Speed is becoming increasingly important in today's NHL, and San Jose's deficiency in that category was heavily exploited by St. Louis in last season's playoffs. Doug Wilson would be wise to acquire a quick-footed forward or two by the end of the offseason.
The Sharks also need improved secondary scoring. Their top six is one of the best in the league, headlined by Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture. However, the team has very little in the way of offensive production beyond the top two lines. http://bleacherrepor...-of-improvement
-RW-Mason Raymond-Has exceptional skating ability, speed and offensive instincts. Has a better shot than he is given credit for. Is equally adept at scoring goals and setting up linemates from either wing position
-LW-Bill Sweatt-Skates very well and boasts two-way capability. Is extremely industrious and has scoring upside.
-3RD ROUND PICK-
-C-Michal Handzus- Can be an effective shutdown center. Is a load to line up against at 6-5, 215 pounds. Plays solid defense and is also a capable playmaker. Excellent on face-offs, he can score timely goals
-D-Konrad Abeltshauser-Abeltshauser can really skate for his size, has solid offensive skills, will jump up into the rush and has a hard, accurate shot from the point
Edited by shawn antoski, 26 August 2012 - 10:44 AM.