San Jose Sharks: Lack of Stories Becoming the Story?

July 23rd, 2010 by Patrick Goulding II Leave a reply »
Taking a look at the top four stories on, one will quickly notice that none of them have anything to do with the upcoming milestone 2010-2011 season.

Lost amidst lauding over Jeremy Roenick and Todd McLellan’s pending honors, analysis of the Ilya Kovalchuk contract debacle, and previews of players who may one day contribute to a Cup run in San Jose (but in the near-term will do well to hold down consistent playing time in Worcester) is the fact that as the Sharks quickly approach their 20th year in the league, some key questions remain to be answered.

A path forward in goal seems to be in place, and the Sharks are set to return a largely familiar crew of talented forwards, but questions remain on the blue line.

Having lost Rob Blake to retirement, the Sharks continue to search for ways to supplement and improve a defensive group that was suspect at times last year, particularly in the playoffs.

Given the departure of former goaltending mainstay Evgeni Nabokov, many would rightly argue that the defense needs to be that much stronger t ...

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