Tuesday, July 25, 2006

GOMEZ AWARDED $5 MILLION THROUGH ARBITRATION (Falls to ice.....pukes)


This is still more than GM Lou Lamoriello wanted to pay Gomez, and is less than the $7 million Gomez thought he was worth. It still puts the Devils over the cap by about 4.5 million, and F Brian Gionta has not even been signed yet.
The Devils have 48 hours to decide what they will do. Which is obviously to sign Gomez and then trade him, or someone else. The fallout in Jersey begins....




Here is the Devils' current situation.

23 Comments:

At July 25, 2006 at 6:19 p.m. , Anonymous Hodge said...

C'mon Zanstorm, predict Gomez to Washington before I do!!!!!!!

 
At July 25, 2006 at 6:25 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

Gomez to Calgary.

Or Chicago.

 
At July 25, 2006 at 7:06 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Lou won't trade to where he can hurt him back! It'll be a multi player deal to the western conference.

Can you believe Pandolfo, with 3 Cup rings just skims the $800,000 mark? Isn't he underpaid!

 
At July 25, 2006 at 8:40 p.m. , Anonymous Zanstorm said...

Pandolfo....maybe a bit.
Hodge, I am almost giving up on Washington doing anything drastic at all. But...Mogilny did go to Toronto from NJ once...so maybe RC is wrong.

 
At July 25, 2006 at 9:03 p.m. , Anonymous Zanstorm said...

I'll tackle the Washington thing tomorrow.

 
At July 25, 2006 at 9:29 p.m. , Anonymous Hodge said...

After the trade??? LOL

 
At July 25, 2006 at 9:34 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Mogilny was not traded. He was an FA. Would be nice tosee Ovechkin get a center of that calibre though.

 
At July 25, 2006 at 9:56 p.m. , Anonymous Zanstorm said...

right right, my bad..Mogilny was traded to the Devils by the Nucks for Morrison/Pederson

 
At July 25, 2006 at 10:00 p.m. , Anonymous Zanstorm said...

I don't see Lamoriello making a trade in the next week even. He's got a couple months to do that, plus there is a lot of other arbitration processes occuring all over the league.
You'd think he'd wait to settle with Gionta as well.

 
At July 25, 2006 at 10:28 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Absolutely, he won't do anything rash. Maybe he can trade Mogilny and Malahkov to the Islanders!

 
At July 25, 2006 at 10:32 p.m. , Anonymous Hodge said...

You're probably right, unless of course someone offers up a bunch of propects.

 
At July 25, 2006 at 10:42 p.m. , Anonymous Hodge said...

I'm picking....Gomez to Florida!!! They have cap room to take on Malahkov's salary as the kicker.

 
At July 25, 2006 at 10:43 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Phoenix is interested and has some young guys that would interest Lou, namely Keith Ballard.

 
At July 26, 2006 at 12:44 a.m. , Anonymous Zanstorm said...

Wouldn't Lou be looking to beef up his offence?

 
At July 26, 2006 at 1:33 a.m. , Blogger reality check said...

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At July 26, 2006 at 1:35 a.m. , Blogger reality check said...

You'd think he'd ask for a front line center in return but he may not be able to afford one. This cap has his balls in a vice!

 
At July 26, 2006 at 3:46 a.m. , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

Hey zanstorm. Love thy site. nice to see some Rookie Card Nostalgia and other good posts. Added you to my blogroll.

On to the topic: I laugh nowadays when The Rangers are fiscally responsible yet New Jersey is the only team going over when it comes to payroll.

$9.3 million in capspace for Malakhov, Mogilny and McGillis? What is he thinking?

At least he's bald so he's not showing any signs of wearing down from the stress. See, Bush, George Jr

 
At July 26, 2006 at 9:45 a.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

I almost felt sorry for Lou last year with the cap issues. Can't believe he didn't deal away some bodies last year.

 
At July 26, 2006 at 9:55 a.m. , Blogger zanstorm said...

Haha! Hey, welcome Ingmar! The tide has turned so much in relation to the NYR and the Devils. But the Rangers will be in trouble again I figure. Especially when they realize that they don't want Jagr anymore and he's eating up their cap room!

 
At July 26, 2006 at 10:14 a.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Ironically, half Jagr's salary the next three years is being paid by the Caps!

 
At July 26, 2006 at 10:16 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

True that, true that...damn long-term deals, eh?

 
At July 26, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

Where do you want to go? Jagr at $8,360,000 ($4,180,000??) or Gomez at $5,000,000? It's your call.

 
At July 26, 2006 at 5:14 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I'd say Gomez, because he's a proven winner!

 

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