CHICAGO - MAY 21: Jamie McGinn #64 of the San Jose Sharks moves the puck against Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime of Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 21, 2010, in Chicago, Ill. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Sharks deal Jamie McGinn to the Colorado Avalanche in an apparent effort to bolster their penalty kill.
In an apparent attempt to bolster their depth at forward, the San Jose Sharks picked up Danniel Winnik, T.J. Galiardi and a seventh-round draft pick from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Jamie McGinn, who was in the midst of his best season of his career. Find full trade analysis at Fear The Fin. Galiardi and Winnik have both been used heavily on the penalty kill, an area in which the Sharks have struggled at times this year.
Galiardi and Winnik do bring some scoring touch, although neither can match McGinn's production this year. Galiardi has eight goals and six assists, while Winnik has five goals and 13 assists. McGinn, 23, has already set career highs in goals (12) and assists (12) and was on his way to posting his first positive +/- rating of his career (+2).
The Sharks, who have the third best power-play, have been knee-capped by a penalty-kill unit that ranks 28th in the league. Only the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets have killed less than their 77.4 percent of penalties.