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Silver linings: Sharks get Pens’ 2nd-round pick from Murray deal

May 31, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

Douglas Murray #3 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on April 3, 2013 in New York City.
(April 2, 2013 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

San Jose’s season ended in disappointment, but there’s still a bright spot.

Because Pittsburgh advanced to the Eastern Conference finals, the Sharks will receive the Penguins’ second-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft from the Douglas Murray trade, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Murray, who was dealt to Pittsburgh in late March, netted the Sharks a pair of picks — a second-rounder in 2013 and conditional pick in ’14.

The conditional pick worked like this: If the Pens either won two playoff rounds or re-signed Murray, the pick would be a second-rounder. If neither of those things happened, it would’ve be a third.

So that’s the good news for San Jose.

The potentially better news? The Sharks might not be done moving up the draft board.

The Ryane Clowe-to-New York trade also included a conditional pick — if Clowe re-signs with the Rangers, the 2014 fifth-round pick sent to the Sharks will be upgraded to a second-rounder.

Clowe, 30, has already said he’d “love” to stay in New York.

  1. sjsharks66 - May 31, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Now it is up to Wilson to pick well and not trade those draft spots.

    • nicoyashark - Jun 1, 2013 at 12:45 PM

      Actually sharks have a playoff team. They consistently make it to play offs whether it be top seed or just barely but also consistently make opposed goal tenders look unbeatable. They need to choose one good prospect and use those picks to snag some scoring threats. I really don’t want to see the sharks do the same rebuild that Calgary is force to do.

  2. kingcobraman - May 31, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Dougy is a good GM its just his top players are ghosts in the big games…

  3. kingsforever - May 31, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    LOL Sherro

  4. Stiller43 - May 31, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Lol shero? Would you like to explain you “lol-ing” at possibly the GM of the year? Or was that your lame attempt to troll?

    • sjsblitz - May 31, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      looking at his name should tell you enough

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