Monday, February 24, 2020

NHL Trade Review: Lightning acquire Goodrow



         The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Barclay Goodrow and a 2020 third round pick from the San Jose Sharks in for 2020 first round pick and forward Anthony Greco.

         This trade is an over payment from the Lightning. Goodrow is a bottom six winger with a career high eight goals this year. The Sharks will gladly take a first round pick for him. He has one more year left under contract with a $925k cap hit. Goodrow also takes lots of penalties. He already has 80 penalty minutes, more than he had in 82 games last season. Goodrow has some playoff experience as well. He is a decent player, but not a second liner. He wasn't a top six player for the Sharks when they were healthy, and they are a bottom five team in the league. They also get a speedy AHL winger in Greco, who Tampa Bay acquired last week from Florida for Danick Martel. The Sharks traded their 1st rounder to Ottawa for Erik Karlsson, so they now get a late 1st for Goodrow.

          Goodrow, who will be 27 in two days, has scored eight goals with 16 assists for 24 points in 62 games for the Sharks this year. In his NHL career, all in San Jose, Goodrow has scored 26 goals with 45 assists for 71 points in 268 games.

          Greco, 26, has 10 goals with 10 assists for 20 points in 40 games for the AHL's Syracuse Crunch and Springfield Thunderbirds this year. He has one game of NHL experience, a scoreless game with the Panthers in 2018-19.

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