Antti Niemi Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Sharks Goalie

February 17th, 2015 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

The San Jose Sharks are firmly entrenched in the Western Conference playoff race but reportedly may look to deal starting netminder Antti Niemi anyway.    

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Niemi Reportedly on the BlockTuesday, Feb. 17Ian McLaren of The Score passed along comments's Pierre LeBrun made during an appearance on TSN 1290 in Winnipeg about the veteran goalie:

(The Sharks) continue to get younger. If you look at their lineup, it's the youngest it has been in a long time. And that will continue to the point where I was talking to a team today that says that they were told again by San Jose that Antti Niemi is on the table.

So here's a team that's in a playoff spot, albeit by a slim margin; but, because Niemi is a pending UFA, the Sharks are taking calls on him.

The Sharks are clearly in a tricky situation. Moving Niemi would likely have a negative impact on their chances of making the playoffs; however, letting him walk away at season's end without getting anything in return would hurt over the long haul.

A lot probably depends on how the team plays le ...

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