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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)

Full Draft Board

 
2013 DRAFT PROSPECT RANKINGS​​​​​

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 34 13 16 4 29
J. Thornton 34 8 21 2 29
J. Pavelski 34 15 13 5 28
P. Marleau 34 7 20 -1 27
B. Burns 34 10 16 -2 26
T. Wingels 34 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 34 7 7 -3 14
J. Braun 34 1 12 7 13
M. Vlasic 33 4 6 12 10
J. Sheppard 28 4 6 0 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 14 7 3 .917 2.42
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