Sharks’ DeBoer Tells Wilson That Goaltending Isn’t on His Trade Deadline ‘Priority List’
SAN JOSE — Over the course of the last year, goaltending has gone from being the Sharks potential Achilles heel to an area of great strength.
Martin Jones has proved he can lead his team to the Stanley Cup Final, Aaron Dell has emerged as a legitimate backup goalie and Barracuda netminder Troy Grosenick is tearing up the AHL, leading the league in goals-against average (2.01), save percentage (.933) and shutouts (6).
Nevertheless, as the Sharks approach the NHL’s March 1 trade deadline, rumors are swirling again this year that the team is shopping for a veteran backup to serve as an insurance policy against a potential injury to Jones down the stretch.
Regardless, head coach Pete DeBoer said he reaffirmed his confidence in Dell to general manager Doug Wilson, who declined to comment, stating that he doesn’t discuss trade matters.
“Doug will make those decisions. I have my input. I’ve told him that the goaltending for me isn’t high on my priority list. I feel confident with our guys,” DeBoer said. “But if someone throws a starter at him that’s making the league minimum and has won a Stanley Cup, then we’ll probably take him.”
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