Sharks 2012 NHL Draft Picks: Grades, Results and Analysis

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Sharks 2012 NHL Draft Picks: Grades, Results and Analysis
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Doug Wilson's approach as a general manager is best described in one word: Active.

Wilson is always swinging trades, whether it be during the offseason, at the trade deadline or on draft day.

Last year, Wilson and the Sharks stole the headlines by trading their first-round pick, top prospect Charlie Coyle and Devin Setoguchi to draft host Minnesota for Brent Burns and a second rounder.

While Wilson is not afraid to move picks, he's also not afraid to trade up—a strategy that has netted him players such as Setoguchi and Logan Couture.

Of course, another word that accurately describes Wilson is unpredictable. So while one can expect the Sharks' GM to be busy on Friday, June 22, it's anybody's guess what Wilson will specifically do.

Having said that, there are some obvious issues for San Jose to address this weekend.

 

Updated with draft results and grades on June 23.

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