- YANNICK WEBER
Yannick Weber spent the first five seasons of his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens from 2008-09 to 2012-13.
During that time, this defenseman played a total of 115 regular season games and recorded 32 points (5 goals, 27 assists). Almost half of his points (15 pts) were recorded on the power play, so he was pretty decent in that area. But he wasn’t much help in front of his goaltender with an overall plusminus rating of -14. As a matter of fact, in the five seasons he played for the Habs, his best plusminus rating was in 2010-11 when he finished with an even 0 rating. He also blocked a total of just 88 shots which averaged out to less than one per game.
Weber went on to play three seasons with the Vancouver Canucks and is currently a member of the Nashville Predators.
- SCOTT GOMEZ
I’m sure the name Scott Gomez makes many Habs fans cringe. In June 2009, the Montreal Canadiens were involved in a huge trade that sent Chris Higgins, Ryan McDonagh, Doug Janik and Pavel Valentenko to the New York Rangers in exchange for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto. And along with Gomez came his hefty contract which still had five years and over $30 million remaining on it.
This center played three seasons with the Canadiens (2009-2012) and recorded 108 points (21 goals, 87 assists) in 196 regular season games. He had the second-worst overall plusminus rating on the entire team during those three seasons with a -23. And although he was pretty good on faceoffs with a 49.5% win percentage, the Habs certainly did not get their money’s worth with him.
The Canadiens then decided to buy out the remaining two years of his hefty contract which I’m sure made every Habs fan breathe a sigh of relief.