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SJHN Daily: Mike Grier, GM of the Year?



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Mike Grier, GM of the Year?

That’s what ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski suggested, joking not joking, on “The Jeff Marek Show” yesterday.

“It’s not all about winning in this league. Mike Grier has pruned some fairly large contracts from his roster. Has gotten a decent return for some of those contracts,” Wyshynski said, referring to the recent Timo Meier, Erik Karlsson, and Tomas Hertl trades.

Wyshynski’s out-of-left-field nomination is contingent on one thing that hasn’t happened yet.

“If he prunes the roster of big contracts, gets a bunch of pieces for a rebuild, and they get Macklin Celebrini, he should be a finalist, shouldn’t he?”

The San Jose Sharks have the worst record in the NHL, and have the best odds for the No. 1 pick in the 2024 Draft. The Draft lottery will be on May 6 or 7. Celebrini is expected to be the first-overall pick this year.

The Sharks are in the midst of a long rebuild, but their salary cap and prospects situations do look a lot better than when Grier took over in Jul. 2022.


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The Sharks lost Alexander Barabanov to an injury again.

William Eklund shined but San Jose fell 6-2 to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.

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San Jose prospect Eetu Makiniemi opened up about his struggles with mono.


Kent Huskins and Jason Demers share a funny Patrick Marleau story.

Avert your eyes, San Jose Sharks fans!

Will Smith had quite the week.

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Florida Panthers captain Sasha Barkov is feeling good after returning from an injury.

Jake Guentzel says his trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins was not his choice.

The Washington Capitals are staying in D.C. after an arena deal in Virginia collapsed.

New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield is out for the season.

Mitch Marner will be out of the lineup for at least a week for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Philadelphia Flyers coach John Tortorella apologized for his reaction to his goaltender’s performance.

A top Russian prospect is interested in joining the Colorado Avalanche in 2025.

The Buffalo Sabres had quite the first-period meltdown on Wednesday.

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