Keys to the offseason for the San Jose Sharks
Kristen Shilton and Greg Wyshynski of ESPN: Looking at the secrets to the offseason for the San Jose Sharks.
Projected 2022-23 cap area: $13,003,333
2022 draft choices: 1st, 3rd, fourth, fifth, fifth (BUF), sixth, 7th, 7th (ARI), 7th (MINUTES)
Who will the Sharks hire to be their next GM? Interim GM Joe Will might need to run the draft for them.
Through 2024-25 the Sharks have $42.6 million devoted to Logan Couture, Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Tomas Hertl. Some have trade security, so they might require to develop inexpensively around their core.
Alexander Barabanov is a UFA, while Jonathan Dahlen, Mario Ferraro and Kaapo Kahkonen are RFAs.
Will the San Jose Sharks be seeking to move among Erik Karlsson or Brent Burns?
Sportnet: Elliotte Friedman on the 32 Thoughts sector last night stated that there have actually been some really initial trade talks including San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson.
“It does look like that there were some preliminary, very preliminary trade talks this year involving defenceman Erik Karlsson and a couple of teams. Now, I don’t necessarily think that’s going to go anywhere, but what I do think it says is that the sharks recognize having two elite Norris trophy-winning right-shot defencemen hasn’t always meshed as well as the team would have hoped.”
The 31-year-old Karlsson has 5 more years left on his agreement at a $11.5 million income cap hit and a no-movement stipulation.
Sharks defenseman Brent Burns has actually 3 years left on his offer at an $8 million income cap hit. Friedman included.
“The Sharks have actually made it clear in their GM search that they are still going to compete. But in a tight cap world, this may be a high-end they need to check out.
Burns in specific has less term on his agreement than Karlsson, they’re both terrific gamers however I believe if the chance pertains to them where they get something they like, that is something everybody’s gonna need to view with San Jose on the ideal side of their defence.”