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#21 ghdi

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

All valid points, i wasn't necessarily talking about Rolstons terrible contract just the general overestimating former players who wind up coming back to do nothing but skate around a few minutes a game and occasionally hit the back of the net. This is essentially the same team as last year save for a few people. This team is going to be thirsty this year after what happened, and imo i just don't think Gomez has that drive in him anymore. I could be wrong but i don't know if it will happen.


I really think part of his problem was playing in Montreal and NY. Its not like playing here where you only have to deal with TG and that idiot Chere. The pressure from his stupid contract was/is probably enormous. I think if he can come here (or anywhere similar) and not have to worry about living up to expectations he can find his game. Its such a minimal risk and considering his history here, is a worthwhile thing to look at. It's also 5 years ago that he left and he's 5 years older. I'd like to think he has learned some humility by now.

I think a more apt comparison would be Sykora last year. He was out of the league for a year and came back and contributed.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

2010-11: 7 goals(31 A[decent]) in 80 GP <------ these numbers would not be bad on our team
2011-12: 2 goals(9 A) in 38 GP <---------- these numbers are better than jj's were last year

as was said before with a contract like sykora had last year it is worth a shot


not by enough (2 assists more in 3 less games) for me to look twice, if he comes back whatever hes a devil ill welcome him with open arms, if not theres not sweat off my back
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

Please don't re-sign him, he's done. We don't take out-of-shape players with extremely low numbers onto our team by usual standards. Why make an exception for him? Why help him out? That's all this would be, a pity move for someone that definitely didn't think twice about telling this team to go F ourselves.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

All valid points, i wasn't necessarily talking about Rolstons terrible contract just the general overestimating former players who wind up coming back to do nothing but skate around a few minutes a game and occasionally hit the back of the net. This is essentially the same team as last year save for a few people. This team is going to be thirsty this year after what happened, and imo i just don't think Gomez has that drive in him anymore. I could be wrong but i don't know if it will happen.


Well to counter your point about ex-Devils, look no further than Sykora last year. He was an ex-Devils who came in for cheap and did more than what we expected. Gomez could be this year's Sykora, if he wants to come here for cheap.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

Please don't re-sign him, he's done. We don't take out-of-shape players with extremely low numbers onto our team by usual standards. Why make an exception for him? Why help him out? That's all this would be, a pity move for someone that definitely didn't think twice about telling this team to go F ourselves.


Why do you say that he's done? He's only 33, that's not THAT old. Unless you're referencing some report I haven't seen, we don't know anything about what shape Gomez is in, and his numbers are not that low. They were only low relative to his massive contract, which we wouldn't have to pay. Picking up a declining ex-Devil is not "making an exception", in fact it's pretty much the exact opposite. This is what the Devils have been doing for years. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. But for a small contract with low expectations it's hard to find a lot of downsides to signing Gomez for one year.

And this has nothing to do with "helping him out". The Devils are the ones that need help with their forward depth.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

As many others have said, there is really no risk to signing him to a cheap 1 year deal. Given the forward situation, I'd be completely down with a reunion.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

if no good forwards are available via trade, and we don't even bother with Sykora, offer the absolute minimum and have zero expectations for Gomez. Make him prove himself and earn playing time. I would make him the absolute last, worst case option.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Gomez was never offered a contract because the Devils knew he wasn't worth that absurd amount. He knew he was going to get a ridiculous contract and it was his dream since he was kid to be a Ranger and play in that building. It didn't work out the way he dreamed but he didn't do anything to the Devils. anybody who hates this guy for signing for what he got from the Rangers is delusional.

Edited by capo, 15 January 2013 - 08:01 PM.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

1 year / 750K / 2-way contract...
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

If Gomer can help, fine...

League minimum and he better kiss the ass of the fans and organization at a press conference
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

If Gomer can help, fine...

League minimum and he better kiss the ass of the fans and organization at a press conference


No way Lou would ever give him a press conference.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

No way Lou would ever give him a press conference.


I am not saying a formal press conference, I guess I meant in his first interview with whoever...

Whether it is Matt or Dano etc...
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

I think people here are mistakenly assuming that the Devils would be the only team interested in Gomez.

I don't think league minimum will get him. I think there's some stupid GM out there who will offer 1/2m or 2/4m.

And I'd be unwilling to go any higher than 1m per
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

I think people here are mistakenly assuming that the Devils would be the only team interested in Gomez.

I don't think league minimum will get him. I think there's some stupid GM out there who will offer 1/2m or 2/4m.

And I'd be unwilling to go any higher than 1m per


I think a lot of people are under the assumption that this is where he wants to be.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

If he wants to come here for 1m or less then give him a shot.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Not sure if this was posted (and forgive me if it was)

http://ca.sports.yah...-160146611.html

This is old but it states:

"According to Brisebois, Gomez also said that he would like to go back to New Jersey, where everything started for him and where he won a Stanley Cup in 2003. Gomez played the best hockey of his career as a New Jersey Devils. In 2005-05, he scored 33 goals and got 84 points. In 38 games this season with the Montreal Canadiens, he only scored two goals."
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:48 PM

Reno lavoie just said on rds that Nj was reviewing the possibility to sign gomez... He's always spot on usually
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:52 PM

If Gomez can still carry the puck into the zone like he used to then I'm all in for a second go round.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

If Gomez can still carry the puck into the zone like he used to then I'm all in for a second go round.


If he can bring anything remotely like this, even a few steps slower, he will be worth a small contract. It's worth the risk, especially in a shortened season.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

Reno lavoie just said on rds that Nj was reviewing the possibility to sign gomez... He's always spot on usually

Good. IF we sign him Darche and with a healthy Henrique we dont look too shabby.

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