NHL Free Agency: Could Red Wings’ Brad Stuart Return to the San Jose Sharks?

May 22nd, 2012 by Eric He Leave a reply »
Defensemen Brad Stuart's departure from the San Jose Sharks in 2005 was unexpected and unceremonious. He was part of the deal that sent him, Wayne Primeau, and Marco Sturm to the Boston Bruins for Joe Thornton. The trade was announced in the middle of a game, and the players involved were pulled from the bench minutes before the game (watch it unfold here).

Needless to say, Stuart did not like having to leave the team that had drafted him. He had spent six years in San Jose, but now faced major challenges. Not only did he have to play across the country in Boston, but he would have to leave his wife and three kids, who were living comfortably in San Jose.

Stuart then spent the next three years as a journeyman, playing for the Bruins, Calgary Flames, and Los Angeles Kings before finally settling down in Detroit. He signed a multi-million, long-term contract with the Red Wings in 2008, and won the Stanley Cup the next season. Everything seemed perfect, except for his family situation. While he went around the league, his wife and kids stayed in California, making it very hard on Stuart.

"I've been living here while my family has spent a lot of time in ...

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