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08:17 AM ET 01.14 | The Canadiens have made quick work of moving on from Scott Gomez. There was no trace of [Gomez] in the Canadiens' Brossard dressing room Sunday, in body or material reminder, even before most players had arrived for Day One of training camp. Gomez's stall, beside that of old friend Brian Gionta, was efficiently emptied by equipment staff, all of his gear and personal effects bagged and hauled away by the player himself or placed in storage. His nameplate was gone, replaced by a generic blank. ... This is the way it is in professional hockey, on any club. If you're sent home, as Gomez was on Sunday, or traded or cut, your stall quickly bears no sign that you'd ever been a member of the team.

Montreal Gazette

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January 14, 2013  08:54 AM ET

They had to make room for Redden

January 14, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Given his pathetic stats, there shouldn't be much by way of records to prove he was really here.

January 14, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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And Saturday, the Leafs will make the Habs vanish.

trash talk between cellar dwellers.

January 14, 2013  08:58 AM ET

The dude hardly put up any points in the last season or two. Gotta do what you gotta do.

January 14, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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The dude hardly put up any points in the last season or two. Gotta do what you gotta do.

I think in mtl we're all collectively scrubbing our memory banks to rid ourselves of knowledge of his existence.

BTW, I can't believe that the Islanders haven't already done the same with Rickety. Are they actually going to give him a chance to get hurt?

January 14, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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I think in mtl we're all collectively scrubbing our memory banks to rid ourselves of knowledge of his existence. BTW, I can't believe that the Islanders haven't already done the same with Rickety. Are they actually going to give him a chance to get hurt?

There are going to be a few teams (I would imagine) who take advantage of that amnesty clause to get rid of some poo. If Martin (on the Pens) doesn't show up again this season, I hope the Pens dump him. :)

January 14, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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There are going to be a few teams (I would imagine) who take advantage of that amnesty clause to get rid of some poo. If Martin (on the Pens) doesn't show up again this season, I hope the Pens dump him. :)

but you understand that if a player is on IR he cannot be amnestied, right? Considering that Rickety is made out of glass, how have they not already told him to stay home?

January 14, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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but you understand that if a player is on IR he cannot be amnestied, right? Considering that Rickety is made out of glass, how have they not already told him to stay home?

Yes, I realized that, but Martin is not. :)

I was speaking generally, not to "Rickety" specifically.

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January 14, 2013  09:19 AM ET
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The dude hardly put up any points in the last season or two. Gotta do what you gotta do.

The Guy just won the lottery ! Season off making millions on the couch , then a big bucks buy out in the summer.......nice work if you can get it .

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January 14, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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Gotta do something. Football season's almost done and I still have a month+ to wait for Champions League.

ok...rahhh, rahhh rahh....gnawing on raw deer carcass....my Stanley Cup favorite Habs are going to destroy your lowly Maple Laughs (so on, and so forth)...

Man, I can't wait for them to just drop the puck.

January 14, 2013  09:24 AM ET

Go, Go Gomez.

January 14, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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Go, Go Gomez.

Scott Gomez , the little train that doesn't have to :-)

January 14, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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How bout the parade Sather threw when he traded his Alaskican ****?

Only question is, what took the Habs so long?

January 14, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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Scott Gomez , the little train that doesn't have to :-)

Now he can spend his money on endless summer days fishing and hunting with Sarah Palin.

 
January 14, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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but you understand that if a player is on IR he cannot be amnestied, right? Considering that Rickety is made out of glass, how have they not already told him to stay home?

I seriously think they just wait it out until his next injury. It's gotten to the point where he can't play at a high level and he's not healthy enough to buy out. If he's on IR, insurance picks up the salary and the Isles get the benefit of his money against the cap.

Sad to say, but I gotta think they are banking on an injury.

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