Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/18/13 at 11:09 AM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Sources around the NHL tell ESPN.com that GM Doug Wilson has listened on several of his players. And he’s never been shy to act, one of the league’s more active traders over the past decade.
Boyle, 36, could possibly be on the move either before April 3 or this summer as part of that roster tweaking. He’s a name I’ve heard from other teams. He’s got one more season left on his deal that pays him $6.66 million.
He’d be a valuable addition to a contender, that’s for sure. And while I’m not sure people still consider the New York Rangers contenders or not, he’s that top-four, right-handed d-man the Blueshirts could sure use.
Martin Havlat is another name being bandied about. He’s never quite fit in with San Jose despite being exactly what the Sharks needed when they got him -- more speed on the wings. The 31-year-old has two more years on his contract past this season which pays him $5 million per. Again, he doesn’t necessarily have to be moved now, it can wait for the offseason. He also has a full no-move clause in his deal, so it would be up to him if he went anywhere.
But two players the Sharks must decide on before April 3 are Ryane Clowe and Douglas Murray -- two warriors of the Sharks’ contending teams of the past decade, but both also on expiring contracts and UFA-eligible after the season.
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