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Report: Sharks could trade Clowe by Sunday

Mar 30, 2013, 10:03 PM EDT

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The San Jose Sharks asked Ryane Clowe to waive his no-trade clause and could trade him out of town as soon as Sunday, according to

The report lists the Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers as the top contenders for the 30-year-old power forward. While the Habs shut out the Rangers on Saturday, the other two teams lost in frustrating ways, perhaps making a swap more desirable.

A recent report also placed the Vancouver Canucks in the mix.

ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the Sharks’ asking price is a first-round pick and a prospect.

  1. dutchman1350 - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Well the Rangers don’t have a first round pick…LOL!

    • stakex - Mar 31, 2013 at 2:44 AM

      Thats a good thing. Spending a first round pick on a guy with no goals and 11 assists in 27 games would be a terrible thing to do… and Sather might be tempted, if he had one.

  2. bigbadbruins77 - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Oh great another big guy that can’t score

  3. sportsfan69 - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    As a Rangers fan, we don’t need another Brian Boyle on the ice.

  4. sjsharks66 - Mar 30, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Everyone saying they don’t need or want him. Just wait until next season. When he will likely get out of his slump.

    This is terrible. I cant believe Wilson is going through with this.

    • sjsblitz - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:23 PM

      You’re delusional man, im sorry. Guessing you thought keeping Murray was a good idea to eh?

    • stakex - Mar 31, 2013 at 3:02 AM

      Hes scored at least 17 goals in each of the last four seasons… so yes, going 27 games without a goal is a slump for him. However, even if he did come out of it (note: IF), hes still not worth anywhere close to a first round pick and a prospect…

      • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 31, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        Your assessment of Clowe is spot on. Good player, not worth that asking price. He’s a poor mans Scott Hartnell in my eyes .. and Hartnell wouldn’t warrant that price. Hell we got Hartnell AND Timonen for a 1st round pick. Different situation, obviously, but Wilson is shooting for the stars with that price. He’s maybe worth a 2nd and a mid-level prospect, but even that is probably too much.

  5. norcalsportsknowledge - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    If sharks trade Clowe, then who’s going to drop the gloves. Wilson loves his team to be soft. He’s getting rid of all his tough guys and is looking for a bunch of Patty’s.

  6. sjsharks66 - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Sharks are going to be the slowest and softest team in the league. That is not how you win the cup. Thats how you lose in the first round.

  7. sjsharks66 - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Yeah dude I do. Look at how he has played in Pit. He is a great defenseman.
    I also like to watch hockey with the occasional big hit. Not this slow grinding wilson type of hockey.

  8. esracerx46 - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    A first and a prospect for a player that cant score?! Calgary got basically the same thing for a much better player than this clown.

  9. sjsharks66 - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Plus after a lock out you are going to trade away 2 fan favorites for draft picks? That makes sense. Wilson is not even trying to get people to play right away.

    Look at what Pit has done. The sharks need to do the same. Especially with Patty and Jumbo only having a year left. He needs to make the sharks a cup contender, so they can win it this year or next.

    Instead he will just make deals like Handzus and Galliardi. Those have worked out SO well for the team.

  10. norcalsportsknowledge - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Murray is exactly what a playoff team needs. Toughness, a guy who’ll sacrifice his body, make the big hit, protect his teammates. All this talk about him being slow, so what, he’s a stay at home defender. He may make a bad pass every now and again, but he more than makes up for it. Wilson likes to build offensive teams, which do well in the regular season, but not the playoffs. We will miss the toughness of Clowe and Murray. They do things that don’t show up in the stat sheet, but help a team win.

  11. sjsharks86 - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    You’re right the Sharks have been terrible defensively, esp. after they got rid of Murray. Oh wait….

  12. sjsharks66 - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Yeah because having 2 good games takes away from the 8 solid years of defense Murray provided…. Oh wait

  13. sjsharks86 - Mar 31, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    Haha seriously? I love Crankshaft and have enjoyed watching him do his thing over the years but at this point the Sharks are better off without him. Murray compensates for a lack of speed with great positioning, but if you get smoked in a race to the puck, positioning doesn’t count for much. He provides big hits often, and while entertaining that doesn’t win you games. He’s an intimidating presence but doesn’t fight very often (I think most of the players around the league knows better than to drop gloves with him) And yes, watching the past 3 games I see the D having gone from good to great, no holes or shortcomings whatsoever. Although all of us in the stands will miss Murray, we’re not going to miss him on the scoresheet.

  14. xxakshunxx - Mar 31, 2013 at 3:48 AM

    It’s a sellers market right now and with the best player available for trade already gone, teams are desperate at the moment

  15. norcalsportsknowledge - Mar 31, 2013 at 3:50 AM

    I’ll take Murray over Stuart, and wait until playoffs, that’s when the defense is going to miss him. The team is playing better because Wilson sent a message to the players by trading Murray and I’ll have no problem with these trades if Wilson try’s to resign them next year.

  16. pariseinminnesotabichez - Mar 31, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    All of you who think the sharks won’t ever produce a big hit again? Lmao Brent burns? Brad Stuart? Dumb asses

  17. sjsharks66 - Mar 31, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    When did you become a Minnesota fan? July?

  18. norcalsportsknowledge - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Burns and Stuart hits aren’t in the same league as Murray hits. I don’t know what you consider big hits in Minnesota, but those don’t cut it at the Shark tank. Burns did have a nice hip check last night, but if Murray makes the same hit, that guys not getting up.

  19. pariseinminnesotabichez - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Actually I’m a Sharks fan living in minnesota thank you very much, when I few up there was no minnesota hockey team so I cheered for the Sharks because my cousins live in San Fran

  20. norcalsportsknowledge - Mar 31, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    It’s a steep price if Clowe doesn’t resign, if they resign him, then I don’t think they’d mind giving up a late first round pick. Clowe is a guy you hate if he’s on the other team, but love if he’s on yours. With small guys like Couture and Pavelski, who I love, you need someone like Clowe to protect them. He’s a tough hard nose player and he’s good in O.T. shoot outs. Saying all that, if they give up a 1st and a really good prospect, then that’s asking a lot.

  21. thewaytonever - Mar 31, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    I don’t think the sharks are lacking in hitters we could always call up guys from the ahl. that team has several hitters and fighters. they may not be a replacement for Murray and clowe but they could make an impact in the hitting department. so its not all bleak on that front.

  22. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 1, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    Several hitters and fighters? Doherty and Petrecki aren’t ready for the NHL big boys. Tennyson is another offensive blueliner. Joslin seems to have taken a step back. Handzus is the only tough one left and I don’t know how much he has left in his tank. Sharks need to find a tough, shutdown defender and I don’t know if we have one in the minors. Wilson likes offensive defensemen too much. We have nobody who strikes fear into opposing teams and that doesn’t seem to work in the playoffs.

  23. thewaytonever - Apr 1, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Acolatse is a great hitter and a damned fine fighter. He is raw and does need more time in the minors but he is far from an offensive defensemen the dude has some major sand. And come on you act like clowe is the only power forward the Sharks have. What about Sheppard and Desi both can dish out hits and Desi isn’t shy about dropping the gloves. I.can see Singles stepping up his game in the absence of Clowe. Ultimatley I think Wilson is a bum but so is Clowe. He takes too many unnessicary penalties and is slow and can’t score for his life right now. Maybe a change of scenery is what he needs.

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