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I'm from Anchorage and I heard from someone that knows one of Gomer's good buddies, who said from his most recent conversation with Scott that he believes its down to Rangers, Flyers, and Kings. He got the impression this was mostly due to the offers he expects to get from those teams. He got the distinct impression that Scott is considering all of those teams legitimate options.

I have a sneaky suspicion it may very well end up being the Rangers. One of the Rangers top young prospects is Brandon Dubinsky. He saw a little time with the Rangers last season and was their top rookie at camp last year. I'm guessing Dubinsky has a good chance to make the roster this year. Dubinsky is also from Anchorage and their dads are pretty good buddies. Not that this necessarily means anything, but I wouldn't be surprised if it had some small impact.

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Jason Ryznar is also from Anchorage Alaska and had a cup of coffee a season ago...

I don't think it means much.

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out of those three, gomez would probably go kings since he has a ton of close family members here in southern california.

personally, seeing one of my favorite devils going to either the flyers or worse the faget rangers would make my stomach turn...

if he was not on the devils, i would like to see him go to vancouver or the kings.

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If he's negotiated with any of those teams there will be serious tampering charges. He doesn't know who will make an offer until after July 1st.

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good point

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I have been guessing LA since the start. Just seemed to make the most sense to me.

I wouldn't be surprised if all the big UFA's know about how much and what teams are going to be offering them deals. All unofficially of course.

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I wonder if the "Scott would never play for the Rangers" notion is just wishful thinking.

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If he's negotiated with any of those teams there will be serious tampering charges. He doesn't know who will make an offer until after July 1st.

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I wonder if the "Scott would never play for the Rangers" notion is just wishful thinking.

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I wonder if the "Scott would never play for the Rangers" notion is just wishful thinking.

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I think that's what most people think he SHOULD be thinking.

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Mmmmm. Bacon. A whole plate of it! :dance:

If you were Sather, what would you do? I'd be pilin' up that bacon high because I have no centers right now, and I'd rather court Gomez than Nylander. We may end up a unhappy bunch, I'm afraid.

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i wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see him in blue next season and frankly i don't care much. i honestly don't want a player who's "all about the money." i uunderstand it's a huge part of it but if it's the only reason you're playing on a team then i don't want you in a devil's jersey. besides, he is absolutly lazy. whether or not that changes next season is yet to be told but as of right now his lazy play and desire for more money is all that's sticking out in my mind.

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I think the lazy thing is a bit exaggerated. He isn't Petr Nedved or Valeri Kamensky.

I also think that the fact that he doesn't breathe fire through his nose like Scott Stevens doesn't sit well with people. They think his jovial nature = soft and uncompetitive.

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it is

If anything this weekend has shown we should never take how a person acts or says things in public with ANY shred of truth anymore :P

But Gomez has said for over a month now... it's about the money.... well some team is gonna give him the money and get one lazy-ass player out of the deal.... remember all those games we were SCREAMING about him not being there and not wanting to try... that was while he was trying to earn his bacon... can you imagine how bad it will be when he gets a full plate of bacon ???

(not to mention let's add him to the list of failure that crossed the river and left their talent in NJ !!!)

Edited by Triumph

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jerry - gomez doesn't take whole months off like the guys you mentioned, but he takes shifts and games off. his head never seemed to be in the game, and far too often he passed the puck to an area instead of a man.

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He will be the next Bobby Holik, if he goes to the Rags. I see him being a LA King though.

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gomez would average better than .85 points a game during his first season with the rangers - minimum of 40 games. calling him the next bobby holik is just wishful thinking. he may not ever equal his 05-06 season, but he'd do okay for himself in ranger blue.

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The current line on Scotty Gomez is... There are teams willing to pay $8 million dollars for the guy. He has been seen running with Shanahan, so the Rangers are being speculated. The Flyers will be in that battle as well...As will the Islanders, Oilers, Senators, Avalanche and Wild. The interesting thing about Gomez demanding so much is that if you talk to some Devils players they don't believe he should get that much. "He is much better with Lou behind the bench" I have heard over and over..draw your own conclusions.

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I hope who ever he signs with will give him a team crippling Brad Richards like $8 million.

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As will the Islanders, Oilers, Senators, Avalanche and Wild.

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I can see him going to a rival for lots of good reasons -- he loves his teammates here. If he's a Flyer or a Rag he's still near the guys and stuff. but then again it's not like he can go work out with Jay during the season, you know? So that might kind of hurt a little bit. And trash talking and stuff seems fun and funny but Gomez is sort of sensative - I can see why he'd WANT to stay close but save it for off season, you know? The East isn't a good choice for him - it'd take a good year to adjust and not get his feeling hurt or whatever. It'd just be smarter to get to know a new team without the distraction of old friends close at hand.

I think I will always like Gomez and respect his taltne no matter where he goes. I'm just sad he couldn't stay a Devil. It would be nice having that kind of anamoly in the organization by choice.

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8 million?!?!?!? Ouch!

While maybe not fair to compare this possible situation to the Holik situation, I think it is pretty fair to say that whoever signs him will, at some point in..ohhh.... December or so, have a moment where they want to slap themselves in the forehead for putting out that much $$$$$$. Not saying he's going to leave his talent in NJ, but he's not worth 8 million....

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I'm from Anchorage and I heard from someone that knows one of Gomer's good buddies, who said from his most recent conversation with Scott that he believes its down to Rangers, Flyers, and Kings. He got the impression this was mostly due to the offers he expects to get from those teams. He got the distinct impression that Scott is considering all of those teams legitimate options.

I have a sneaky suspicion it may very well end up being the Rangers. One of the Rangers top young prospects is Brandon Dubinsky. He saw a little time with the Rangers last season and was their top rookie at camp last year. I'm guessing Dubinsky has a good chance to make the roster this year. Dubinsky is also from Anchorage and their dads are pretty good buddies. Not that this necessarily means anything, but I wouldn't be surprised if it had some small impact.

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