Pierre Lebrun reports the Capitals have acquired LD Brendan Dillon from the Sharks.
The Sharks are retaining 50% of Dillon’s contract, which is expiring this summer.
The second round pick in is 2020. The third round pick is 2021, unless the Capitals win the Cup, then it becomes a 2020 pick.
The Sharks could bring back Patrick Marleau after all, reports Pierre Lebrun:
Elliotte Friedman reported more than a month ago that the Sharks were not currently a fit.
Lebrun reports there are a couple other teams involved as well.
Joe Thornton has re-signed with the Sharks for the 2019-20 season.
Thornton, 40, had 16 goals and 35 assists in 73 games with the Sharks last season.
Elliotte Friedman reports that Patrick Marleau will pursue NHL options outside of the Sharks, as there currently is not a fit with his former team.
It is believed Marleau would prefer a team in the area of the Sharks for family reasons. The Kings were a rumored destination in June, perhaps that will pick up again.
Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area discusses the possibility of the Sharks attempting to acquire Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
During a recent press conference, Sharks owner Hasso Plattner stated the team could not buy the Stanley Cup, and mentioned Malkin as someone they couldn’t just go out and spend to acquire. These comments along with Malkin’s supposed unhappiness in Pittsburgh have fueled trade speculation.
Most likely there is very little validity to the speculation, but Malkin’s name may remain linked to the Sharks considering both Pittsburgh and San Jose are in need of changes and the Sharks are one of the few teams in the league that could accommodate the Russian superstar’s hefty contract .
According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Mike Babcock is the new head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The deal is reportedly worth an astounding $50 million over eight years.
Babcock’s future was in limbo since Detroit was eliminated during the first round of the playoffs, and had been linked to the San Jose Sharks and Buffalo Sabres.
According to the Detroit Free-Press, the Red Wings offered Babcock a four-year, $13 million contract, which would have made Babcock the NHL’s highest paid coach.
Tyler Kennedy has been traded to the Islanders, reports Pierre Lebrun.
Darren Dreger reports that the Islanders gave up a conditional 3rd round pick.
Elliotte Friedman reports Ben Smith is going to the Sharks.
Smith is signed through 2015-16 at a cap hit of $1.5 million.
Mark Spector reports the Sharks have traded Andrew Desjardins back to the Hawks.