Sharks Rumors: San Jose Likely To Trade 4 Offseason Acquisitions

There are currently rumors of the San Jose Sharks pursuing trades involving several recent offseason additions, notably Mike Hoffman, Anthony Duclair, Mikael Granlund, and Jan Rutta.

While Duclair, standing at a relatively youthful 28 years old, holds promise as a prospective asset aligned with the Sharks' future trajectory, the trio of Hoffman, Granlund, and Rutta—each surpassing 30 years of age—may not fit seamlessly into the team's long-term strategies.

Last season, the 33-year-old Hoffman scored 14 goals and 34 points across 67 games played.

Anthony Duclair definitely holds the highest trade value out of the four players, potentially translating into a substantial return in trade deals.

Duclair missed the majority of last season with injury, amassing just two goals and nine points over 20 games played last season.

The key determinant in this scenario pivots on Duclair's decision-making process: whether he opts to extend his tenure with the evolving Sharks by renewing his contract, or alternatively, embarks on exploring the free-agent market in the upcoming summer.

Such a choice carries implications for the team's trade dynamics, particularly as the trade deadline in March approaches. If Duclair elects to explore free agency, the Sharks could effectively leverage him as a pivotal bargaining asset, leveraging his substantial trade value to their advantage.

Over 58 games last season with the Nashville Predators after being acquired mid-season, Granlund scored nine goals and 36 points. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports