The team made some pretty key moves around the trade deadline to improve their squad and make them more win-worthy down the stretch. The addition of Brian Campbell (Dale C.) from Buffalo is definitely the most significant move that the team had made. He has given the Sharks a really good north/south puck moving presence from their own zone.
The other significant pick-up was the addition of Jody Shelley (non-pool). Although he isn't a big-time scoring forward, his size and strength was needed in the line-up to police the other teams when it comes to the star players.
|Milan Michalek||Joe Thornton||Jonathan Cheechoo|
|Joe Pavelski||Patrick Marleau||Mike Grier|
|Patrick Rissmiller||Jeremy Roenick||Devin Setoguchi|
|Jody Shelley||Torrey Mitchell||Marcel Goc|
|Ryan Clowe||Tomas Plihal|
|Brian Campbell||Craig Rivet|
|Christian Ehrhoff||Matt Carle|
|Marc-Eduoard Vlasic||Kyle McLaren|
|Sandis Ozolinsh||Doug Murray|
The players who are tenatively scheduled to appear on the Selection Sheet (finalized on Saturday) are appearing in bold.
There is a fair bit of depth on this team, which obviously their strength. Although there isn't a handful of marquee defensemen on the team, the top six is nothing to sneeze at. Between their top line and their number one goalie, this team should match up to just about anyone in either conference. There really isn't anything to say that this team can't be the favourites from the West this season, but I'm sure the Sharks don't want the favourite tag placed upon them. They haven't been the greatest of teams when they've been touted as the better one going into the playoffs.
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