With the trade deadline approaching, the San Jose Sharks are going to be sellers. What Sharks player should the New York Islanders target?
Going into the trade deadline, the New York Islanders are surely going to be buyers. Or at least they should be. Hopefully, Stand Pat isn’t the only acquisition they make at the deadline.
The San Jose Sharks will certainly be sellers at the deadline.
They’re eleven points out of a wildcard spot with 50 games played so far. The core of their roster is aging rapidly and carrying big immovable contracts. They have five players locked into contracts carrying a minimum $7 million cap hit through the 2024-25 season. And they don’t have their first-round pick (the Senators have it thanks to the Karlsson trade).
That last part – the one where the Ottawa Senators hold the Sharks first-round pick – is apparently causing GM Doug Wilson some embarrassment. And rightfully so, the Sharks should be in a playoff position with the aspiration of getting a cup not at the bottom of the league thinking about a rebuild.
Wilson is hoping to get back into the first-round of the 2020 draft, but the only way to do that is by trading for one. That means Wilson will have to move someone of value. Something that should greatly interest the Islanders.
So who, of value, on the San Jose Sharks roster should the Islanders inquire about?