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Legacy of the Gomez Trade

From Stu Cowan at The Gazette:

It definitely looks like the Scott Gomez trade could go down as one of the worst in Canadiens history.

In the summer of 2009, former Canadiens GM Bob Gainey acquired Gomez along with the five years and more than $30 million remaining on a seven-year, $51.5-million contract he had signed with the New York Rangers.

But that wasn’t all.

Gainey also got Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto in the deal, while Chris Higgins, Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko went from Montreal to New York.

Pyatt was let go by the Canadiens after last season and signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning as a free agent, while Busto is now playing for the Las Vegas Wranglers in the ECHL.

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tgummerer's avatar

Ha, Busto even played in Italy and was one of the worst import players here, so he basically couldn’t have any value in that trade.

Posted by tgummerer on 10/21/11 at 08:45 PM ET

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