Farber: We haven't heard the last of this

Posted By: Abe Hefter · 1/14/2013 3:35:00 PM

Some 24 hours after Canadiens' GM Marc Bergevin informed Scott Gomez that his services were no longer needed, CJAD contributor Michael Farber from Sports Illustrated had a conversation with a salary-cap manager from another NHL team, who told Michael:  Expect the NHLPA to grieve this.

"Gomez would have to be put on waivers before he could be bought out," Farber told CJAD listeners on the Andrew Carter Morning Show.  "It would be tought to do that if he hasn't been playing," added Farber.  "No team would presumably be interested in a player who hasn't been playing."

Farber said the move could also hurt future earnings if Gomez sits out this season.

"This is something we haven't heard the last of."

Ottawa lawyer Eric Macramalla, TSN's sports legal analyst and a regular on CJAD's Locker Room with Abe Hefter, told Abe that he believes that there's a 50-50 chance the NHLPA will file a grievance against the Canadiens.

"It depends on Gomez," said Macramalla.

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