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post DOH 363 – Sharks Out, Questions Loom

April 25th, 2017, 9:44 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Sharks were eliminated by the Edmonton Oilers in six games, and the injury report was released. Over the next couple of months, the Dudes and Sharks will have to address many questions about this team.

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8 Comments to “DOH 363 – Sharks Out, Questions Loom”

  1. Theo says:

    My 2 cents: offer Jumbo and Marleau 1-year deals at a high salary asap. This extends the window 1 last season. Just too much of a bummer to end on this note. If they decline the deal, let ’em go and embrace a high draft pick in ’18 plus some likely interesting names on the UFA market.

    • james says:

      Sure, that’d be great. But why would Thornton and Marleau agree to a 1-year deal? At 37, still playing at a high level, I can’t imagine either one signing anything but a 3-year deal. At the same age Iginla signed a 3-year $16 mil deal 2 years ago. Do you really want Patty and Jumbo tying up $32 mil over the next 3 years? Not to mention keeping us in “Red Wings Limbo” – not good enough to win a cup, not bad enough to draft high.

      • james says:

        Actually I guess that Iginla contract was in ’14. Time flies.

      • Rick says:

        Imagine Hossa was a UFA and DW signed him for 3 years at his current salary of $5.275, We’d all be saying: bad move – he’s too old for a team with most core players aged 32 and up. Now swap out Hossa’s name with Marleau. The two had almost identical stats last year and are only 4 months apart in age. In other words, if you take our personal connection to Marleau out of the equation, it becomes clear resigning him at market value makes no sense. if he takes a big discount, that’s another story, but considering he’s asked for a trade before, that seems unlikely.

  2. Hoover says:

    Perfect scenario is sign Joe and Patty for 2 years. Thornton is still the best or second-best center on the team and we have no one to replace him. Marleau is still the second-best scoring winger on the team and good for 15-20 goals. I’d make a deal with Vegas to protect Dell (similar to the rumored Pens-protect-both-goalies deal), then expose Boedker, Martin, and Ward so Vegas takes one and we save cap. Another reason to keep Thornton: I’m not sold on Hertl as a center – he is more effective as a winger. I’d move him back to wing with Pavs and Joe, slot Tierney on the 3rd line, and pick up a good 4th line center.

  3. Steve says:

    I only watched the ‘Cuda highlights, but Groesnick looked incredible. Disappointed to see Sorenson struggles defensively at the AHL level too. The criticisms I’ve read here of the DeBoer’s lineups is a valid point.

  4. Heather says:

    Come on, dudes, we miss you! Also a question: with the AHL team playing so well, does that reduce the likelihood of resigning Marleau and/or Thornton? I for one hope they both come back. No Western Conference teams look that good right now so we still have a shot at a deep run. Plus, might end up playing for a rival, i.e. the Ducks. Let’s keep him on our side and not give them any more weapons.

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