In theory, the Sharks should be a pretty dangerous team, but with the way things are looking at the moment, we can't make any hasty decisions about their future just yet.
|Joe Thornton||Dan Boyle||Evgeni Nabokov|
|Patrick Marleau||Rob Blake|
|Devin Setoguchi||Christian Ehrhoff|
|Joe Pavelski||Marc-Eduoard Vlasic|
|Milan Michalek||Brad Lukowich|
|Ryane Clowe||Doug Murray|
|Jonathan Cheechoo||Kent Huskins|
The team listed above has 17 players at a cap hit of $56.2 million, leaving less than $600,000 for the remaining six players to fill the 23-man roster. That is impossible, since the minimum salary these days is about $475,000. That being said, if the Sharks can move some of their assets out, then some of their younger players can move up and fill a role (or seven) heading into October. It's getting to be a clutch time for the Sharks.
Worth mentioning on the RFA front is Torrey Mitchell, who recovered from a broken leg late last season and made a push into the playoffs. He'll be in need of a new deal this summer, if and when they can afford that kind of contract.