The San Jose Sharks had an entirely different look in the second half of last season. Coach Todd McLellan and general manager Doug Wilson managed to turn a team driven solely by talent and physical prowess into a team built around relentless speed and defense, which produced results that should remain sustainable next season with the same group of players.
With that change in mindset and strategy on the ice comes players who must fit into San Jose’s new system. Wilson may not have much room to work with when it comes to high-profile free agents, although the pickings are a little slim this offseason, but the Sharks will undoubtedly look to create depth and scoring with those who are available.
Surprisingly, the Sharks had an impressive season in 2013, but there are spots on the roster that need to be filled and only a few key free agents who will fit into a suddenly powerful and well-balanced attack.