The fact that this made the list may surprise some people, but it is a crucial issue to be addressed for the continued success of the Sharks. With Nittymaki already starting his rehab stint with Worchester, San Jose will soon have a choice to make about the future of their net minding.
While three goalies may not seem to be an issue to a casual fan, one only has to look at the mess it has made in Long Island to realize that it could easily derail a team. Especially since Greiss and Nittymaki are both talented back ups that can be trusted to give Niemi an off night.
While many are split on who should be traded, in my opinion Greiss has proven he can be more reliable and has the talent to hold onto the backup spot, and his youth ensures he could be a more valuable asset in years to come.
Nittymaki, while talented, could be better served as packaged deal at the trade deadline with teams such as Tampa Bay and Columbus who are in dire straits for a solid goal tender. In return, the Sharks could add an extra scorer for the third or fourth line and add depth in case the previous issue of injury becomes relevant.
What the Sharks should NOT do is try and establish the murky and ineffective goal rotation that the Islanders have tried to use. With the high level of competition in the Pacific Division and the Western Confrence as a whole, this year a goalie controversy could take away from more important issues such as...