In the post-game interviews after the San Jose Sharks lost to the Chicago Blackhawks Friday, February 15, the question of whether a trade might be on the horizon was raised. Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area delved into the idea further in his recap, questioning whether they have the personnel needed to beat elite teams.

He went so far as to suggest there may be changes before they next take the ice Tuesday in St. Louis. That is their only game in a six-day stretch, ostensibly giving the team time to familiarize a new player with the system and his teammates.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. San Jose has plummeted to sixth in the Western Conference standings and is three games behind the Anaheim Ducks in the Pacific Division.