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San Jose Sharks Sign Fan Favorite Scott Nichol, Two Others

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Scott Nichol #21 of the San Jose Sharks in action during their game against the Vancouver Canucks at HP Pavilion on April 8, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The San Jose Sharks are reporting that they have signed Scott Nichol to a one-year contract - terms not disclosed. The team also signed Niclas Wallin and Andrew Desjardins (Worcester) each to one year contracts. I think many fans will breathe a sign of relief that Nichol was re-signed, he was definitely brought a lot of fight to the ice and was often more interesting to watch than ‘The Big 3′.

Here’s my thing - I liked the Wallin acquisition late last season but because he played with a sprained ankle during the playoffs it’s hard to know just what he brings during the grind. I trust (Sharks GM) Doug Wilson, and I would believe that since he played defense he’d know what to look for in a defenseman, but why would you re-sign a guy when there are other assets on the market? It’s very reminiscent of Wilson’s resigning of Kent Huskins despite Huskins never playing in a Sharks sweater due to injury.

In any case, my wish list included the resigning of Patrick Marleau (check), Joe Pavelski (check), Scott Nichol (check) and Devin Setoguchi. I’d hate to see it, but Setoguchi would get you the world in a trade…

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One comment for “San Jose Sharks Sign Fan Favorite Scott Nichol, Two Others”

  1. I too am unhappy about the re-signing of Wallin. True, he payed hurt during the playoffs, but he seemed to make too many mental mistakes in the series against Chicago especially. And his contract is for something like 2.5 mil–way too much for a 35 year old d-man. I trust Wilson, and know he knows what he’s doing, but I can’t hep but feel that this move is just stupid.

    Posted by unrulytravllerNo Gravatar | June 27, 2010, 12:55 am

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