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Trade: Avs get Stuart from Sharks for picks

Jul 1, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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The Colorado Avalanche picked up a veteran rearguard Brad Stuart on Tuesday, acquiring him from San Jose in exchange for a second-round pick in 2016 and sixth-round pick in 2017.

Stuart, 34, appeared in 61 games for the Sharks last year, scoring three goals and 11 points while averaging 19:10 TOI per game.  He’s heading into the last of a three-year, $10.8M deal with a $3.6 million cap hit and, because he had a limited no-trade clause, had to sign off on this move to Colorado.

That’s interesting, because Stuart has some big-time history with the Avs. During the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign, Stuart knocked Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog out of action with a massive hit. Stuart wasn’t fined or suspended for the hit but did draw the Avalanche’s ire.

Landeskog suffered a concussion on the play and missed 11 games.


  1. hockey412 - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Burns clearly going back to D.

    • sjsharks86 - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:38 PM

      DW said that 2 month ago, so yeah it’s been clear for awhile now.

      • titansrbeast - Jul 1, 2014 at 6:21 PM

        Why would that get a thumbs down? Our GM did say that months ago and it’s not news… I don’t think you figured anything out there hockey412 xD

  2. avscup - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Like the trade. Hopefully he will dish out plenty of hits like the one on Landy, who by the way acknowledged he needed to keep his head up after that hit instead of whining about it like others do.

    Avs toughen up a bit on D.

  3. sjsharks66 - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Stuart doesn’t hit anyone after his suspension for hitting Nash. Glad the Sharks ditched him. If he starts hitting like he used to, Avs got a good Dman.

    • skr213 - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      Wait, so you like a move by DW and I hate it? Must be opposite day.

  4. jernster21 - Jul 1, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    This is a solid pick up.

  5. adamal17 - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    He’s got to be a little ticked that he got traded. Even with the modified NTC. He was very clear when he left the Wings that he wanted to play in Cali and mainly SJ since his family lives there while he plays. I know that CO is a good place to be, but a bit of a dig on Stuart after only wanting to play in SJ.

    • gohawks7 - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:37 PM

      Then maybe he shouldn’t have stood around on the ice with his thumb up his ass. Stuart was good for 2-3 head scratcher mistakes every game. Heaven forbid he tries to defend a 2 on 1.

  6. skr213 - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    I liked having Brad back as a Shark and I’m not too happy about this move, unless DW has something up his sleeve to pick up another stay-at-home defensive defenseman. Change for change’s sake is not what I’m looking for.

  7. gohawks7 - Jul 1, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    So tired of his brain-dead mistakes on the ice. Good riddance.

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