San Jose Sharks: 10 Reasons a Postseason Appearance Is Already a Lock

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San Jose Sharks: 10 Reasons a Postseason Appearance Is Already a Lock
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The San Jose Sharks are a playoff hockey team.

It may seem tenuous, but they are currently in a position to make the postseason. In fact, despite their recent struggles, all the Sharks need to do is play slightly better than .500 hockey the rest of the way, and they will have a chance at the Stanley Cup.

Given the talent, depth and ability of their roster, this should not be a problem.

Over the past five seasons, the eighth-place team in the Western conference heading into the playoffs has averaged 94 points.

With 17 games remaining and 74 points secured, that threshold is very much within the Sharks' grasp.

Here are 10 reasons why the postseason is already a lock for San Jose.

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