Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Sharks Acquire More Grit

The Sharks did a big job in one trade to add more grit to their team, which may have needed it to compete in the Western Conference. The Sharks acquired Travis Moen and Kent Huskins for a pair of prospects and a pick, which makes the Ducks future a little brighter.

2008-2009 Statistics20092010
To San JosePositionAgeGP/MINPointsCap HitCap Hit
Travis MoenF266311$913,000UFA
Kent HuskinsD29346$625,000UFA

2008-2009 Statistics20092010
To AnaheimPositionAgeGP/MINPointsCap HitCap Hit
Timo PielmeierG1900N/A (Juniors)$792,000
Nick BoninoFN/A00N/AN/A
Conditional Draft Pick

The Sharks really came away like bandits on this one, even if they decided to give up on a couple of their prospects to do so. Moen and Huskins are key ingredients to any sort of championship team, as they displayed in the Ducks Cup win a few years back. This swap is a straight youth-for-experience swap, yet the Ducks didn't do too badly, getting a good young goaltender to help add some depth in the crease for later on.

In the Sheet, only Travis Moen shows up, which really didn't say much about the Ducks' depth at the beginning of the season. Moen is a third line guy, who doesn't bring a great deal of offense to the table. Nevertheless, he is there and worth a small mention.

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