2013 NHL Draft: 3 Ways San Jose Sharks Lost out Early

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2013 NHL Draft: 3 Ways San Jose Sharks Lost out Early
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The 2013 NHL draft took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The San Jose Sharks had four picks in the top 58 of the 2013 NHL draft on Sunday, June 30. The thought they might trade up was not overlooked.

Two trades during the day and a first-round pick later, they managed to trade up and still surprise.

It is important to be clear: Doug Wilson knows hockey better than almost anyone in the entire Bay Area. But just two hours into the draft, one must wonder what he is thinking.

Last Monday, Wilson told NHL.com why he could not wait for the draft—so much that the piece was repeated on the team website Saturday. Yet here is a step-by-step examination of why it appears Wilson has squandered all of that extra talent:

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