Time for a shake-up in San Jose?

The process will be the same in San Jose. GM Doug Wilson will meet with his players and will meet with his coaching staff and his ownership. On Tuesday, there will be a media availability in San Jose revealing explanations that might shed light as to why Logan Couture, Douglas Murray, Joe Pavelski and Dominic Moore underachieved at the biggest time of year.

The process will be the same, but the timing will be different. It’s way too soon for San Jose to be doing this evaluation.


After significant changes, including the addition of Brent Burns and Martin Havlat, among others, the Sharks didn’t play well enough to extend their season against the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference quarterfinals. They were beat by a better team, that much was very clear. But their struggles started earlier than that. Had this talented team found the motivation to kick into gear sometime before the last week of the regular season, it probably wins the division and earns a No. 3 seed. It is probably still playing.

But it is not.

“[The Sharks are] not the only good hockey team that feels that way right now,” one NHL source said Sunday night after the Canucks joined the Sharks, Red Wings and Penguins as the first four teams eliminated from the NHL postseason. It might be the best collection of talent ever knocked out of the playoffs, as Mike Bab***** likes to say, right off the hop.

Sure, misery loves company, but that doesn’t make this any easier on the fans in San Jose, who had expectations this year of a Stanley Cup.

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9 Responses to Time for a shake-up in San Jose?

  1. nordiques100 says:

    The Sharks are a very interesting case.

    I think Marleau and Clowe are arguably as good as gone.

    Pavelski maybe as well. He had a poor playoff.

    They need to be younger and deeper. I just don't think they could compete without the Thornton line on the ice or Boyle not on the backend, especially against the deep Blues team.

  2. MystifoLeafs says:

    They can really get some good pieces back for what they currently have. I mean to list off a few who could bring in a nice return.

    1. Boyle
    2. Marleau 
    3. Clowe
    4. Pavelski
    All could bring in a good bit of picks/prospects not to mention once Suter and Stuart are signed Boyle becomes BPA so he could get a nice return come July first.
  3. dumbassdoorman says:

    once Suter is signed, Boyle if avail becomes the best player, IMO at least dman wise.

  4. Kessel_Leafs48 says:

    I would try kicking the tires for marleau and clowe. Offseason for leafs..

    To tor: marleau, clowe 
    To sj: franson, boZak, MacArthur, kadri, Lombardi, 2nd
    To tor: louongo 
    To van: Armstrong, rosehill 1st(2013)
    To Philly: komisarek
    To tor: 5th round pick 
    Sign gaustad, Stuart(plan b if suter goes elsewhere)
    Draft galchenyuk or forsberg
    Lineup:
    Lupul marleau kessel
    Kulimen grabovski clowe
    Connolly gaustad frattin 
    Crabb steckel brown 
    Colborne
    Phaneuf liles
    Schenn gardiner
    Gunnarson Stuart
    Blacker
    Louongo 
    Reimer
    Who knows with louongo.. I'll be happy if reimers our schneider and becomes on the verge of beating him out of a spot in a couple of years
  5. Kessel_Leafs48 says:

    I would try kicking the tires for marleau and clowe. Offseason for leafs..

    To tor: marleau, clowe 
    To sj: franson, boZak, MacArthur, kadri, Lombardi, 2nd
    To tor: louongo 
    To van: Armstrong, rosehill 1st(2013)
    To Philly: komisarek
    To tor: 5th round pick 
    Sign gaustad, Stuart(plan b if suter goes elsewhere)
    Draft galchenyuk or forsberg
    Lineup:
    Lupul marleau kessel
    Kulimen grabovski clowe
    Connolly gaustad frattin 
    Crabb steckel brown 
    Colborne
    Phaneuf liles
    Schenn gardiner
    Gunnarson Stuart
    Blacker
    Louongo 
    Reimer
    Who knows with louongo.. I'll be happy if reimers our schneider and becomes on the verge of beating him out of a spot in a couple of years
  6. MystifoLeafs says:

    I like how 75% of team LACK gets traded. 

  7. FlamingHomer says:

    As frustrating as it is to be a Flames fan, the Sharks would really make one pull their hair out. Great team on paper, can't get it done.

  8. mojo19 says:

    Trading a 1st for Luongo? God no!!!!

    Also the rights to UFA Jay Rosehill? Haha kind of a random part of that trade.
  9. mojo19 says:

    I would argue that Boyle is as good as Suter anyway's. If he's on the block Boyle would arguably be the best d-man available, even considering Suter.

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