San Jose Sharks' Blueprint for a Successful Offseason

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San Jose Sharks' Blueprint for a Successful Offseason
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Logan Couture

In many ways, the San Jose Sharks showed a lot more bite and grittiness in 2013 than they had in previous years.

They took the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings to seven games and fell one goal short despite having a boatload of excellent scoring opportunities in the third period of the final game at the Staples Center.

While the Sharks had a superb goalie in Antti Niemi, the Kings had perhaps the best in Jonathan Quick.

In many ways, the 2013 season looked like it would be the Sharks' last as presently constituted. However, the reality is that the Sharks have several veterans with no-trade/no-movement contracts.

Getting out from under them will be difficult.

Here's what the Sharks must do to have a successful offseason.

(All contract information courtesy of

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