2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Ryane Clowe Report Card

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2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Ryane Clowe Report Card
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Ryane Clowe is one of the forwards the San Jose Sharks may consider moving this summer

The first season Ryane Clowe was healthy and good enough to play in at least 60 games was 2008-09. The San Jose Sharks won the President's Trophy that season, and with 22 goals and 30 assists in 71 games, Clowe looked like a big piece of the team's future moving forward.

Now the Sharks seem headed in the wrong direction, and general manager Doug Wilson has to know they need a fundamental shift. Clowe may well be the player least most to be moved to make that happen.

For one thing, he is in the last year of a contract with a cap hit of $3,625,000, so his future with the team is unknown. At 29, he is young enough to be part of a team's future and veteran enough to help a team looking to win right now (like the Sharks, perhaps?).

But should San Jose really decide that Clowe is expendable? Any good, objective analysis has to be cold-blooded, so we should determine his value by looking at the good, bad and ugly truth about Clowe...

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