Originally posted by ninerfan4life:Sharks sign Marleau and Thornton to 3 year extensions. What you guys think?
Awesome move. That keeps two of the greatest Sharks (some may argue the greatest) of all time on this team for what they seem to be building for a great run at the Cup for the next several years. Keeps veterans that are still playing outstanding, while the other areas are infused with young talent. Even with the injuries, we have so much talent readily available, waiting in the wings, it hasn't fazed us.
On offense, we've got the youngsters Nieto, Hamilton, Hayes, Pelech and several others in Worcester who look capable like Tarasov. On defense, while Braun and Irwin shine, Doherty has finally made his way up and we've got some big-time prospects in Tennyson, Abeltshauser, and Mueller developing at the lower levels.
The salary cap goes up about $7 million next year, so that, plus the room that could be made if we get rid of Havlat, that should give us something nice to work with.