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Who Will Be Sharks’ Next 3C?



KyleErik, and JD look at who will be the San Jose Sharks’ third-line center next season. We analyze their budget and look at if they can afford Phillip Danault, if Alex Wennberg could be a potential option (6:00), or if trading for someone is the best possible route (12:00). We discuss some current Minnesota Wild centers (21:00) or if Tomáš Nosek could be a good addition to the San Jose Sharks (25:00).

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david barnard

the age is concerning, but Krejci looks to be the best and affordable option. he’s also a short place holder for developing centers within the org pipeline. 2 years deal under/around 5M seems about right. he logged 13:27 5v5 TOI/GP this season. that’s Hertl 5v5 TOI. his 5v5 1.22 A1 points/60 was 3rd among NHL centers with 500+minutes at 5v5. he can play center anywhere in the top 9. his goal scoring was down, but so was his SH%. he’s a career 12-13% shooter and he shot 7.35%, which is the lowest SH% of his last 3 seasons. outlier or… Read more »

Sheng Peng

There’s a good argument that Krejci is the best UFA offensive center this summer, but as you saw in my piece last week, the thinking is he’s not coming out west. If you’re willing to budget about $5 mil per, Granlund might be the best option. I think RNH will be too expensive (and not worth it), same with Danault (but worth it).

david barnard

i’d take Granlund. agree on RNH. Danault seems like too much of a commitment, and he’s never had a good NHL level shooting%. he’s actually sub-average in that regard. he gets a lot of A1’s though. i like him because he can contribute to offense via puck distribution and he’s very good defensively. you lose PP but gain PK, while it’s opposite with Krejci. Granlund’s an all situations player. you’re right, he might be the best mid-priced and versatile player the Sharks could pursue.

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