Sharks Rumors: Cost To Acquire James Reimer This Season

The San Jose Sharks appear to be trying to enter a rebuild by looking into trading a number of their top players. Among the most likely to be traded this season is goaltender James Reimer, but the price isn't as great as expected.

Sheng Peng, who covers the Sharks, said the trade return for Reimer would likely be less than a second-round pick. The team would like to get more for their starter as he was very impressive last season and is having an average 2022-23 season. They already traded away Adin Hill in the offseason to the Vegas Golden Knights and decided to keep Reimer around as a trade piece before the deadline. This may have been the wrong choice looking back.

Many of the starters and good goaltenders have struggled a ton this season which should drive the price up of Reimer if he can put up a little better numbers. Despite playing for the Sharks who are 24th in goals against per game, Reimer has a better save percentage than notable starters like Marc-Andre Fleury, Jordan Binnington, Martin Jones, Jake Allen, Frederik Andersen, Jacob Markstrom, Jonathan Quick, Thatcher Demko, Sergei Bobrovsky, and Jack Campbell.

All of these teams are fighting to be in the playoffs this season and may require help. Some teams are more likely than others, but the Sharks may be able to leverage a situation and get more for their goalie.

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