With the trade deadline having just passed; I was wondering why there hasnt been any mention of the possibility of bringing back D. Wilson to the ice. He is 54 years old so definitely a little past his prime, he would cost the sharks a nothing considering he is already the GM, and he was an 8 time NHL all star and former Norris trophy winner.
I understand that the sharks will not expect him to be a top 2 d-man or even a top 4 d-man but bringing him back to the sharks I think would only be a positive for the organization. Allowing our prospect system to be restocked would be great and he could fill in on the 3rd pairing as a puck moving defenseman. (I think this trade would be more cost effective than a 2nd rounder for D. Moore anyway)
The down side is minimal and the upside is extraordinary if he somehow manages to find the touch he had in 81-82 or even 89-90. I think he would be a hard worker and really compete after spending the last few years in the GM office. Lastly, the team needs a shot in the arm after struggling on the road trip and what better way to get the team jump started for the stretch run than by bringing back a fan favorite for the first home game in almost a month. The fans would love it, the players would love it, Wilson would be a very serviceable on the 3rd pairing D, and the cost would be minimal.
Maybe I am too bias toward Wilson, but I think he has spent his time in the front office and at age 54, with this team needing something to get itself over the hump, why not bring him back? Doug Wilson even gave Claude Lemiuex a shot... why don't the Sharks as an organization give back as well.
Does anyone have insight as to whether this option has been discussed internally; and if it hasn't then why not, I would love to know.