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Why Sharks Must Trade for Pastrnak



First, we get caught up on the latest GM news for the San Jose Sharks and why they could be looking to hire from one of the best teams in the NHL. Then, we explore a David Pastrnak trade and why the Sharks should absolutely look to trade for the Czech winger with a look at the winger’s production in his career (4:00), how he would instantly make the Sharks a playoff team, and how it would slot players like Tomas Hertl, Timo Meier, and Logan Couture on the team (10:00). Finally, what would the San Jose Sharks have to pay to acquire David Pastrnak, and why it wouldn’t matter (18:00).

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david barnard

it’d be nice if the Sharks could land him (1 of the big missed draft players they whiffed on), but i think it would cost a min. of Timo+the 11th overall in this draft to get him. even assuming the Sharks want to give up the assets it would take, why would Pastrnak want to sign with the Sharks after next season? he’ll be pending UFA (unlike pending RFA Meier) and if it’s true he doesn’t want to stick around in BOS for a rebuild, why would he want to with the Sharks (and let’s not kid ourselves that anyone… Read more »

Sheng Peng

Boston has to be in total rebuild mode to take two 1sts as a centerpiece for Pastrnak, even if the 2023 first is a Bedard lottery ticket. Trading Meier for Pastrnak is a near-lateral move for a Sharks team that fancies itself a playoff team next year.

david barnard

or Eklund+11th overall in this draft+unprotected 2023 1st. they’ve got a lot of old guys on that roster and nothing much in the pipeline. they traded away this year’s 1st and next year’s 2nd for Lindholm.

they’ve got Studnicka (middle 6) at center, Lysell at RW, and Swayman in net. that’s the sum total of talent in their prospect pool!

edit: average F age = 29.3 (8 F’s were 30+); average D age = 27

Last edited 20 days ago by david barnard
Sheng Peng

I haven’t looked at equivalent deals yet, but Boston would have to consider this if they were in rebuild mode. If you’re San Jose, you start with Bordeleau+ and hope that’s enough

david barnard

EDM just lost Koskinen to Europe. i wonder if they’d trade Puljujarvi for Reimer or Hill?


🤔 I don’t believe Sharks would want to trade either goalie to a team in the same conference – I truly hope Reimer stays.

Sheng Peng

You gotta hope EDM likes Hill the way that San Jose did — doubt it

david barnard

forgot to add that 40 yo Mike Smith is pondering retirement with little left in the tank. and while they have young Stuart Skinner as their heir apparent, he’s only played 14 NHL games.


Dream on. Pasta is a Bruin, deal with it.


The craziest thing about this post is the assertion that Pastrnak would have the same impact on the franchise as Joe Thornton did.

Sheng Peng

I told JD the same thing!

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