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What Will Opening Night Roster Look Like? Grier Talks New Sharks



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The Erik Karlsson trade was all about the future.

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2024 first-round pick. The cap space created by the San Jose Sharks for the 2025-26 season and on.

Even the acquisitions of 30-something veterans like Mikael Granlund, Jan Rutta, and Mike Hoffman were more about the future: The first-round pick was the reward for absorbing their contracts and the hope is to flip them eventually.

But speaking of the present, center-winger Granlund, winger Hoffman, and defenseman Rutta are here in San Jose. What does that mean for the 2023-24 San Jose Sharks?

San Jose GM Mike Grier spoke a lot about the future on Sunday, but he also talked about Granlund, Hoffman, and Rutta, and how he’s trying to build this year’s Sharks.

What’s Sharks’ Big Picture Vision? Thoughts on Grier’s Post-Karlsson Trade Presser (+)

Grier, on adding more players to the roster this off-season: “As always, I’ll look at trying to make the team better or do what’s right for the organization. While I’m not at the moment planning on doing anything, we’ll see if anything comes up as we move forward. If there’s something that’s presented to us that makes sense, we’ll definitely look at it.”

Takeaway: All of a sudden, the San Jose Sharks are flush with forwards.

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