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Trade: Flames acquire T.J. Galiardi from Sharks

Jul 2, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT

T.J. Galiardi, Jonathan Quick, Slava Voynov AP

The Flames are in need of help up front and they went out and got some today.’s Pierre LeBrun reports Calgary acquired forward T.J. Galiardi from the San Jose Sharks for a 2015 fourth-round draft pick. Calgary also announced they’re re-signed Galiardi to a one-year deal worth $1.25 million. For the Flames it gives them some forward depth, but for the Sharks they’re clearing room.

San Jose acquired Tyler Kennedy from the Penguins on Sunday and they’ve got prospect Tomas Hertl coming through the pipeline as well at center. With Galiardi, San Jose had too many centers and not enough open positions on their third and fourth lines.

Calgary, meanwhile, has a dearth of centermen. Their first-round pick this year, Sean Monahan, could slide into a starting role right away this coming season. Matt Stajan is on the downside of his career and Mike Cammalleri is a player GM Jay Feaster has been trying to move.

It’s a little ugly in Calgary to say the least. Galiardi will give them help on their third line and provide them with a decent penalty killer.

  1. sjsharks66 - Jul 2, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Wow. 2015? He was worth at least a 3rd round 2014 pick.

    • hookersdontsnuggle - Jul 2, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      Maybe you should be a GM.

    • qauzaq - Jul 2, 2013 at 4:27 PM

      I actually agree with you. Seems to me that a 4th is rather insufficient.

      • sjsblitz - Jul 2, 2013 at 5:38 PM

        take what you can get, gotta cleanup. TJ will be missed

  2. jernster21 - Jul 2, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Looks like Calgary is trying to rebuild with former Avalanche retreads. Good luck with that.

  3. nananatman - Jul 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Feaster has been there three years, this controlled burning should have been done by now.

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