Former Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp knew trade was coming

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When former Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp was traded on July 10 to the Dallas Stars for Trevor Daley and Ryan Garbutt, he knew it was coming.

Sharp, a three-time champion with the Blackhawks, told reporters during his introduction press conference with the Stars that he saw the trade coming.

I knew it was coming, he told reporters. When I was traded from Philadelphia to Chicago (in 2005), I knew that was coming also, and it still comes as a shock. When it actually happens, there are a lot of different things going on. You are trying to take care of your family, your friends, and your personal situation. I can’t say anything bad about the Blackhawks. I really enjoyed my time with the Hawks. I’ve grown into the person I am today because of that organization.

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During the press conference, Sharp took a picture with the young core of the team: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Jason Demers.

Being traded to a team like Dallas with so many young players and the enthusiasm you can feel just in the past few days, it kind of reignites the passion for playing hockey, he said. They’re improving in a lot of areas so for me to come down here and be a part of that in any way, I’m very excited.

Now that Sharp is wearing the green and white, Sharp says he’s excited for training camp and to meet all the hockey fans in Dallas.

Message from Patrick Sharp! pic.twitter.com/irYj9ruMjU — Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) July 20, 2015

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