As a lifelong fan of the San Jose Sharks, and a season ticket holder since the team's inception, it's safe to say that I've harbored several struggling years with the club as the Sharks have tried to win their first Stanley Cup.
It makes what I'm about to say even more difficult.
The Sharks don't deserve a playoff position in this years NHL postseason.
Even if the Sharks were to gain the eight-seed in the playoffs, it would guarantee them a first-round against the St. Louis Blues. The Sharks would not last five games in their current form against the league-leading Blues.
But there are several other reasons the Sharks would essentially be a waste of TV airtime if they played in the postseason this year. There are also some serious changes I feel the Sharks' front office staff should look at in the offseason. Let's take a look at some of them.