Category Archives: Free Agents

With Arnott Deal Off, Scoring Help Still Needed

Arnott was the second-leading scorer from last season available as a free agent, but it appears he has not recovered from off-season knee surgery to the Rangers’ satisfaction.

“He couldn’t pass a medical, so we’ll move on, that’s all I can tell you,” Rangers General Manager Glen Sather told reporters at practice. He added that “it’s always necessary to look around” and that he would continue to do so.

Why don’t the Maple Leafs make an offer to P.K. Subban?

The question was clearly asked to a member of the Maple Leafs front office and the answer was just as direct.

Why not make a restricted free agent offer on unsigned defenceman P.K. Subban? Why not take a run at the best player not playing for the Montreal Canadiens?

Subban Poll
Should the leafs offer sheet Subban?

Gomez continues his evaluation period with the Sharks

Free agent forward Scott Gomez continues his evaluation period with the Sharks, and for the first time skated with the full team on Monday in Edmonton. Gomez was wearing a teal jersey with the other bottom six forwards and scratches.

A decision on Gomez is not expected until Tuesday at the earliest. The Sharks are evidently making sure that Gomez is in top physical condition before they take a chance on the former Montreal Canadiens player who was recently bought out of the final two years of his contract.

Head coach Todd McLellan was impressed with Gomez on Monday.

San Jose Sharks have not made decision on Scott Gomez

Unrestricted free-agent forward Scott Gomez flew here with the Sharks for their season opener Sunday, but a decision on his future with the team might take another few days.

However, coach Todd McLellan made it clear he didn’t see Gomez’s presence as a distraction.

“Everybody right now is so focused on game one and excited about it,” McLellan said before Sunday’s 4-1 Sharks win over Calgary. “Having Scott around and having him make his decision on whether he likes our environment and whether we like him in our environment is a great opportunity for us over the next couple of days.”

Gomez, 33, seemed fine with the situation as it was and the potential chance to play for the Sharks.

“You always hear about San Jose and you never hear anything bad about the organization,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.”

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