By all accounts, Ryane Clowe is going to be traded in the very near future. The San Jose Sharks have asked him to waive his no-trade clause and he’s going to be a healthy scratch on Monday. He’s going to be donning a new sweater at some point this week. It’s a done deal.
The question for the Sharks is going to be simply, who’s next? Once Clowe is shipped out, the Sharks will have dealt Douglas Murray and Michal Handzus, each of which they received draft picks for. We’re not quite sure what they’re asking for Clowe, but it’s surely more than what they received for either of them.
Those three players likely won’t be the only ones that the Sharks move prior to Wednesday. Even if they don’t end up moving all of the names that float around, there are going to be some serious rumors regarding what the Sharks plan to do.
A name like Martin Havlat could move. Dan Boyle is still an option to be moved as well. Either of them would bring back a pretty solid return. Joe Pavelski is a long shot, but his name has been out there as well. It’s probably safe to say at this point that Joe Thornton isn’t going anywhere.
One player that could move is Justin Braun. He’s been in and out of the lineup for the Sharks this year, so it wouldn’t take too much to acquire him. He could be a solid addition for a team looking for some depth on the blue line.
It’s no guarantee that the Sharks are going to continue moving guys after Clowe, but it is a very good possibility. They’re attempting a rebuild-on-the-fly, so the purpose is more to stock up on youngsters and draft picks than anything else. They’ll be a team to watch for the next two days.