Which Sharks Team Is Better: ’08-’09 or ’09-’10? A Pre-Playoff Look

February 15th, 2010 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
With about two weeks off for the majority of the San Jose Sharks and for all of their fans, what better time to analyze the improvements (or lack thereof) from last season to this season?

Another regular season is coming to a close, as only 20 games remain after the Olympic break before the Sharks start the grueling grind of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Will the 2010 playoff lineup for San Jose be able to perform better than last year's when the stakes are raised?

Let's find out by going line by line, defensive pair by defensive pair and goaltender by goaltender.

First off, the following lineup is the group of 20 players that dressed for San Jose's sixth and final playoff game from 2009:

Forward lines:

Patrick Marleau—Joe Thornton—Devin Setoguchi

Milan Michalek—Joe Pavelski—Ryane Clowe

Travis Moen—Marcel Goc—Mike Grier

Torrey Mitchell—Jeremy Roenick—Jonathan Cheechoo

Defense Pairs:

Dan Boyle—Brad Lukowich

Rob Blake—Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Christian Ehrhoff—Douglas Murray


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