On 32 Thoughts: The Podcast, Elliotte Friedman noted that in the trade that sent long-time San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns to the Carolina Hurricanes, Burns had to approve the move.
It seems Burns was hoping for a trade to Dallas, but whatever happened, he seems to have been convinced that Carolina is a good fit with a chance to go on a Cup run. On the podcast, Friedman mentioned he believes the three teams on Burns’s trade list were the Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators, and Florida Panthers.
Darren Dreger said San Jose and Dallas never got close, despite Burns’s wishes:
Mark the Dallas Stars among the clubs strongly interested in Mason Marchment. Meanwhile, ongoing discussions with the Sharks on Brent Burns, but SJ needs to retain more $ and perhaps, soften on prospect ask.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 13, 2022
That’s a shame! It would’ve been fun to see Burns reunited with Joe Pavelski! Burns also has a ranch in Texas and would’ve had a familiar face in Peter DeBoer behind the bench.
The San Jose Sharks ended up sending Burns to Carolina for Steven Lorentz, Eetu Makiniemi, and a 2023 third-round pick. San Jose will also retain 34 percent of the remaining three years of Burns’s contract ($8 million AAV).
It also appears Burns will have a number change in Raleigh — he couldn’t do that in the Big D, Bill Goldsworthy’s No. 8 is retired there.
— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) July 16, 2022
AT SAN JOSE HOCKEY NOW…
IN OTHER SHARKS NEWS…
Burns to Carolina…what now? Ten questions and answers discussing just that. (The Athletic)
San Jose Sharks’ 2022 draft pick Mason Beaupit talks Sharks draft, development camp, and more fun. (Area 51 Sports Network)
With Brent Burns no longer in San Jose, can Erik Karlsson be on the rise again? (Mercury News)
— San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) July 15, 2022
Mike Grier is the NHL’s first black GM. How’d he get to this position? (Mercury News)
When you get drafted by your hometown team, your family doesn't have to travel too far to support 😊 pic.twitter.com/IYt5sHz2s4
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 15, 2022
AROUND THE NHL…
Mason Marchment signs with the Dallas Stars, has known Steve Spott since childhood, and has enjoyed the journey so far. (Dallas Morning News)
The Los Angeles Kings picked up the latest Jack Hughes in the 2022 NHL Draft. No, really, and here’s why. (EP Rinkside)
Pierre-Luc Dubois reportedly attended the draft in Montreal believing he could be traded on the draft floor. (The Athletic)
Nick Blankenburg signs a two-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. (1st Ohio Battery)
Could Nino Niederreiter reunite with the New York Islanders as a free agent? (The Hockey Writers)
You have to watch this from Buffalo Sabres goalie prospect Devon Levi:
Devon Levi are you kidding‼️🤯 pic.twitter.com/e72zzCLJTC
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) July 16, 2022
The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired defenseman Ty Smith in a trade with the New Jersey Devils, can he be what the team needs him to be?
Final thoughts regarding Boston Bruins development camp:
Could Nazem Kadri stay with the Colorado Avalanche? Is time running out?
Could the New York Islanders land Nazem Kadri as a free agent?
CHL defenseman of the year Nathan Staios is looking to prove himself with the Florida Panthers:
The Vegas Golden Knights found a way and re-signed Reilly Smith:
Nic Deslauriers spoke about joining the Philadelphia Flyers:
Who stood out at development camp for the Washington Capitals:
Detroit Red Wings fans should be excited for Simon Edvinsson:
A look at the Russian prospects in the Vancouver Canucks system:
What are the Montreal Canadiens planning for Kirby Dach?
The Calgary Flames need to get Matthew Tkachuk signed:
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