David Pollack dug around some to find out what the deal is with the one Shark we all want to have back next season, Ryan Clowe.
It all started when an article surfaced on sportsnet.ca about the future of the Sharks (link below). In it was a small statement basically stating that a deal was close to being reached since Doug Wilson and Ryan Clowe came to an agreement and the two shook on it, and the deal should be finalized shortly.
What Pollack found is that apparently the handshake, that was mentioned in the other article recently, happened back during Clowe's rehab period, but prior to when he returned to action. At that time, they shook on a deal for a contract of two years at an agreed salary, and Wilson had thought that the deal was all but put to paper.
But now, it seems that Clowe's agent is possibly stirring things up, but the agent refuses to comment since "we don't have a deal right now"
Wilson is upset with the situation, but not at his player, and unfortunatley, Clowe could not be reached for a comment.
So this leads me to my question, do you think a verbal agreement is enough to solidify the deal? Does a handshake count?
Pollack Blog: http://blogs.mercurynews....l-does-a-handshake-count/