I don't think DW is really worried about trading Clowe.
I feel the same. I think he only wants to trade Clowe for a good return. If he cannot get it then ******* it. If Clowe continues to suck then we might be able to sign him to a reasonable contract in the off season.
I think this is the way it goes when it gets down to crunch time, as long as Clowe plays starting tonight and leading up to the deadline and keeps showing the scouts what they want to see:
DW's Ask: 1st, 2nd and prospect
Counter by one or more teams: 2nd and prospect (or 2nd, conditional pick, and prospect)
DW's take it or leave it "I don't NEED to trade Clowe" counter: 1st and prospect
Then one of the bidding teams bites.
NHL Head Coaches are, by and large, vastly overrated, especially when correlating the success and failure of the team to coaching prowess. Todd McLellan is the epitome of this.
Part of me would die inside if I saw Clowe in a Nucks sweater.
I would die laughing with Clowe on the Nucks when Nucks fans started immediately complaining about how he's slow, can't score, and mostly useless (i.e., the same complaints that have been thrown around here this season re: Clowe).
It would be nice for them to do a head-scratcher trade with us after the whole Ehrhoff dump to the Nucks "trade."
I think once Iggy gets dealt, the market for Clowe will heat up REAL fast. And IMO the Sharks are a better/faster team on the ice without Clowe this year anyway. Give that ice time to Gali/Shep/Wingels. Let them gain some experience down the stretch, and maybe even a playoff round (or two!)
And from an asset management perspective, I would LOVE if the Sharks went into the draft with 4 picks in the top 2 rounds. An extra prospect would be icing on the cake.
OK, after reading some posts I would both and if Clowe were to become a Canuck.
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