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Denver Acquires Evander Kane from Delta

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2022 at 8:17 am

The Denver Spurs have made another splash, acquiring winger Evander Kane from the rebuilding Delta Sturgeon. In return, the Sturgeon receive a pair of 2nd round rookie picks — Clarington’s (23rd overall) and Denver’s (25th).

Delta drafted Kane 7th overall in 2010 and he’s since played in 783 games over 12 seasons. In fact, last season was his most productive as he lead the team in goals with 31 and finished second in points with 75 in 82 games.

Delta Trades Hall, Haula

In Uncategorized on August 1, 2022 at 11:59 am

In separate deals, the Delta Sturgeon have shipped out too more veterans. First, the Sturgeon sent winger Taylor Hall, who had 61 points in 78 games in his fifth season with the franchise, to conference rival Hamilton in exchange for the Ti-Cats’ second round pick, 32nd overall. The second move saw them trade centre Erik Haula to the Boston Banshees for young defenseman Logan Stanley and a 3rd rounder.

Hall and Haula join Jonathan Toews, Zach Hyman and Ryan Pulock as casualties of the Sturgeon’s offseason housecleaning following a disappointing season and in the face of an injury-riddled 2022-23.

Denver Deals 3rd Overall Pick in Blockbuster

In Uncategorized on August 1, 2022 at 11:55 am

The Denver Spurs shocked the GWMHL this week when they traded the 3rd overall pick in the upcoming rookie draft to the Clarington Coyotes in a win-now move that netted wingers Vladimir Tarasenko and Tanner Pearson plus Clarington’s 2nd round pick, 23rd overall.

An injury-hampered Tarasenko had 20 points in 31 games last year, while Pearson scored 15 goals in 75 games. For Clarington, the benefits are obvious. On paper, the team has the veteran depth to win more games this year, but with the 1st overall pick already, the Coyotes have an opportunity to add two elite talents in September. For Denver, who add Tarasenko to a packed right wing corps that already features Matt Duchene, Tom Wilson, and Cam Atkinson, it seems to signal a desire to shoot for the playoffs while Jordan Binnington and Erik Karlsson have gas in the tank. Unless they make more deals, for the fourth time in six years, the Spurs will go without a first round pick.

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