It doesn’t appear that free-agent forward, Scott Gomez will be out of work for very long. According to Sportsnet.ca, Gomez took part in the San Jose Sharks morning skate on Sunday, prior to the season opener in Calgary. A deal between the Sharks and Gomez appears to be on the horizon.
Gomez was bought out of his $7.3 million dollar contract by the Montreal Canadiens last week and was declared a free-agent after he cleared waivers. He’s been tied to the Sharks for the past several days since the buyout despite having interest from multiple other clubs including the New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils.
Gomez has played for three different clubs throughout his twelve year career and enjoyed his best season while in New Jersey during the 2005-06 season when he scored 33 goals and 84 points.
But Gomez would never live up to the contract or the hype in Montreal as he watched his point production decrease every year over the three years he was there. Last season he scored just 2 goals and added 9 assists, good for just 11 points in 38 games.
He was instructed by the new Montreal management to not report to camp when the lockout was lifted with the intent of buying him out.
The Sharks, an already veteran team are on the verge of what many are calling their last year to make a serious run at the Stanley Cup with the crew they have in tact. Adding Gomez gives them an additional veteran presence, not that they need it.
With a deal evident, we’ll keep you posted right here at Too Many Men on the Site.