The NHL playoffs have been well underway for some time now.
For 21 seasons, Sharks fans everywhere have been waiting to see their men in teal hoist Lord Stanley's Cup, and for 21 seasons, they've been left disappointed.
Sure, the Sharks have had much better seasons than they had this year where fans and commentators alike believed they were legitimate contenders.
As the Sharks barely clinched a postseason berth this year, gaining the seventh seed in the Western Conference, one can only hope that they won't be referred to with their traditional "playoff choker" label.
While the Sharks may be technically have been considered the "underdogs" in the postseason this year due to being the lowest seed in the conference, they aren't.
The current Sharks roster is one of the most stacked list of players fans in San Jose have ever seen. So why can't it produce?
One answer: look behind the bench.