I understand that I am new to hockey and that there are a lot of things that I am still learning about it; however, I do not understand some of the moves that Doug Wilson has made lately. He says that the Sharks are in a rebuilding mode to improve their chances of winning the Stanley Cup, but some of the players he has chosen are head scratches. Let’s start with…
The “Good” Moves: Re-signing Alex Stalock, Tommy Wingels (three-year contract), Jason Demers (two-year contract), James Sheppard (one-year contract)
The “Meh” Moves: Mike Brown, Taylor Fedun, Tye McGinn (brother of former Sharks Jamie McGinn
The “What the Heck” Moves: Scott Hannan (older and had a so-so year last year), John Scott (two goals, four assists and 430 penalty minutes in 236 career NHL games… REALLY???)
The “No Longer Here” Moves: Dan Boyle became an unrestricted free agent and signed with the New York Rangers for two years. I’m going to miss him. Brad Stuart was traded to the Colorado Avalanche for a 2016 second-round pick and a 2017 sixth-round pick.