Niemi could be flipped in a Nash deal
08:24 AM ET 05.01 | Scott Howson's recent comments regarding the need for "a different look in goal" likely caught the ear of GMs interested in Rick Nash. Could Antti Niemi be the answer? ... Could Niemi be a potential trade target for Howson? It's an interesting question to ponder this offseason, as Niemi has three years remaining on a contract that carries a manageable $3.8 million cap hit. Furthermore, the Sharks are likely to revisit the Rick Nash discussion, after they were unable to land the Blue Jackets' scorer in February. It's pure speculation here, but Niemi could potentially be offered up in order for the Sharks to make that trade happen. The Sharks don't have too much depth in their farm system -- except at the goaltender position.
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