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Ferraro Talks Contract, Meier Running Over “His” Car With Tank



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Mario Ferraro wants to remain with the San Jose Sharks. So much, that he said it twice in a single response.

“I’d love to be here for as long as I can,” the pending RFA said today. “The Sharks are the team that trusted my ability to get to where I am and trust that I’ll keep improving. So, of course, I’d like to be here for as long as I can.”

Ferraro, however, is leaving contract discussions to his agent Peter Wallen. Wallen told San Jose Hockey Now that Ferraro would like to stay long-term with the franchise that drafted him in the second round in 2017.

“My focus is on finishing the year strong and battling for a playoff spot,” Ferraro said. “That’s my job.”

Ferraro and the San Jose Sharks are currently seven points behind the Anaheim Ducks for a playoff spot, but have three games in hand on them.

The week or so off couldn’t have come at a better time for Mario Ferraro as it allowed him to spend time recovering after taking a puck to his face on Jan. 29.

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“It’s not 100%, but I healed up pretty well over the break, and it’s getting there,” Ferraro said today. “So, it feels good.”

He was sporting a noticeable gap in his teeth today, looking a bit like his defensive partner, traditionally gap-toothed Brent Burns.

“A little too much,” Ferraro joked of the resemblance.

Speaking of jokes, Mario Ferraro took All-Star teammate Timo Meier’s recent digs at his car in stride.

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“I said quit yapping about my car, but it was funny,” he shared about his message to Meier. “It was a funny joke. I enjoyed it. I got a kick out of it.”

So will he upgrade from his Kia Forte on the next contract?

“We’ll see,” he said, smiling — literally — tooth to tooth.

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