Monday, February 25, 2019

Sharks Add Nyquist

2019 Season July 1, 2019
To San Jose Pos GP Goals Points Cap Years Cap
Gustav Nyquist F 62 16 49 $3.325m 0 UFA
To Detroit Pos GP G/W Points Cap Years Cap
Retained Salary 30% $1.425m
2019 2nd Round Draft Pick
Conditional 2020 3rd Round Draft Pick

The San Jose Sharks made a pretty good splash before the clock struck deadline day, acquiring forward Gustav Nyquist from the Detroit Red Wings for a couple of decent picks and the Wings will hang on to 30% of his remaining salary, which isn't exactly $1.425 million, just what it would look like in the annual sense.  It works out to be a little over $300,000, I believe, for the last six weeks of the season.

The Sharks are not shy, when it came to scoring before this deal was done, but now they add another quality goal scorer to the mix, as a rental, to help them work their way to some playoff success.  Nyquist ranks 80th among all players in the hockey pool this year, so that should give you a good indication about what he'll bring to the mix for the Sharks, which already boasted eight of the top 100 point-getters in the pool before the deal.

Moving from Detroit to San Jose has to be a big gain for the pool's top duo of Kristy & Don, who are in the mix for the money this year, finishing last week in 3rd place, just over-taking Grant's team for the honour.  This trade gets Nyquist out of a rebuilding situation and into a championship calibre situation, but now the question is, 'how quickly will he be able to adjust and adapt to his new surroundings?'

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