The San Jose Sharks are plagued with below average goaltending this season. However there have been reports that perhaps help is on the way from their divisional rival the Anaheim Ducks and goalie Ryan Miller.
The San Jose Sharks are desperately looking for an insurance policy in net considering Martin Jones is in the midst of the worst slump of his career. He ranks dead last in 5v5 save percentage, and is second to last in GSAA, per naturalstattrick. This puts pressure on general manager Doug Wilson as the deadline approaches.
However it seems things might be already in the works according to “The Mayor” John Hoven the San Jose Sharks are working on a potential trade that involves net-minder Ryan Miller.
Ryan Miller is recently coming back from a two month hiatus. Since returning he has put together two strong starts, compiling a .964% save percentage. Overall this season his .929% save percentage with a 6 – 2 – 1 record in 12 starts. A veteran goalie with playoff experience is definitely something that Team Teal needs and Miller fits that bill perfectly.
This rumor may come as a surprise to many considering that these two teams generally don’t like one another. Nevertheless the deal isn’t 100% official but speculation like this isn’t surprising considering Team Teal’s needs. The San Jose Sharks don’t have much when it comes to assets that would pique another teams interest, but don’t be surprised if this isn’t the only move this team makes in the next week.
All of the statistics in this article are provided by Hockey-Reference.com unless stated otherwise.