Gomez can't win. If he's totally pwning, people would say he's 'show boating.' If he's totally sucking, people would say 'told you so...he sucks.'
You have to get used to it as a Devils fan. It's just like Brodeur. If he's totally pwning, people would say he's 'a product of the system/defense.' If he's totally sucking, people would say 'told you so...he sucks.'
As a non Devil fan, I must say people don't say Brodeur is a by product of the system. Anybody I talk to truly believes he's the best goalie in the game, and quite possibly the most valuable player in the game. I've heard a couple comments now and then that slightly suggest your theory here on HF, but that's a very small minority that are jealous of any good player that isn't on their team and they downplay every player in the league except their own players. It's best to just ignore those people.
Side note, I really miss watching the NHL... the Salmon Kings here in Victoria are absolutely brutal.