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Report: Gomez to sign with Sharks today

Jan 22, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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Scott Gomez’s flirtation with the San Jose Sharks should officially become marriage today, tweets TSN’s Darren Dreger.

“At least it’s headed in that direction now,” added Dreger (just in case it doesn’t happen).

Gomez has been traveling and skating with the Sharks as part of an evaluation period, so a deal wouldn’t come as a surprise.

The 33-year-old center was bought out of his contract by the Canadiens last week, freeing him to sign with any team in the NHL.

Gomez is coming off a nightmare 2011-12 season in which he scored just two goals in 38 games and missed significant time due to various injuries.

On the Sharks, he could provide inexpensive veteran depth down the middle. And given he’s only three years removed from a 47-assist season, you never know, maybe he could rediscover some of his old offensive flair.

  1. ethanmacleod1685 - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Great sign, win win situation!

  2. dreamzilla - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    This is News????

  3. sjsharks86 - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Makes sense since he’s low risk & they’ll be getting a good deal for him (wouldn’t sign him for over a mil though), still I think I’d prefer Zus’ on the 3d line. If anything they’ll probably get a little bump in jersey sales here in San Jose.

  4. ethanmacleod1685 - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Put him with jumbo, he’ll score goals!

  5. bigbadbruins77 - Jan 22, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    and to think people felt bad for him, he got PAID to leave a habs franchise in shambles, to a yearly cup contender (here’s looking at you Joe Thornton and Niemi, more so big Joe…). Now he’s getting paid again to play on a solid team.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jan 22, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      I don’t think Cup contender is the correct phrase.

      • bigbadbruins77 - Jan 22, 2013 at 3:29 PM

        They have enough talent, anyone can win, but they can’t seem to put it together, oh that’s right, the bruins got rid of Thornton for the same reason…

      • hockeyflow33 - Jan 22, 2013 at 7:20 PM

        They got rid of Thornton because the management had no clue what they were doing. The failings of the B’s during that time was no more Thornton’s fault than it was Bourque’s or Neely’s.
        Suspect goaltending and lack of depth un front and on D cost them every year that Sinden refused to get that last piece or two.

    • bigbadbruins77 - Jan 22, 2013 at 7:44 PM

      that’s not true, they got rid of Thornton because he didn’t perform in crunch time. Managment decided to “build the team around Bergeron”, and by getting rid of him, they cleared cap space to sign Chara and Savard. Great decisions, won them a cup! but unfortunetly Savard’s career ended early. I’m not sure what Ray Bourque or Cam Neely have to do with Joe Thorton choking in (Neely stopped playing in 96, Bourque in 2001 with the Av’s. But I do agree with the Sinden comment, and if you are implying they wasted Bourque and Neely’s careers.

  6. letsgopens8771 - Jan 22, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Oh dear lord.

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