The Sharks finally have a team with no weaknesses. They have a good defense, plenty of firepower on offense, a Stanley Cup winning goaltender, a power play that can be lethal and a solid penalty kill unit.
They also have room for a move at the trade deadline if they need to add another piece to the puzzle. According to CapGeek.com, they have just over $1.8 million in salary cap space which could come in handy if anyone on the current roster gets hurt.
In the past, their defense has been soft at times, hurting them in the playoffs, but Brent Burns helps solve that problem. Another new face, Martin Havlat, adds a player to the roster who has had career postseason success which should be an upgrade from Dany Heatley, who battled injuries in the last two postseasons, causing him to play at a subpar level.
The captain, Joe Thornton, was a monster in the playoffs last year, raising his game to a level which it has never been at before.
With the addition of two-way players, an improved blue line, versatility, young talent, cap space and a determined captain, the Sharks will take their turn hoisting the Cup in 2012.