San Jose Sharks: Is GM Doug Wilson Preparing to Make a Splash?

February 28th, 2010 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
With the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver coming to a close tomorrow, the NHL will soon be back in action. And for all 30 General Managers, that means three of their busiest days of the season are about to begin.

Considering the NHL trade deadline is this upcoming Wednesday, every GM in hockey will have their phone buzzing constantly over the first few days of next week.

Now will the Olympic break increase or decrease the amount of deadline deals? Or will there be no effect at all? Your guess is as good as mine.

However, when it comes to San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson, you can be guaranteed he will improve his team at the deadline.

Olympics or no Olympics, Wilson has always been a cautiously aggressive GM who makes decisions that clearly benefit his squad.

Back in 2007, Wilson traded for veteran winger Bill Guerin at the deadline and in 2008, he traded for puck-moving defenseman Brian Campbell.

Last year, however, San Jose sprinted out of the gate with arguably the most complete squad in team history.

Therefore, Wilson elected to make a smaller deadline move by acquiring gritty winger Travis Moen and ...

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