There are more questions than answers with the 2023-24 San Jose Sharks.
Here are the four Sharks storylines that I’m watching most closely, on the eve of their 7 PM season opener against the Vegas Golden Knights at SAP Center.
Who’s No. 1?
For two decades, from 2000-01 to 2020-21, the San Jose Sharks enjoyed relative stability in goal, going from Evgeni Nabokov to Antti Niemi to Martin Jones without pause. In fact, just two NHL franchises, in those 20 years, had three goalies start over 290 games each for them, the Sharks and Anaheim Ducks (J.S. Giguere, Jonas Hiller, John Gibson).
So the recent upheaval in the San Jose Sharks’ net is not an organizational norm. But it’s becoming so – over the last three years, GMs Doug Wilson, Joe Will, and Mike Grier have brought in would-be starter after would-be starter, Devan Dubnyk in 2020-21, James Reimer, Adin Hill, and Kaapo Kahkonen in 2021-22, and now, Mackenzie Blackwood.
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Extra Hour Hockey Training
Cathy’s Power Skating
What Long-Term Defensive Lessons Must Eklund, Sharks Learn? (+)
SJHN Daily: Emberson, Carpenter Placed on IR
3 Plays I Liked From Addison Last Night (+)
Sharks Locker Room: Starting To Score, Still Not Defending
Sharks Almost Author Great Comeback, Lose 6-5 to Rangers
Patrick Marleau’s Favorite San Jose Restaurants
Everything Grier Said: From Plattner to Quinn to Celebrini (+)
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Winners & Losers From Calen Addison Trade
What’s NHL Scout’s Take on Calen Addison? (+)
Should Sharks Trade or Keep Blackwood?
Sharks Locker Room: Hertl, Quinn Bemoan Powerless 5-on-3
Sharks Locker Room: Quinn Likes How Team Stood Up to Wilson, Bailey ‘Starving’ for NHL Shot
Sharks Locker Room: Quinn Praises Eklund’s ‘More Complete’ Game, Hertl on Blocking Out Outside
Sharks Locker Room: Duclair, Ferraro, Quinn Talk Turkey of a Performance
Sharks Team & Cap Info
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