The NHL's San Jose Sharks looked to take a play from the Dallas Stars handbook in signing a veteran forward than many may consider to be past his prime. ESPN announced on Jan. 23, 2013 that the Sharks have signed former New Jersey Devil and Montreal Canadian forward Scott Gomez to a 1-year contract worth a prorated $700,000.
Gomez had his contract bought out by the Canadians to see him become a free agent over the summer but the 33-year-old center no longer is in search of a new home.
ESPN analyst Pierre LeBrun believes that Gomez will be placed in the Sharks third line of their rotation and is expected to add some veteran experience to the team as they look to continue their strong start to the season.
With an almost unheard of six-goal first period last night against the Edmonton Oilers the Sharks are looking to be a serious title contender this season, and if they stay hot and can ride through the short season that way, they are certain to trouble many opponents along the way.
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