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Sheng’s Daily: Which Non-Tendered RFAs Should Sharks Target?



Why didn’t it work for Ryan Donato with the San Jose Sharks? A couple NHL scouts shared their thoughts about the RFA, who the Sharks did not qualify yesterday.

Also, San Jose didn’t qualify newly-acquired Nick Merkley, but he’s expected to reach a separate agreement with the club.

BREAKING: Sharks Don’t Qualify Donato, Merkley

How can Merkley help the San Jose Sharks?

A scout told San Jose Hockey Now: “I liked him in New Jersey, he played well, but younger guys moved ahead of him.”

How Can Nick Merkley Help Sharks?

This, by the way, is the trade that I hinted at on Friday:

The Locked On Sharks guys react to the 2021 NHL Draft:

Our Reaction to Sharks’ Draft

Thanks for everything, Brian! Your Barracuda coverage will be missed!

In other San Jose Sharks news…

Around the NHL…

Vancouver Hockey Now launches soon!

That’s one potential 3C off the board — Paul Stastny re-signs in Winnipeg. (Illegal Curve)

Donato makes this list of 10 non-tendered players worth targeting in free agency — can the San Jose Sharks find any value here? (The Athletic)

Four days inside the Minnesota Wild war room for the NHL Draft and free agent planning. (The Athletic)

SPORTLOGiQ suggests four undervalued UFAs who could be bargains. (Sportsnet)

Mack Motzko — son of Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey coach Bob Motzko — died in a car crash on Sunday. He’s remembered fondly by the many hockey people who watched him grow up. (The Rink Live)

Washington Capitals Clear Cap Space, Trade Brenden Dillon To Winnipeg Jets

Report: Golden Knights-Martinez Contract Close; Knights Over the Cap

Florida Panthers free up cap space, trade Anton Stralman to Arizona

Avalanche, Grubauer talks may have just hit a wall

Report: Mike Sullivan to Coach US Olympic Team

Red Wings’ List of Potential Right-shot Forward Options is Underwhelming | DHN+

Boston Bruins Change Course, Don’t Tender Offers To Kase, Ritchie

Michael Dal Colle Not Given QO by Islanders; Six Players Receive Qualifying Offers

Flyers Trade Grades: Fletcher gets shoot-first penalty-killing winger in Cam Atkinson

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