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Tuesday Chum Bucket: Gomez Watch continues in Edmonton

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Dave Sandford
  • Scott Gomez followed the Sharks from Calgary to Edmonton and skated with the full team for the first time yesterday. Seems like we're getting awfully close to a decision here. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Darren Dreger thinks so as well, tweeting Gomez should be officially signed by the Sharks today. [Twitter]
  • Matt Irwin discusses his first NHL game. [Working the Corners]
  • More on Gomez, from Todd McLellan: "Today was the first day he skated with us, and he looked quick. The effort level in practice was strong." [Mercury News]
  • Meg on the new penalty kill: "We caught a glimpse of the aggressive new penalty kill, which looked pretty good up until the point Douglas Murray got involved. I love Murray, but on the list of adjectives you would use to describe him, "mobile" is very very low (a few hundred spots beneath "stalwart," "mighty," "hale," and "pertinacious")." [Battle of California]
  • The Paul MacLean lookalike behind Ottawa's bench yesterday is still really creepy. [Puck Daddy]
  • In Vancouver, Alex Edler might have some growing pains while adjusting to the right side. [Canucks Army]
  • Daniel Winnik now has more goals in two games with the Ducks than he scored in his entire Sharks career, Ryan Miller stonewalled the Maple Leafs, Vladimir Tarasenko is off to a great start and more in yesterday's NHL action. [SB Nation]
  • If you missed it, here's Damien Brunner's amazing shootout move against the Jackets: