The Blow-Up Option: Five Steps the San Jose Sharks Should Take This Summer

May 24th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
Man, if you're a Sharks fan, this has got to be getting old. Not only are the Sharks and their fans suffering through yet another year of shattered hopes and quashed dreams, but for the third summer in a row, the debate of whether or not to blow-up this team will begin to rage like a California fire. I'm not a Sharks fan, but, as a Red Wings fan, I do have a soft-spot for elite, high-profile teams and, as a native Californian, have followed the Sharks closely over the years. For the record, I really thought this year's Sharks team was going to finally get it done. Back in November, I wrote about how much they reminded me of my Wings back in 1997, the year they ended their 42-year Cup drought. Unfortunately, I was wrong and the Sharks are once again in the familiar position of facing more questions than answers post-playoffs. However, as an outside observer, I don't think it's appropriate for me to argue on one side or the other of the "to blow-up, or not to blow-up the team" debate. That's something Sharks fans can more passionately argue about than I can. However, assuming GM Doug Wilson has his thumb on the detonator (and, also assuming he himself will not be taken out i ...

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