The NHL entry draft and the free-agent frenzy are in the rear view mirror, and San Jose general manager Doug Wilson has yet to address his club's most pressing need: speed and scoring depth at the forward position.
San Jose's defense appears to be set and its goaltending tandem of Antti Niemi and Thomas Greiss will likely remain intact, but their forward ranks are in desperate need of a retool.
Outside of veteran forward Patrick Marleau, the team's top six contains no above-average skaters and no high-end snipers. Perhaps even more concerning is the fact that the Sharks don't have a clear-cut third line at this point in time.
Here are five forwards who would address these weaknesses and improve San Jose's speed and scoring depth up front.