Dan Boyle, T.J. Galiardi express desire to remain Sharks

Back around the trade deadline there were rumors swirling that the Sharks were shopping Dan Boyle. Boyle was understandably bummed to hear that chatter, because, seriously, who actually likes to move? F that noise. But of course, much to his delight, Boyle remained in teal and was instrumental in the Sharks’ turnaround in the second half of the season and into the playoffs.

The 36-year-old defenseman has one year left on his contract reiterated to reporters on locker-cleanout day he doesn’t want to go anywhere else. He wants to die in San Jose and have his bones buried beneath the ice at the Shark Tank. Well, no, not really. But he does hope to finish out the remainder of his playing years with the Sharks:

That’s similar to the sentiment expressed by T.J. Galiardi. Galiardi, when he wasn’t clowning Jonathan Quick, brokeout this season on the top line with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns after the Sharks picked him up in a trade deadline deal last season. Unlike Boyle, however, Galiardi’s contract is up, and the 25-year-old forward is a restricted free agent this beginning on July 1. But he confirmed San Jose is a good fit for him:

Raffi Torres, who’s an unrestricted free agent, also previously talked about hoping to stick around. The Sharks have a talented young core with a group of more-than-capable veterans still on board. And now it has to be a good feeling for Doug Wilson that key supporting players don’t want to jump ship. That doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee he’ll get these guys signatures. Words need to be had. Handshakes need to be made first.

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    Chris Kluwe will be kidnapped now for declining the dictators invitation.