5 Reasons the San Jose Sharks Will Reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2013-14

October 3rd, 2013 by Emily Teachout Leave a reply »
The San Jose Sharks begin the 2013-2014 season with everything it takes to succeed: a high-powered offense, talented defense and a cup-winning goaltender. They are led by coaches with 11 Stanley Cup rings, collectively. 

With vital players entering their final contract year, a depleted prospect pool from years of aggressive trading and a fanbase growing tired of perennial playoff disappointment, the window for the Sharks is rapidly disappearing.

Yet the Sharks start the season with a positive outlook and renewed potential. The mix of youth and experience is enviable. The depth is among the league's best. 

Skeptics have called for a dismantling, but after a tumultuous 2012-13, the San Jose Sharks are all-in for the 2013-14 season.

Here are five reasons to believe the Sharks will be playing for the Stanley Cup in June...

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