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Colorado’s Daniel Winnik, T.J. Galiardi traded to Sharks for Jamie McGinn, prospects

Greg Wyshynski
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Jamie McGinn was "distraught" after the San Jose Sharks lost to the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.

Imagine how he feels now that he's no longer a Shark.

McGinn, averaging 12:33 in ice time this season in 61 games, was traded with center Michael Sgarbossa and former Minnesota-Duluth forward Mike Connolly for two solid depth players from the Colorado Avalanche: Forward T.J. Galiardi and left wing Daniel Winnik, along with the seventh-rounder.

Where this should immediately help: On the Sharks' penalty kill.

Winnik was third on the Avs in average shorthanded ice time (3:02) while Galiardi has also seen time on the PK.

McGinn, 23, is an RFA this summer, making $680,000. Winnik and Galiardi are UFAs.

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For this trade: Two Milburys.

A good depth move for the Sharks, but McGinn has had a breakout season. We're fans of Galiardi. He's two years removed from a 24-goal season. From Mike Chambers of All Things Avs:

Quick thoughts: McGinn is an up-and-coming youngster, Sgarbossa is tearing it up in the O and Connolly was the best forward for NCAA-champion Minnesota-Duluth last season. Galiardi and Winnik will be missed, no doubt. Great, great guys.

Looking back at this one in a few years, it wouldn't surprise us to see one side as the clear winner.

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