When we all thought the cap was going down to $60 million, Boyle would have been available. However, with it fixed at $64.3 million we can absolutely afford to keep him and Clowe when Handzus' and Murray's contracts are done. We're not sure if Demers or Braun can consistently run the 2nd PP unit, so Boyle is still needed here.
Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo
You can have Setoguchi back :p
We've stated before that we'd love to get Seto back. Probably offer Braun or Murray+ cond pick. But you won't get any other defenseman on the team for Seto.
Let's put it this way, the Sharks don't just need any wingers, they need Top-6 proven, or high likelihood, wingers. The assets the Sharks are most likely to move are:
I think Clowe and Petrecki are most unlikely of those 4. I think Murray is almost certain to move. And I think Irwin might if they think they might have trouble re-signing him next year when he is an RFA. And out of the defensive prospects, Irwin is the most NHL ready, likely has among the highest trade values, and is the most replaceable within the org.