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Trade: Sharks bring back familiar face, acquire Hannan from Preds

Apr 3, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT


The San Jose Sharks are bringing a familiar face back into the fold — Scott Hannan.

Hannan, San Jose’s first-round pick in 1997, has been acquired from the Nashville Predators for a conditional sixth-/seventh-round pick, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.

The 34-year-old rearguard spent eight seasons in San Jose before signing with Colorado in 2007.

After three-and-a-half years in Denver, Hannan was acquired by Washington and has since played for Calgary (2011-12) and Nashville .

In his prime, Hannan was considered a gritty, physical, shut-down defenseman that represented San Jose at the 2003-04 All-Star game. He was also named to Team Canada for the 2004 World Cup.

Hannan has appeared in 29 games for the Preds this year, notching one point while averaging 19:30 TOI per game.

His one-year, $1 million deal will expire at the end of this season.

  1. sjsharks66 - Apr 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Does not make up for the clowe trade but this is a great signing by wilson.
    Some good veteran defense and a familiar face.

  2. sjsharks66 - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Im also curious why he would trade murray and bring in Hannan. Why not just send Irwin down? I guess he really is in the rebuilding process… Oh well.

    • joelwrobinson - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:10 PM


    • sjsblitz - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      Irwin is fine. This is just so Tennyson can develop and Burns stay forward. I imagine he’d be paired with Stuart as well

    • sjsharks86 - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      Stop because you keep talking about Murray like he wasn’t the proverbial chink in the armor at the blueline. Stop because Irwin is solid and Murray sucked. Stop because picking up a veteran defenseman in the last year of his contract is in no way an indication of a rebuild. Stop because you think you need guys that can throw down but not score or defend to win a cup, like the Kings didn’t just run away with it in the playoffs w/out having anybody who really fights on their roster. Stocking up on picks in a draft year ooozing with talent is just smart, props to DW for seeing that and making the necessary moves. Sharks are trending up going into the playoffs and have all the essentials to win a cup, they just need to perform when the time comes. If you don’t see all this then I’m sorry dude but you DON’T know hockey.

  3. nicoyashark - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Awesome! I miss this guy

  4. ethanmacleod1685 - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Great sign, now we need is a couple of depth fowards

  5. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Wilson, trading fan favorites and then bringing back an old fan favorite doesn’t make us forgive you. This is a trade to try and trick the fans that he’s not throwing in the towel. Weak stuff Wilson. Scotty’s doesn’t have much left to offer, might as well give the youngsters a chance.

  6. sjsharks66 - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Stop what? It is a serious question. He could have also traded Demers for some picks also. You must not understand hockey. Big, strong stay at home defenseman = good in playoffs.

    Im not sure why you are such an asshole on these sharks articles. So what, i don’t agree 100% with what wilson is trying to do. Why does it bother you so much? Lol

    I thought these articles were about discussing what your team is and should do?

  7. ethanmacleod1685 - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    This guy was always a shark to me, never suited any other uniform

  8. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Hannan and Stuart, too bad there not 10 years younger. Maybe together they can conjure up some of that old magic for the playoffs. Doubtful, but that’s what Wilson wants you to believe. Wilson maybe giving up, but at least the teams not. Beat Minnesota!

  9. sjsharks66 - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Im not saying send Irwin down because he is bad. Im saying why not keep a big body that blocks shots and bring in hannan at the same time. Irwin has no playoff experience. It is a simple concept to grasp.

    • sjsharks86 - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      C’mon man, EVERYONE on the team blocks shots, they’re all defensively responsible. The defense is solid, and if it ain’t broke you don’t need to fix it. Hannan will probably fill in for Demers, Tennyson will probably go back to Worcester to ripen up for the NHL, and Irwin will stay put because that’s where he belongs. Realizing that Murray is not needed is a pretty simple concept to grasp, yet it eludes you.

      • sjawesome - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:43 PM

        I couldn’t agree more with sjsharks86. Keep up the good work

  10. hines86for6 - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    hannan has been a great shot blocker for the Preds this year. leading the team I believe. at his age, his recovery speed leaves a lot to be desired but what can you expect from a guy in his mid 30s.

    Preds traded him because they’re loaded with young talent on the blue line: Josi, Bartley, Blum, Ellis. Not because Hannan wasn’t good.

  11. sjsharks66 - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Didnt murray lead the sharks in blocked shots? So having murray and hannan ( who leads also ) wouldn’t help a lot right? 😒

    • sjsharks86 - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      At least Hannan can skate backwards. Dude you seriously need to get Cranky’s shaft out of your mouth, he’s gone & he was NOT helping the team as much as he was hurting it.

  12. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    66 stop, you don’t know playoff hockey. Do you honestly think the Sharks have a better chance at the cup after these trades, if you do, you might want to find a new sport to fallow. Murray was a stud you fool!

  13. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    By saying you rather have Hannan over Murray shows you have little knowledge of the sport. You should stop now, your just making yourself look worse. You and your cheerleader should leave this to the adults.

  14. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 3, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Sorry 66, I meant to say 86, my sincerest apologies for mixing you up with her.

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