Jan 14, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Colorado Avalanche left wing Daniel Winnik (34) skates through the Dallas Stars zone during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Avalanche defeated the Stars 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Sharks Trade Jamie McGinn to Avs for Daniel Winnick and TJ Galiardi

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Jan 31, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks left wing Jamie McGinn (64) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

The San Jose Sharks Monday traded forward Jamie McGinn to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forwards Daniel Winnik and TJ Galiardi and a 7th round draft pick (in 2013). In the exchange, the Avs will also receive two prospects from the Sharks minor league system, forwards Michael Sgarbossa (Ontario Hockey League) and Mike Connolly (American Hockey League). McGinn, 23, was coming into his own as a fan favorite for team teal. McGinn brought it to the ice every night and had started to establish himself as one of the big names on the Sharks roster. McGinn leaves the Sharks scoring 12 goals while also adding 12 assist, having played in all 61 games for team teal this season.

Winnik and Galiardi add both strength and depth to the Sharks penalty kill which at best has been in and out all season long. Winnik has scored five goals with 13 assists. Winnik has also racked up 42 penalty minutes and has appeared in all 63 games for the Avs this season. Winnik has fired 155 shots on goal this season. In his NHL career, Winnik has 34 goals in 345 career games and was a 2004 entry draft pick of the Phoenix Coyotes. Not exactly chopped liver, Winnik is 6 foot 2, 210 pounds and has two career fights with Ryane Clowe. Galiardi, meanwhile has scored six goals and has added eight assists in 55 games for the Avs this season. Galiardi has 47 penalty minutes this season and 93 for his 171 game NHL career. Overall Galiardi has 72 career points which includes 33 goals in three seasons with Colorado. Also in addition, Galiardi is also 6 foot 2 and 190 pounds.
 
Both Winnik and Galiardi expressed excitement in coming over from team teal and are expected to head to San Jose from Denver today. They should both be in the line up tomorrow night as the Sharks return home from a 2-6-1 road trip to face the Philadelphia. For McGinn, it had to be a surreal experience as he found out on the Sharks team plane flight back from Minneapolis about the trade. *Per Twitter McGinn talked to Sharks TV Color Commentator Drew Remenda and expressed shock however was also grateful for the opportunity team teal had given him. Sharks General Manger Doug Wilson in a press conference addressed the Sharks trade Monday. **“We feel that T.J. and Daniel bring some additional size, speed, and penalty killing ability to our existing group of forwards,” said Wilson. This trade is an obvious shake up for team teal who has gone 4-8-1 in the month of February. As for McGinn, he will be missed by all Sharks fans for sure. The Colorado Avs come to the Shark Tank March 26th. I sincerely hope that McGinn gets the ovation he deserves just as Devon Setoguchi got in November when he returned with the Minnesota Wild.

Jan 14, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Colorado Avalanche left wing Daniel Winnik (34) skates through the Dallas Stars zone during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Avalanche defeated the Stars 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

In other items, the Sharks apparently were in the market to acquire left wing James Van Riemsdyk from the Philadelphia Flyers in a package that would have included Sharks starting goalie Antti Niemi. This deal reportedly fell though, but if it had happened the Sharks would have a dilemma at goalie as it would have left Thomas Greiss as the lone goalie on the roster and force the Sharks to bring up a goalie from Worcester or acquire another starter. The deal really did not make a whole lot of sense. Here is the link to this story:

http://bayarea.sbnation.com/san-jose-sharks/2012/2/27/2827834/nhl-trade-deadline-rumors-antti-niemi-james-van-riemsdyk

And as many of you already know, the Sharks did not trade for Rick Nash who will remain with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the remainder of this season. The New York Rangers also expressed interest in Nash’s services. The Rangers had a deal on the table that fell through when Columbus said “No”. The Sharks also had to say “No” to the Blue Jackets who made Couture the asking price and would not except any other package that did not include the high scoring San Jose Shark. Those discussions fizzled much earlier.

 

Recapping The Trade Deadline Deals:

 

 

 

 

Here is a list for the trade deadline deals:

Trades- Vancouver Canucks traded Cody Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer to the Buffalo Sabres for Zack Kassian & Marc-Andre Gragnani…

The Toronto Maple Leafs traded Dale Mitchell to the Anaheim Ducks for Mark Fraser…

The Minnesota Wild traded Greg Zanon to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Steve Kampfer…

The Buffalo Sabres traded Paul Gaustad and a 4th Round Draft Pick (2013) to the Nashville Predators for a 1st round draft pick (2012)…

The Boston Bruins acquired Brian Rolston & Mike Mottau from the NY Islanders in exchange for Yannick Riendeau & Marc Cantin…

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Johnny Oduya from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for the ‘Hawks 2nd and 3rd round draft picks (2013)…

The Vancouver Canucks acquired Sammy Phalsson from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for the Canucks 4th round pick (2012), and a 3rd round pick (2013)…

The Tampa Bay Lightning traded Matt Gilroy to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Brian Lee…

The Toronto Maple Leafs traded Keith Aulie to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Carter Ashton…

The Detroit Red Wings traded Mike Commodore to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a conditional 7th round draft pick (2013)…

The Edmonton Oilers traded Tom Gilbert to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Nick Schultz…

The Nashville Predators acquired Andrei Kostitsyn from the Montreal Canadians for a 2nd round draft pick and a conditional 5th round draft pick (2013)…

Other deals of note before Monday’s trade deadline:

The Florida Panthers acquired Wojtek Wolski from the NY Rangers in exchange for Mike Vernace and a 3rd round draft pick (2013)…

The New Jersey Devils acquired Marek Zidlicky from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Kurtis Foster, Nick Palmieri, Stephane Veilleux, two draft picks (2012 & 2013)…

The Los Angeles Kings acquired Jeff Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jack Johnson, a conditional 1st round draft pick (2013)…

The Phoenix Coyotes acquired Antoine Vermette from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Curtis McElhinney and two draft picks (2012 & 2013)…

That’s what we have for Trade Deadline Day 2012. Trades could actually still be made, however any players proposed for a trade now must clear waivers. This rule stays in effect until July 1st, when the trade moratorium is lifted and when free agents can start signing with any club they wish to go to.

 Winnik and Galiardi, welcome to the San Jose Sharks!!!

Jamie McGinn, hold your head up high!! You will have a great NHL career!! Thank You for all you did while with the Sharks, we will always be appreciative of it…

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