Friday, February 3, 2012

Things that have happened since Scott Gomez's last goal

On February 5th, 2011, Scott Gomez scored a goal on Martin Biron of the New York Rangers.  He didn't think much of it, but looking back, he should have.  Nearly a calendar year later, he has still not scored a goal since that game.  Let's first look at that goal by Gomez with some awesome French commentary from RDS and then look at other things that have happened in the NHL since Gomez's last goal.  As Sam Rosen would say, "this one will last a lifetime!"

  • Sam Gagner's 8 point night yesterday consisted of four goals, or infinity times the number Gomez has scored since February 5th, 2011.
  • Dustin Penner injured himself while eating delicious pancakes, which dethrones Rick DiPietro as most bizarre hockey injuries known to mankind.
  • Sami Salo dove on top of Brad Marchand, which was called as a clipping major for Marchand, marking the first time a Canuck player concussed himself and Salo's tenth injury of the season, according to the Boston media.
  • The New York Rangers are in first place in their division, something Gomez never experienced in New York (or Montreal...).
  • Tim Thomas boycotted the Bruins' visit to the White House, similarly to how Scott Gomez has boycotted scoring goals...maybe. 

  • Cam Ward has one more goal than Scott Gomez this calendar year.
  • The Philadelphia Flyers have gone through more goalies, in fact, they've gone through...well, numbers aren't important.
  • Sidney Crosby has played 8 games since Gomez's last goal.
  • Gomez's team traded away its best player and hired a coach that can't speak French, and yet they're still terrible.  It's as if Scott Gomez is actually one of the reasons that they're awful...
  • The NHL Player's Association rejected a new re-alignment proposal from the league, something that all players decided on.  Strangely, Gomez was never informed about this.
  • Despite Ville Leino's best efforts, Gomez's contract is still the worst in the division.
  • The Florida Panthers have won as many games since Gomez's last goal as they did in the previous 11 years of Gomez's career prior...or so it seems.
  • When Drake performed in the second intermission of the All-Star Game, he became the second completely useless person to walk on NHL ice this season...
  • If you combine the number of power play goals scored by the Devils and Rangers this season, you're not too far away from Gomez's goal total this season.
  • In the time it takes Scott Gomez to score a goal, you can get free car insurance and Peggy might have even fixed your broken credit card.