After the franchise's worst postseason effort in its history, the San Jose Sharks' front office begins their season with the upcoming draft and free-agency period.
Sharks fans have faced a barrage of players coming and going over the last couple of seasons—Dany Heatley, Jed Ortmeyer, Scott Nichol, Manny Malholtra, Jamal Mayers—the list of players that have ported in San Jose for a season or less is quite extensive.
The Sharks' core can easily be seen as captain Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski, and even young star center Logan Couture.
With all the players that have come and gone in recent years, there have been some that are considered to be mainstays. Players such as Brent Burns and Martin Havlat, for instance, were added to create long-term depth in the Sharks' arsenal.
But no team is ever perfect, and the Sharks are one that's far from it.
In this edition, I'd like to outline the top five players I feel the Sharks should target during this offseason.