The San Jose Sharks’ Biggest Need: Some Fresh Faces

May 25th, 2010 by Justin Colman Leave a reply »
"I definitely believe in this group."

San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan has expressed his desire to keep the roster the way it is and knows that there will be people calling for the Sharks to change the makeup of the roster. If you weren't aware as well, there has been no more of an important off-season for the San Jose Sharks than this one.

As of right now, there are only 12 players on the Sharks roster who are still under contract. The big names that remain with the team are Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, and Dan Boyle. General Manager Doug Wilson can either retain the team that he has or completely rebuild.

Besides the twelve players under contract, there are twenty-three players whose contracts have expired . Patrick Marleau and Evgeni Nabokov lead the long list of potential San Jose free agents come July 1. Players such as Joe Pavelski and Devin Setoguchi can also become free agents, but only if Wilson and the parties of Pavelski and Setoguchi cannot reach a deal before midnight on July 1.

After a second half breakout and a playoff performance like his, it should be obvious that the Sharks will re-sign Pavelski. Setoguchi is als ...

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