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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 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 50 31 17 2 155 115 64
5 SJS 50 27 17 6 139 135 60
6 WPG 51 26 17 8 142 132 60
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 50 27 20 3 144 129 57
9 LAK 49 21 16 12 134 132 54
10 DAL 49 23 19 7 157 159 53
11 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 49 17 26 6 113 168 40
14 EDM 50 13 28 9 115 166 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 50 25 18 11 43
L. Couture 50 18 25 4 43
J. Thornton 46 11 30 2 41
B. Burns 50 11 25 -4 36
P. Marleau 50 10 25 -8 35
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
T. Hertl 50 8 11 -1 19
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
M. Vlasic 49 6 10 15 16
J. Sheppard 44 5 10 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 21 11 5 .914 2.51
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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