San Jose Sharks' Focus Should Be On Antti Niemi and the Third, Fourth Lines

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San Jose Sharks' Focus Should Be On Antti Niemi and the Third, Fourth Lines
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There is no hiding the fact that the San Jose Sharks were busy this offseason. The dealings between San Jose and the newly befriended Minnesota Wild have been well-documented, as have both teams' chances at their respective runs in the playoffs next season.

For the Sharks, they needed to address two problems they encountered last season: Speed and defense.

With the help of the Wild, Sharks' GM Doug Wilson managed to pull both off by acquiring speedster Martin Havlat and All-Star defenseman Brent Burns.

Problem solved.

However, what now plagues San Jose may be a tad picky to some, but still remains important if the Sharks intend on advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in their history.

The team did just slightly improve on the offensive side, all the while acquiring worthy defensemen, which has some calling this the best defensive squad San Jose has ever had.

But let's get picky, shall we?

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