I have watched the Sharks for a while, and they needed this move pretty badly. Especially watching the team last night against the Rangers, they were dominated for 40 minutes. The 3rd period was great for the Sharks, and Blackburn was great and it was a bad call by the refs on the penalty shot given to Marleau, but the Sharks have trouble in their own zone, without a doubt. John Davidson mentioned something that i missed, that the Sharks can’t make that sharp first pass from the defensemen to the forwards, and that is where they miss Stuart and retired Suter.
Lombardi should have had this complete team by game 1, i do think he should get part of the blame for the Sharks slow start of the season.
This should improve the team as time goes on and Nabokov and Suart will get their games back.