Rebuild the Sharks

Another Sharks playoffs have come to an end with this year one of the few that were succesful. With all the free agents however next year could be trouble. Ive decided to try and help fix it.

Following the season SJ has roughly 20m to play with

Resign Patty Marleau on a 10 year deal which pays him 7 for the first 4 years 6 the next 2, 3.5 the next 2 and 1 the last 2, for a decent cap hit of 4.9 per year.

15.1 left

Resign Joe pavelski to a 4m/4 years deal

11.1m left

Resign Manny Malhota 1m/1 year

10.1m left

Resign Scott Nichol 700k/2 years

9.4 left

Draft Day 2010
Trade rights to evgeni nabokov to flyers for 3rd and 5th round picks

Trade Marc Eduard Vlassic+ kent Huskins+ Tyson Sexsmith to Vancouver for Cody Schnieder+ Brad Luckawhich

Trade Devin Setoguchi, 1st round pick, 2nd round pick 2011 and Jason Demers to Tampa Bay for 5th overal pick.

With this pick select d Cam Fowler.

Free Agency 2010

Sign Denis Seidenburg 3m/ 2 years

Sign Willie Mitchell 3.5/2 years

Sign Todd bertuzzi 1.5/1 year
Sign Arron Asham 1m/1 year
Resign any RFAS aquired to deals

With Lucawhich and Huskins salary basically being a wash the salary cap doesnt change

Trading Vlassic for Schnieder frees up about 2.1 cap space

After deals you have roughly 10.5 in space.

Add in the 9m spent on UFAS and we end up having roughly 1.5 in cap space

Add in calling up nick petrecki and Logan Couture you have about 1m in cap relief

Your lines look like

Heatley
-Thornton -Marleau
Couture -Pavelski- Clowe
McGinn -Malhotra -
Mitchell
Bertuzzi-Nichol-Asham

Spares: Staubitz

Boyle-Murray
Petrecki-Sidenburg
Fowler- Mitchell
Spare: Lucawhich

Schnieder

Griess

I feel the problem with this years Sharks team was that our defense did not block enough shots and plain and simple weren’t tough enough. As you can see ive completely revamped our defense with 3 acquisitions and a promotion. Thinking for the future, i have also acquired stud d man Cam Fowler who i feel will be available with the 6th overall pick.

The goal-tending obviously need to be changed as Nabby is a UFA and failed to assist us this year at the rate we pay him.

The forwards arent as deep as id like them but that could come over the coarse of the season. I really feel that Couture is ready to step up and produce which warranted the departure of Setoguchi.

Think this team can compete for the cup?


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