It just came out, nhl have made a exception for two players including Gomez to have the team buy back the contract before next summer. Unfortunatly, it will have no impact on the salary cap of the team for the winter 2013 season. So basically, they just pay 7 millions to let Gomez sollicitate another team.
Gee, i wish i can find a job like that where if i dont perform right and dont meet my objectives, i will be given a two full years of high paid salary to search for another job. But the good news (unless there are Gomez fans out there), is that one of the worst CH contract of its history will be behind and young talents will be able to take their place.