The San Jose Sharks and GM Doug Wilson have been extremely busy this offseason. Their flurry of trades and signings have been well documented throughout the league, and some wonder whether or not they were for the betterment of the team.
The Sharks started off by trading young winger Devin Setoguchi, prospect Charlie Coyle and their first-round pick to the Minnesota Wild for All-Star defenseman Brent Burns.
They backed that up a week or so later in another trade with the Wild. This time it was Dany Heatley in exchange for the speedy Martin Havlat.
The main discussion after the trades was how this would affect the Sharks' odds at another Stanley Cup run next season.
San Jose gave up scoring talent to acquire players that could fill the holes that the team lacked last season.
In all reality, the Sharks got better.
Here are three simple reasons why the Sharks will be better heading into next season.
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