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How Grier, Quinn Want Sharks To Play in Coming Years (+)



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At least the San Jose Sharks were more fun to watch this year.

By design, new head coach David Quinn wanted the Sharks to play faster. And they did, for example increasing their slot shot attempts at even strength, off the rush, by about 20 percent from Bob Boughner’s last year behind the Sharks bench.

Small victories, of course: Quinn’s Sharks missed the playoffs for a franchise record fourth-straight time. And unlike Boughner’s last squad, in the playoff hunt until shortly after the All-Star break, Quinn’s side, 0-5-0 to start the year, was never really in the post-season chase.

But this year, both GM Mike Grier and Quinn’s inaugural campaign, offered genuine insight into how they hope the Sharks will play in the coming years.

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