San Jose Sharks Rumors: 2 Possible Landing Spots for Mike Hoffman

The San Jose Sharks added Mike Hoffman as one of the many pieces in the Erik Karlsson three-way trade. Yet, when noting that Hoffman is entering the final season of his contract and the Sharks are rebuilding, he is expected to be moved as a rental, likely with 50% of his salary retained. Let's discuss two teams who could make a push for him now. 

Washington Capitals: If the Washington Capitals are more competitive this season, they could look to add Hoffman in the middle of the year. There is no question that they need help in their middle six, and that is something Hoffman would provide. He also would be a nice addition to their second power play unit because of his offensive IQ.

Minnesota Wild: When looking at the Wild's roster, it is clear that they also need help with their top nine. Hoffman would slot beautifully on their third line, and this is especially so if the change of scenery helps him bounce back. Thus, don't be surprised if the Wild consider him as a trade option in 2023-24.

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