Found January 15, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
No...really... To be clear, no way are the Canes (or anyone for that matter) taking any part of Gomez's $7M salary. But IF the NHL and NHLPA make the logical adjustment that allows teams to buy guys out this year (i.e. Gomez and Redden), might Gomez FOR THE RIGHT PRICE be an interesting option for the Canes. The Canes are very strong 2 deep at center. No way would you pencil Scott Gomez in...
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