Suggested Last Steps for the San Jose Sharks

July 1st, 2010 by MJ Kasprzak Leave a reply »
In my last article, I outlined the San Jose Sharks roster as it stands (assuming players tendered qualifying offers stayed in teal).

I even postured on the deficiencies that would likely keep them from repeating the success of last season.

As promised, this article offers my suggestions to remedy that problem. Since exact figures for some salaries are unknown, all of these steps are done under the estimation of the team having about $3 million of cap room.

To summarize the team's position, while San Jose would have a questionable fourth line and reserves, they are so strong on the top two lines that they still would boast one of the strongest forward units in the league.

Thus, this is a unit that could benefit from some help, but not a priority for an upgrade.

The blueline would consist of one elite player (Dan Boyle), two good ones (Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Douglas Murray, who made significant strides offensively), two talented young players still learning the position at this level (Jason Demers and Derek Joslin), and two pedestrian veterans (Kent Huskins and Niclas Wallin).

All in all, this unit would rank in ...

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