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REPORT: Teams Interested in Trading for Ferraro…But He Won’t Come Cheap



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When you’re 6-16-2, who’s not available?

“The San Jose Sharks have let it be known they will consider a lot on the blueline, in terms of who might be available” Elliotte Friedman reported last night on Sportsnet.

The Sharks have a deep, if not necessarily impressive roster of NHL-experienced defensemen.

Mario Ferraro plays 22:01 a night, leading the San Jose Sharks in icetime. After Ferraro, there’s a blend of veterans and youngsters.

Matt Benning, Kyle Burroughs, Jan Rutta, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic are the vets.

Jacob MacDonald has versatility as a capable forward-defenseman.

Calen Addison, Ty Emberson, and Nikita Okhotiuk are talented but green.

Nikolai Knyzhov, pending waivers, and Radim Simek are in the AHL, but have seen plenty of NHL action.

So who’s the most attractive trade candidate of this bunch?

Friedman says Ferraro, despite his $3.25 million AAV and two years left after this season: “He’s a heckuva a young player.”

The insider added, of the San Jose alternate captain: “I don’t believe that will be inexpensive…I don’t think though, he’s off the table at this time.”

I’ve also heard rumblings that there could be some interest in Emberson, which I discussed on the most recent episode of the San Jose Hockey Now Podcast:

Safe to say, there’s going to be plenty of trade intrigue around the San Jose Sharks from now until the Mar. 8 Trade Deadline!

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