Monday, April 23, 2012

San Jose Sharks Season Wrap-Up: The Good, Bad and Ugly of 2011-12

What do you say after a team with that much hype and that much talent fails to make a dent in the NHL playoffs?

Changes are coming in San Jose, and only a couple players are untouchable.

The 2011 offseason gave San Jose reason for hope, in terms of overcoming the hurdle that is the Western Conference Finals.
GM Doug Wilson traded scoring ability for speed and defense when he traded Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi for Brent Burns and Martin Havlat in two separate trades with the Minnesota Wild.
The Wild got a new hope for their team, especially early in the season when they were able to score at will while sitting at the top of the Western Conference for some time.
What the Sharks got was a failure to score goals, inept defense, miserable special teams and a giant headache.

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