Friday, August 03, 2007

Waiting game....

As Sharks fans we have been waiting all summer. Waiting to see what the changes inside the Tank. Waiting to see what the Sharks new logo will look like. Waiting on Doug Wilson to make good on his promise to improve the Sharks roster in order to achieve the goal of winning a Stanley Cup.

Hockeybuzz.com has reported rumors for weeks about Montreal, Toronto and Boston's interest in acquiring Marleau. I know Doug Wilson has said repeatedly he is not shopping Marleau, but I think he did make it known that the captain could be had for the right price, which MUST include a top defensemen and/or a 30+ goal scoring winger. I would hope that if we do business with Boston, a team that is majorly cap strapped, we would only deal Marleau if Zdeno Chara was included in the deal. If somehow we can get Glen Murray and Chara from the B's for Marleau and Ehrhoff, the Sharks would vault to the top of the Western Conference. It would leave us roughly 17 million to resign RFA's Carle, Michalek, Bernier and Clowe. It makes sense for the team to win now while not giving up too much of our future. If we deal with Toronto, we have been rumored to be linked to Pavel Kubina, who I don't see as a solution to our problem. Marleau for McCabe - now we're talking. I don't see what Montreal has that we would want. Ryder is on a one year deal, so there is no advantage to adding him for Marleau - you may as well keep the captain.

Doug Wilson is clearly working to improve the roster. With the Ducks losing ground, I think he can smell the chance to become the front runner in the Pacific. Do not give up the captain unless we get extreme value in return! If Jovo-Cop is on the block, make an offer of some young players to get him on the team. Let's get defensive!

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

"If somehow we can get Glen Murray and Chara from the B's for Marleau and Ehrhoff, the Sharks would vault to the top of the Western Conference."

Ummm... not even close.
If you're going to do business with Beantown again (highly unlikely given the last raping you gave them), those would be names to go after. But they don't get you any closer to the Cup. Murray is a Guerrin carbon copy, and Chara is a poor-man's Rob Blake.