Originally posted on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 4/2/13
The wheels of the trade deadline continued to churn on Tuesday, as the San Jose Sharks sent winger Ryane Clowe to the New York Rangers in exchange for draft picks. Two of the picks are the Blueshirts second and third-round picks in this upcoming draft, while the Sharks can receive New York’s 2014 second-round pick if Clowe re-signs or the Rangers win two playoff rounds. If neither condition is met, then San Jose receives their fifth-round pick.  This signifies the end of an era for the struggling Clowe in the Bay Area, whose scoring peaked in the 2010-2011 season, where he scored 24 goals to go along with 62 points. Clowe has struggled tremendously this season, who has taken a league-high 65 shots without scoring a goal. He's on pace to break the record for most shot by a forward without scoring a goal. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season and general manager Doug Wilson made the decision to get something for him instead of letting him walk for free.  On the other hand, this move for the Rangers is head-scratching to say the least. While they are receiving a power forward who has been slightly (maybe extremely) unlucky this year, he doesn’t address the Blueshirts major need, which is scoring depth. Clowe’s possession numbers have been strong all-year, and the hope here is that a change of scenery can rejuvenate the 30-year-old’s career.  The other problem is the salary cap. The vast majority of the Rangers’ roster become free agents over the course of the next two offseasons, and with the reduction in the cap on top of Clowe’s current cap hit, the Blueshirts will need to be creative in order to keep the core of their players under contract. [follow]
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
One Gotta Go: NFL Legends (and Jose Canseco!) Have No Love For Captain America
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Drew Brees says players do not trust league office, Goodell

Lawsuit over Hall of Fame Game refiled after McAfee comments

Report: Griffin plans to re-sign with Clippers, won't be traded

Report: Wentz unlikely to see any playing time this season

Minnesota Wild names Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ official goal song

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Gabby Douglas joining judges for Miss America pageant

Recruit decommits from Michigan after mail mistake

Dez Bryant reportedly suffers concussion at practice

Kobe Bryant to be honored with his own day in LA on 8/24

Colts sign Antonio Cromartie

Connor McDavid: 'I’m not some 18-year-old kid anymore'

Revisiting the 10 biggest mistakes of the NFL offseason

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Ranking the uniforms of the NFL from worst to best

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

Washington's Josh Norman speaks candidly about multiple NFL talking points

Derrick Rose: Knicks have chance to win every game

Ranking the MLB divisional races

Inside the Pokemon World Championships, where masters are born

NFL players under most pressure in preseason Week 3

Tre Mason's mother: RB is like '10-year-old' due to head injuries

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Ranking the uniforms of the NFL from worst to best

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

QUIZ: Name every player to win a championship with Kobe Bryant

Inside the Pokemon World Championships, where masters are born

What we learned from this year's baffling SummerSlam event

Football Down Under: Looking back at college football overseas

31 memories from the XXXI Olympiad

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker