With a significant drop off in performance for the long-time Sharks net-minder, the team can and should explore a way to remove him from the roster.
For the last five seasons, Martin Jones has been a centerpiece for the Sharks. During the first half of his time in San Jose, it made sense to give him such a large role on the team.
In his first season in teal, he showed tremendous promise for the team. At just 26 years old, he had a 0.912 SV% and a 2.27 GAA en route to the first Stanley Cup appearance in team history.
Year two was more of the same. Jonesy remained steady with a 0.912 SV% and 2.40 GAA. At this point, he maintained his status as one of the more respected goalies in hockey.
Moving into the 2017-2018 season, he once again remained consistent for team teal. With a 0.915 SV% and 2.55 GAA, he began to show signs of shakiness but not enough to be remotely concerning.
The following year is when he took a turn for the worst. Outside of one magical playoff run, he has been nothing short of disappointing.
Some of his poor performance is not his fault. It can be attributed to roster changes throughout the team and the defense being particularly shaken up with the addition of Erik Karlsson.
Love him or hate him, his time in San Jose should come to a close here soon. In the immediate term, these are some of the best ways the Sharks can move Jones.