There's been such a dearth of information this summer, I find myself wondering what it would be like to be in the room as the deadline for the Sharks to be cap compliant nears. What sort of conversations would I overhear on the phone? Who will get the bad news that they're being traded or sent down, and how will it be delivered. Does Doug Wilson ever yell? I mean like really get angry and crazy and yell? Will he have conversations with players that call for that sort of temporary loss of sanity? Do we want him to get mad? Well, yes, I think we do. He obviously was at the end of the season, but he's reverted to his normal, calmer, well tanned self.
Many fans that I have talked to are starting to lose faith in their GM. All talk, no walk, if you will. So much talk at the end of the season about changes, and yet, it's been so quiet. Yes, some players have left us, and I know DW isn't the big man on the free agency market. He never has been. And as he has said himself, the team won't be finished until the trade deadline. Which makes me wonder what he's planning. Visions of mass trading cascade loudly through my head, but I hope he doesn't do anything rash.
Marleau's name keeps popping up in rumors. I'd like to hear him say "Patty is safe." but he doesn't seemed inclined to say it. Oh sure, we know he didn't ask him to wavie his no trade clause, but saying that and saying he's safe are two different things.
Thornton and Boyle, we know, are safe. Everyone else seems to still be fodder for the rumor mill. Will he call these players and give them the boot just before the season starts? Or will those days pass quietly, with little fanfare and only a few notes of worthy of mention?
If only we could send in a little fly with a camera, we'd know.