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Sharks get Galiardi, Winnik from Avs for McGinn

Posted on: February 27, 2012 2:11 pm
Edited on: February 27, 2012 2:18 pm

By Brian Stubits

The San Jose Sharks picked up some solid depth forwards from the Colorado Avalanche with just about an hour left in Monday's trading window, acquiring Daniel Winnik and T.J. Galiardi from the Avs.

In return, the Sharks send Jamie McGinn, Mike Connelly and Michael Sgarbossa to Colorado according to Adrian Dater of the Denver Post.

You have to like both the additions from San Jose's perspective. Winnik and Galiardi both give them some grit and some scoring. Galiardi in particular could be the steal in this move. But I am a bit surprised to see the Sharks giving up McGinn in the process. He has been having a good season with the Sharks with 12 goals already. In Colorado he sort of fits in with the addition from earlier this week in Steve Downie.

It's not the biggest deal we'll see all day but it's a nice little move for San Jose. And we can't finish this blog without using this terrible pun:

The Sharks are now in it to Winnik.

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Since: Aug 9, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 2:46 pm

Sharks get Galiardi, Winnik from Avs for McGinn

Avs sold a big old LEMON to SJ, and the best part is they still dont realize it. Winnik is nothing more than a rental who is gritty and fast but just a watered down and smaller McGinn. Gali is a wildcard, he has been a big disapointment for the Avs playing extremely inconsistant.......Avs played the hottest team in the league last night without either of the 2 and without McGinn and showed they have so much depth up front its no problem scoring 4 on a team who was averaging less than 2 this year. If adding gali and winns and letting Mc go is the answer to a teams problems, I dont think anyone wants to know the question lol. And to top off the steal, the avs who are without a 1st round pick, get 2 prospects who are out playing about 80% of the boys taken before them....or in Cons case everyone who was taken over him.

Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2012 4:32 pm

Sharks get Galiardi, Winnik from Avs for McGinn

Sharks hosed the Avs on this trade. Winnik is a great grinder a must have type for the playoffs. McGinn has been a pleasant surprise but I think the Avs had the edge to get at least a best prospect or future 1st round pick. Avs a very young team and know they are not ready yet for deep playoff run. Sharks desperate to win now after two straight western conference final defeats.

Sgarbossa and Connelly both small in stature players and both I believe undrafted.


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