For NHL teams that arenít in on top free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, everything is on hold.

That includes the San Jose Sharks, who signed fourth liner Adam Burish and a number of depth guys and prospects for their AHL affiliate Ė but nothing else Ė since the free agent signing period began on July 1.

With an already thin free agent class even thinner after less than 48 hours, itís looking more and more like the Sharks will have to make a bold move via the trade market, if in fact the club is serious about making a significant change or two to its roster after a disappointing and uneven season.


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