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06-16-2012, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by SLAPSHOT723 View Post
Let's try this again.

The San Jose Sharks have traded Joe Thornton, Ryane Clowe, and Harri Sateri to the Toronto Maple Lefs in exchange for Joffrey Lupul, Clarke MacArthur, and the 5th overall pick in this years draft.

The Sharks would like to thank Joe and Ryane for their services and wish them the best in Toronto. We're looking to get younger and faster with our forwards who have struggled offensively for the last couple of years.

We're very happy to add Joffrey to the Sharks. We've kept a close on eye on him since his start in Anaheim, and we believe he is the type of forward that would mesh really well with the current group. Also, a RH shooter on the left side is something we could really use, and we're happy Joffrey could be that guy.

Clarke has provided the Maple Leafs with a couple of very good scoring seasons, and we believe that scoring will translate very well into our forward group. We feel his playmaking abilities will work very well with Logan.

With the 5th overall pick, we've had our eye on a couple of players that we hope to still be available at that spot. We're looking to get younger, and what better way to do that than with a top-5 pick in a very good draft year?

Sharks New Lineup:




A true #1C is the hardest thing to find in the NHL, so we are ESTATIC to grab an elite one without "gutting the farm". Big Joe is a local boy whose playmaking ability will be the perfect compliment to Phil Kessel, the two of them will make magic together. Losing Lupul was tough after a fine season, but it was a great case of "buy low sell high", and we thank him for what he brought to the team

Sateri is an intriguing G prospect. With the Monster and Rynnas likely on the way out (btw, their rights are available ), we see potential in the young Goalie as a future 1b/2

Clowe fills another need, a true PWF. This was another case of "buy low sell high" on talented young winger Clarke MacArthur, whose scoring punch wil be missed but Ryane's skillset will better suit us going forward

The Marlies run to the Calder final showed us our prospect pool was good enough that we could trade Pick 5. All in all this was a home run!

((Still looking to talk trade. I start another work cycle monday so this weekend would be the time to do it))

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