldnt agree more...saw him play in the ECHL this year and they guy was a non-factor. granted he could have been going at half speed, but it looked like he was going half speed. guys beating him on the boards, picking his passes and striping the puck all game