Deadline Day – Pacific Division

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In the final part of this six-part series, we'll take a team-by-team look at the Pacific Division – the toughest division in hockey. Buyers? Sellers? Who's available? How can you prepare your fantasy roster for the upcoming address changes for some of these guys? Everything you need to know as a fantasy hockey owner about the 2011 NHL Trade Deadline is right here. Hell, I've already nailed a few of the speculated players moving. All you need is a bit of research…and I save you that trouble.


(Part 1 – Atlantic Division)

(Part 2 – Central Division)

(Part 3 – Northeast Division)

(Part 4 – Northwest Division)

(Part 5 – Southeast Division)



San Jose

Buyers or sellers: Buyers



Cap Situation: No room. Not even an NHL-minimum player. Salary would need to be moved.



Pending Free Agents:

UFA's – Ben Eager, Scott Nichol, Kyle Wellwood, Jamal Mayers, Ian White, Niclas Wallin, Kent Huskins, Antti Niemi

RFA's – Devin Setoguchi, John McCarthy, Carter Hutton, Jamie McGinn, Benn Ferriero, Alex Stalock, Thomas Greiss, Frazer McLaren




  1. An experienced third goaltender. With Antero Niittymaki on and off the IR all season and Alex Stalock out for the season, the Sharks suddenly miss Thomas Greiss.
  2. A depth defenseman – a No.7 or No.8 guy. Right now Justin Braun is their eighth man. That's pretty good, but they may want a veteran.
  3. A 13th forward. Again, they could get by with Jamie McGinn or Benn Ferriero, but they may prefer a veteran.