Armchair GM

On the Sharks' trade deadline strategy

After last year's successful trade deadline spent turning unnecessary players into valuable futures, Doug Wilson's next challenge is to do it all over again this year.

Rising salary cap stands to benefit Sharks

A projected 10.6% rise in the salary cap's upper limit for next season is good news for a Sharks team trying to keep its core together.

Predicting the Sharks' trade deadline gameplan

With just over 48 hours remaining before the NHL trade deadline, we break down the Sharks' tradeable assets and roster needs.

Should the Sharks claim Jussi Jokinen?

With Carolina placing the struggling winger on waivers, should the Sharks capitalize on an opportunity to improve their forward dShould the Sharks claim Jussi Jokinen?epth?

Should the Sharks sign Scott Gomez? No, seriously.

With Montreal likely set to buy out Scott Gomez in the coming days, should the Sharks take a flier on a potential third-line center?

Do the Sharks even have a buyout candidate?

How the Sharks choose (or don't choose) to spend their allotted amnesty buyouts largely depends on the direction in which they decide to take the franchise.

Can the Sharks get under the NHL's new salary cap?

One of the topics of discussion at CBA meetings today is how the league will ease its fall from a $70 million salary cap in the potential 2012-13 season to a $60 million ceiling in 2013-14. How will the cap crunch affect the San Jose Sharks?

Sharks pursuing Shane Doan, but is he already on the team?

The San Jose Sharks have been one of the front-runners for free agent Shane Doan. They already have a similar player on the team. Should they give $7.5 million to Doan when they have Ryane Clowe signed for half that?

Could Jason Arnott be a Shane Doan Derby consolation prize?

Taking a look at UFA Jason Arnott as a potential third-line center for the Sharks next season.

Should the Sharks send Jakub Voracek an offer sheet?

If Weber ends up in Philly, could the Sharks take advantage of the Flyers' precarious salary cap situation?


Trade Targets: Finding a third-line center

Looking through potential candidates to center the Sharks' third line.

Should the Sharks target Michael Grabner?

If the Sharks don't land Rick Nash, should they target the New York Islanders' Michael Grabner in a trade? And what should they offer?

2012 UFA Targets: Mikael Samuelsson

Should the Sharks target UFA forward Mikael Samuelsson?

2012 UFA Targets: Ray Whitney

Should the Sharks try to sign UFA forward Ray Whitney?

2012 UFA Targets: David Moss

An in-depth look at whether the Sharks should try to sign free agent forward David Moss.

2012 UFA Targets: Alexander Semin

Why the Sharks should be interested in free agent forward Alexander Semin.

Which Unqualified RFAs Should Interest San Jose?

A look at which RFAs who weren't tendered qualifying offers by their teams could potentially fit on the Sharks.

2012 UFA Targets: Alexei Ponikarovsky

2012 UFA Targets: Should the Sharks sign Alexei Ponikarovsky?

Darren Dreger calls San Jose Sharks a "strong contender" for Rick Nash

A look at Darren Dreger's report that the Sharks are emerging as "strong contenders" for the services of Rick Nash.

2012 NHL Trade Deadline: Why The Rick Nash Frenzy Opens Up More Space For Sharks To Work With

A look at the Rick Nash rumors and why this allows Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson the ability to target some value players at a much cheaper cost.

Buffalo's Paul Gaustad would be a perfect fit for San Jose

A look at Buffalo's Paul Gaustad, a player who has been linked to San Jose in trade rumors recently.

If Rick Nash is available, should San Jose come calling?

Allow me to preface this article with a few statements. 1. I do not think a deal between the Sharks and Columbus for Rick Nash has any real chance of happening. 2. Rick Nash is probably my...

Sharks have a goalie conundrum on the horizon

What are the Sharks to do when Antero Niittymaki comes back from injury? It's not an easy solution.

With Sharks Preseason Complete, Roster Decisions To Be Made

Fear The Fin examines the Sharks roster heading into final cuts.

Signs point to Sharks choosing not to retain Patrick White, instead will recieve compensation

With the signing deadline come and gone, it looks like San Jose has chosen not to sign Patrick White.

Sharks Third Line Deficiencies Are No Pressing Matter

A look at the San Jose Sharks third line forward group and the options Sharks GM Doug Wilson has this season in improving it.

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