Breaking news: David Quinn isn’t trying to get Connor Bedard to the San Jose Sharks.
But at 3-8-3, the Sharks currently have the third-best odds of landing the first-overall pick.
Of course, that’s not where Quinn wants to fall. Don’t expect anything else, that’s not the nature of his job as head coach. The Sharks may have just endured a 3-8-0 October, but the season is still young, and Quinn’s objective is to try to get the most out of his team, at least as long as the playoffs are a mathematical possibility.
So if you’re Quinn, and you’re trying to find hope among the ashes of the Sharks’ slow start, where should you look?
Here are four positives to the season so far, that just might help the last-place San Jose Sharks rise from the depths of the Pacific Division.
Well, of course.
As of Nov. 7, Karlsson leads all NHL defensemen with 10 goals, 19 points, and is tied with Rasmus Dahlin at 1.36 points per game. All this, in just 14 contests.
Now Karlsson isn’t going to keep this pace up – his current 22.2 shooting percentage is more than three times better than his previous career 6.5 – but he doesn’t need to score goals to continue to have a serious offensive impact on the San Jose Sharks.
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