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Grier on Merkley Trade Request, What Eklund & Bordeleau Must Improve



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Mike Grier has more question marks than what to do with Erik Karlsson and Timo Meier.

The San Jose Sharks GM did talk about the potential of trading Karlsson and Meier on Friday in his mid-season check-in with local media. He also touched on the availability of long-term free agent signings Matt Benning and Nico Sturm, and what’s going on with Joe Thornton.

Grier Willing to Trade Karlsson & Meier, but Also Happy to Keep Them

But he also spent a lot of time talking about the San Jose Sharks’ prospects, like what’s going on with Ryan Merkley’s trade request, where he wants William Eklund and Thomas Bordeleau to improve before they make the NHL, why 2022 third-round pick Michael Fisher has missed the entire season, and what he thinks about “tanking” for the highest possible Draft pick.

Here are Grier’s thoughts about the San Jose Sharks’ system at mid-season.

Mike Grier, on if he’s happy with the progress of his prospects on the San Jose Barracuda:

Yeah, I’m happy with those guys. They all went down there with kind of specific things that we want them to work on to be successful at the NHL level. To those guys’ credit, none of them have complained one bit.

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