That's heartbreaking for me to read. There's nothing more, NOTHING more I would've liked to see than all my favorite Sharks (and former Shark) win the cup together for the first time. I wish I never read that
Looks like the Sharks will be counting on the services of McGinn, Couture, Demers and other "kids". It's not that DW didn't want to make a deal, but that the price/availability of who he wanted was not possible to "make a deal".
John-Michael Liles (D, Avalanche) - Shifty offensive d-man, but maybe a bit overpaid and with a tricky NTC that might hinder his value. Does Colorado want to keep him or shed payroll to be able to build around their young core? CONTRACT: $4.2m cap hit through 11-12 (UFA), Conditional NTC (can list as many as 18 teams that he will not accept a trade to)
A poster on the main trades forum cited Dallas Dave (HF doesn't allow links to his sites including Twitter) as his source for claiming Liles to SJS was close at the TDL. Perhaps something to be revisited during the off-season?