Jump to content

Gomez and assistant coach argue at practice


Guest habsguy26
 Share

Recommended Posts

post-313-0-62598700-1329255003_thumb.jpg A shouting match erupted at a Montreal Canadiens practice today.

An argument between forward Scott Gomez and assistant coach Randy Ladouceur was so long and intense that some media observers thought it might turn into a fistfight.

The assistant coach was apparently upset at what he considered a lack of intensity during a drill, so he let Gomez have it.

The underperforming centre, who is among the league's highest-paid players but has only one goal this year, responded.

The spat continued for several minutes, first in front of other players before the men left to exchange words in a corner.

Head coach Randy Cunneyworth never intervened in the dispute; he said later, with a smile, that his assistant had the situation under control.

Gomez is also downplaying the incident; he says he simply messed up an exercise and the coach let him have it. He says things like that happen every day.

With the Habs struggling this year, this isn't the first tense moment at practice.

But veteran team observers say it's been many years since they've seen a spat like this, and compare it to a memorable 1996 argument between then-coach Mario Tremblay and enforcer Donald Brashear. That one got so bad that Brashear was sent to the dressing room, and was traded a few days later to the Vancouver Canucks.

Cunneyworth refused to say during a news conference after practice if Gomez might not play tomorrow night against the Boston Bruins, and he would also not confirm the presence of Andrei Kostitsyn in the lineup.

Btw guys, new Trade Wars:Habsguy26 vs HF101 will be up TONIGHT, check it out!

http://www.hockeyforums.net/index.php/blog/29-trade-wars-habsguy26-vs-hf101/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

But veteran team observers say it's been many years since they've seen a spat like this, and compare it to a memorable 1996 argument between then-coach Mario Tremblay and enforcer Donald Brashear. That one got so bad that Brashear was sent to the dressing room, and was traded a few days later to the Vancouver Canucks.

Just a few random Gomez numbers:

Through 28 games

- His average salary is $265,750 per game.

- He earns $919,625 per point or $1,051,000 per assist.

:)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...