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The Sharks offense has been aggressive and successful.
One thing that has jumped out after three games is the transition the Sharks have made offensively.
A few years ago, the offense mostly revolved around Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton with the rest of the players taking supporting roles.
Now, the team has made a transition and brought in other scoring threats with an emphasis on increasing team speed.
New forward Tyler Kennedy's best asset is his skating ability. Matt Nieto and Tomas Hertl are two rookies who also have good foot speed and add offensive potential.
The Sharks are an aggressive forechecking team now, and they are effectively creating scoring chances.
In their first three games, the Sharks are outshooting their opponents 133-65. This means that San Jose is taking more than twice as many shots as their opponents. While this doesn't guarantee victory, it does increase the odds a great deal.
The Sharks are averaging 44.3 shots per game. While it's highly unlikely they can keep up this torrid pace, it shows how effective the San Jose attack has been. When you add the fact that their opponents thus far include the Canucks, Coyotes and Rangers—teams that are not known as poor defensively—these numbers are even more impressive.