Takeaways from San Jose Sharks' Final Roster Cuts Ahead of 2013-14 Season

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Takeaways from San Jose Sharks' Final Roster Cuts Ahead of 2013-14 Season
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The San Jose Sharks announced their roster for the opener Thursday night against the Vancouver Canucks, but the suspense of a so-called competition for the final roster spot became a tad bit anticlimactic on Monday.

A competition between youngsters Matt Nieto and Freddie Hamilton vanished, as Adam Burish is still nursing a lower-body injury. He will presumably be replaced on the fourth line by 21-year-old Hamilton on opening night, and Raffi Torres’ spot on the roster will go to 20-year-old Nieto.

Hamilton is a bigger body who came onto the scene with authority this preseason, while Nieto is a speedster who will play a less physical game than Torres on the third line alongside Joe Pavelski and Tommy Wingels.

With the lines all but set, we take a look at the biggest takeaways from the Sharks’ final roster cuts.

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