An offseason like no other continues to keep on buzzing. After a season filled with all sorts of horrendous luck and injuries, the Sharks are looking to bounce back next season with their team fully healthy. One area of concern that has been a problem for a couple of years is consistency at the goaltender position. They acquired starter Martin Jones back in 2015 from a trade with Boston that saw them spend a first-round pick plus change.
After a trip to the finals in 2016, the Sharks have really been searching for some major performances from Jones and backup Aaron Dell. That hasn’t happened and management has seen enough. They are looking at the goalie market right now and seem to have a trade in the works. That trade involves Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk.
Per @RussoHockey, Ryan Donato was discussed in this one, too.
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Not only will San Jose get a new goalie in the crease, but they also seem like they will get a young, energetic forward too. It has been a rough go for both Dubnyk and Donato. Donato has been an underperformer since the Coyle trade with Boston and has even been a healthy scratch. Dubnyk hasn’t been performing like he did when he first arrived in Minnesota. Maybe a change in scenery will boost his confidence.
It will be interesting to see what details emerge for what San Jose has to give up for these two players. What do you think will be the asking price from Minnesota for both Dybnyk and Donato?