On Tuesday night, the Sharks acquired tough guy, Jody Shelley (non-pool) from the Blue Jackets for a sixth round pick in 2009.
It looks as though the Sharks want to follow the model set-up by the Anaheim Ducks last season in having a boatload of toughness for down the stretch. The Sharks players may have been in need of a little more protection from their fourth line goons, which they really didn't have.
The Sharks have been shorthanded only 198 times, but are tied for the best penalty kill in the league with Dallas at 86.9%. Maybe the thought process is that they can afford a few more penalties to scare the opposition, because they know they can kill the penalties off more efficiently.
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