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Jonathan Dahlén or Dylan Gambrell, Who Do Sharks Protect Next Month?



KyleErik, and JD take stock of where the San Jose Sharks stand going into the expansion draft. We look at who the Sharks will protect and the choice they will have to make between Dylan Gambrell and Jonathan Dahlén. Then we debate if the San Jose Sharks will make a trade during the expansion draft (9:00), if trading Brent Burns would be a positive or negative for the team (14:00), and the timeline of the off-season (18:00).

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timorous me

It’s got to be Dahlen for me. I think Gambrell could be a great 4C going forward, but even with the questions marks, the upside for Dahlen makes protecting him–with his upside, which this team is desperate for–a no-brainer for me.

david barnard

what investment? they gave up Linus Karlsson for him. i think they’ve put more into Gambrel. however, Dahlen is younger and hasn’t dashed expectations as of yet (unlike Gambrel).

david barnard

i get they’ve been patient with him. i’m not sure that equates to much investment. they’ve had other wingers to look at during that time, so not much of a rush. i don’t know. i used to be hyped on Dahlen, but his development has stagnated imo. the last 2 seasons in the Swedish beer league isn’t a guy pushing himself to be better. it’s playing big fish in little pond. not that i’m anybody he has to prove anything to, but as a fan, i ain’t holding my breath. say what you want about Gambrell (and much has been… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by david barnard
Sheng Peng

It’s a fair point on Gambrell, but yea, Dahlen has the upside in his favor. You know what Gambrell is, and he’s likely replaceable. I would guess Dahlen is who they protect.

david barnard

do you know of any other player with a contract like Dahlen’s? i search by comparable contract on CF and every player on that list has a 2-way deal. when i search by 1-way contracts the only player who pops up is Nolan Patrick and he’s a full-time proven NHL’er.

david barnard

buyouts begin 48 hrs after SC final and end on June 30th iirc. see ya Joner!

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