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3 teams emerge as potential frontrunners for Sharks' top trade chip, Logan Couture

Published October 18, 2023 at 11:46
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Everyone knows that the San Jose Sharks are at the beginning stages of a top-to-bottom rebuild. After trading the likes of Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns in recent offseasons, and moving Timo Meier ahead of last season's trade deadline, the Sharks have already begun the roster purge. However, there are still a number of quality players remaining in San Jose, including captain Logan Couture.

Couture was previously hesitant about waiving his no-trade clause, but has recently become more receptive to the idea, as he is hoping to win a Cup before he retires. Having said that, he hasn't fully committed to leaving San Jose just yet. When he does, though, there are at least 3 teams who are expected to be the frontrunners to enlist his services.

According to the Bleacher Report, the 3 teams leading the way in the Couture sweepstakes are the Nashville Predators, Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins. There's no question that each of these teams could use a player like Couture, with Boston likely at the front of the pack.

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Couture, 34, has yet to play a game this season due to injury, but did play in all 82 games last season, racking up 27 goals and 40 assists for a total of 67 points. There's no confirmation as of yet on what the Sharks might be looking for in return for Couture, but I'd imagine that they won't let him go cheap.
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3 teams emerge as potential frontrunners for Sharks' top trade chip, Logan Couture

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Boston1120.4 %
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