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Monday Sharks Links: Doug Wilson will listen to offers for ninth overall pick

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Plus speculation the Sharks could be interested in signing pending UFA Devan Dubnyk, an interview with Brenden Dillon and the possibility of Antti Niemi returning.

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  • It's probably just part of the posturing all GMs engage in prior to the draft but Doug Wilson said this weekend that the team is open to potentially trading the ninth overall pick, either to move up or down in the draft or in a package for a player. Wilson didn't rule out the possibility of a blockbuster, saying he wants to put the Sharks "in a position to bounce back and be very competitive come September." [NHL.com]
  • James Mirtle pegs the Sharks' pick as the most likely among the top 15 to change hands. There's also some unrelated speculation that Dion Phaneuf could be a potential fit in San Jose. [The Globe & Mail]
  • Here's an in-depth interview with Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon. The restricted free agent mentions he'd like to get a contract done sooner rather than later. [Van City Buzz]
  • Things have potentially gone sideways in negotiations between the Minnesota Wild and the man who saved their season, pending UFA goalie Devan Dubnyk. If an extension doesn't get done prior to the UFA courting period that begins this Thursday, Elliotte Frieman speculates the Sharks might be interested in signing the 6'6" netminder. [Sportsnet]
  • More on Wilson's pre-draft press conference from Friday where he intimated the team is still considering bringing pending UFA Antti Niemi back. [Mercury News]
  • Former Peter DeBoer assistant Dave Barr, rumored as a possible addition to DeBoer's coaching staff in San Jose, won't be coming here after joining Dan Bylsma's staff in Buffalo. [ESPN]
  • Regular season overtime could be changing but GMs and players remain split on what the new format would look like. GMs are in favor of adopting the model the AHL implemented last season where four-on-four overtime gave way to three-on-three after three minutes of play, with OT periods lasting seven minutes in total if no one scores. Players want to go straight to three-on-three for a five-minute period. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Full primer on the NHL offseason which will start to pick up steam this week. [Grantland]