Sharks Rumors: 3 Early Season Trade Candidates

The San Jose Sharks have started the season like many expected, sitting with a 3-8-0 record. Reports have surfaced stating on Tomas Hertl is untouchable and general manager Mike Grier will be open to making some more moves in season. Here's three Sharks to keep an eye on when it comes to wheeling and dealing from the Shark Tank:

Erik Karlsson

The Sharks would be smart to capitalize on Karlsson's strong start and move on from the offensive defenseman. He holds a full no-movement clause, so Karlsson holds all the cards on a move. So far in 11 games he's registered 11 points and appears to be fully healthy. The Swedish defender is signed through the 2026-27 season at $11.5 million per season so any deal will include the Sharks retaining some salary, much like what took place in the Brent Burns trade earlier this year.

James Reimer

Teams are already checking in on the asking price for James Reimer as veteran goaltending is hard to find. Reimer hasn't had much success in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, however, can be an insurance policy for many contending teams as he's only making $2.25 million against the cap. 

Timo Meier

This one would be a blockbuster. It was very surprising to hear recently he's not an untouchable as Timo Meier is on the radar of many teams. The 26-year-old winger is a pending restricted free agent who has point-per-game talent. Expect to see a bidding war later on this season if Meier's name remains on the trade list and no extension is announced.

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