I’ve been playing hockey for as long as I can remember. However some how, some way I continue to wait for my name to be called at the annual NHL entry draft. I’ve never been much a goal scoring sniper so it’s probably not for me to make light of someone’s lack of scoring touch around the net. However being a Toronto Maple Leaf how could I pass on making light of the current plight of Montreal Canadiens forward Scott Gomez?
Gomez is in the midst of horrible scoring slump. Check out this site http://didgomezscore.com/ to keep up to date in real-time on how long it’s been since Gomez has dented the twine. As I’m writing this Gomez has gone a full calendar year since his last goal. That’s ridiculous (or as friend the blog “the Duke” would say “that’s lunacy”)
In all seriousness it’s hard to imagine a player of Gomez’s ilk falling on such hard times. The man makes 7 plus million dollars a year and was an integral part of a Stanley Cup championship in New Jersey. I suppose this contract figure is yet again another example for Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopavowels to trot out to explain his lack of activity as a player in the free agent market. He often states that the problem with the free agent market is that you are paying for past performance and not necessarily the current production.
Judging by the stats on the back of Gomez’s current hockey card I have a feeling Montreal would concur with AA’s free agent synopsis.