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[Waivers] Scott Gomez Placed On Waivers By MTL For Purpose of Buyout


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#1 Alex the Great

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

As Per TSN:

One day after the NHL and NHL Players' Association reached an agreement on an accelerated compliance buyout, the Montreal Canadiens placed Scott Gomez on unconditional waivers on Wednesday.

Should he clear waivers on Thursday at Noon et, Montreal will be able to buy him out.
Last weekend, the Canadiens told Gomez to stay home until he can be bought out in the summer in order to clear $7.3 million in salary cap space for next season.
The Canadiens did not want Gomez to play this season in case he suffered an injury that would not allow the team to complete the buyout.

"With where the cap is going to be next year, we had to buy out Scott's contract and the safest way to do that without risking him being injured was to send him home," said Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on the weekend. "It's the rules we have to play by."

However, with the new buyout policy, teams can use up one buyout on one player with at least a $3 million average salary this season and incur a full cap hit, less the $900,000 for not burying him player in the minors, but suffer no cap hit next season or beyond.

Edited by Jordan Eberle, 16 January 2013 - 10:27 AM.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

I wonder if all 29 teams are lining up to claim him ::D
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

You would have to be crazy desperate to pluck him off waivers instead of waiting to try to sign him after being bought out.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

I honestly think Canucks have a legit shot to get him. 1 x 700K.

We have a gaping hole and i think he can regain his form a bit.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

I honestly think Canucks have a legit shot to get him. 1 x 700K.

We have a gaping hole and i think he can regain his form a bit.


I wouldn't mind picking him up either, but I think his salary will be closer to the 2-2.5million range. That's the caliber of player that he is, and enough teams need centres...

But he'd be a decent 2nd line centre while Kesler is out, and a very good 3rd line centre when Kes comes back.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

I want the flames to sign him so bad
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

Sign him cheap let him take 2nd center until kesler is back. Then move burrows to the second and put Gomez in the 1 c spot. He can be the passer and let hank take a more shooter role with Danny. Could be gold.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

i would laugh if any team offers this guy 2-3 million dollars im sure someone will but he really isn't worth that pretty much at the end of his career
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

Sounds risky
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Sign him cheap let him take 2nd center until kesler is back. Then move burrows to the second and put Gomez in the 1 c spot. He can be the passer and let hank take a more shooter role with Danny. Could be gold.


Interesting idea. I think it's a bit more of a risk than AV/MG would be willing to take (AV already said he's not interested in Gomez), and it would take some adjustment on Hank's part. I like it though.
What makes the most sense for the Gomez, Redden types is to go to a contender for dirt cheap. They are already getting paid 5 mill a year, so it's not the size of the 2nd paycheck that matters as much as the right fit. If that's the case, the Canucks could be high on the list of both these guys.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

At 1 million or less, I think the Canucks should take a shot at him. I really don't think he could be any worse than he was last season.

And the Canucks aren't in the position right now where they have a whole lot of options. Putting all of our faith in Schroeder or Ebbett may pay off, but it might not. It could be risky putting all of our eggs in one basket.

A change of scenary could do wonders for Gomez. He's an Alaskan too and he played for the Surrey Eagles in the BCHL. I think the Canucks could have the inside track if they were interested and he was willing to sign cheap.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

As I said in the other Gomez thread, I'd go up to 1.5mill for him. Not only would he be a decent stop-gap measure until Kes and Booth return, I think he could be a good playmaker for the two of them when they are back. Kes could teach him a few things about his defensive game as well.

According to Vigneault though, Canucks won't try to sign him even if he hits the market. Guess we'll see.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

As I said in the other Gomez thread, I'd go up to 1.5mill for him. Not only would he be a decent stop-gap measure until Kes and Booth return, I think he could be a good playmaker for the two of them when they are back. Kes could teach him a few things about his defensive game as well.

According to Vigneault though, Canucks won't try to sign him even if he hits the market. Guess we'll see.


AV also said "Kesler's spot won't be vacant for long"
AV is an idiot who does not know what he is talking about-how he has played Kesler into the ground for the past 2 years is beyond me, especially when he had hodgson sitting there...would we be in dire straights if we hadn't frsutrated coho to the point of requesting a trade?

He also told reporters that cody's back injury was a non existent and he said he was injured because he could not handle being sent back to Junior.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

I do not think we can believe anything AV says.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

I hope we SIGN him to a contract. He's still decent...
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

If we could get Gomez for $1 million or less, its worth the risk.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

We better sign him...We need another capable forward sooooo bad. I would pay up to 3 mil for him. Get it done MG
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

We better sign him...We need another capable forward sooooo bad. I would pay up to 3 mil for him. Get it done MG

3 million are you off your rocker????? 1 million max
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

If we could get Gomez for $1 million or less, its worth the risk.


I agree.
Short term fix for Kesler and he gets to showcase his game for dirt cheap. It's a win win for both parties.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

well.. waiver cleared
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

Kypreos says Vancouver, Carolina and Anaheim kicking tires when it comes to Gomez moments ago on Sportsnet HockeyCentral.

Earlier on TSN's Season Preview, can't remember what commentator but he said Carolina, Anaheim and San Jose interested in Gomez.

Edited by vancanfan, 17 January 2013 - 08:16 PM.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

I'll shake my head if we waste a penny of cap space on Gomez....
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

League minimum for 1 year and not a penny more. We're doing him a favour to give him an opportunity to play on a good team and to prove himself ... he is not doing us any favours.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

According to hockeyyinsiderr were the front runner for Gomez. I wouldn't mind him as a 2nd liner. Could be the passer Kesler is looking for. Plus he can only get better after a horrid year
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

According to hockeyyinsiderr were the front runner for Gomez. I wouldn't mind him as a 2nd liner. Could be the passer Kesler is looking for. Plus he can only get better after a horrid year
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

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Edited by Lui's Knob, 17 January 2013 - 10:08 PM.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

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Edited by Lui's Knob, 17 January 2013 - 10:08 PM.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

Hey Lui`s Knob, who`s the front runner for the Gomez?

I didn't quite get that. :P
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

AV said this about Gomez: "Je pense qu'on va passer notre tour", so maybe that was code for "we'll sign him after he falls through".

I hope not though, unless it is under 1 million. Gomez certainly doesn't deserve a spot on the Canucks.. I'd honestly rather see Ebbett play there, at least he's paid his dues and is all effort, all the time.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

I hope not. he doesn't have to get better after a horrid year (http://didgomezscore.com/)

did any of you actually see this guy play the last 2 years or so? completely lost whatever game he once had. no spirit.
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