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08:26 AM ET 09.14 | Scott Gomez can't do much about the giant target that comes with his giant paycheck. He will be paid $7.5 million this season, $5.5 million in 2012-13 and $4.5 million in 2013-14 to finish up a contract negotiated by the New York Rangers, who dealt him here on the eve of 2009 free agency. His cap hit each of the next three years is $7.3 million. But offering a better return for the dollar is in Gomez's gloved hands. ... "Everyone here has to keep proving themselves," Gomez said. "I haven't done anything that guarantees me a job. There's always someone who wants to have your spot. I'm ready to play and I'm excited to play in Montreal." At no point, Gomez said, did he want to bail on this city, no matter the heat he faced last season.

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September 14, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Cut him, waive him, trade him, bench him, I don't care. Just don't put him in the lineup. Take the cap hit and give some kid with heart a chance to play 'cause you won't get anything worthwhile from that cur.

September 14, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Added poetic justice: they haven't posted a picture of him (yet).

September 14, 2011  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Added poetic justice: they haven't posted a picture of him (yet).

Proving once again he's become a non-entity.

September 14, 2011  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Proving once again he's become a non-entity.

An expensive one at that. I check the wire every day in the hope to see his name on it.

September 14, 2011  09:08 AM ET

Sorry to the Habs fans, but this makes me happy. I only wish he stunk still with the Rags, though at this point they would have bought him out.

September 14, 2011  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Cut him, waive him, trade him, bench him, I don't care. Just don't put him in the lineup. Take the cap hit and give some kid with heart a chance to play 'cause you won't get anything worthwhile from that cur.

Maybe he can do the mayo for the fries in the arena?

September 14, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Maybe he can do the mayo for the fries in the arena?

Or get his old job back with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL.

September 14, 2011  09:23 AM ET

Apparently everyone is still undecided, huh?

September 14, 2011  09:29 AM ET

He's not going anywhere

September 14, 2011  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Cut him, waive him, trade him, bench him, I don't care. Just don't put him in the lineup. Take the cap hit and give some kid with heart a chance to play 'cause you won't get anything worthwhile from that cur.

This. And it should have happened last season.

Methinks he was a mole, set loose by Lamoriello, to wreak cap-havoc on the rest of the NHL...LOL!

September 14, 2011  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Or get his old job back with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL.

let Palin shoot at him from a helicopter

September 14, 2011  10:42 AM ET

"Gomez hasn't guaranteed himself a job"

I didn't know marginal, lazy players had that luxury. What does the coach have a say in the matter?

September 14, 2011  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

let Palin shoot at him from a helicopter

I'd put him on a crab boat for a month myself.

September 14, 2011  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Added poetic justice: they haven't posted a picture of him (yet).

Since he never shows in a game it's hard for them to find game photos of him. He's like a vampire, he sucks and you can't take pictures of him!

September 14, 2011  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

"Gomez hasn't guaranteed himself a job"I didn't know marginal, lazy players had that luxury. What does the coach have a say in the matter?

Unfortunately, they do have that luxury as there are too many teams in the league, which allows the marginal players to not only get on a team but also get a heck of a paycheck.

September 14, 2011  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Cut him, waive him, trade him, bench him, I don't care. Just don't put him in the lineup. Take the cap hit and give some kid with heart a chance to play 'cause you won't get anything worthwhile from that cur.

I should start up a collection fund to pay him his cash on the side so he can retire right now.

September 14, 2011  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He's not going anywhere

thanks for the insight McGuire.

September 14, 2011  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I'd put him on a crab boat for a month myself.

I'd opt for the iceberg slowly drifting towards russia.

September 14, 2011  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I'd opt for the iceberg slowly drifting towards russia.

I'd put him on a KHL flight


(too soon?)

 
September 14, 2011  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I'd opt for the iceberg slowly drifting towards russia.

put him on a KHL flight



(too soon?)

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