As reported from tsn.a/nhl

The Montreal Canadiens have obtained Scott Gomez, winger Tom Pyatt and defenceman Mike Busto from the New York Rangers FOR winger Chris Higgins and defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko from the Montreal Canadiens.

No one wants Gomez with that Salary everyone said… well THE DEAL IS DONE AND THE RANGERS DROP BIG SALARY.

here’s what the 2 players look like…
Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round (14th overall) in 2002.
Christopher Higgins – LW, 6’0 – 200LBS, 26 years of age. Holds a salary of 1.9 Million a season. Has scored over 20 goals in his first 3 NHL seasons, topping out at 27 two seasons ago and bottoming out due to injury last year with only 12 goals.

Drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round (27th overall) in 1998.
Scott Gomez – C, 5’11 – 200LBS, soon to be 30 in December. holds a salary of 8Million a season. Has scored under 20 goals in 8 seasons and has topped out at 33 once with the Devils.

This deal is great for the NY Rangers, They dump the Salary everyone doubted. And Meanwhile Montreal receives a 1st or 2nd line center depending on how he is used.

What does this mean for the Rangers? 16 million in spending is now open. Naslund, Zherdev almost definitely playing in the KHL in Russia next season and now Gomez.

do I smell Hossa and Sundin?