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Why Sharks Need More Forwards Before Expansion Draft

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KyleErik, and JD look ahead to the Seattle Kraken expansion draft and how this could be an opportunity for the San Jose Sharks to re-make their team. We look at the rules of the draft, why the Sharks will need to re-sign some players beforehand, what the optimum strategy for protecting players might be, and if Doug Wilson could try and move a large contract in a deal. We go over the major trades of the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft to look at how general managers valued their own players. We end up with our preliminary guesses for who the Seattle Kraken might take.

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david barnard

they have to get a 2nd round pick at the deadline trading. Meier, Hertl, and Labanc are my core F’s i’m protecting. i’m looking to trade $$$contracts that still have value and name recognition. that’s: Couture, Burns, and Kane. Kane’s prob the easiest to move due to age and his contract isn’t too bad. he’s also increased his scoring rates while with the Sharks. even when he isn’t scoring at 5v5 he’s driving play decently. if DW can’t find a trade partner within limited NTC options with either LC and/or Burns a deal can prob be reached with Seattle to… Read more »

david barnard

agree that buying Jones out is prob the best option after this season. he doesn’t have any signing bonuses left and they can absorb the cap hit. it’ll be a minor inconvenience going forward-assuming they can unload some $$$ (see previous comment) around the TDL and expansion draft.

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