BY FAN FUEL
Interesting debate in the Sportsnet fan forums started by Pleks on Wednesday, whether if faced with a choice the Montreal Canadiens should buy out Scott Gomez or Rene Bourque instead? Below is some reaction from members of the Sportsnet community. Who do you think should be the one to receive the buyout?
Bong13: Gomez is not an NHL caliber player Bourque is a 25 goal score which we have very few of on the current roster. If a buy out happens Gomez is the only choice, anything else puts the team in a great position to draft top 3 again next year.
OldSchool: I just saw a chart on Sportsnet showing that the Habs are in the worst shape going into 2013-14 if the cap goes down to 60M. We are already committed to over 60M (the only team) with only 16 players and not including whatever it takes to sign Subban. Therefore we need that 7.3M off the books next year. No other choice in my mind.
Rada1: I agree that Gomez would have to be the man….7.3 gives you more “other” contracts to get to the 23 man roster needed….
habaholic2: If you need cap space, you look for the most highest cap guy who is not living up to his salary. No doubt it’s Gomez. Unfortunately for us, he hasn’t been a $4M bust but a $7.1M bust!! Bourque is fine at 3.3M cap space. He is fine for 2-3 line duty. He had a hard transition to our team after the trade, but no way he is anywhere as close as useless as Gomez has been for our team. Right now Gomez is our 4th line center. Can you imagine how embarrassing that is for the habs to have a $7.1M – 4th line centre. A a 4th line centre who isn’t even an ideal 4th line centre!!!!!!!!!!!
Which player should the Montreal Canadiens give a buyout to before the season starts?
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