Canadian Corner – August 13, 2011.

Canadiens center Scott Gomez makes a list of potential bounce-back candidates, and a better online purchase options for Jets fans.


MONTREAL GAZETTE: Mike Boone noted on the blog “Hockey Inside/Out” Canadiens center Scott Gomez made an list of ten players projected to have bounce-back performances in 2011-12.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Gomez had the worst season of his career in 2010-11, leaving many Habs fans calling on management to trade him or bury his salary in the minors. It remains to be seen what kind of performance Gomez has, but if it isn’t markedly better, those calls for his trade or demotion will grow shrill. While I know Gomez, despite his expensive salary, was traded two years ago from New York to Montreal, folks are forgetting he still had some value back then. If you were a GM today, would you want a 38-point center earning a cap hit of of $7 million per season? Didn’t think so…


WINNIPEG SUN: Ross Romaniuk reports Jets fans will soon be able to see which game tickets are available for re-sale throughout the season.

“An NHL ticket exchange program operating through all other 29 franchises will be up and running for the Jets as well, likely next month.

Linked through the team’s official website,, fans will be able to see what game tickets have been made available for re-sale by season ticket-holders or others who aren’t using them.

Jets spokesman Scott Brown said the service will have tickets sold at their face values, with additional processing fees.”



  1. When Gomez came into the Habs fold, he talked about learning French and such, but I’m pretty sure never did. Look at Coles first interview. Good stuff.

    Now.. I don’t think AT ALL you need to know french to play for the Habs. I’m not a fan of that mentality. However, when your serious about winning, you put in that extra effort, for the team, management, and fans.

    Cole in 1 interview has impressed me more then Gomez ever has in any of his stupid ‘goofing around’ interviews. Of course Gomez is top 10 (should be #1) for bounce back seasons.. how can you get worse???

    Man.. such a poor trade. (yes we needed it to get Cam and Gionta but still)

    I hope he comes to camp in the best shape ever ready to prove me wrong.. but I’m not holding my breath.

  2. we should call him G-love maybe it will make him a better player. He used it with the devils and had a great season there lol. He refered to it at the biosteel training with cam and pk

  3. You don’t need to speak French to play in Montreal.

    Scotty’s off ice issues have been worked out and he will bounce back to around 55-60 pts this season.