San Jose Sharks: How Many Good Years Does Their Core Have Left?

June 5th, 2012 by Eric He Leave a reply »
It seems to be the same old story every year for the San Jose Sharks—an outstanding regular-season performance, followed by a disappointing playoff exit.  

In fact, it has been the case for quite a while now. The Sharks have made the postseason for eight years in a row and 13 of the past 14 seasons. In their 20-year franchise history, San Jose has been to the postseason 15 times (that's 75 percent).

And how many Stanley Cups do they have to show for it? Zilch. None.

That's right, a team that has made the playoffs three out of every four seasons has yet to win a championship.

Ok, enough of that.

But at least you have to show some appreciation for the core players on the Sharks, who have led them to playoff appearances for eight straight seasons. (Hey, at least making the playoffs is better than nothing, right?)

Sure, guys like Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton and Dan Boyle haven't led the Sharks to the promised land, but they haven't driven them into the basement either.

Which begs me to ask the question: How many more good years do the Sharks' core players have left?

Let's look ...

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