Boyd goes unclaimed

Canadiens forward Dustin Boyd has not been claimed off the waiver wire by the 29 other NHL teams.

Boyd was placed on waivers by the club on Monday.

For now, he remains with the Canadiens, but could be assigned to Hamilton, where he would continue to receive an NHL salary.


  1. zak says:

    They should put Nomez on waivers and maybe someone will claim him and get him off our hands.

  2. NightRyder says:

    Here’s the deal. I think we all know he’s not getting sent to the minors.

    But if he did, it would be forever because of the scenario you detailed above.

    My point is that we will never have a better chance to send him to the minors, because even he cannot suck this bad for so long. No one would pick him up now.

    And if we sent down a player with three goals in 47 games, or three points in 14 games or however you want to look at him, it wouldn’t cause the ripple it would when he starts producing on a 12-goal pace again.

    So I say do it now! Plekanec can be the No. 1 centre. Let Eller play a No. 2 role and get some valuable experiece.

    Use the cash saved from Gomez to address other issues in the off-season.

    Jettison the baggage now. The window of opportunity is very small!

  3. Bill J says:

    You where bang on about the NMC Vs. NTC.


    If the Habs sent Gomez to the minors, WHEN the Habs are prepared to bring him back up…  He must clear waivers AGAIN, and this time the team picking him up gets hit with 1/2 Cap hit Gomez brings, leaving the remaining amount on the Habs Cap hit.

    I doubt Gomez would clear re-entry waivers at 4Million per…. I for one, think he is at least worth 4Million….


    Frankly, I do not want to hear: “WE lost McDonagh for NOTHING….”

  4. Bill J says:

    NightRyder has it right.

    thus the different wording.

    a NMC (No Movement Clause) = No movement of ANY kind.

    a NTC (Not Trade Clause) = No Trades.


  5. Storm Man says:

    Who is this BLACK JACQUES guy? Is he going to play on the top 6?

  6. CharlieHodgeFan says:

    There’s still hope for Boyd. One of the biggest problems in hockey now is the lack of movement from the NHL to the AHL. Playing in a lower league can do a young player’s development  some good.


    We aren’t friggin’ fruit flies, gang. We have a lifespan that averages to around six hockey following decades. It is possible to evaluate a situation with more then three weeks of memory, input or planning ahead. I know it doesn’t seem as catastrophic or dramatic, but long term is a great way to look at hockey!

  7. NightRyder says:

    Not the case. Many players have NMCs which means they can’t be assigned to the minors without their consent.

    From what I understand, Gomez has a limited NTC, which means Hamilton, get ready to watch him streak through the neutral zone!

  8. Chorske says:


    How could this happen? But we spent all of a month and a half grooming him! Yet another promising prospect falls victim to BLACK JACQUES!!

    Haha, just kidding.

    FOr those who wail that we got “nothing” in the Sergei trade: think of it this way. We traded an anal polyp for a box of farts. The anal polyp was a very real negative thing that was attached to us, and we needed to get rid of it before it spread. The box of farts may stink, but that’s about the worst thing you can say about it. Also, it’s easier to pass on, because it’s not attached to us and vice versa.

    See? Boyd was a box of farts. Remember that, all you moaners and groaners. Une boite de pets.

  9. Chorske says:

    a no-movement clause does NOT prevent a player from being sent to the minors

  10. Antho says:

    Good thing he wasnt claimed or that would be another player gone without anything in return

  11. NightRyder says:

    No movement clauses have been put in by sharp agents who don’t want their boys sent to the minors. Is Gomez’s agent that sharp?

    If he is, we are screwed for a very, very long time, unless Gauthier has some special pictures of another GM.

  12. Kamal Panesar says:

    NMC doesn’t preclude the Habs from sending him down to the minors, only of making a trade.

    That being said, Gomez has a limited NTC where he can list three teams that he will NOT accept a trade to.  Apart from that they can do what they want but, seriously, who is going to take Gomez and his horiffic contract off of the Habs’ hands?


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  13. NightRyder says:

    Question I’m too lazy to look up:

    Does Gomez have a no-movement clause in his contract that would preclude him being sent to the minors?

    This would be the source of great consternation for myself if he does.

    C’mon investigative types, find out for me will ya?

  14. Kamal Panesar says:

    And now what for young Mr. Boyd, the guy who scored 90 points in 68 games his last season in the WHL (including 48 goals)?

    Should be interesting to see what happens but you have to think this move is a prelude to something…but what? A recall from Hamilton?  A trade?

    Should be interesting to see what PG has in store!

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  15. shiram says:

    uh wear it proudly? or send it to JM ?

    Poutine, the perfect trio, on any line.

  16. Storm Man says:

    Snap…. Now what do I do with the jersey with Guerin’s name on the back of it and the number 00?

  17. Storm Man says:

    Is Guerin in a car when he does this? He can’t catch Gomez on the ice, You could skate faster.

  18. shiram says:

    Alas the fates are not to be, as the entry is removed today.

    Poutine, the perfect trio, on any line.

  19. Storm Man says:

    Well if wikipedia said so must be gold. What number does he have? 00.

  20. LA Loyalist says:

    I’d pay to see Guerin check Gomez into the boards the first time Gomez screws up a rush.


    “To failing hands we’ve passed the torch.”

  21. dh says:

    Plus his name starts with a G.  Should be a no brainer.

  22. mike g says:

    Isn’t he already with us?…

    I saw it on wikipedia yesterday..


    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

     I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  23. samTHEman says:

    I’m for Guerin suiting up for the habs and play alongside G-G. That would be cool. He’s 40 but is a proven scorer and can still do some damage. Brings size to a small top 6.

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