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Big Changes for Pacific, But Not For Sharks

Chris Pronger gets dealt to Flyers and Wilson holds out for Second Round

Saturday, 06.27.2009 / 1:23 AM / 2013 NHL Draft
By Alison High  - Staff Writer
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Big Changes for Pacific, But Not For Sharks
The First Round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft has come and gone and the Sharks organization is exactly the same as it was 24 hours ago. But the Pacific Division is drastically different.

Anaheim Ducks defender --- and well known Sharks nemesis --- Chris Pronger has been shipped to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Luca Sbisa, forward Joffrey Lupul and two first-round picks.

Now who will fans boo when Anaheim comes to town?

Although the Sharks didn’t make a big move at Day One of the Draft, that doesn’t mean they weren’t offered any. Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson explained that the Sharks had the opportunity to move into the First Round, but they didn’t want to do it at the expense of their two Second Round picks.

“We felt that the players that we were looking at fell more into the area where our picks lie for tomorrow,” explained Wilson. “If you noticed, a lot of the teams in the second half of the first round moved out of there.”

The first eleven picks of the Draft went off without a hitch and in almost identical order as the Central Scouting Report. The New York Islanders took John Tavares with the first overall pick, Tampa Bay took Victor Hedman with the second and Colorado drafted Matt Duchene with the third.

“I think it was the most predictable draft that we’ve seen,” added Wilson.

The loudest and longest cheer of the night, however, came when the Montreal Canadiens selected Louis Leblanc with the 18th pick. That uproar was slightly louder than the hometown boos that echoed the Bell Centre when Toronto General Manager Brian Burke took to the podium.

Saturday the Sharks will start the Draft with two Second Round picks, one Fifth round pick and one Seventh round selection. But Wilson has said that he is looking to add to that mix.

2013 DRAFT PICKS
RD PICK PLAYER AMATEUR TEAM
1 18 Mirco Mueller (D) Everett (WHL)
2 49 Gabryel Boudreau (L) Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
4 117 Fredrik Bergvik (G) Frolunda Jr. (SWE)
5 141 Michael Brodzinski (D) Muskegon (USHL)
5 151 Gage Ausmus (D) USA U-18 (USHL)
7 201 Jacob Jackson (C) Tartan High (MN)
7 207 Emil Galimov (L) Yaraslavl (Russia)

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2013 DRAFT PROSPECT RANKINGS​​​​​

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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