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Report: Habs, Canucks also interested in Clowe

Mar 27, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

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Add another couple of teams to the list that’s reportedly interested in adding Sharks forward Ryane Clowe before the April 3 trade deadline.

In addition to the oft-mentioned Boston Bruins, the Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks also “covet” the big winger, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun,

Whether the Habs or Canucks are willing to fork over the reported asking price of “a first-round pick and another young asset” for a pending unrestricted free agent that hasn’t scored a goal all season is another thing.

Not to mention, the Canucks are a potential playoff matchup for the Sharks.

But on paper the interest in Clowe makes sense. Both Montreal and Vancouver have been criticized for a lack of toughness and size in their top six, and the 30-year-old certainly has size and toughness.

It’s also reasonable to believe Clowe’s had some bad luck this season. Despite not having a goal in 25 games, he’s fifth on the Sharks with 59 shots. Sometimes the pucks just don’t go in.

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  1. davebabychreturns - Mar 27, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    A first and a prospect for Clowe? That’s a steep price.

    I’d love to add him to the Canucks roster but at that kind of cost you need to get a player who is going to produce and there’s ample reason to doubt whether Clowe will or not.

  2. phillyphanatic77 - Mar 27, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    That’s an absurd asking price for Clowe. Maybe I’d give up a 2nd and a “young asset”, but a first and prospect is just excessive. I know Clowe brings more than just scoring, but not having a goal has to factor into the equation. And it’s not like he was a top goal scorer before this season. I can’t see anyone giving San Jose that much, but I guess Wilson has to aim high to restock his team.

  3. 19to77 - Mar 27, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Clower’s a power forward at the end of his shelf life. He’s not going to resurrect what was only an average career to begin with anywhere else. He’s over the hill. Too old to play that style of game effectively anymore.

  4. sjsharks66 - Mar 27, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    I cant imagine anyone on the Canucks wants to share the locker room with him. Especially Burrows or Kessler.

  5. packerswin96 - Mar 27, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    I would give a 2nd round pick for Clowe, and nothing more.

    • withseidelinn - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM

      I can see the Sharks getting a 1st rounder for him. but only if they push it to the very last hours of the deadline and there are multiple teams bidding.

  6. ikillchicken - Mar 27, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    I don’t see it. Adding a center would make way more sense. We need insurance if Schroeder slows down again at some point. And if he doesn’t, then we can use Kesler with the Sedins full time which shifts Burrows down onto Higgins line and addresses any need for a winger we might have.

  7. shortsxit34 - Mar 27, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    If they want somebody for their scoring, they’re better off with Marty Brodeur than Clowe.

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