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01-27-2013, 02:07 PM
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As a fellow Sharks fan, why? The Sharks have forwards like Sheppard that they can't fit into the line-up at the moment. Why deal young defensemen with Top-4 skill like Demers, or borderline Top-4 line Braun for a 3rd-liner?
The Sharks just signed Burish, so he's not moving. Between Burish, Wingels, Galliardi, and Sheppard, they have 4 of the 6 bottom-6 spots covered. Gomez and Handzus are locks for the rest of the year. Desjardin is an RFA and could be moved, but he's not going to get you much.
Personally, I don't see the idea behind trading for a bottom-6 guy at all. If the Sharks move anyone (including Clowe, Murray, etc) it's for a young Top-6 talent that is a better fit for the team and Clowe.
I never said for a 3rd liner. What I was personally thinking was a top-6 forward to put on Gomez's line in order to add scoring depth. Then when someone gets injured we have a tweener or two to move up and fill the whole. Obviously don't make the move if the price is too high. Giving up Demers would demand a nice return, add in one of our bottom 6 forwards and its an even bigger return. And I agree the Sharks have plenty of bottom-6 forwards, but can they put the puck in the net and create speed on the wing for Gomez?
I think this is the forward model we should go after. I remember when we had a 3rd line of Wellwood-Pavelski-Mcginn and made it to Conference finals against Vancouver. (Playingmaking, Finishing, and Speed). Though our top-6 is hot right now, we need depth. We can't depend on Patty to have a two goal game every game this year.
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