Tuesday, June 26 was Judgment Day for San Jose Sharks restricted free agents.
Because the teams hold all the cards with these players, their future is up to management. Teams have a few days before unrestricted free agency begins to decide if they will tender their RFAs qualifying offers that allow them to match outside offers and qualify for further compensation for the highest value signings.
If you do not get a qualifying offer, you become an unrestricted free agent. But if your team did not want you, chances are no one else will offer you a one-way contract.