San Jose Sharks: Top 5 Things to Focus on for 2013

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San Jose Sharks: Top 5 Things to Focus on for 2013
The coolest of all NHL pregame celebrations resumes at HP Pavilion January 24.

In the week leading up to the January 11 deadline to end the NHL lockout, the San Jose Sharks were looking at losing a season with an aging core facing expiring contracts.

Within a couple days of that date, they now know what pluses and minuses await them in the 2013 schedule. Aside from the travel, fatigue and strength of opposition considerations they entail, where does this leave San Jose?

There are no shortage of things this or any team must address in the week remaining before the season starts. But it is sound management strategy to focus on those things in their control, starting with the biggest problems.

Every obstacle is created or increased by the scheduling problems, and every solution will involve young talent stepping up. The Sharks can win the Stanley Cup if they can work out, through or around the following five issues...

 

MJ Kasprzak has proudly been with Bleacher Report since 2008 and now also covers the San Jose Sharks and Bay Area Christian issues for Examiner.com.

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