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08:24 AM ET 01.18 | What a difference a few years makes for Scott Gomez. [Gomez] is now officially on the market and the Ducks have only Ryan Getzlaf and Saku Koivu as proven NHL centers. Might seem like a perfect match to make, right? Perhaps, if it was the 2005-06 Gomez or even the 2009-10 version. But the 33-year-old veteran is coming off two horrific seasons with Montreal, which will end his tumultuous time in La Belle Province by buying him out of his large contract after he cleared waivers Thursday. So why would the Ducks be interested, which they are believed to at least be discussing it internally? The club's other two presumed centers for Saturday night's opener against [the Canucks] -- Nick Bonino and Peter Holland -- have all of 89 NHL games between them.

The Orange County Register

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January 18, 2013  08:55 AM ET

If they give him a shot, they better hold to the old latin phrase "Cavaet Emptor" - definitely let the buyer beware... if he turns it around (not totally out of the realm of possibility) and they can get him on the cheap it might be worth a punt, but only if they can get him cheap.

January 18, 2013  09:06 AM ET

ha ha ha ha aha

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January 18, 2013  09:26 AM ET

He looks like he just farted.

January 18, 2013  09:33 AM ET

I'm thinking Ducks management has lost their collective mind

January 18, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He looks like he just farted.

Sad thing is, doesn't he always look like that?

January 18, 2013  09:48 AM ET

sign him to a league minimum 2-way contract then see him somehow magically rediscover his game.

January 18, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I'm thinking Ducks management has lost their collective mind

they have indeed, quacked up.

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January 18, 2013  10:26 AM ET

Gomer Pyle?

Well, gooollllly coach, I tried to score a goal over the last year but those dang goalies just kept gettin' in the way.

January 18, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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Gomer Pyle?Well, gooollllly coach, I tried to score a goal over the last year but those dang goalies just kept gettin' in the way.

from what I know of Jim neighbors, his scoring came a bit differently

January 18, 2013  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

from what I know of Jim neighbors, his scoring came a bit differently

Gotta be wary of a guy that keeps a bullet in his pocket, though

January 18, 2013  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

from what I know of Jim neighbors, his scoring came a bit differently

5-hole?

January 18, 2013  10:50 AM ET
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Gotta be wary of a guy that keeps a bullet in his pocket, though

that was Barney Fife, wasn't it?

January 18, 2013  10:50 AM ET
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5-hole?

putted from the rough

January 18, 2013  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

that was Barney Fife, wasn't it?

It was, Shippy uses Youtube as his info source.....

January 18, 2013  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

that was Barney Fife, wasn't it?

Gomer was on Griffith Show though, gas station mechanic. After he went to join up cousin Goober took over...

January 18, 2013  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Gomer Pyle?Well, gooollllly coach, I tried to score a goal over the last year but those dang goalies just kept gettin' in the way.

And on this note-

Surprise, surprise, surprise!!!!!

I'd like to say I think it would be great if Gomez found his game again in Duckland.

 
January 18, 2013  12:01 PM ET

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