Aug. 9, 2019
San Jose Sharks
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CMcAvoy73</b></div><div>Sharks should have been selling in the first place.
As far as the trades:
Boston - take out the first and its a discussion. I still don’t think they’ll ever trade swayman for a rental, but it’s a discussion.
Seattle - I guess I just don’t see the point. It’s a swap of mid level bad contracts. One, or both sides is going to hate it.
The rest are kind of just shuffling deck chairs.</div></div>
The idea is the Wennberg would be a 3C after this season. Seattle hasn't played to his strengths and the Kraken are in need of a scoring winger. Both Wennberg and Labanc are on a downswing and both have comparable cap hits, so I figured the Sharks would might as well put that same cap hit to a player who can fill in as a 3C and can serve as a stop-gap in 2C until an offseason addition (or ideally Bordeleau or Robins) can take the role.
The important thing is that we have a lot of prospects waiting in the wings and it would be ideal to blood them into the NHL level over the next two seasons. Ryan Merkley, Weatherby, Raska, and Dahlen have done well in their first year, and Eklund, Wiesblatt, and one of Bordeleau, Hatakka, Kniazev, or Robins are likely to be on the main roster next season. As much as I'd love us to make it to the playoffs and keep Hertl, objectively looking at our roster makes me think it's time for new blood to be brought on full time to the big leagues.