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It’s San Jose Sharks day on PHT

Jul 28, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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Welcome to our offseason initiative — 30 teams in 30 days.

From July 16 until Aug. 14, we’ll be dedicating each day to a new team by recapping the offseason and looking ahead to 2012-13.

There will also be a series of posts looking at key stories, player profiles and burning questions regarding each squad.

Today, we move on to the San Jose Sharks.

After making it all the way to the Western Conference finals in each of their previous two campaigns, the San Jose Sharks posted their worst record since the lockout and ended up losing in the first round of the 2012 playoffs.

The Sharks have advanced to the postseason in 13 of their last 14 campaigns, but they’re still searching for their first Stanley Cup. Joe Thornton celebrated his 33rd birthday in July and Patrick Marleau will turn 33 in September.

That’s not reason enough to panic, but at the same time it is fair to say that some of the Sharks’ core players are slowly exiting their prime and if they want to take full advantage of their services, they need to act swiftly. Despite that, the Sharks decided to largely maintain the status quo this summer, with their only major change being the acquisition of Brad Stuart.

Is that enough to push the Sharks over the edge? Stick with PHT today as we examine that and other questions.

  1. zaksyuk - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:03 AM


    • soupcanarmygeneral - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:20 AM

      hey I bought my car in japan… thats why it still runs, SOUP CAN ARMY CANT BE STOPPED… because we are not like detroit made cars, we are like cars made in japan which is a city in the state of CANADA WHERE SOUP CAN IS FROM WOOOO CANT STOP THE SOUP CAN…

      • zaksyuk - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM

        Alrite soup can U WANT A TROLL OFF YOU GOT ONE

      • soupcanarmygeneral - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:24 AM

        hell yeah, troll off time (beat it starts playing)

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM


    • theawesomersfranchise - Jul 28, 2012 at 11:19 AM

      Everyone who replies or even bothers thumbing up or down any comment this kid makes is nearly as stupid as the commenter.

      Just ignore the little kid

  2. soupcanarmygeneral - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    We at the soup can know what true hockey is and pittsburgh is the best State in the Americas. no one cares about the san osay Sharks.
    here is the pitts our modow is, “if they aint winning, then dont watch em, but when they are winning, ride that wagon like its soups can sids 3rd leg”

    • zaksyuk - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:18 AM


  3. finfan88shark - Jul 28, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Is if enough? No, not a chance.

  4. theawesomersfranchise - Jul 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    If it’s San Jose Shark day shouldn’t you be done early? Say 3pm? And then move onto another team?

  5. theawesomersfranchise - Jul 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    If it’s San Jose Shark day shouldn’t you be done early? Say 3pm? And then move onto another team?

  6. sjsharks66 - Jul 28, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Why do pens have to bring their stupid antics into other teams blogs? I like the pens but no wonder everyone hates them.

    Love the sharks! Stoked for hockey season to start, miss seeing games at the tank.

  7. sjawesome - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    No it’s not enough. The sharks need to move some current roster players for some more youthful talent. The sharks stanly cup window is quickly closing, hopefully Doug wilson can pull something out soon

  8. paperkid96 - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Biggest problem with Detroit cars is the Pittsburgh Steel.

  9. blomfeld - Jul 28, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    “as easy as 1, 2, 3”

    eliminate McLellan, eliminate Wilson, give Robinson “full control” … problem solved …

  10. earlcpeacock - Jul 28, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    its a chunky day on the soup can homefront today. WE ARE GIRTH

    • soupcanarmygeneral - Jul 28, 2012 at 3:33 PM

      wooo soup can army!!!! we have more people in this soup can army then our combined IQ’s

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