One minor trade to report, as the San Jose Sharks bolstered their blueline today, acquiring defenseman Niclas Wallin from the Carolina Hurricanes, along with a 5th round pick in this year's draft. In return, the Sharks gave up their second round pick in June.
The Sharks were in need of a veteran defenseman to solidify their blueline, with Marc-Edouard Vlasic out with an injury, and their defense corps pretty thin beyond Dan Boyle, Rob Blake and Doug Murray. Wallin provides veteran experience, a stanley cup ring, the ability to play top 4 minutes and a big, physical body.
Here is the official story from TSN:
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks bolstered their defence by acquirin...
The San Jose Sharks lost to the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 last night.
No big deal, right? It was, after all, only a regular season game and the Western Conference's best team still posts an impressive 7-1-2 record in their last 10 games.
Here's the issue: The Sharks are now 0-3 this year against the injury-depleted Red Wings. If the playoffs started tomorrow, this is what we would see as part of the brackets:
Yep, that's right: the Sharks would face the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs, a fate normally reserved for 8th seeds who don't normally stand much of a chance and are content about just sneaking in the playoffs.
We all know about the Sharks' re...