Scott Gomez of the Montreal Canadiens: What Is the Problem Exactly?

November 20th, 2010 by Rosalyn Roy Leave a reply »
So the Canadiens are about to square off with their long-time arch enemy Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at the Bell Centre, and today I’m wondering if Scott Gomez will be putting in an appearance tonight. I’m fully aware that he’ll be on the ice, but it’s gotten to the point where I’m starting to question why.

I really want to like Gomez. He’s proved to be a valuable leader on the team and was an important contributor during last year's playoff run, so he didn't get handed an albatross of a contract through sheer dumb luck. But I just can’t seem to warm to the guy.

I know that he tends to start off slow and warm up as the season progresses, but the Habs are about to play their 20th game, so that represents almost a quarter of the season. Thus far he has six lousy points. At this rate he’s on pace to hit about 25 for the year, and any patience I had with this player has long since evaporated.

In all fairness to Gomez, he was not the only one who looked asleep during the Habs' last game versus Nashville, but he is one of the few on the team who stands out for being inconsistent. It’s not just one g ...

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