Martin Jones swims with the Sharks

Neil Parker





Martin Jones’ fantasy value with the San Jose Sharks …



Martin Jones didn’t stay long with the Boston Bruins. He was acquired in exchange for Milan Lucic Friday, June 26, as part of the package from the Los Angeles Kings, and dealt from Boston to the San Jose Sharks Tuesday, June 30, in exchange for a first-round selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and prospect Sean Kuraly.


The Sharks now enter the season as a two-headed goalie monster with just 66 career starts. Additionally, both Jones and Alex Stalock posted significantly better statistics in 2013-14 than they did last year.


Between the two, they don’t even have a full season worth of starts on their combined resume. So, it would be foolish to bet the farm on either is ready to step up and claim the No. 1 job, run with it, and be anything more than a No. 2 fantasy goalie.


Still, everything about Jones is intriguing. He has the size advantage and should earn the majority of starts over Stalock. Jones has pedigree and a solid track record through every level, and it would be shocking if he doesn’t succeed. Though, it doesn’t mean he needs to be reached for in drafts or there won’t be peaks and valleys in the near future.


San Jose finished with a minus-16 goal differential at five-o