Sharp, 33, has a $5.9 million NHL salary-cap charge in 2015-16 and could be the biggest name moved by Chicago during the offseason to create space under the payroll limit. He said Wednesday he's trying to avoid that talk for as long as possible.
"I haven't really put much thought into it," said Sharp, who's been with the Blackhawks since December 2005 and was a member of all three of their Stanley Cup championship teams during the past six seasons. "It's been a whirlwind couple days. To win a third Stanley Cup in this city is something that I'll always remember. It's pretty special. It's a huge accomplishment and these last couple days have been crazy. I'm sure the next few days, when things wind down a little bit, that will be more of a topic of conversation."
Other possible candidates to be moved are forwards Bryan Bickell ($4 million cap charge) and Kris Versteeg, whose $4.4 million cap charge is being split evenly between the Blackhawks and Florida Panthers ($2.2 million each).