If the Sharks consider trading this guy at the draft and not re-sign him, what would it take for the Pens to bring him in?
He's a RFA and made 1.8 this season with the Sharks. Shoots Right, Right Wing.
SAN JOSE SHAKEUP?
The San Jose Sharks inability to advance beyond the conference final for a second straight season has led to speculation over a roster shakeup this summer.
ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun believed there were “too many passengers” on the San Jose roster, singling out forwards Dany Heatley, Joe Pavelski and Devin Setoguchi. LeBrun wondered if the Sharks might re-sign Setoguchi, a restricted free agent, or explore his trade value at the draft.
Meanwhile, Mark Emmons of the San Jose Mercury News noted Sharks GM Doug Wilson will have to make decisions very soon regarding his pending free agents, which include RFAs Setoguchi, Jamie McGinn and Ben Ferriero, along with unrestricted free agents Ian White, Ben Eager, Kyle Wellwood, Kent Huskins, Jamal Mayers and Scott Nichol.
The media consensus is Wilson needs to bolster his defense corps. White's post-season performance could earn him a new contract, but, according to capgeek.com, San Jose already has $51.8 million invested in 14 players for next season, which doesn’t leave much cap space to add more blueline experience and still re-sign key players. If Wilson hopes to bolster his blueline, it might have to be via the trade route.
Don't expect Heatley or Pavelski to be moved. The former still has three more years (at $7.5 million per season) remaining on his contract, while Pavelski was re-signed last summer to a four-year, $16-million deal. That leaves Setoguchi as a possible trade candidate.
Our team is pretty stacked as it is going into next year. Sure, explore anything, but face up to reality that except for likely adding a $3.5 million or so wing, this is the team we are going to war with. And I would take this team over almost any other team in the league, hands down, as is.