Carolina Hurricanes: 5 possible destinations for Micheal Ferland

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The Sharks are circling

When they acquired Erik Karlsson in the summer of 2018, the San Jose Sharks announced to everyone that they were all-in on this season. With Joe Thornton‘s production declining, and the core of Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture all on the verge of leaving their prime years, the Sharks will never have a better time to win the Stanley Cup. They simply have to consider a deal for Ferland.

Where Ferland would slot in is anyone’s guess. Evander Kane has been a revelation this season, and several others can play on the left side. Either a second or third line slot would be on offer for Ferland, and he could do significant damage from there.

Potential package: 2019 FLA 2nd round pick + Jayden Halbgewachs

Due to that Karlsson trade, the Sharks have limited assets. Their only pick in the first three rounds of the 2019 draft is that Florida second – but we would need at least a second in any deal. To make amends, Don Waddell should take a long, hard look at former junior standout Jayden Halbgewachs – he has had a solid year in the AHL, and would form part of our exciting core of future Canes scorers alongside Martin Necas and Janne Kuokkanen. Noah Gregor could be another option, but Halbgewachs is closer to being NHL-ready.