The San Jose Sharks could make some players available
Shawn Simpson: If the San Jose Sharks are not able to extend pending UFA defenseman Brenden Dillon, they need to trade him.
Kevin Kurz of The Athletic: The Sharks will be without Logan Couture for at least the next month and a half, a huge blow to the team. The odds of the Sharks getting back into a playoff spot weren’t great before the injury, now their chances are worse.
Defenseman Brenden Dillon will likely be gone before the deadline, and the same could be said for forward Melker Karlsson.
The majority of Sharks players have limited or full no-trade clauses. Their 2020 first-round pick belongs to the Ottawa Senators from the Erik Karlsson trade.
Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman says the Sharks will continue to look to make moves.
“The last year they missed the playoffs, the following season they went to the Stanley Cup final. That’s their goal to continue to contend for next year,” said Friedman. “They don’t plan on removing any of their core. They will talk about their UFAs; Brenden Dillon, Melker Karlsson and I think there’s a lot of interest in Dillon potentially with a team like Toronto kicking the tires there.”
The New York Rangers will listen to call on Alexandar Georgiev
Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman said that the New York Rangers will listen to trade offers for goaltender Alexandar Georgiev.
“They’ve got a lot of good defence prospects coming and they obviously don’t need goalies. So teams are under the impression that it won’t be cheap,” Friedman said Saturday during the Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada. “…It will probably cost you a forward who’s either as young and either ready to play or close to it — but they won’t listen to anything that doesn’t impress them beneath that.”