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10-03-2010, 11:11 PM
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Gomez's Personality

Could his personality be a perfect thing for Montréal ? His doesn't care attitude and likes to crack jokes and will even take a "shot" (for lack of a better word) at a media person.

Does it help act as a lightning rode to deflect some pressure off the team and essentially ground it out ?

On a sidenote, I say essentially, essentially all the time.

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10-03-2010, 11:18 PM
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Whoever the person is, one can only take soo much abuse and harassment from the fans...
I like the guy, he's great. But if the fans get on his back, for what ever reason, he'll cave eventually...

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I wanna be his friend. Srsly.

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It's a good point when you look at it. Not that I really care what the media says, it can affect some players on the team, mainly the young ones. So to have a guy like Gomez go on TV and say "ah **** you", it makes a lighter approach for everyone.

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its refreshing, kind of shows a friendlier side i suppose.

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Could his personality be a perfect thing for Montréal ? His doesn't care attitude and likes to crack jokes and will even take a "shot" (for lack of a better word) at a media person.

Does it help act as a lightning rode to deflect some pressure off the team and essentially ground it out ?

On a sidenote, I say essentially, essentially all the time.
You mean just like Mike Ribeiro?!
In his case though, he doesn't take many shifts off.

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Whoever the person is, one can only take soo much abuse and harassment from the fans...
I like the guy, he's great. But if the fans get on his back, for what ever reason, he'll cave eventually...
2 cup rings alrdy under his belt, and 35 million more bucks comin his way? he will never, cave.

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10-04-2010, 01:16 AM
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he was great on the CJAD radio-cast vs Florida. very funny in the booth with moffatt and momesso

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2 cup rings alrdy under his belt, and 35 million more bucks comin his way? he will never, cave.
I meant more like, he would want to go somewhere else.

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some excerpts from Gomez' s stint with CJAD: http://www.cjad.com/Blog/HabsNews/bl...tryID=10144711

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Could his personality be a perfect thing for Montréal ? His doesn't care attitude and likes to crack jokes and will even take a "shot" (for lack of a better word) at a media person.

Does it help act as a lightning rode to deflect some pressure off the team and essentially ground it out ?

On a sidenote, I say essentially, essentially all the time.
If I was making over $7,000,000.00 US a year and working only 8 months (average) per year I would be laid back, laughing, joking, taking it easy and smiling all the time too.

Another thing is that if your too tense and wound up in this market, they will eat you alive! You need to ''go with the flow'' and take everything with a grain of salt.

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Fan don't care enough about player's personnality... unless they're in goal. Essentially.

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This summer I went to Alaska and met a guy who went to high school in Anchorage at the same time as Gomez . . . let's just say that everyone from Alaska is pretty relaxed, and can just go with the flow. It is the nature of the people there.

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Gomez is cool. I'd have a beer with the guy.

But let's not kid ourselves, he pulls it off because he's Gomez. I don't this people would have reacted well if Koivu acted like Gomez does.

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Easy to act relax when you make 7.3 million a year and know you can't be traded no matter how you act(to an extent). I'm joking by the way. He's a good guy, and good teammate. Lightens up the mood. I like him, if he had a better contract i'd love him.

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Easy to act relax when you make 7.3 million a year and know you can't be traded no matter how you act(to an extent). I'm joking by the way. He's a good guy, and good teammate. Lightens up the mood. I like him, if he had a better contract i'd love him.
I am a big fan of Gomez's subtly entertaining game, but for Gomez' salary and lack of big production numbers he could easily be everyone's go to guy for super hate (another Latendresse or Price, both players I also think get a raw deal).

Gomez' though has managed to get the media on his side by charming them. Doesn't take much to make yourself likeable, smile a lot, learn their names, crack jokes, bring them some donuts, but it is a social ability that not everyone has.

It does show you though how much of this insanity is fueled by the media and how dumb are the 95% of Habs fans that eat it up. Gomez has dodged heat he would be an obvious target for because the media love him. Price, Latendresse, etc. had no such charms (lack of social experience, more insulated personalities) and have been excoriated.

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I am a big fan of Gomez's subtly entertaining game, but for Gomez' salary and lack of big production numbers he could easily be everyone's go to guy for super hate (another Latendresse or Price, both players I also think get a raw deal).

Gomez' though has managed to get the media on his side by charming them. Doesn't take much to make yourself likeable, smile a lot, learn their names, crack jokes, bring them some donuts, but it is a social ability that not everyone has.

It does show you though how much of this insanity is fueled by the media and how dumb are the 95% of Habs fans that eat it up. Gomez has dodged heat he would be an obvious target for because the media love him. Price, Latendresse, etc. had no such charms (lack of social experience, more insulated personalities) and have been excoriated.
To an extent, I believe in montreal, people like to fabricate stories and opinions. Making articles about "7.3 million" everytime isn't very artistic or interesting. They have very little dirt about the guy, because his contract and everyone already knows. He's a good player and they won't mess with a veteran who has cup rings and that personality. He's a hard worker, they can't really find much to say. Some media types like Gomez just because it marked end of Koivu era. That's how it is.

Price, latendresse and so on, while not the most charasmatic, were youngsters and still are. Media and fans love to eat them up and spit them out. I remember when people praised price for being calm and collected, now people attack him for appearing to not care enough and be calm. lol The media writes what people want to hear, controversy...these kids are easy targets because we all have high hopes for them.

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The guy comes out of a decent year point wise, and the best playoff run this team has seen in decades.

Let's see how his personality will help him after, say, he get 35 points in a season and the Habs miss the playoffs. What seems funny this summer will be "outrageous". The media hounds can't wait to take shots at him. How were his seasons with the Rangers btw, media wise ?

Remeber how people loved everyone in the team after our "top of the east" season. Or the rollercoaster that is Plekanec' popularity.

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10-04-2010, 12:28 PM
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Counterpoint is Koivu who even though he consistently played well (and was a very active humaitarian off the ice), and had tons of fans, he never really could charm the media and always seemed to get more flak than he deserved. I guess you could say the C put focus on him but it always seemed like the media had it in for him more than they should've. If he was able to be as chummy with reporters as Gomez is he could've probably had a smoother ride.

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Why when ANY kind of topic on Scott Gomez is created, whatever the subject is, someone always has to talk about his damn salary. I mean, do you really care how much money he does?! We're talking about the guy's personality here, not his on-ice performances related to his salary...

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Every office tower has a guy that's refreshing, why can't we have that on our hockey team.

Hey I might be that arse in my group, and people seem to enjoy smiling.

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Why when ANY kind of topic on Scott Gomez is created, whatever the subject is, someone always has to talk about his damn salary. I mean, do you really care how much money he does?! We're talking about the guy's personality here, not his on-ice performances related to his salary...
I see u brought out the fancy font for the occasion

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I see u brought out the fancy font for the occasion

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