6.24: Doug Wilson on trading Devin Setoguchi
Sharks GM Wilson explains the reasoning behind letting Setoguchi and Coyle go.
Well it's very difficult trade because we traded to to our players that are homegrown and and -- and So Taguchi and Charlie Coyle. Get this type of player that you have to give to get into. -- -- we think Prentice. And dominant defenseman in this league it's just coming into his own needs. Prime of his career his size and strength and skating ability and a those that the players don't come along that often. We think it's it's a deal that works for us we try to deal from a position of strength we're in the -- whoever. We're pushing. Beyond where we finish this year and we think this mix there as their hockey team today. It. No I mean what happened is. DeVon is -- very good hockey player in this space on our own and a the deal that we didn't that we signed awhile ago this deal came together very quickly. Yet. Which often does take place at the draft where people are here and they can talk and became very condensed. He was a part they had to have to do the deal and this is it very difficult. Take the deal for us but. Yeah I think it can sit here today and they were better hockey team and our defenses them. And certainly with with friend there. It's -- better defense -- -- Where is He -- 230 pounds He can skate and shoot both of our coaches. Match on Todd McLellan coached him and on very well. So we know his character and his. His professionalism and his again loves to play the game and he's highly competitive and that that the player does help you in this league especially the winning games played right now. What you think this field. Well and we've been looking for us for this type of defenseman and a yeah as we on the defense and most important people on a team. Little biased -- balance. But to get a guy that our coaches know that both coached him his -- the offense the right shot it's physically quality. It just fits in really really well with the the -- -- the -- and we gave up some very good players again and under the system you've got to give to get to get a guy who's in the prime minister to. It. There isn't fair to -- Yeah we're very fortunate you know quite a few top six forwards and a our scouting staff has done a great job of bringing those players and and sitting in you have to give to get that was an area of strength for us than we think we just strengthen our hockey team an area that. Brent certainly compliments that the -- or defense -- and we think he's. You play even better with the type of players that we have an acting. And -- Something happens. There. I think every team says that the two worst things to acquire in this business or sentiment and a defenseman and we're fortunate to be very strong down the middle. You know we've been looking for awhile that defenseman and but every team -- in the same thing and -- this that the guy does come available it comes at a cost and a you don't wanna fill one hole and create another and feel. We feel we're better hockey team today. -- No there's no connection this is a completely different type of player. This is again -- -- complain your top pairing and your power play compelling codes that. And as you say He is just entering the prime of his career and He matches and with where teams. The age group and things that we want to accomplish as a team He fits in very very well. Strong. No -- I don't know I that we signed a -- said -- awhile ago it was a we signed defensive Iguchi to be part of our team. Other steal came together very quickly. When the central player comes civilians that are being. Ready to move quickly so no that was completely separate we've signed -- to be part of our team and a the big contributor and this deal is not an easy deal for us when you move people that you care about that drafted developed and we wish nothing but the best for growth -- and Charlie --