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The trade the Sharks and Coyotes should have made

The trade the Sharks and Coyotes should have made
Published On: Sat, Jan 13
Apr 14, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Vincent Lecavalier (44) looks to pass the puck aroundSan Jose Sharks right wing Melker Karlsson (68) in the second period of the game one of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes both had their CBA-mandated bye week this past week, but the Desert Dogs were far busier during their time off.

On Thursday, the Coyotes acquired winger Richard Panik and defenseman Laurent Dauphin from Chicago. Leaving Arizona were 22-year-old forward Anthony Duclair, as well as minor-league defenseman minor league defenseman Adam Clendening.

Duclairs departure from the Pacific division, not Paniks presence in it, most affects the Sharks. Thats not because hes been particularly successful against San Jose, since Duclair has not scored a single point in nine career games as a Sharks opponent.

Instead, San Jose should lament the Duclair deal as one they did not get done.

He would have fit well on a team desperately needing speed and youth as the league trends in each direction. San Jose will never be mistaken for the leagues fastest group, and theyre already the fifth-oldest, according to The Athletic.

Only Kevin Labanc and Timo Meier are younger than Duclair, who could have given the Sharks another (baby) face in their emerging youth movement. The same cannot be said of the other players San Joses been linked to.

Evander Kane, for example, is 26, and half-a-season away from unrestricted free agency. Meanwhile, Duclair will become a restricted free agent this summer, and is (at the earliest) three seasons away from becoming an unrestricted one.

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