The Sharks made a splash, landing a couple of big names in Day 1 of Free Agency. It’s difficult to keep track of every move that Dealin’ Doug Wilson makes in the best of times, but when the whole league is making moves?
The young forward showed scoring talent in the WHL and AHL. The Arizona Coyotes to San Jose Sharks pipeline remains strong, as the Sharks acquired signing rights to center Lane Pederson in exchange for the team’s fourth-round pick in 2024.
With a young goalie in Adin Hill and no more Martin Jones, the Sharks have found a new starter. After the San Jose Sharks traded for restricted free agent Adin Hill from the Arizona Coyotes and bought out Martin Jones, goaltending seems to be the big focus for the team this off-season.
Doug Wilson is course-correcting his own trade history. The theme to the first day of free agency for the San Jose Sharks is “veteran presence,” as the team adds two veteran forwards in winger Andrew Cogliano and center Nick Bonino.
The Sharks add effective bottom-six forward depth. The San Jose Sharks didn’t begin the NHL free agency period with a bang per se, but they did make a series of under-the-radar moves, the first of which being signing former Dallas Stars forward Andrew Cogliano to a one-year contract.
A former “iron man” with the Ducks, Cogliano was one of the most dependable players in the NHL for more than a decade, playing every game in each of his first 10 seasons and consistently producing around 30-40 points.
It’s a new era in San Jose. Despite the deadline for the first buyout window closing ahead of Free Agency tomorrow, the San Jose Sharks were in no rush to buy out the remainder of goaltender Martin Jones’ contract until the last minute.
In the San Jose Sharks’ dominant 2018-19 regular season performance, the team’s offense soared. Between Brent Burns’ point-per-game scoring as a blueliner, both Tomas Hertl and Joe Pavelski hitting the 35 goal mark, and offensive depth showing on the score-sheet nightly, San Jose was a powerhouse.
The depth trade to end all depth trades. Earlier this weekend, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reported that the San Jose Sharks were in talks to send a depth defenseman out east to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a depth forward.
Facing a flat cap, the question isn’t how the Sharks can keep their current roster — if if they have room to build a competitive one. The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of changes to our lives — fan-less games, more sweatpants, and the advent of the ‘flat cap’ era in the NHL.
The New Jersey Devils, in the market for defensive depth this offseason, acquired Christian Jaros, 25, from the San Jose Sharks on Monday, in exchange for forward Nick Merkley, a former first-round selection.
The NHL Entry Draft has finally come to an end, and San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson has still made no big moves. Though the club is in dire need of many things, the two major holes on the roster are a two-way center on the third line and a starting goaltender.
Speculation is that Evander Kane may have worn out his welcome with another team. The controversial forward — who earlier this season made headlines for financial trouble and bankruptcy rumors — has been a highly-productive player on the ice, but an often-vilified player off the ice.