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.
Resign Joe pavelski to a 4m/4 years deal
Resign Manny Malhota 1m/1 year
Resign Scott Nichol 700k/2 years
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
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?