Originally written on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 1/1/12
Gettyimage.ashx_url_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f91467886.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d77bfba49ef878921cc759df4ebac47d09a5c831ae55b8dd18c9f986cf9db96622da803c18dd51be8
As everyone knows, New Year's Eve is a day to spend with someone you love, and clearly, Bob Gainey ascribes to this notion. Judging from Sunday's announcement, the Montreal Canadiens GM spent the day with defenseman Josh Gorges, hammering out the final details on a brand new, long-term contract. If you're sitting there saying, "That's silly, Bob Gainey doesn't love Josh Gorges," I direct you to the terms of the agreement, via Capgeek: $23.4 million over 6 years, for a $3.9 million cap hit. That's quite a commitment. I'd venture to say these two parties feel strongly about one another. Gorges extension doesn't change where he sits on the Canadiens' list of highest-paid defensemen. He was third behind Andrei Markov and Tomas Kaberle before the deal, and there he remains. But his salary now puts him on par with guys like Mark Giordano, Andrej Meszaros, and Anton Volchenkov, all of whom are of similar age, but probably higher skill levels. Does Gorges deserved to be paid as much as the...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Redskins players happy RG3 was benched

Isaiah Thomas rips list that ranks him 88th-best in NBA

Australian television want 49ers to showcase Jarryd Hayne

Urban Meyer: We will announce starting QB first snap of season

Mike Shanahan: Kirk Cousins will be a top-10 NFL QB

Raiders Khalil Mack is going to be a superstar

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Buffalo Bills name Tyrod Taylor their starting QB

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson: My goal is to go undefeated

Chip Kelly praises Tim Tebow: ‘He’s had a good camp’

Jay Gruden: RG3 benched for performance, not concussion

Judge: No settlement in Brady against NFL, decision by Friday

Wozniacki: Media should move on from McIlroy relationship

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs' Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release Tim Jennings

U.S. Open men's preview

U.S. Open women's preview

D'Angelo Russell zings Lakers fans

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker