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Trade Details
STUART HEADS TO COLORADO Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Colorado Avalanche acquired defenseman Brad Stuart from the San Jose Sharks for a second-round draft pick in 2016 and a sixth-round draft pick in 2017.
What does it give the Colorado Avalanche?
The Avalanche get a very solid veteran defenseman in Stuart, who should help solidify their back end. He is more of a defensive defenseman at this stage of his career and may be a perfect fit playing alongside dynamic offensive defenseman Tyson Barrie. This should help the Avs in terms of leadership and playoff experience, as well. A solid pickup for Colorado.
What does it give the San Jose Sharks?
The Sharks want to rebuild. Some of their veterans Joe Thornton and Marleau are hesitant to leave, so they have to make other moves for now. Losing Stuart (and Boyle earlier) hurts their blueline for the here and now, but if GM Doug Wilson is serious about rebuilding he needs to make hard decisions. He did get very good value here for Stuart, at least.
Fantasy Impact
Stuart might get a few more points in Denver but his fantasy value is not very high at this stage of his career. Don't expect much more than what he's been producing.
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to Colorado Avalanche

to San Jose Sharks
sixth-round draft pick in 2017
second-round draft pick in 2016