Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rangers Trade Gomez to Montreal for Chris Higgins

According to Kevin Allen of USA Today:

Canadiens' Higgins just traded to the Rangers, details to follow shortly as I get them.

Here are Higgins' stats, he is a restricted free agent as of tomorrow.

Update @ 5:05PM

According to TSN:
The Montreal Canadiens have acquired centre Scott Gomez from the New York Rangers in exchange for winger Chris Higgins.
This is a big trade for the Rangers, it clears a whole lot of cap room off of the Rangers roster. It could make Sather a major player tomorrow for one of the higher priced UFAs. I just hope he doesn't make another stupid mistake.

I'm waiting to see if there is still more to this deal that hasn't been released yet because Montreal just took on a huge contract for a player that is set to become an RFA tomorrow. As a NYR fan I would've preferred to have dumped Drury or Redden's contracts, but this is a start. I wish Gomez the best, he's not a bad guy & I actually think he tried but just didn't have the wingers that he needed to play with.

Update 5:25PM:
James Mirtle now reporting the extra players involved, nothing major.

Trade is like so:
Gomez along with Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto for Higgins and defencemen Ryan McDonagh, Pavel Valentenko and Doug Janik.


hey said...

higgins for gomez per kevin allen

Puck Central said...

That was what I put in there about 10 minutes ago ;)

Maybe the page didn't refresh yet. Thanks though

Anonymous said...

Nothing major?
McDonagh was the top rated prospect in the Habs system, and their #1 pick (12th overall) in '07
Maybe not "major" - but it's not something to sneeze at either....

Puck Central said...

McDonagh is a great prospect, I wasn't downplaying that at all. I was saying nothing major, because I, like most expected the Rangers to be the ones giving something up to dump Gomez's salary. I have no idea why Montreal were the ones that threw in the best prospect in the deal.