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While the Sharks have not had much to write home about this season, they are getting their game into gear recently.
Sharks GM Doug Wilson acquired Ben Eager, Kyle Wellwood and Ian White to bolster the lineup and provide superior depth.
So far in the process, the Sharks look to be staying the course rather than making a big bold move. A second-rounder for Ian White is a great price for a team that needs more defense, and Wilson made the call.
The Sharks look like a completely different team that has bought into the defensive system and paying the price for a winning playoff recipe.
In stark contrast to past teams who cruised into the playoffs, this Shark team is learning to play the right way and getting hot at the right time.
The Sharks are very close to the cap limit and backup goaltender Antero Niittymaki's return will upset the salary cap cart.
The team does not figure to be done and it could still land the blockbuster trade, but it's not likely given the hefty non-movement contracts on the roster.
Wellwood, Eager and White have helped spark the turnaround to the Sharks season, and they have played big roles in the team earning 29 of a possible 34 points since the All-Star break.