Sharks Rumors: Veteran Forward Becoming Trade Candidate

The San Jose Sharks are currently the worst team in the NHL, and they are ready to be big sellers at the trade deadline because of it. It is completely understandable, as they are in the middle of a major rebuild and parted ways with Erik Karlsson before the season started. One player who is starting to pick up some chatter as a trade candidate because of this is Mikael Granlund.

During the offseason, the Sharks acquired Granlund as a part of the Karlsson trade mainly as a cap dump addition. Granlund just had a brutal stretch with the Penguins after being traded there at the deadline, and Pittsburgh desperately was looking to move his salary out because of it. However, Granlund has bounced back nicely since becoming a Shark, as he has 25 points in his first 32 games of the season. As a result, his trade value is picking up in the process. 

When playing at his best, Granlund is a versatile top-six forward, and we are seeing that from him yet again this season. Because of this, there should be a pretty big market for him during the trade deadline, especially if he keeps this kind of play going. 

It will be interesting to see if Granlund gets moved before the deadline passes. Yet, when noting that the Sharks are rebuilding, they would be wise to strike a deal centering around the veteran forward while he is playing well. 

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