Posts Tagged ‘ scott gomez ’

STRENGTH DOWN THE MIDDLE- The Canadiens at Centre

May 1st, 2012 | By

Depth of talent is a Canadiens issue on both left and to a lesser extent on right wing. It is not a glaring problem at centre ice. where Desharnais, Plekanec and Eller hold the top three spots and there is large group of centremen who are in the wings waiting for their chance.


Apr 18th, 2012 | By

In late November Max Pacioretty admitted he was confused about the criteria the league was using to adjudicate ‘head shots’. He had just been hit with a three game ban for elbowing Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang. Five months later and the rest of the hockey world is still trying to figure out how Shanahan makes his decisions.

HABS ON SUNDAY -Pacioretty, Gomez, The Draft Lottery and More.

Apr 1st, 2012 | By

The firing of Jacques Martin led to the firing of Pierre Gauthier. It just took a while. Max Pacioretty’s scoring drought is hard to explain. And the Canadiens faced with perhaps one option when it comes to the disposal of the Scott Gomez contract. Conversation for a Canadiens day off.


Mar 13th, 2012 | By

The NHL has suspended Buffalo defenceman Tyler Myers three games for a hit from behind on the Canadiens Scott Gomez Monday night in Buffalo. Tyler Myers was given a two minute penalty for boarding. It was a dangerous hit and the NHL player safety department decided supplementary discipline was required following a Tuesday afternoon hearing. Shanahan revealed in his report that Gomez was injured on the play, something not revealed by the Canadiens.

THE SCOTT GOMEZ SOLUTION – Buyout or Minor Leagues

Mar 11th, 2012 | By

It’s not so much that Scott Gomez is a bad hockey player. He isn’t. Gomez is just not worth a salary cap hit of 7.35 million dollars a year. The Canadiens between June 15th and 30th will have to make a decision on whether or not to buy Gomez’s contract out. If the buyout is not in the best interests of the hockey club, unless the rules change in regard to the disposal of ‘bad’ contracts, the next option will be waiving him to the minors after training camp.

THE IMPROVED HABS – And More Sunday Talking Points

Nov 20th, 2011 | By

During his postgame news conference Canadiens coach Jacques Martin mentioned an improved Carey Price and special teams as the reason for his club’s turnaround the last twelve games. Among the other Sunday talking points, the impact of Erik Cole, Scott Gomez, 100 man-injury-days, the Hamilton Bulldogs and traffic jam on defence when Markov, Spacek, Gill and Campoli return..


Nov 11th, 2011 | By

Andrei Kostitsyn became the eighth member of the Canadiens to miss at least a game with an injury this season. A nagging groin injury will keep him out of tomorrow night’s game in Nashville. Michael Cammalleri became a casualty for the second time when he suffered a thigh injury against Edmonton on Tuesday. If this keeps up the Canadiens could run their man-games-lost to 300 by the end of the season.

AARON PALUSHAJ RECALLED – Markov Travels With Team

Nov 9th, 2011 | By

The Canadiens recalled forward Aaron Palushaj from their Hamilton Bulldogs farm team today to replace the injured Andrei Kostitsyn in their lineup. It’s the fourth time Palushaj has been re-called in the last thirty days.

GOMEZ SKATES – Kostitsyn Leaves Monday Practice

Nov 7th, 2011 | By

Scott Gomez practiced with his teammates this morning for the first time in almost three weeks although he has not been cleared for any physical contact. At the same time, Andrei Kostitsyn left practice with an undisclosed injury. Gomez will not play tomorrow against Edmonton but will accompany the team to Phoenix and Nashville later in the week. Kostitsyn’s injury is in the process of being evaluated.

CANADIENS SUNDAY-Markov, Price, Gomez and More

Nov 6th, 2011 | By

On off day for the Canadiens and time to catch up on the odds and ends. Rangers broadcasters say Markov will rejoin his teammates in practice this week. How much is Carey Price worth? The officiating fiasco in the Ranger game. The Rangers gloating over the Gomez/McDonagh trade and the Canadiens recent penalty killing.

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