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NHL Notebook: Were the San Jose Sharks on Barclay Goodrow’s no-trade list?

Barclay Goodrow
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Ryley Delaney
1 month ago
Oilers fans are lucky that the playoffs are still ongoing.
Friday, they could win on home ice, sending this series to seven games. Only two teams have forced a Game 7 being down 3-0, the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1945 Detroit Red Wings. In fact, only one other team has forced a Game 6, the 2012 New Jersey Devils.
For the remaining fanbases of the 30 teams, their off-season kicked off in a big way Wednesday. Two major trades were made, the San Jose Sharks traded for a 13th-overall pick, and also did something else.
Let’s start with that.

Was San Jose on Barclay Goodrow’s 15-team no-trade list

According to Larry Brooks’ recent article for the New York Post, there is “widespread belief that Barclay Goodrow had the Sharks on his 15-team no-trade list.”
New York Rangers general manager Chris Drury got around that by placing Goodrow on waivers, with the 31-year-old forward being claimed by the Sharks. While this ruthless move is what contenders need to do (look at Vegas for example), this isn’t great optics for a team, especially if they are looking to sign players (contrary to what Brooks believes). Why offer him the no-trade clause at that point?
The Rangers’ desire to remove Goodrow from the roster makes sense, as he scored just four goals and 12 points in 80 games. This was after a 13-goal, 33-point season in 2021-22 and an 11-goal, 31-point season in 82 games.
While he scored six goals and eight points in 16 postseason games, Goodrow has three years left on his contract, making $3.642 million annually. The Sharks, who also have the first choice on the waiver wire, get a veteran with Stanley Cup experience, but this was pretty slimy and potentially collusion.

Daily Faceoff trade targets

With Pierre-Luc Dubois, Jacob Markström, and Ty Dellandrea on the move Wednesday, there are some new trade targets on Frank Seravalli’s list for Daily Faceoff.
Mitch Marner still ranks first, of course, and the top seven remain the same. Martin Nečas is second, Nikolaj Ehlers is third, Linus Ullmark is fourth, Patrik Laine is fifth, Ilya Mikheyev is sixth, and Jakob Chychrun is seventh.
However, with Markström being shipped to New Jersey, the list deviates as Ross Colton ranks eighth on the list. Last season, the 27-year-old scored 17 goals and 40 points in 80 games, edging out his 22 goals and 39 points in 2021-22 with the Lightning. Colton has a full no-trade clause and a $4 million cap hit for this season, before becoming a modified no-trade clause for the remaining two seasons.
Jeff Skinner also appears on the list, as he has a three-year deal with a cap hit of $9 million. The 32-year-old winger has also been discussed on the buyout market, which is odd, considering he had a 24-goal, 46-point year coming off a 35-goal, 82-point season the year prior. If Skinner is bought out, a contender would love to have him.
Darnell Nurse remains at 24.

Alex Nedeljkovic re-signs to two-year deal

On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they re-signed backup netminder Alex Nedeljkovic to a two-year deal with a cap hit of $2.5 million.
The netminder broke onto the scene in the 2019-20 season with the Carolina Hurricanes, posting a .932 save percentage and a 1.90 goals-against average in 23 games played. He also played in nine postseason games, before being traded to the Detroit Red Wings.
In his first season with the Original Six team, he started a career-high 59 games and had a .901 save percentage and a 3.31 goals-against average, with his nails dropping towards the end of the season. Nedeljkovic’s struggles continued in 2022-23, posting an .895 save percentage and a 3.53 goals-against average in 15 games before being waived and sent to the American Hockey League.
The 28-year-old signed with the Penguins during the 2023 off-season, and had a .902 save percentage and a 2.97 goals-against average in 38 games.

Los Angeles changes their logo

The Los Angeles Kings unveiled a new logo on Thursday, bringing back a logo similar to the one they had from 1988-1998.
 
For the first 20 some years of the franchise, they rocked a purple and gold scheme similar to the Los Angeles Lakers, before shifting to a similar logo in 1987. They removed the purple and gold entirely the following season, and had a similar logo to their new one.
 
The franchise experimented with purple, black, and silver from 1998 until 2011, going through two logos before a change heading into the 2011-12 season. With the new logo, they won the first Stanley Cup in their franchise, as well as their second just two years later. There was a small tweak to the logo in 2019, but it essentially remained the same. The entire history of their logos can be found here.
Sadly for the Kings, the new logo won’t help this team do much in the postseason, as another first-round exit is in their destiny, most likely to the Edmonton Oilers. Still, whatever the Kings do with their logo, it is usually one of the best in the league.
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