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#1 NJDevils1214

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=413436

I get some enjoyment out of this but it is also pretty sad. Talk about a fall from grace compared to the Calder Trophy winner he was in NJ.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Must be nice to get paid that much money to stay home.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Must be nice to get paid that much money to stay home.

Doubt it. Those guys are born to play competitive hockey. Must be killing him.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

Doubt it. Those guys are born to play competitive hockey. Must be killing him.


he should have done it while he could then lol
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

Doubt it. Those guys are born to play competitive hockey. Must be killing him.


He sure didn't look like he wanted to be there playing last year.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:37 PM


Dave Hodge - TSN@TSNDaveHodge

Scott Gomez thought it would be at least 8 years til the next lockout and found out today it was 8 hours.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

I think the PA will have a problem with this.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

I think the PA will have a problem with this.

. He's still getting paid, so I doubt they raise a big issue.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

I think the PA will have a problem with this.


Gomez is getting paid, the PA basically has no reason to complain with how the Canadiens choose to use his services.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:00 PM


"teams will be allowed two "amnesty" buyouts to help reach the cap.

However, if a player is injured, he cannot be bought out.

Bergevin said it was safest for the team that Gomez not play this season."

that sucks! now the only hockey he can play i would assume since he's under contact is in a men's league...i wouldve liked to see him in a tryout for the devils

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

"teams will be allowed two "amnesty" buyouts to help reach the cap.
However, if a player is injured, he cannot be bought out.
Bergevin said it was safest for the team that Gomez not play this season."
that sucks! now the only hockey he can play i would assume since he's under contact is in a men's league...i wouldve liked to see him in a tryout for the devils


The Canadiens couldn't buy Gomez out until this coming offseason, the buyouts don't start until then. They're not playing Gomez to ensure that he doesn't get hurt and then can't be bought out.

Gomez being sent home makes it more likely the Devils could sign Gomez next year than if Gomez had played this season.(I'm not advocating signing Gomez by saying this)
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

. He's still getting paid, so I doubt they raise a big issue.



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Gomez grievance: NHLPA could argue healthy player w/ no off-ice issues cant be sent home to preserve amnesty; contrary to spirit of contract

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

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Gomez grievance: NHLPA could argue healthy player w/ no off-ice issues cant be sent home to preserve amnesty; contrary to spirit of contract


I don't buy it. They have no obligation to play him. Would it be better if he practiced with the team but was always a healthy scratch?
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

I don't buy it. They have no obligation to play him. Would it be better if he practiced with the team but was always a healthy scratch?


Yes. You never know, this 'spirit of the CBA' stuff is very important ;)
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

He is 33 already and he is also declining faster than anticipated. I don't think he can help us generating offense or providing solid checking for the team. Career depth players and bangers can do a better job than him as a bottom six and Gomez certainly is not good enough to be a top 6 either. Enjoy fishing for the rest of the life.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

Interesting read with some comments from Elias and Brodeur on Gomez:

http://www.nhl.com/i...vid=DL|NHL|home
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

hey if he gets to play a second of hockey, he'll probably charge the boards to injure himself so he gets paid for years to come. smart move by the habs (never thought i would call them smart)
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

Interesting read with some comments from Elias and Brodeur on Gomez:

http://www.nhl.com/i...vid=DL|NHL|home


I've said it before, but when I heard Gomer interviewed after he signed with the Rangers, it became very obvious to me very quickly that he was not even remotely bright, and easily tricked/manipulated, which I think is what happened to him, as far as the Rangers went. I think he's one of those guys that has an Inner Doofus that needs constant controlling, and the Devils were the one organization that knew how to keep it at bay. But he's a well-paid doofus, so no tears shed for him here.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

I've said it before, but when I heard Gomer interviewed after he signed with the Rangers, it became very obvious to me very quickly that he was not even remotely bright, and easily tricked/manipulated, which I think is what happened to him, as far as the Rangers went. I think he's one of those guys that has an Inner Doofus that needs constant controlling, and the Devils were the one organization that knew how to keep it at bay. But he's a well-paid doofus, so no tears shed for him here.


I remember some of the pre- and postgame TV interviews Gomez did with Matt Loughlin while Gomer was still with the Devils; he used to goof on Matty, smiling, trying to get him to laugh, not in a mean way, just having fun. It seemed like he might've been one of the funner guys in the Devils locker room at the time.

As much as I hated him for going to the Rangers, I wouldn't mind him coming back to N.J. if he was serious about getting his sh!t together.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

I hope he never plays another game in the NHL


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