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From Kahkonen to Melnichuk, My Trade Deadline Thoughts

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CALGARY — The San Jose Sharks took plenty of bites during Monday’s NHL Trade Deadline, making a number of moves, major and minor.

Here are some quick thoughts on some things that the Sharks did, and some things they didn’t do.

Middleton for Kahkonen

The San Jose Sharks’ initial ask for Jake Middleton was a second-round pick and a good prospect, mirroring what the Ducks received for Josh Manson.

Kaapo Kahkonen and a 2022 fifth-rounder, that ain’t.

Regardless, Kahkonen is an intriguing 25-year-old goalie who’s been fairly solid for the Minnesota Wild over the last two years.

Kahkonen’s acquisition does create a logjam in goal. He’s an RFA, while both Adin Hill and James Reimer are under contract for next year.

The San Jose Sharks will look to deal one of these netminders this summer. I assume it’ll be either Reimer or Kahkonen, unless Hill rallies back from a persistent lower-body injury to finish the season strong. Reimer or Kahkonen both have higher value than Hill right now.

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