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#141 Martyisth3b3st

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

There is a big difference between signing a 35 year old for 5 million a year on a 5 year contract and signing a former star of the team for a 1 year deal worth less than a million bucks.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:52 AM

Any Gomez updates? Last I heard he was practicing with the Sharks. No signing, though, as it appears he didn't play tonight.

I agree that he can be good for NJ, and may actually be the missing link on this team.

With a fully healthy roster:

Henrique-Zajac-Kovalchuk
Elias/Josefson-Josefson/Elias-Zubrus
Tedenby-Gomez-Clarkson
CBGB/goons

Looks really solid, in my opinion. Not going to get my hopes up though, if the rumors are true about him wanting to be in the West. 3rd line might be a D hazard, I don't exactly remember Gomez's defensive game so much.

But whatever the case may be, I'm thinking a definite top 6 player is not quite as essential as I once thought it was. Somebody who could play either 2nd or 3rd line minutes will be adequate, although not ideal.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

He's going to San Jose, as has now long been supposed.

http://www.nhl.com/i...:topheadsReport
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

Good, I for one am glad Lou didn't go to the well of ex-Devils yet again. Those moves have rarely worked out, or made much of an impact.

Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 22 January 2013 - 02:44 PM.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

Good, I for one am glad Lou didn't go to the well of ex-Devils yet again. Those moves have rarely worked out, or made much of an impact.


But almost every place (incl TG) has said that we DID look into it.

He just wanted to go out west. If Larry was still here, he probably would've been signed here.

And I agree with you. I was okay with this b/c the risk was so low, but I don't care that we didn't get him.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

But almost every place (incl TG) has said that we DID look into it.

He just wanted to go out west. If Larry was still here, he probably would've been signed here.

And I agree with you. I was okay with this b/c the risk was so low, but I don't care that we didn't get him.


Yeah, I phrased/worded it wrong. I'm just glad he went somewhere else.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

I wonder if Gomez and Redden in behind the scenes agreements didn't in good faith agree to sign in the opposite conference for face saving of the franchises in agreeing to buy them out this year. It doesn't make sense for either team to buyout the player under the circumstances for this season.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

gomez to sharks for 1 year 700k pro rated.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

gomez to sharks for 1 year 700k pro rated.


The ESPN on my iPhone machine said the same thing. I didn't see anything on TSN or a quick glance of Twitter, but I guess it's done soon.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

yea lebrun tweeted it so i assume it's true. he doesn't mess around.
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