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BREAKING: Sharks Trade No. 11 for Three Picks

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MONTREAL — The San Jose Sharks have traded the No. 11 pick to the Arizona Coyotes for the No. 27, 34, 45 picks in the 2022 NHL Draft.

The Sharks appear to have left top available forward prospects Joakim Kemell, Jonathan Lekkerimaki, and Frank Nazar for other teams. The Coyotes selected centerman Conor Geekie with he No. 11 pick.

Kevin Korchinski, Marco Kasper, Matthew Savoie, and Pavel Mintyukov had just went off the board before the Sharks made this bold move back.

“I love this move [for the Sharks],” an NHL scout told San Jose Hockey Now.

A source had told San Jose Hockey Now that the Sharks liked defenseman Denton Mateychuk, but he went with the next pick, which I read as a possible trade back, but that was just a guess.

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Sharks director of scouting Doug Wilson Jr. had previously said that he “was really excited about some of the pockets in the mid-rounds.”

An NHL scout told me before the Draft: “I think the pockets of depth in this Draft are in certain ranges. Around No. 18-60 in this Draft is going to be pretty similar in terms of player quality. San Jose usually does a good job of moving around in the Draft to make sure they pick a lot in those ranges. Would they be a trade-down candidate at No. 11 to to make sure they load up on more second-rounders?”

Looks like he was right!

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Shoresy

I like turning the #11 into 3 top 50 picks in a draft like this. Of course, we won’t know if someone who was available at #11 exceeds their career projections, but at this moment, I like the move.
..was thinking maybe McGroats falls into the mid 20s but he’s gone. We’ll see…SJ needs more quantity at the right quality. I think the quality should still be good enough.

Shoresy

Will Ohgren be there at #27. I don’t think so, but I kinda like him if he falls. I am skewing to the stouter, bigger guys w/ hockey iq that position themselves well right now if the better skaters aren’t there.

Shoresy

If Arizona’s gm see Geekie as a very possible 2nd line center, do they now see Barret Hayton as the #3 center now or does he still have 2nd line center potential and they have the option to flip flop Geekie & Haton. I would imagine they plan on Cooley at 1c..not a bad idea to have options, but man if I were not a playoff team, I want a top 10 pick in next year’s draft.

Alaskan_ice

Making a move to get 3 picks in the top 50 is shrewd move. All these players can turn out very well. Let’s hope.

KE

Waiting for the comish to announce Ott trade get Karlsson from Sharks – Arizona to take on some of the salary for that #11 give from Sharks

Shoresy

Are they planning on swinging on Miroshnichenko or Lambert with one of 27 or 34 or they going for higher floor, safer picks..should be good now that they’ll have options. For D, they now looking at Pickering or Chesley? Maybe a Juri Kulich if he makes it down there.

Shoresy

you gotta be kidding me…as soon as i type that, both Miroch and Pickering go one after the other..haha son of a

david barnard

i outlined almost this exact trade a week ago. i think i had #27, #34, and #67. if the Sharks get Lambert and the additional picks i’m gonna grade this trade M for Masterful!

Alaskan_ice

Could they really get Lambert? That’s be amazing!!!

david barnard

i have a feeling MTL is gonna take him 1 pick before us:(

david barnard

yay they took Mesar! now don’t fuck it up, Shorks!

Shoresy

you know they’re taking chesley

Shoresy

He’s sitting right there for them if they want. Pick him and then tie him to a chair to discipline him with crosschecks.

david barnard

and they blew it! Filip Bystedt is their 1st round selection. they could’ve gotten him most likely with either of those 2nd round picks.

Shoresy

maybe Lambert at 34 now, but I almost think they’re going D on the next pick

david barnard

Lambert to WPG, sorry Brad:(

david barnard

hopefully Seamus Casey if they go D.

Shoresy

had a feeling after Yurov went at 24 that Bystedt might be their target.

david barnard

trying to reproduce Jumbo i think. he’s a big guy whose more comfortable on the perimeter making plays with his passing. questions about his goal scoring translating to the next level. has some acceleration skating issues that can easily be fixed with more leg strength. good defensively. he would’ve been a good pick with #34 or #45, as that was his pre-draft rank range.

Shoresy

yeah, don’t know why they took him that early.. If they didn’t shoot for Lambert, I actually would’ve been okay with Isaac Howard. He doesn’t really have a d game yet but Howard’s instincts look they translate to the NHL really well. At this stage, I kind of look at ‘on ice body language’. I don’t know. I think Lightning got another good player while still picking at the end of the 1st round. He has an instinct for getting open at will it seems. Difficult to teach that. And he goes to the net front. oh well, hope the… Read more »

david barnard

i had Howard ranked 12th on my board. i had Lambert at 11th (Sharks) but felt he is a top 5 talent. my remaining 1st rounders available ranked are:

Firkus (21), Trikozov (28), Casey (31), and Grudinin (32).

Hutson is also in my Tier 3 group of players who i had ranked in early 2nd round, but could’ve gone in place of Casey on my board. the Sharks can get any 1 of these players picking 2nd on Day 2.

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