Fantasy Impact:  The New York Rangers have landed Ryane Clowe from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a second in 2013, a third in 2013 and a conditional 2nd in 2014 that could become a fifth rounder if some conditions aren't met.



The Sharks get: well...three good draft picks.



The Rangers get: an underachieving power forward capable of putting up really good second-line points, but since his concussion from over a year ago, he hasn't been the same player.



Fantasy Players Impacted: The move opens up some more ice time for TJ Galiardi and James Sheppard. As far as offense goes, Galiardi is your best bet here. Actually, if you get down to it, Brent Burns is probably your guy - a defenseman who is enjoying offensive success as a forward.


In New York, the acquisition pushes one of J.T. Miller or Chris Kreider off the roster. The two rookies combined for 11 minutes of ice time last game. I doubt you will see Mats Zuccarello lose his second-line spot. Not yet, anyway. So Clowe adds some third-line depth, upgrading that line (with Brian Boyle and Carl Hagelin). 



Fantasy Players this helps, in order:

1. Galiardi

2. Clowe

3. Burns

4. Sheppard


Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:

1. Kreider

2. Miller




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donpaulo said:

... Since Kreider plays wing and Miller CAN lineup at center my guess is that Kreider pays the price.
But methinks something else is brewing in rangertown before all is said and done by tomorrow
April 03, 2013
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icevenom said:

... I watched the game clowe was scratched. wingles was in the top 6. fitting in nicely from what i saw...

I think I saw Havlat playing in the top 6 too...
April 02, 2013
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bball said:

... Maybe you should let someone who watches hockey on the West coast take a swing at analyzing deals that involve West coast teams. Galliardi will not be helped at all by this deal. Not one bit. He was relegated to third and fourth line duty while Clowe was injured and even got scratched. The Sharks even called up Tim Kennedy rather then put Galliardi into a top 6 role. Wingles is the guy this helps. Wingles is the new Clowe. He has one speed and hits everything that moves.
April 02, 2013
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