Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:56 PM
not only did holik never say this, he specifically wanted to go to the rangers (although never stated that publicly) after he lost his arbitration case. it was the one team he wanted to go to and demanded they raise their initial offer. if HOI checks in, he'll confirm that.
gomez never said anything except "i'll see you in newark."
At the time I remember adding, "when I come back wearing Broadway Blues". One guy told me no way that would happen, but I had a feeling he was going be a Ranger...especially since New Jersey was so bereft of bookstores and Starbuck's at the time. How could Gomer resist?
And no matter what, I'll always believe that tampering goes on in the NHL (and likely other leagues)...those deals that get signed early on July 1? I'm sure Gomez had no idea what a potential Ranger offer might be until July 1, 12:01 am. Please...
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 13 June 2012 - 01:56 PM.
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