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01 July 2009 @ 12:20 pm
Canadiens secure Gomez in seven-player trade with Rangers  

(CANADIENS, GOMEZ, RANGERS, SEVEN, SEASON, FIRST)


MONTREAL (Reuters) - The Montreal Canadiens acquired Scott Gomez, and his sizeable contract, from the New York Rangers in a seven-player trade on Tuesday. With the free-agent signing window opening on Wednesday, Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey got an early jump on the competition landing the play-making center he had been seeking. Gomez will earn $8 million next season. The Canadiens also received forward Tom Pyatt and defenseman Michael Busto from New York while sending forward Christopher Higgins and defensemen Ryan McDonagh, Pavel Valentenko and Doug Janik to the Rangers. "We are extre... read more