Holy Crap trade of the Offseason: Gomez traded to Candiens!!!!!



It probably took more than one quick phone conversation, but with a “yes” from both sides Tuesday the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers made a deal that seemingly helps both squads.

The Rangers sent Scott Gomez and his hefty contract — which still has five years left on it — to Montreal in exchange for Christopher Higgins, who is a restricted free agent.

Montreal also sent the Rangers two defensemen, 2007 first-round draft pick Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko. New York gave up winger Tom Pyatt and defenseman Mike Busto.

The Canadiens were in the market for a center of Gomez’s ilk and obviously were not ready to give Higgins a long-term contract.

There is no doubt in my mind now that the Rangers will either trade or drop Wade Redden and take a run at Gaborik, Kovalchuk, Heatley, Hossa, or the Sedins.

2 Responses to “Holy Crap trade of the Offseason: Gomez traded to Candiens!!!!!”

  1. Brian says:

    I’m not so sure this signals the departure of Redden. Gomez at least made some things happen on the ice, even though he underperformed for his standards. Redden is useless.

    I think that this trade could be a precursor for a Heatley trade, possibly involving any of the 3 players acquired from Montreal, or Sanguinetti or Del Zotto. McDonagh is a top, top prospect, picked 12th overall in 2007 and projected to be a top defensive pairing for many years. He is arguably better than either Sanguinetti or Del Zotto. Personally, I would rather trade one of them than McDonagh.

    Here is what Hockey’s Future has to say about McDonagh:

    All in all, great trade for NYR.

  2. admin says:

    True, this has nothing to do with Redden. I just hope they get rid of him.

    Amazing deal by Sather!

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