Sharks Acquire Tyler Kennedy

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Fantasy Impact: The San Jose Sharks have acquired forward Tyler Kennedy from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a second round pick in the 2013 draft



The Penguins get: A high pick for a player they didn’t really use last season.


The Sharks get: A solid two-way forward who slots in on the third line, but who can sub in on the second line for short stretches. He is a restricted free agent.


Fantasy Players Impacted: Kennedy is better off. His ice time was waning (even with players leaving, that won’t change). He’ll even get a sniff of PP time now, but bottom line a 50-point season will be a struggle.


His departure paves the way for Beau Bennett, who will be a breakout player in the season ahead – but only if the team walks away from Jarome Iginla. If the Pens sign Iginla, than Bennett is a 35-point player this year.


James Sheppard’s dream of a regular lineup spot has probably died, but nobody was picking him anyway, right?



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Fantasy Players this helps, in order:

1. Bennett

2. Kennedy



Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:

1. Sheppard

2. TJ Galiardi