the Sharks became one of the last teams to announce which of their restricted free agents they tendered qualifying offers to, ensuring those players would remain under team control and not hit the unrestricted free agency market on July 1st. As is the case every year, some of the players teams opted not to qualify prior to Monday's deadline are legitimate NHLers who at least represent an upgrade over several bottom-six forwards and third-pairing defensemen currently employed around the league. Some of them will no doubt re-up with their old clubs despite not being qualified, as was the case a year ago with Tyler Kennedy and the Penguins as well as Matt D'Agostini and the Blues, among others. But until that happens, it's worth sifting through the pile of newly-available free agents to figure out if any of them merit consideration from San Jose.
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