Following a statistically shaky regular season and another premature playoff exit against the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round, San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones has become a question mark in net for many fans and analysts around the league. After being pulled twice in San Jose’s series against Vegas and having a string of poor outings for the Sharks, it wouldn’t be completely unfair to wonder if Jones isn’t the longterm solution in goal for Peter DeBoer’s squad. However, I believe that despite all the reasons to doubt him, the Sharks have nothing to worry about in goal.
To complete a mutually beneficial transaction in today’s NHL has become a rare, difficult task. More often than not, one team is left happier and better off than the other. However, I believe that there is a move that would benefit the needs of both the San Jose Sharks and the Toronto Maple Leafs: a player-for-player swap of Justin Braun and James van Riemsdyk.