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NHL Rumors: San Jose Sharks – Erik Karlsson, Timo Meier and Tanking

Will the Sharks commerce or hold Erik Karlsson and Timo Meier?

Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now: San Jose Sharks GM Mike Grier mentioned they don’t actually have any younger gamers able to take the torch from their older gamers.

Grier mentioned that groups have attain out to him about defenseman Erik Karlsson and there’s curiosity. Groups are kicking tires. Grier is okay with not buying and selling this 12 months and bringing him again. On the report that he requested for 3 first-round picks for Karlsson.

“I’m not gonna actually get into what we’re asking for. However I don’t suppose that’s completely correct.”

Grier provides that any Karlsson must make higher sooner or later and to assist them flip issues round faster. It’s not the identical kind of commerce as Brent Burns given the age and time period left on Karlsson’s contract.

Timo Meier is a pending RFA. Grier on if curiosity in Meier or if he might be prolonged.

“That being mentioned, he’s the kind of participant that groups need, particularly groups which might be planning to be within the playoffs. He’s huge, he’s quick, he can rating, so yeah, there’s loads of curiosity in him. We’ll see the way it goes.

I’ve had some good talks with him about his state of affairs and the staff state of affairs and issues like that. I’ll form of hold these between me and him and me and his agent and all. However I acquired all of the respect on the earth for him as a participant and we’ll need to form of see the way it all shakes out.”

Grier added that he’s had some talks with Meier’s agent Claude Lemieux however they haven’t gone to far down the street. They’ve been optimistic.

Grier is towards tanking, however he may transfer out from free brokers that will assist their odds

Corey Masisak of The Athletic: San Jose Sharks proprietor Hasso Plattner and GM Mike Grier aren’t followers of “tanking.”

“I’m towards it,” he mentioned. “I’m an excellent aggressive particular person. Each group has completely different ideas on it and completely different opinions on it. However it’s by no means my intention, nor would I ever ask the coaches or gamers … I might by no means assume or hope or ask these guys to not go on the market and try to win each single sport. It’s not one thing I consider in. We’re going to try to win video games proper all the way down to Recreation 82. We’ll form of see the place we’re on the finish of the day.”

This 12 months, groups are solely in a position to drop two spots, so ending with one of many three worst information would imply a top-five choose.

Pending UFAs that might be commerce to ‘enhance their odds’ embody Matt Nieto, Nick Bonino and James Reimer. Erik Karlsson’s contract make him a tough commerce to drag off.

The Sharks may have some wage cap points sooner or later, so buying and selling Timo Meier might be an choice so as to add a youthful participant or two that might be a part of their future core,



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