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#21 Colorado Rockies 1976

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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...

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:07 PM

Didn't Gomez also have a dispute with Lou and say he always wanted to play in NY? Major difference between Parise and that slug
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

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...


One concrete example of what teams do: Won't name the team or the player involved, but, prior to July 1, a team sent a DVD to a pending UFA-to-be basically touting how great the team was, how he would be a great fit, etc. The DVD comes with instructions though not to view prior to the opening of free agency. Even if the player abides by the instructions, it at least is made clear that there is an interest there. This is just one example, I'm sure it's probably a common practice.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:13 PM

Wasn't that "See you in Newark" that Gomez said by him done on a Newark promo video that they showed at Meadowlands? I remember being there and seeing it at some point.

Yep. It was the one they had Jim Nantz host to show off the Rock back in 2007, the last year at CAA.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:27 PM

As far as I know, Holik never said anything to "I won't play for NYR" - he wanted to play for NYR because he didn't want to move and they pay him big money. He lived next to Dano and Marty, but played for a different team.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:59 PM

I think the Rangers are very handy for guys with kids in schools here and wives that like the area. they know the fans won't like it, but the bottom line is the fans are composed of strangers, and family wins that battle. It is a business at the end of the day for lots of guys. I eventually got over MacLean and Driver, but Zach is different. Zach is a young guy wearing the C and the home grown future face of the franchise. Glad to read his comments here :)
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:06 PM

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:12 PM

Yep. It was the one they had Jim Nantz host to show off the Rock back in 2007, the last year at CAA.


Yup, that's the one. I was trying to find the full thing but this is all I could find so far...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAhaBHjKH0s
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:21 PM

I'd like to think this run has a lot to do with him potentially re-signing. I said it before, but yesterday greeting the players off the bus, he was easily the most awestruck it looked like. After chants of 'Come back, Zach', he said not to worry.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:26 PM

It would be cool if Zack resigned with New Jersey. One of the few teams that actually has loyal, devoted players. It's pretty cool to see.

If he doesn't sign, my bet is either Detroit or Nashville.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:32 PM

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...


Yeah it's probably done through the agents. The agent has a particular player the team already has under contract or is looking to re-sign, agent and team talk about player and during the conversation feelers get sent out about their FA clients.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:05 PM

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:07 PM

I think as long as Jersey is close money wise to his other offers, Zach stays. If not, my bet is Detroit and my dark horse pick is San Jose assuming they decide to shake things up and trade a big contract to have spending cash in free agency.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:10 PM

why are there like five new topics a day about some of the same stuff... like instead of the parise thread, theres "Parise says he doesn't want to sign with the rags"

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:10 PM

Wasn't that "See you in Newark" that Gomez said by him done on a Newark promo video that they showed at Meadowlands? I remember being there and seeing it at some point.


everyone else already got to it but i was using the reference as a joke. it was meant to say that gomez never said he would not sign with the rangers. 90% of us knew he was gone but were'nt sure it would be to the rangers.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:17 PM

I was hoping he would say he would never sign with the Canes either! :P
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:22 PM

I was hoping he would say he would never sign with the Canes either! :P

Lmfao, I don't really think he needs to. Everyone already knows there's no chance of that.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:02 PM

The LA Kings will make a push to sign Parise too

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:53 PM

Well I think that would bring a sh!tstorm of hate if Zach were to go with the Rainjahs. Pull a Gomer, or a MacLean, or a Driver, or a Sykora (he made up for playing with them) or a Holik. Glad we won't see him there at least. I think Zach is smart enough to know he'd be selling out going there and it would destroy his career playing with that group of primadonnas
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:00 PM

One concrete example of what teams do: Won't name the team or the player involved, but, prior to July 1, a team sent a DVD to a pending UFA-to-be basically touting how great the team was, how he would be a great fit, etc.

The Rangers did this with/to Holik.

I remember reading about it at the time.
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