Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Scott Gomez may be bought out in the near future. However, there are contrary reports coming from very reputable people in the media. Sportsnet's Louis Jean reports that the decision has been made to buy him out, but TSN's Bob McKenzie is also saying that "is the dumbest thing any organization could possibly do in a salary cap world." His current contract is $7,357,143 for two more years, but if he does get bought out, it will cost the Canadiens $3,523,810 for the first year, $4,523,810 the second year, and $1,666,667 for two final years. Do not expect any news to come out in the next little while. The earliest any buyout that can happen is 6/15 because that's when his buyout window in his contract comes in. 

Flames sign Cervenka

The Flames have signed Czech scorer Roman Cervenka. He scored 39 points in 54 games in KHL for Avangard Omsk. The GM for the Flames Jay Feaster believes that he can become a top six forward. It will be $3.7 Million for one year. Do not expect the Flames to re-sign Olli Jokinen after giving Cervenka that much money.


Marc Bergevin has been announced as the new GM. He was the Assistant GM of the Chicago Blackhawks. He has experience and should adapt fine in the new team. It was rumored last night the only participants left in the race was ESPN's Pierre McGuire and Bregevin. He is expected to be officially announced in the near future.

On the coaching side, it seems like a matter of time before Patrick Roy is announced as head coach. It's a wait and see but it seems like he is the only one in the race still.

The current coach Randy Cunneyworth will remain with the team as an assistant coach and it will be up to the new coach to decide.