NHL Trade Deadline: What’s Next for the San Jose Sharks?

March 3rd, 2010 by MJ Kasprzak Leave a reply »
Recently, Doug Wilson has been known as a wheeler and dealer at the trade deadline:

In 2007, he added second-line talent and got what was considered the key missing ingredient, grit, by trading away first-round picks for both Craig Rivet and Bill Guerin. Rivet performed well enough to be re-signed, but the two combined for just seven points and a minus-eight rating in that year's playoffs.
In 2008, he got the "prize" of the trade deadline in elite blueline talent Brian Campbell in exchange for a first round draft pick and Steve Bernier. While a lot of Sharks fans consider this a bust, Campbell was plus-three on a team that went 6-7 in the playoffs and led the blueline in scoring with seven points. Last season, Wilson looked only to add role-playing talent to the top team in the league, getting Stanley Cup and penalty killing experience in Kent Huskins and Travis Moen. While Huskins did not play because of injury, Moen was quite effective as a penalty killer and checking line forward. Still, this move did not have the desired effect, as the Sharks lost their third series in four years to a lower-seeded team. So you can see that Wilson has gone after three differe ...

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