2012-13 San Jose Sharks: Could Dominic Moore, Brad Winchester Return?

August 7th, 2012 by MJ Kasprzak Leave a reply »

Right now, the San Jose Sharks are looking to upgrade their roster. But is general manager Doug Wilson overlooking two players from last year's squad, Brad Winchester and Dominic Moore?

After he brought back a former No. 1 pick of the franchise to solidify the blue line, his efforts have been almost strictly limited to forwards. Every one of them offered a major upgrade to the current unit.

He pursued a trade with the biggest talent on the block in Rick Nash (and presumably at least put in a call to the Anaheim Ducks about Bobby Ryan) until it became clear that they really did expect Logan Couture in return.

(I add this digression because it is worth re-stating—that asking price is insane. I would rather have Logan Couture right now. Couture was already almost as good last season and will improve more in his third season from age 23 to 24 than Nash will in his 10th season between 27 and 28. Nash will get more goals and points, but Couture will kill penalties and carry an otherwise pedestrian second line.)

At the moment, the Sharks seem to be hoping to add Shane Doan to their roster. But since he is likely to wind up be ...

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