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Canadiens send Scott Gomez home with buyout to come

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11:55 AM ET 01.13 | Scott Gomez's time as a Montreal Canadiens forward is over. GM Marc Bergevin addressed media this morning to say they were sending Gomez home for the season for the express purpose of buying him out this summer. This is the safest route for teams to take with players they're looking to use one of their compliance buyouts on as injured players aren't allowed to be bought out. The downside is his $7.357 million cap hit sits on the books no matter what this season.

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January 13, 2013  12:02 PM ET

See I was right

January 13, 2013  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

See I was right

Wade you are next

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January 13, 2013  12:13 PM ET

We have a trade to announce: Philly acquires Brian Boucher from Carolina

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January 13, 2013  12:16 PM ET

Flyers are busy sign Kurtis Foster 950K

January 13, 2013  12:17 PM ET
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Guess the Luongo to Philly trade was just rumours.........EH. Somewhere Bryzgalov is doing his happy dance.

I heard that it was a rumored 3 team deal with salary space moving with Toronto Philly and Vcr

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January 13, 2013  01:24 PM ET

Hey Scott, remember when you were on NJ winning cups, a top line center who was producing. And you thought, I am putting up points here but could put up a ton more and get paid a lot more then Lou is offering. Hope the money was worth your career.

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January 13, 2013  02:03 PM ET
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Sounds complex...dont know who'd be moved.

Heard Schenn to the Canucks a leafs D-man to the Flyers Bobby Lou to the Leafs the rest kinda hazy

January 13, 2013  02:45 PM ET
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Heard Schenn to the Canucks a leafs D-man to the Flyers Bobby Lou to the Leafs the rest kinda hazy

Brayden not Luke

January 13, 2013  03:17 PM ET
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Isn't it always?

For them. But if he played well, he would be getting another big time contract, not a buy out and close to league minimum next time. So he got more up front, but might not be more in the long run. Or it might. Who knows.

January 13, 2013  03:21 PM ET

about time

January 13, 2013  05:10 PM ET

I nearly drove off the road when I hea the announcement.

January 13, 2013  05:11 PM ET

btw, I'd laugh really hard if rickety plays most of the season and then lands himself on the i.r. right at the end, thus blocking the buy-out.

January 13, 2013  05:18 PM ET
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See I was right

Don't get to say that much at home, huh:)

January 13, 2013  05:21 PM ET
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We have a trade to announce: Philly acquires Brian Boucher from Carolina

Has the NHL record for the longest shutout streak by a goalie.

 
January 13, 2013  05:27 PM ET
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Has the NHL record for the longest shutout streak by a goalie.

I know, absolutely incredible when you think about, average would actually be a compliment.

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