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    Agreed. While they don't need to nuke and rebuild from the foundation up, what they do need to do is move away from the Thornton/Marleau and go more with the Hertl/Couture/Burns thing. The thing is, because Thornton and Marleau are so ingrained into their team make up, it almost feels like a rebuild to kick them out.

    ETA: Also, do they feel secure with Niemi? I think despite his cup ring, Niemi has proven to be both a strength and weakness for them. Usually strong but also susceptible to going full retard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnholyGoalie View Post

    ETA: Also, do they feel secure with Niemi? I think despite his cup ring, Niemi has proven to be both a strength and weakness for them. Usually strong but also susceptible to going full retard.
    IMO Huet could have won them the cup in 2010 (ok maybe exaggerating a bit). That team was absolutely stacked!

    Neimi is a mediocre goaltender and a lot of my Sharks buddies have been realizing this the past couple of seasons. The Stalock extension (may not be the answer in the long run) was a move in the right direction Imo..

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    My hope is that Thornton continues to be a bitch about being dealt elsewhere, and it proceeds to turn San Jose into a circus for the next year.

    THEN they actually buy him out NEXT summer, and take the cap hit over the next 4 years.

    THAT WOULD BE EPIC!
    at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.

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    Sharks could go from Joe Captain to no captain

    "What would happen if nobody wore a letter on our team this year – not a single guy?” asked Sharks coach Todd McLellan on Saturday morning, throwing out the idea at the NHL draft. “What if nobody wore a letter? We’d still be the San Jose Sharks, and we’d have a leadership group."
    Yeah, the same leadership group that choked away a 3-0 lead. How is that a solution? Not to mention that you need someone with a C or an A to interact with the officials.

    All this has got me thinking, In 2012 we beat the Canucks in the 1st round on our way to winning the Cup. In the process the Canucks went from being a Stanley Cup contender to a lottery team. Now in 2014 we beat the Sharks in the 1st round on our way to winning the Cup. Wouldn't it be awesome if the same thing happened to the Sharks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Tran View Post
    Sharks could go from Joe Captain to no captain
    Yeah, the same leadership group that choked away a 3-0 lead. How is that a solution? Not to mention that you need someone with a C or an A to interact with the officials.

    All this has got me thinking, In 2012 we beat the Canucks in the 1st round on our way to winning the Cup. In the process the Canucks went from being a Stanley Cup contender to a lottery team. Now in 2014 we beat the Sharks in the 1st round on our way to winning the Cup. Wouldn't it be awesome if the same thing happened to the Sharks?
    Keep graspin' at those straws, SJ.

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    Stuart traded to Colorado for 2nd and 6th rounder.

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    Shorks are missing the boat with quacks beefing up their lineup and even the cryotes trying to get better.

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    But they've brought in John Scott!

    Doug Wilson: “… John's presence alone can act as a deterrent and help keep teams and opposing players honest.” #SJSharks

    Go ahead and play him. He's not going to get even 5 minutes a night, and frankly we could give a ****, we don't really take liberties, we just play hard.

    If you can't be relied upon to chip in 10 effective minutes a night, you shouldn't be in the NHL at this point.
    at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    Doug Wilson: “… John's presence alone can act as a deterrent and help keep teams and opposing players honest.” #SJSharks
    Damn, Wilson is a fricken pioneer!
    A GD innovator, he is!
    With that kind of forward thinking, I'm absolutely floored that SJ hasn't won The Cup every year since he's been GM.
    Bravo, DW.
    Bra****invo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    But they've brought in John Scott!

    Doug Wilson: “… John's presence alone can act as a deterrent and help keep teams and opposing players honest.” #SJSharks

    Go ahead and play him. He's not going to get even 5 minutes a night, and frankly we could give a ****, we don't really take liberties, we just play hard.

    If you can't be relied upon to chip in 10 effective minutes a night, you shouldn't be in the NHL at this point.
    From 1991-2000 9 franchises entered the league, those 200 plus new skaters could largely be said to have diluted the pool of talent which led to the defensive systems and all the other rubbish to close the talent gap. There's been 14 years though for teams to considerably expand their talent search however. I think this is just further evidence that SJ doesn't get the fact that the league is getting closer to another skill peak and will probably ride this wave for a good 10 years or so. You have to factor in that not only are the younger kids getting more playing time (at their offensive tendency peak) due to the cap the coaches have no choice but to trust them in all situations and as a consequence more "breakdowns" are happening. The general tide of skill is improving, however the league is getting less experienced.
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