Oilersnation Radio Pacific Division Preview: The San Jose Sharks
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6 months ago
I’m back with another Oilersnation Radio Pacific Division Preview and today the focus was on the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks have missed the playoffs in three straight seasons and that led to some big changes off the ice for the team. David Quinn is now behind the bench as their Head Coach and former Oiler Mike Grier is now their General Manager. It wasn’t an overly busy summer for the team though. They moved on from Brent Burns, who had been a staple on their blueline for a decade, sending him to the Carolina Hurricanes for a pretty measly return. They didn’t make very meaningful adds and will instead be hoping that some bounce-back seasons and steps forward from young players will lead them to better results in 2022-23. To help me set all of this up, I was joined by JD Young from Locked on Sharks to discuss the team’s summer and what would make this season successful for them.
In short: this team doesn’t present much of a threat to the Oilers for a playoff spot. My best guess would be that they come dead last in the division this year.
If you missed either of the first two episodes of the podcast, you can find them here: Anaheim Ducks and Vegas Golden Knights
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