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Scott Gomez’s infamous journey as a Montreal Canadien is likely to end after this season and he just may end up playing where it all began more than ten years ago.
According to L.A. Lariviere, Gomez, 32, is “aiming” to suit up for the New Jersey Devils next season. From Lariviere via Twitter:
#Habs Scott Gomez reportedly aiming to return to Devils after this season; tells friends he’ll be bought out after season, says [Patrice] Brisebois … Gomez: some sources think that Devils GM Lamoriello would consider offering him a 1-yr deal, low salary, given he grew w/ organization #Habs
Gomez originally joined the Devils in 1998 when they drafted him 27th overall in the NHL Entry Draft. He eventually became the face of the Devils before joining the New York Rangers in 2007. Since then he has gone on to struggle with the Montreal Canadiens, having notched just 53 points in 125 games.
The Canadiens are expected to buy out Gomez’s $7.4 million contract at season’s end.
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According to Patrice Brisebois, now of TVA Sport, Scott Gomez eagerly awaits a buyout at the end of the season and hopes to have another chance with the New Jersey Devils. I can't fathom how that would possibly be the best option for the Canadiens, unless the renegotiation of the CBA allows teams to buy players out in a short window, without cap implication. With the players...
Morning Hab fans.
The era of the shootout and three-point games has made it increasingly difficult for teams to move in the standings.
Case in point: Your Montreal Canadiens.
Even though the Habs have picked up points in seven of their last ten games - a decent streak for a bottom team like Montreal - they have moved up only one position, to 27th overall in the league...
from Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail, Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later, turns out that Martin Leclerc of Radio-Canada.ca and NHL.com is the first off the mark with news that a deal is done between the Montreal Canadiens and former Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy that will see the fiery Quebec Remparts owner/coach/GM take over the Habs’ reins next fall.
Not much to report of late. Tomas Kaberle is unlikely to play tomorrow, still with his wife following the birth of their daughter. Andrei Markov will play. Maybe these two can’t play together - perhaps it’s fate? Mathieu Darche continues to work his way back from what appears to have been a very bad concussion, and the Canadiens continue to work their way downward, sitting in...
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Yesterday, Francois Gagnon of La Presse had an interesting piece on upcoming Unrestricted Free Agent P.A Parenteau.
In short, he argued that the Montreal Canadiens must offer him a contract should the Islanders' forward eventually hit the open market.
I could not agree more.
On pace for 69 points this season, the Hull native also delivered an...
At least Until End of Year
The Montreal Canadiens are caught between a rock and a hard place at the moment.
They need to make changes, quite a few of them to be honest, but they also have to realize that, having waited this long and come this far, they will be better off waiting until the end of the regular season before going forward with any major changes.
Alexander Radulov is on his way to Nashville; Nashville might be the best team in the West. [Puck Daddy]
Former junior coach Graham James was sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing Theo Fleury and another former player. [TSN]
The Oilers signed goaltending prospect Tyler Bunz to an entry level deal. [TSN]
Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros...