This is a classic sign of a man who was "ousted symbolically" and "downgraded" to a lesser position on his own turf and him getting revenge by feeling "wanted" somewhere else and uprooting and going that direction.
It's funny that Lou didn't do what he kinda asked Marty to do...go off into the sunset on top. Instead, he is still not calling it quits and this can taint his legacy much like Marty's curtain call was kinda tainted...
Gomez was a very "good sport" last year, but he is a holdover from the Lamoriello regime and hence there are a few good reasons not to retain him. He is in his mid-thirties and looking for a raise. Not a good combination for a player that can't provide much for the overall future of the team.
Bernier, I liked. Good heart, played hard. But, he was also gonna look for a raise. Besides, we have several players the "likes" of Bernier, including Ruutu, Zubrus, and Tootoo, so no need for a "fourth redundant option."
I would like to see us rid the team of guys the likes of Zubrus and Ruutu, but I'm not sure if that is doable.
I also can see the Gomez, Harrold, Bernier, Clemmer, Salvador departures opening the door for a cheap signing of Marty St. Louis.
If I had to pick between Gomer and MSL, I would go with the latter, and maybe Shero is preparing for just this.