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08:21 AM ET 03.22 | If the Sharks are at a crossroads as the deadline nears, their options include doing nothing, blowing it all up or making minor tweaks. [Making minor tweaks] is the route Doug Wilson is most likely to take. ... They have some attractive pieces that many clubs, particularly in the Eastern Conference, might overpay for in Ryane Clowe, Jason Demers, Douglas Murray or even Dan Boyle. Depth scoring continues to be an issue even with players like Scott Gomez starting to put up some points, but other players like Clowe, James Sheppard, Tim Kennedy, Andrew Desjardins, Adam Burish, Michal Handzus, Tommy Wingels and Marty Havlat have all failed to produce on a regular basis. Havlat, especially, has been a huge disappointment.

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March 22, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Depth scoring continues to be an issue even with players like Scott Gomez starting to put up some points...



Right now they are in the playoff picture but if you are counting on Gnomez for depth scoring you've really got issues...

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March 22, 2013  09:11 AM ET

San Jose dissappoint? But it's only March

March 22, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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Depth scoring continues to be an issue even with players like Scott Gomez starting to put up some points...Right now they are in the playoff picture but if you are counting on Gnomez for depth scoring you've really got issues...

If you have Gomez in your line-up that should be a big sign of the direction you're headed...

March 22, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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If you have Gomez in your line-up that should be a big sign of the direction you're headed...

Especially if he's starting to look good.

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March 22, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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lol at Joe Thornton's team.

Jumbo always gets big laughs.

March 22, 2013  10:02 AM ET

title; San Jose's big dissappointment...

why stop at just one thing?

March 22, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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San Jose dissappoint? But it's only March

Short Season GM....gotta get it going earlier

March 22, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

San Jose dissappoint? But it's only March

"If you don't expect too much from me, you might not be let down" The Gin Blossoms

March 22, 2013  10:46 AM ET

The Sharks next game could mako break them

March 22, 2013  10:52 AM ET
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If you have Gomez in your line-up that should be a big sign of the direction you're headed...

And it's no surprise that he leads the team at -10 in only 23 games. He also has one of the lowest shooting percentages on the team as well, so the 14 minutes they're giving this guy is actually a bigger detriment than not playing him at all. Their fortunes would probably change for the better if they cut him outright despite the fact that he's actually been scoring a little more lately.

March 22, 2013  11:51 AM ET

I am going to go against the grain here and not blame the players. I believe the players have tuned McLellan out. The backbone of the Sharks has been defense, and it has kept them in the 90 percent of their games when they fail to score more than two goals. But for the last couple weeks, they have allowed at least three goals. If thier defense keeps sliding then of course its over and Doug Wilson has an easy choice. Keep McLellan and sell of the team for picks or keep everyone as is and go for a new system next year.

March 22, 2013  12:10 PM ET
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I am going to go against the grain here and not blame the players. I believe the players have tuned McLellan out. The backbone of the Sharks has been defense, and it has kept them in the 90 percent of their games when they fail to score more than two goals. But for the last couple weeks, they have allowed at least three goals. If thier defense keeps sliding then of course its over and Doug Wilson has an easy choice. Keep McLellan and sell of the team for picks or keep everyone as is and go for a new system next year.

okay, I can't get passed the fact that used the word "BACKBONE" in a thread about The Sharks

March 22, 2013  12:42 PM ET
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okay, I can't get passed the fact that used the word "BACKBONE" in a thread about The Sharks

A shark may be an invertebrate but still has more of a spine than Thornton.

March 22, 2013  12:49 PM ET
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A shark may be an invertebrate but still has more of a spine than Thornton.

I meant the team, not their namesake.....so we agree then......

March 22, 2013  12:58 PM ET
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The Sharks next game could mako break them

Every year it's T'anks but no T'anks to their fans.

March 22, 2013  01:16 PM ET

If they traded for one of the Caps, I'd say 'porbeagle'

March 22, 2013  01:36 PM ET
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The Sharks next game could mako break them

I'm pretty sure they're mostly hammerheads Dave.

 
March 22, 2013  03:12 PM ET

What's the definition of "Disappointment?" Scott Gomez.

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