San Jose Sharks
Should Worry About
The San Jose Sharks have been on the prowl all offseason long and many believe that they’re trying to go after either Erik Karlsson or John Tavares. They’ve made the moves so far to make it possible.
With Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski, and Joe Thornton getting up there in age, it might make sense to bring in a center who is in his prime right now.
The Sharks have made the playoffs 18 of the last 20 years but have struggled to get over the hump. Possibly Tavares could be the star they need to get them over the hump.
Shouldn’t Worry About
Realistically, the Sharks are a pretty old team. Despite just locking up Evander Kane to a long-term extension, the Sharks core is old and their window is closing.
Joe Thorton will likely sign another one year deal, approaching the age of 39 and Brent Burns is 32 and his goal total dropped by 17 goals from last year to this past year.
Realistically, the Islanders have a better chance of being competitive for longer, so if Tavares really cares about winning which it seems he does, then he’d be better off just staying with the Islanders.