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Gomez participates in Sharks’ morning skate

Jan 20, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

If nothing else, we know what Scott Gomez looks like in a San Jose Sharks uniform – at least in their practice duds.’s Kevin Kurz reports that Gomez participated in the team’s morning skate on Sunday, but it’s important to note that he hasn’t signed with the team yet. He’s still in the “evaluation period.”

That evaluation period didn’t involve mingling with Sharks regulars as they didn’t skate.

Here’s a photo of Gomez skating in Sharks gear, via Kurz:


Kurz targets Michal Handzus as a player who could be on a shorter leash with Gomez nipping at his heels.

Really, though, Gomez could fill a gap whether he puts the heat on Handzus or someone else. The Sharks have some big names on offense, but depth scoring has been an issue, so if the five-time 50+ assist man can rekindle that lost touch, San Jose could land a significant bargain.

If he does well during this “evaluation period,” that is.

  1. dolphincult - Jan 20, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    maybe he can get a retarded deal like the one lupul just got. Bettman should be shot and pissed on. Its the teams that signed these retarded deals for average talent. 5 mill for 5 years for lupul. Its the fans that are stupid for going back in droves for scrub hockey in a 31 team league of watered down AHL talent. Why pay huge money for tickets to see hockey bums like these guys? Go watch whl

    • hockeyflow33 - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:30 PM

      You are aware the WHL is far less talented than the ECHL, AHL and NHL right?

    • herfules - Jan 21, 2013 at 8:57 PM

      This season, Gomez would be essentially free for the Sharks since Montreal is paying a very high percentage of his salary.

  2. sjsharks66 - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Well this sucks…

    • zetaone - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      You guys lost half your team to the Minnesota Wild. And now this. Sorry bro.

      • ethanmacleod1685 - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:29 PM

        Lost our players? I think we LEFT the Wild our players that under performed to get players we wanted!

      • ethanmacleod1685 - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:30 PM

        How is Heatley working out for you by the way?

    • ethanmacleod1685 - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      Not really, it’s a win win situation!

  3. buff80 - Jan 20, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Gomez is a bum

  4. cowboyscanada - Jan 21, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    WHL is not less talented than the ECHL

  5. cowboyscanada - Jan 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Good luck to Gomez. He did try hard in Mtl but it just didnt work.

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