NHL Rumors: 2 Teams Linked to Ethan Bear

Ethan Bear is still looking for a new home, but there appears to be some interest in the 26-year-old defenseman. Two teams who are currently eying him include the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks. 

The Ducks have a lot of cap space to work with and are in a position to add to their roster because of it. When noting that they could use a boost on the right side of their defensive group, it makes sense that they are considering Bear as an option. He would be a candidate to receive both power play and penalty kill time and would also be a potential option for their top four. 

The Sharks, on the other hand, are going to need to add at least one right-shot defenseman once they move Erik Karlsson. When noting that the Sharks are rebuilding, it would make sense for them take a chance on a player with upside like Bear. He would be in the running for top-four minutes, and it could lead to his production increasing because of it.

It will be interesting to see if either of these clubs end up bringing in Bear from here, but there will be other teams calling as well.

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