Tye McGinn traded to Sharks for 3rd round pick

Elsa

Tye McGinn didn't have a chance here, and the Flyers are smart to get a pick for him.

This is a smart move for the Flyers. They've traded forward Tye McGinn to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for their third round pick in 2015.

McGinn played a handful of games in Philadelphia -- 36 across two seasons, to be exact -- but never really earned a long look at the NHL level.

He's a restricted free agent right now and the Flyers did send him a qualifying offer earlier in the week, and it's likely that McGinn wasn't interested in signing a contract here without a real chance to crack the NHL roster. He's 23 years old -- it'd be silly for him to accept a fate wasting away in the Lehigh Valley.

So Hextall went out and got something for him. That third round pick certainly has some value, and stockpiling draft picks in exchange for players that have little-to-no value to your club is just a savvy move. Hopefully we see more of this, especially since Hextall has expressed a commitment to building this team through the draft.

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