The Habs also signed Mike Cammalleri and Brian Gionta, while the Flames came to terms with Jay Bouwmeester. AKA the best young defenseman in the NHL. So now all summer Dion Phaneuf rumors are gonna be swirling.
Gomez (and his contract) is classic addition by subtraction.
As for being against the Gaborik move, that's nuts. He's not a super durable player but he's one of the best goal scorers in the league when he's healthy. Last year he missed a ton of time, but even if he only plays 50 games a year he's easily capable of scoring 25-30 goals.