NHL Rumors: Barclay Goodrow "Upset" With Rangers After Sharks Claim Him

Barclay Goodrow is reportedly unhappy with the New York Rangers after being claimed off waivers by the San Jose Sharks. 

According to New York Post columnist Larry Brooks, Goodrow, who had a modified no-trade clause, likely included the Sharks on his list of 15 teams he preferred not to join. 

By placing Goodrow on waivers, Rangers GM Chris Drury effectively bypassed this restriction, allowing the Sharks, who held the first claim, to pick him up. 

This unexpected move left Goodrow feeling disregarded and frustrated, as his preferences were seemingly overlooked in the decision-making process.

Goodrow, who has three years remaining on his contract with an average annual value of $3.642 million, was a candidate for the Rangers' salary-shedding efforts due to his underwhelming regular-season performance of four goals in 80 games. 

Despite his significant contributions during the postseason, where he scored six goals in 16 games, his regular-season output did not justify his hefty salary. The Rangers, facing cap constraints, opted to offload Goodrow's contract via waivers rather than negotiating a trade within his restrictions or pursuing a buyout.

The Sharks, in the midst of a rebuild, saw value in reuniting with Goodrow, who began his NHL career in San Jose. 

His defensive skills, playoff experience, and leadership qualities make him a valuable addition to the team as they aim to support their young prospects. 

However, the manner in which this transaction unfolded has left Goodrow dissatisfied.

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