Friday, February 3, 2012
Sam Gagner scored more points last night than Scott Gomez has this entire season
Last night Sam Gagner was 4-4-8 and a plus 6. Over 21 games Scott Gomez is 0-7-7 and a minus 3. That about says it all for the season Gomez is having and part of the reason why the Canadiens have struggled.
When Montreal took Gomez off the Rangers payroll the first thing I did was check to see if John Ferguson had been hired by the Canadiens. How could they have been so off the mark? Prior to coming to Montreal Gomez had scored just 148 goals over 9 seasons. Take away 2005-06 when he scored 33 goals, double his normal output and he is averaging only 14 goals per season. That 2005-06 season earned him a ridiculous 7-year, $51 million contract as a free agent. In 2 1/2 seasons with the Canadiens he has only scored 19 goals and hasn't scored since February 5, 2011. There are 2 more years left on that contract. Somehow I doubt he will finish it out in the NHL.