Before the lockout, the free agency market was waiting for Shane Doan to pull the trigger on a move he was obviously reluctant to make. Now it appears he is staying put in the event a new collective bargaining agreement is reached.
There is no need to sign other free agents until there is going to be a season. Nevertheless, suitors like the San Jose Sharks would be wise to settle on an alternative.
For San Jose, this plan B option could more appropriately be called a plan C since the team’s first choice was actually Rick Nash. Another division rival, the Anaheim Ducks, further diminished the talent pool when they announced they are keeping Bobby Ryan.
However, here are the top five remaining forwards for the Sharks, what they bring to the table and links to a more in-depth analysis of their assets and liabilities previously outlined on San Jose Sharks Examiner…