Can confirm multiple reports that Devils are among teams that have expressed interest in Gomez. Don't know how serious that interest is.—
Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) January 18, 2013
Corey GriffinThe interest is nice, but I doubt it goes much further than that. The Devils have a much bigger need on the wing than they do down the middle, with Travis Zajac, Adam Henrique and Jacob Josefson holding down center on the top 3 lines — not to mention the fact that Dainius Zubrus, Ryan Carter and Patrik Elias all have the capability to play center. Unless the Devils have no faith in Josefson, I can’t see a role for Gomez once Henrique returns in two weeks. I guess they could shift Josefson to the wing, but that seems like a short-sighted move. Plus, I’d have to imagine Gomez has at least one offer out there that offers him security beyond the next two weeks. In reality, this is probably a case of the Devils kicking the tires on an intriguing free agent option while trying to figure out what they have in their own house.
UPDATE: And just like that, it appears the Devils are unsurprisingly out of the Scott Gomez sweepstakes.
Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) January 19, 2013