Kevin Kurz of The Athletic: The San Jose Sharks core is aging, and the contributions they’ve been getting from their younger players haven’t been what they had hoped.
Players like Timo Meier and Kevin Labanc are being paid well and not living up to their end. Both should be entering their primes and having to be demoted in the lineup to try and motivate them shouldn’t be needed.
It may be time to move one or both of them. LaBanc has three years left at $4.725 million and would be on pace for a 43 point season over 82 games.