The San Jose Sharks seem to be superior in the Honda Western Division After an embarrassing home defeat to the Minnesota Wild, the Sharks play seven games against the three best clubs in their division, the Vegas Golden Knights, St Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche

eval (ez_write_tag ([[728,90], ‘thehockeywriters_com-medrectangle-3’, ‘ezslot_1’, 824, ‘0’, ‘0’])); little optimism about their playoff chances so I feel the team needs to think more forward-looking, however, the Sharks have many long term contracts that include money with players who are no longer stars and likely to lose weight more as they age / p>

In my opinion, the organization has three options to structure its remodeling / retooling, which differ in longitudes and movements of large contracts.To be clear, this is not based on rumors, just based on the Sharks’ current contracts and on it how I think the team could build a better roster for the future eval (ez_write_tag ([[580,400], ‘thehockeywriters_com-medrectangle-4’, ‘ezslot_4’, 803, ‘0’, ‘0’]);

This is the tamest of the options I can offer.This option is similar to the Sharks’ attempt to build for the current season. They practically all traded with an expiring close-of-trade for assets Brenden Dillon and Barclay Goodrow, however, returned more assets than the Sharks can expect from their likely trading assets this season

Matt Nieto, Marcus Sorensen, Stefan Noesen, Patrick Marleau and Devan Dubnyk would be the likely trading candidates for San Jose before close of trading.These returns would likely be in the range of round four through seventh selections.Although these returns are not great, the Sharks did A late design success in the past, and this depth of choice could help replenish a depleted pool of prospects

In the draft expansion, the Haie would protect their current best players The likely candidate for Seattle in this scenario would be Radim Simek or one of the younger strikers that the Haie currently own, like Dylan Gambrell or Alex Trueeval (ez_write_tag ([[728.90 ], ‘thehockeywriters_com-box-4’, ‘ezslot_3’, 804, ‘0’, ‘0’]);

In the NHL draft, the Sharks will likely look at defenders.The organization has a right-handed defense perspective, and while Ryan Merkley is one of the team’s best perspectives, they should add highly skilled defenders, Brandt Clarke is the only right-handed defender at the top of the draft, however the team could also look to Luke Hughes, Owen Power, or Simon Edvinsson to add to the depth of their defensive prospects. The team’s selection would likely not play in the season after it was selected

In the free agency, the Haie would likely add more depth pieces, while the Haie have a multitude of young wingers and their right-back would be Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns and Merkley, the team would have holes to fill with $ 12, with a cap of 3 Millions would have the Sharks to keep a few limited free agents, mostly Ryan Donato

The club would need to add a true third-line center, possibly a left-handed defender, and goalkeeping depth to replace the aging Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Martin Jones when the sharks have contributions from high-paying former stars like Logan Couture, Karlsson and Burns, the team can be of high quality, but the same core has still led to their bad start to the 2020-21 seasonval (ez_write_tag ([[580,400], ‘thehockeywriters_com-banner-1’, ‘ezslot_5’, 805, ‘0’ , ‘0’]);

This option is a little more extreme than the previous one, but could be better for the franchise in the long run.In this scenario, the Sharks would approach the close of trading and the draft entry in the same way as the previous season, but the draft expansion and strategies for free agencies differ immensely

San Jose has so many brutal contracts, and while some of these players are currently producing well, many are signed for the next four to six seasons and are not expected to continue that success into the late 30s Off-season 2021, the sharks will have to try to move one of the salaries

In my opinion, the team has two candidates: Burns and Evander Kane.As mentioned earlier, the Haie have a multitude of young wingers and while Kane is currently the best winger on the roster, he could be seen as expendable in a similar way the team, having signed by Karlsson through 2026/27 and prepared Merkley to make an NHL impact soon, see Burns as yet another right-handed offensive defender

It would be difficult to get the team off any of these salaries, and it would likely require the Sharks to pay for it. With a flat salary cap for the foreseeable future, many NHL teams are cash tight, adding to the cost Going high The team could leave both players open on the Seattle Kraken expansion draft, but that may not be enough

Both players are under contract until 2024-25, which means Burns would be 39 years old and Kane 32, so most executives would be reluctant to bet on players who are sure to go down by the end of their contracts, so would have to Doug Wilson tempted them to take advantage of this opportunity in either an expansion draft or a trade, the Haie would combine draft picks and / or prospects to add value to a team that can take on one of these players

Obviously, modified no-trade clauses make this move difficult, but not entirely out of the realm of possibility. Then the Sharks take advantage of the $ 7 or 8 million in cap space they gained from the deal replacing the traded player, signing a starting goalkeeper, and having financial stability for the future in the 2022 offseason, the sharks Tomas Hertl and Mario Ferraro will have to re-sign, and the postponement of a high salary makes it much more realistic to keep both

This option is a good conveyance of the three scenarios. Trading a large salary allows the team financial stability and the ability to replenish the aging core. While it is difficult to move a salary and a fan-preferred player, the can Value of financial stability will outweigh this loss in the long run

As Doug Wilson and longtime fans of the team moan together, I want to say that I consider this to be the least likely scenario, but not entirely out of the realm of possibility of a full makeover is something the Sharks haven’t done lately and not a path characteristic of the team’s general manager, however, given an aging core and some recent editorial successes, it would make sense to mortgage the present to create a dominant future

A remodel is likely to move every player over the age of 25 to preserve assets and give young players the opportunity to develop in the NHL.Although the Sharks are in a tough spot to do so, players like Couture, Vlasic, Karlsson, Burns, Kane and Jones could have negative value in trade due to their large contracts

This makes the 2021 trading deadline an odd situation as the Sharks’ long-term contract players are difficult to move due to their perceived worth and non-trade clauses, so the team could try to move any players the team does not have in their long-term plans

Hertl would top that list of goals he’s a fan favorite, but the 27-year-old center would generate huge interest due to his affordable contract and past success.Two seasons after a 35-goal, 74-point campaign, he’d make a big one Return package, a combination of perspectives and probably a selection in the first round eval (ez_write_tag ([[336,280], ‘thehockeywriters_com-large-mobile-banner-1’, ‘ezslot_6’, 809, ‘0’, ‘0’]] );

As of the 2021 deadline, Simek could also be relocated and he would likely be signed to the third pairing for the next three seasons, and the 28-year-old would take a squad spot from a younger option with more potential from Ryan Donato, who has some nice pucking skills , recently downgraded to fourth row against the Wilds. He’s still 24 years old, but if the Sharks don’t see the player in their future plans when his contract expires, they could deal with Donato

The Haie would rid the team of these players by the end of 2021 and try to get a big deal over the off-season and expansion draft They’d be playing a young and unproven squad likely to fuel up in the 2021-22 season, too, and Team Jones was able to bite the bullet and buy out their contract in the 2022 off-season, the Sharks would likely have to wait a little longer to see others due to their duration and structure Buying up deals

The Sharks saw some nice games early in their 2020 draft class in junior leagues, and high picks in 2021 and 2022 could make the team quite a successful team after a few seasons, and that option seems likely to be drastic, and it is the least likely of the scenario provided, however, it is probably the best idea for the team to be successful over the next five seasons

I think the Sharks will be looking for the second option and trying to postpone a big salary Wilson likely has faith in his current core, especially if Couture and Kane are producing well this season, the Sharks general manager has his core good at paid and started seeing the price for so many seasons

I see a lot of value in the nuclear option, however, and in carrying out a quick but intense rebuild. If the Sharks refueled for two seasons, Thomas Bordeleau, who is having a stellar season at the University of Michigan, would be ready for the NHL – Impact in 2022-23, along with the high selection in 2021 and 2022

The “Tame First” option leads to more of what the team is currently doing. The Sharks have very little chance of making the playoffs, and the value of selection far outweighs the value of participating in a playoff series as a great outsider

The franchise is about to make a big decision about its future The Sharks may be long rebuilt, which is unusual for a team that hasn’t missed playoffs since 1996 and 1997, however, due to the team’s dire current prospects, it’s believed that decisive action must be taken to maximize wealth and have a bright future

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