With the NHL trade deadline past us, it's the time of year that all teams make their annual "final push" as you might have it towards the playoffs.
San Jose Sharks fan have gotten very used to being safely secured atop the Pacific Division, welcoming lower seeded teams into the Shark Tank.
Sharks fans also felt at the beginning of the season, and most still believe, that on paper the current Sharks roster is amongst the strongest they have ever put out on the ice.
Well the stats on the other end of that piece of paper don't back that up.
The Sharks currently sit in eighth place in the Pacific Division, which means if the season ended tomorrow, they'd have none other than the Vancouver Canucks to look forward to in the first round.
Let's take a look at all the teams that currently make up the Western Conference's top eight and who would be the best opponents for the Sharks, if the season ended tomorrow.