Yeah, this contract happened

Well, it happened. Scott Gomez officially signed his 1-year, $700,000 deal with the San Jose Sharks today. See?

We’ve known this was coming for a while now (I actually thought it happened yesterday) and, while there’s not a lot to be said on the matter, I actually quite like this signing. Gomez, while not being maligned for his contract, his inability to shoot or score goals, and his playing for the Habs, is actually still a pretty decent player. He’s not going to light the world on fire or anything but he drives possession, can get to the net (if there’s no risk of contact with another player), and is just a handsy fellow.

And for a team like the Sharks that can always use more bodies on their non-Thornton or Couture lines, it’s definitely worth taking a $700,000 flier on the guy. At the very least, he has to be an upgrade over Tommy Wingels or Adam Burish. Now I have to find a new player to make fun of on the Habs. I’m coming for you, Colby Armstrong.

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  1. From a Habs fan, if you want someone to make fun of on the Canadiens, might I suggest Bouillon as a better candidate than Armstrong. Why? Well for one, Armstrong was brought in as a support player, a bottom-6er and most likely a fourth-liner, and he does not figure to break the 15min/game barrier very often. Also, he is coming off a couple of injury-ridden seasons, so expectations are not high.

    Bouillon, on the other hand, was also brought in as a complimentary player, the only thing is Therrien seems dead-set on using him as a top defenseman. Fun fact: in their 4-1 victory over Florida last night, only Markov played more than Bouillon. Six seconds more. Francis Bouillon, for some obscure reason, has played more than Josh Gorges in two straight games, and had more PP time than Kaberle last night. And another thing: he kind of sucks.

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