Sharks need a serious upgrade on D. With Dougie out indefinitely, our defense looks like this:
And you know for some unexplainable reason to anyone but Todd McLellan, Colin White will be playing more often than not. This defense cannot support a team going for a Cup. This may be an unpopular opinion because of the cost, but I think we should be going after Suter. He's amazing defensively, can help out offensively, and does the little things.
Suter isn't available. Nashville is going for it (they're a playoff team, and they traded picks for a rental - Gill) We wouldn't have much to give them if he was. I love Suter, but it's not happening this season.
I really don't think the d needs any changes. The forwards still need some help IMO. If we get Demers/Murray back healthy, I like our depth. If we bring in a defenseman, Colin White better be going the other way. Now, THAT would help us a ton back there.
50 max, the Sharks (signed) prospects playing in the CHL don't count against the 50...the Sharks currently sit at 50 I believe.
I still think we need 1 or 2 scoring RH shot forwards for the 3rd and 4th line. If we upgrade 1 of Mitchell, Ferriero, Wingels or 1 of them steps up soon and add 1 more guy with speed, grit, scoring we look good. If we are going to beat these loaded defensive teams we have to control that puck and eat up time.
Yeah, I don't remember the Sharks scoring after Clowe fought either.
I'm a big fan of Clowe. I love his accountability. But I also recognize that he needs to call himself out now. He can call out Thornton and Marleau and Boyle all he wants, but when it comes down to it, those three are scoring and playing well and he damn isn't. It's not just been this game, it's been all damn year.