San Jose Sharks: Listing the likeliest trade candidates at the deadline

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Kevin Labanc

For a player banking on himself to earn a payday next year, Kevin Labanc fell below expectations. Kudos to Labanc for taking his deal for wanting to compete for a Stanley Cup. Unfortunately, Labanc is not living up to the caliber many expected.

His ability to operate on the first line power-play unit is a plus for teams looking to upgrade and could easily be inserted on any line. At a young age, Labanc is still finding his game and a change of scenery could be in his best interest.

With the New York Rangers’ recent influx of goaltenders, Labanc could be a piece of the trade puzzle. A trade for a new goalie would spell the end for Jones in San Jose.

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Timo Meier

An unlikely deal to be made as Wilson stated Timo Meier is one of the current core members of the Sharks. However, after coming off a 30-goal season, Meier fell flat from the beginning and is struggling the most out of the current young players on the Sharks’ roster.

His contract is affordable and could net a decent haul. Drafted in 2016, the players before and after Meier’s selection are making more significant strides for their respected clubs.

For now, Meier gets a pass given the overall year by the Sharks. Hopefully, he can rebound.