San Jose Sharks Rumors: Rejected Legit Offer For Defenceman

According to Elliotte Friedman, a team came to the San Jose Sharks with a real, legit offer for Mario Ferraro at the trade deadline. Seeing as he's still a member of the Sharks, they must be pretty high on him to be willing to turn down what was a good trade offer in the midst of a rebuild.

Ferraro is only 24 years old and is in the first of a four-year, $3.25 million AAV deal. He may be a good young piece to build around as he has shown potential and was given a contract like that.

It's tough to say who made the offer, but there are a number of teams that would benefit from a young defence-first defenceman on their blue line. What's also interesting to think about is what the offer was to judge if the Sharks made the right decision. They are in for a long few years of rebuilding, so Ferraro may need a new contract by the time they are coming out. He will also be entering what is generally the prime of many players' careers and I could see him becoming the next Marc-Edouard Vlasic for the Sharks.

Ferraro has averaged the second most ice time per game among defenders on the Sharks this season with nearly 22 minutes a night. Though he is a -22 on the season, he has over 100 blocked shots and hits while logging a ton of time on the penalty kill and surprisingly over 40 minutes on the power play. I don't think Ferraro is going anywhere through the rebuild.

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