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04-08-2013, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyball View Post
If they wait till 2014 they will potentially get zero assets for Marleau, Thornton, Boyle and Pavelski.

That would be an absolutely massive failure. Either re-sign them, or trade them (if you can) this off-season. Those are the only options I would consider.
Who said Marleau or Thornton are going to waive their NMC? An educated guess is that Wilson is going to sign Marleau and Thornton to a reduced salary, and give Couture a significant raise. Pavelski and Boyle are the only tradable assets the Sharks have moving into 2014. Moving Boyle takes away a lot from the backend and Pavelski will create a black hole in the bottom 6 as well as a the top 6. Unless they are getting a solid young prospects like a Couturier.

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