Petshark: Talking Stick
Entries with the tag: rumors
At the arbitration filing deadline, T.J. Galiardi tried to make things a little interesting for Sharks fans. The matter will not go to arbitration, as yesterday Galiardi announced on Twitter that he had signed a contract. David Pollak confirmed that the contract is for one year.
I will also take the McCarthy and Matsumoto signings as confirmed despite no official word from San Jose. Add to those, from the same source:
@210Darryl: “I can confirm that the #WorSharks have signed Ferris State goaltender Taylor Nelson to a contract. He will likely play in ECHL this season.”
John McCarthy’s name appeared on the Sharks web roster a few days ago. Some days before that, Tim Kennedy’s turned up, though I could find no other mention anywhere that he had accepted the Sharks’ offer. Surely someone told the webmaster to add his name, so I guess we can consider him signed as well.
So many rumors, so little time, mere weeks before the NHL trade deadline. When I see the phrase “sources say…” I always hear “survey says…!” in my head, the way they used to say it on Family Feud. Perhaps I only hear it that way when I’m on cold meds. Meds or no, something tells me that what most sources say is less reliable than game show surveys. Bruce Garrioch mentions the Sharks in two different scenarios in a single rumor pack, beginning with Ryan Smyth:
If Smyth does decide to waive his no-movement clause, there won’t be any tears shed. The 35-year-old could easily go to a contender as a pure rental, take the chance to win the Stanley Cup and then return to the Oilers. -Ottawa Sun
Then there’s Teemu Selanne. Garrioch says San Jose is one of many waiting for him to decide to waive his NMC:
The Sharks would be an attractive option because of San Jose’s proximity to his family in Anaheim. -ibid
Those are fun. I especially like the part about Smyth being able to go back to the Oilers later since he likes it there so much. That’s sweet.