San Jose Sharks: 3 goalies to trade for in the offseason

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3. Matt Murray

Matt Murray is only 25-years-old and already a two-time Stanly Cup champion, however with the emergence of Tristan Jarry, the Pittsburgh Penguins may be looking to move him with both of them being restricted free agents (RFAs) this offseason.

This season, Murray has struggled. In 35 games this season, Murray is sporting a 2.85 GAA, .899 SV%, one shutout, and .429 QS%.

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However, these numbers are far from his career numbers. In 116 games over five seasons, Murray sports a 2.67 GAA, .914 SV%, 11 shutouts, and .521 QS%.

If you look further into Murray’s stats, you will realize that every other season is good for him. Last year, he had a .919 SV%, 2.69 GAA, four shutouts, and .580 QS% in 50 games.

Three years ago, Murray had a .923 SV%, 2.41 GAA, four shutouts, and .553 QS% in 49 games. However, in between these two great years, Murray posted a season with a .907 SV%, 2.92 GAA, one shutout, and .422 QS%.

After looking at these stats, this season was an expected down year for Murray. If this trend continues, it can be expected that Murray bounces back next season with a big year.

If the Penguins didn’t have a capable backup in Casey DeSmith down in the AHL, I wouldn’t think they would be open to moving Murray. But since they do, Pittsburgh could be open to moving Murray for a high draft pick and a winger.