Found August 05, 2013 on The Hockey Guys:
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By Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Getty Images With the long-term extension recently afforded to center Joe Pavelski, the San Jose Sharks have placed themselves on the brink of salary cap oblivion. Current estimates place the Sharks at roughly $400,000 over the cap, but their real problems begin to arise after this season. With extensions for both Pavelski and star youngster Logan Couture set to begin in the 2014-2015 season, and deals for old guard Sharks Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Dan Boyle set to expire, the Sharks are approaching a period of transition. As of right now, the Sharks have roughly $44.2 million committed to next season, with only 14 current NHL players under contract for the 2014-2015 season. Goaltender Antti Niemi looks to receive a big pay increase from his current $3.8 million for the 2015-2016 season. Assuming that Brent Burns remains a forward next season, as Sharks GM Doug Wilson has suggested, the Sharks will need to resign or replace both Thornton and Marle...
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