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Gomez meeting with Sharks today

Jan 19, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

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It’s starting to look like Scott Gomez’s next home will be on the West Coast.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports Gomez is in San Jose meeting with Sharks brass about possibly signing there. As Pierre LeBrun notes, Gomez’s connection to former Devils coach Larry Robinson, currently an assistant in San Jose, would help make him feel more at home there.

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun says the Sharks are willing to sign him to a one-year, $700,000 deal. He believes Gomez wants out of the spotlight of the East Coast and going to San Jose would do just that.

Meanwhile, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports a meeting with the Anaheim Ducks may also happen. It’s safe to say these are weird times that we’re in because there just might be a bidding war on a guy who’s scored just 21 total goals the last three seasons.

  1. biffnasty - Jan 19, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    what a waste. Gomez is a bonafide scrub. he should be paying them to play

    • jernster21 - Jan 19, 2013 at 1:07 PM

      Well if you figure he signs a 700k deal, he’s only getting 350,000 of that in a shortened/half season so it basically is next to nothing in terms of hockey money, but I do agree with your assessment.

  2. sjsharks66 - Jan 19, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    NO!!!!!!!

  3. wren49 - Jan 19, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Wow.

    After two (wildly overpaid) disaster seasons and being shamed by a buyout, one would think Gomez would be heading into this season, contrite and hungry to prove himself…

    …turns out the guy’s #1 priority is living in California. All class, this one.

    Low risk for the teams involved, though.

  4. jason9696 - Jan 19, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Whatever he gets paid it’s way too much.

    He should be giving back a lot of money to the Canadiens. What a waste and embarrassment he was in Montreal.

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