San Jose Sharks Rumors: Big Draft Day Trade on the Table

The San Jose Sharks are a team to watch this upcoming offseason as general manager Mike Grier plans on being very aggressive. While the Sharks continue to rebuild it turns out they have their options open when it comes to the NHL Entry Draft.

There's a ton of speculation brewing from the shark tank stating the team is interested in moving the #4 overall draft pick in June. San Jose owns their own pick, at #4 and also the pick of the New Jersey Devils, which they acquired in the Timo Meier deal.

While the rebuild is still very much alive, Grier wants to keep his options open and leave the draft after improving his hockey club, regardless if they select in the top five or receive a package of young players to build around.

The 2023 Entry Draft is supposed to be a deep first and second round so it is a touch surprising to hear the Sharks are this open. Don't NHL teams want to build and rebuild through the draft? Time will tell what Grier decides, but this may be risky business for the Sharks GM. 

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