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Report: Scott Gomez denies signing with ECHL Alaska team

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08:52 AM ET 09.29 | Scott Gomez has agreed to a professional tryout with the ECHL Alaska Aces, but it looks like that's as far as his involvement with the team will go this season. "I'm 100 percent not playing here (during lockout)," Gomez told the Montreal Gazette's Dave Stubbs. Gomez said that he's "just staying in shape." Gomez was born in Anchorage, Alaska and decided to spend the 2004-05 lockout with the ECHL club. He had 86 points in 61 games that season and was named the league's MVP.

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September 29, 2012  09:49 AM ET

He's going home .... where he belongs! I only wish he would've signed to work on a 'Deadliest Catch' boat.

September 29, 2012  09:58 AM ET
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He's going home .... where he belongs! I only wish he would've signed to work on a 'Deadliest Catch' boat.

The only thing he'd qualify for is bait.

September 29, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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The only thing he'd qualify for is bait.

That ... and .... pissing on other people's hands when they're sore and swollen.

September 29, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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That ... and .... pissing on other people's hands when they're sore and swollen.

I hope they remember he shoots left.

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September 29, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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Mystery Alaska?

No. Grizzly Gomez.

September 29, 2012  10:47 AM ET

I hear the Aces have offered him a tryout contract

September 29, 2012  11:24 AM ET

Saturday night cook outs with the Palins.

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September 29, 2012  06:03 PM ET

The Alaska Aces can keep him for all I cared. Why Bergevin hasn't dumped this clown yet truly escapes me and makes me wonder about the new GM's hockey sense. I mean, hiring that retread Therrien and keeping Gomez? Not what I would call winner moves there, Marc.

September 29, 2012  06:44 PM ET
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I mean, hiring that retread Therrien and keeping Gomez? Not what I would call winner moves there, Marc.

You're right. Sounds more like wienie move.

September 29, 2012  06:51 PM ET

With his scoring prowess, I'm surprised he even got an ECHL tryout!

September 29, 2012  08:44 PM ET

Probably the ECHL couldn't match the contract he has in Montreal.................... or the ECHL wanted a clause that said he had to earn his money

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September 30, 2012  02:08 AM ET
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The Alaska Aces can keep him for all I cared. Why Bergevin hasn't dumped this clown yet truly escapes me and makes me wonder about the new GM's hockey sense. I mean, hiring that retread Therrien and keeping Gomez? Not what I would call winner moves there, Marc.

I expect he has knowledge that there will be an amnesty clause similar to the NBA and when the CBA is signed goodbye Scott Gomez

 
September 30, 2012  02:40 AM ET

A guy born in Alaska playing for the Aces might bring their attendance up from the 4500 that usually see them I was surprised to find out that 7 players born in Anchorage play in the NHL

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