Scott Gomez Trade to Montreal

  • Two sources are reporting the trade as: Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt, and Mike Busto (both fringe prospects at best) for F Chris Higgins, D Ryan McDonagh (Montreal’s 1st Round Pick in 2007) and D Pavel Valentenko. Though Higgins star has dimmed (and I’m not a fan), that GM Sather was able to move Gomez for Cap Space and two young defensemen is a revelation. Not to mention, McDonagh now likely becomes NY’s top prospect. It’s a wise move that corrects a rather large mistake Sather made two years ago. I love Gomez as a player, but he is a $3.5mm player with a $7.2mm long term contract. I am starting to believe the Habs fans…that Gainey might not be the right man to rebuild this team.


  1. Ian

    June 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    When Sather signed Gomez to that deal, my first thought was he’s the dumbest GM in the game… With this move (Gomez for Higgins), Sather can be no worse than the second dumbest. What is Gainey thinking?!

  2. Derek

    June 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Gainey has made several suspect decisions in the past…With the Lecavalier deal off the table, Gainey is paniking and just took on one of the worst contracts in the league

  3. Jeff Gilroy

    June 30, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    This is such a great move by the Rangers. The Habs could have signed any number of excellent free agent forwards, at considerably less per season.

    My prediction: Marian Hossa signs for less than what the Habs will pay Gomez — you watch.