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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Gomez In Alaska? Gorges Playing Mentor, Subban Not Signing A Plus And More...

Good Morning Addicts!

We are now two weeks into the NHL lockout, and the news of NHL'ers flocking overseas to find work is starting to overshadow the endless CBA play by play.

Among the recent handful of outsourced NHL'ers is Canadiens own Scott Gomez. Or is he?

There were reports online yesterday that the Habs forward had signed with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. Gomez, an Anchorage native played with the Aces during the previous lockout and lead the league in points.

Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette however, reported via twitter that Gomez simply signed a pro tryout contract with the team in order to practice with them and stay in shape.

Stubbs tweeted that Gomez had reached him through text assuring him that he would not be a part of the team during the lockout.

Habs and Hockey News

- In other Habs news, Josh Gorges has taken prospect Brendan Gallagher under his wing trying to help him develop into a pro.

- Nicholas Goss explains why not signing defenseman P.K. Subban before the lockout was not a mistake.

- Stu Cowan has in interesting - but not very encouraging - article on the lockout. Cowan spoke with Aubrey Kent, an associate professor of sport management at Temple University in Philadelphia. Kent shared his views on why the players can't win over economics.

-  Nail Yakupov has been cleared by Hockey Canada to play in the KHL.

-  If anyone is benefiting from this lockout it's the Toronto Marlies, the Maple Leafs AHL affiliate.

- 40 of the top American born prospects eligible for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, will play today in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

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