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Face it, the San Jose Sharks aren’t signing Taylor Hall. And with their cap issues, they may need to dig really deep to get the help up front that they need.

So while names like Alex Galchenyuk, Wayne Simmonds, and Ilya Kovalchuk don’t move the needle like they used to, they’re the kind of bargains that San Jose will probably need to ferret out to return to the playoffs next year.

A couple scouts offered their thoughts about some of the potential bargain UFA forwards who might be available to the Sharks this off-season.

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In other San Jose Sharks news…

Around the NHL…

Q&A with new Florida GM Bill Zito. (Florida Hockey Now)

Adrian’s parting thoughts from Edmonton. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Is Boston already operating as if UFA Torey Krug is gone? (Boston Hockey Now)

Islanders find themselves in unfamiliar territory. (NYI Hockey Now)

Penguins assistant GM Jason Karmanos interviews for vacant Coyotes GM position. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Ex-San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is heading to the Conference Finals for the fifth time. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

Per the NHL: The Colorado/Dallas series “marked the sixth all-time Stanley Cup Playoffs round to feature 57 or more combined goals and first since 1995, when San Jose and Calgary combined for 61 in the Conference Quarterfinals.”

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Robin Lehner dunks on a reporter:

Travis Yost dips his foot in the (silly) Nathan MacKinnon versus Connor McDavid debate. (TSN)

Will Steven Stamkos return in the Eastern Conference Finals? (Tampa Bay Times)

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