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The San Jose Sharks didn’t make any moves this week, though there are some worthwhile notes:
MARCUS SORENSEN FINDING SUCCESS OVERSEAS
Sharks forward Marcus Sorensen is off to a great start in Sweden this season. The winger has eight goals and 16 points in 10 games, playing in Sweden’s second-highest professional league.
NO SHARKS PROSPECTS NAMED TO TEAM CANADA’S WJC SELECTION CAMP
Team Canada released the roster for their World Juniors selection camp and unfortunately, the Sharks were one of the teams with no prospects on the roster. There’s reason to think Sharks first-round pick Ozzy Wiesblatt could have received an invite, though he will still be eligible for the 2022 World Juniors as well.
As for this week’s polls, here are the results and my thoughts on how they turned out:
QUESTION: Will the Sharks find a third-line center internally or externally?
External solution: 56%
Internal solution: 44%
This could probably go either way. The Sharks don’t have much cap space remaining but finding a way to bring in a natural center could be a huge benefit for the team, over using a current member of their roster to center the third line.
QUESTION: Would you be in favour of the Sharks signing Conor Sheary?
The Sharks were reportedly in talks with Sheary and if they manage to get a deal done, that would be a win for the Sharks. Losing Joe Thornton is a blow to the bottom-six but adding Sheary would give the team the option to slide another forward over to center the third line, without really sacrificing any depth to do so.
QUESTION: Are you happy with San Jose's offseason moves so far?
Don’t feel strongly either way: 29%
While the Sharks haven’t made any major moves, they have increased their depth and filled some holes in the lineup. In my opinion, the offseason has gone as well as any of us could have expected.
QUESTION: Will the Sharks make the playoffs next season?
It could go either way: 14%
The Sharks have some star players and could still end up back in the playoffs next season. That said, their depth will be tested once again and their goaltending will need to be significantly better for that to happen.
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