NHL Rumors: Sharks and Timo Meier, and the Washington Capitals need for a defenseman

The Sharks might get a comparable plan for Timo Meier as the Canucks provided for Bo Horvat

Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now: An NHL executive on what the San Jose Sharks ought to get for Timo Meier.

“Probably a very similar deal as to the Bo Horvat trade.”

So the Sharks ought to anticipate a first-round choice (most likely secured), a grade-B possibility, and a strong, youngish NHL gamer that might not be on an excellent agreement. Another source stated that the Sharks are trying to find a first-round choice and a grade-A possibility, or more grade-B potential customers, or an excellent possibility and a young, recognized gamer.

There aren’t lots of groups out there that would have the space to sign him to an eight-year, $9 million per extension. Sharks GM Mike Grier will let groups speak to Meier’s camp.

The Sharks might choose to keep him, certify him at $10 million, and review a trade next due date when he’d be a pending UFA and a leasing. Meier’s representative Claude Lemieux likewise didn’t close the door on an extension with the Sharks.

The Capitals might be trying to find assistance on the blue line

Sammi Silber of Washington Hockey Now: The Washington Capitals remain in the thick of the wild-card race and simply enjoyed their department competitors, the New York Islanders, make a huge splash by getting Bo Horvat.

The Capitals have actually been irregular for the previous month and are handling injuries to Tom Wilson, John Carlson, Nic Dowd, Connor Brown and Carl Hagelin.

The Capitals don’t have a great deal of space to make a huge addition in advance unless they leave somebody like Anthony Mantha ($5.75 million) or Lars Eller ($3.5 million).

Adding a shutdown defenseman might be their most significant location of requirement. John Carlsson is likewise their only defenseman under agreement for next season.

The Capitals apparently have actually taken some contact Eller and might utilize him for protective assistance. Don’t anticipate them to make a relocation quickly however.

“I think we have to play it out here a little bit,” GMBM stated on Caps This Morning, including, “We’re an LTI team now; we have to prepare to bring guys back if we choose to do that. We’ll make decisions at the last possible moment.”

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