The More Realistic Options
5. Gustav Nyquist – Winger, Detroit Red Wings.
Nyquist is probably going to be the best overall player, and honestly the best overall fit for the San Jose Sharks on this list. The reason he is at five is because well, Gustav Nyquist is a great fit for almost every contender looking to acquire a player at the trade deadline. His price is going to skyrocket in the month of February and I’m not sure a combination of Labanc and Braun or Ryan plus a mid round pick can get this guy.
Nyquist has 43 points with 11 on the year. He’s been the best player on a bad team, but his skill set would translate to a 50 pt player on any team. And his career reflects that. He’s averaged between 40-50 points per year. Nyquist is on pace to have the best year of his career in terms of points and traditional numbers. His underlying numbers reflect what we are seeing as well with a 51.83 CF% along with a very average 8.3 S%, all according to Corsica Hockey.
The Swede is going to be a hot commodity and it would take close to a miracle to get him, as his stock is rising significantly. Good thing the San Jose Sharks have a miracle worker in their front office.