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Ben Shelley
San Jose Sharks
Location: ON
Joined: 04.09.2020

May 9 @ 8:38 PM ET
Ben Shelley: Season Recap: Sharks building for future success despite terrible year
LeftCoaster
San Jose Sharks
Location: Shark City, CA
Joined: 07.03.2009

May 10 @ 10:24 AM ET
Good read, thanks. Your title should read this though - "Sharks building for future success because of a terrible year". Losing is winning when it comes to rebuilding through the draft. Pretty much the only way to secure elite young talent is through losing and utilizing the draft.

Occasionally a GM will make a mistake and trade elite young talent, like Boston did with Joe Thronton and to a lesser extent Tyler Seguin, idiots, but those instances are rare. Mike Grier is on the right path to find success for the San Jose Sharks.
hockeygm
Season Ticket Holder
San Jose Sharks
Location: Reno, NV
Joined: 05.12.2008

May 11 @ 2:33 PM ET
It will be a big mistake to let Barabanv walk...he has demonstrated that when he is healthy and has decent players to play with that he can be a very skilled Top 6 forward who is a deft playmaker who also has the courage to go to the dirty areas...
LeBanc on the other hand hasn't shown that he is willing to play D, has repeatedly taken lazy penalties and will be better served elsewhere
Ben Shelley
Joined: 07.23.2019

Sunday @ 4:40 PM ET
Good read, thanks. Your title should read this though - "Sharks building for future success because of a terrible year". Losing is winning when it comes to rebuilding through the draft. Pretty much the only way to secure elite young talent is through losing and utilizing the draft.

Occasionally a GM will make a mistake and trade elite young talent, like Boston did with Joe Thronton and to a lesser extent Tyler Seguin, idiots, but those instances are rare. Mike Grier is on the right path to find success for the San Jose Sharks.

- LeftCoaster


Thanks for reading!

I think Grier has been good in terms of establishing a direction - I don't necessarily always think he's gotten great value in the trades he's made, but the thought behind the deals themselves have been sound.