San Jose Sharks Remain Best in the West

Posted: 9th October 2009 by Felix Sicard in NHL
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For the past eight or so seasons, the Detroit Red Wings have largely been the best team in the Western Conference, if not the entire NHL. However, three short summers and the loss of key players such as Jiri Hudler, Mikael Samuelsson, and Marian Hossa will take a heavy toll on the Wings. While they remain one of the best teams in the league, their title of "Best in the West" is being handed off to another team: the San Jose Sharks. Since the lockout, the Sharks have been consistent underachievers. One early playoff exit after another has many analysts casting off San Jose's chances at the Stanley Cup. With the offseason moves made by GM Doug Wilson, many people's opinions of the Sharks should change this year. Obviously, Wilson made quite a splash with his acquisition of sniper Dany Heatle ...

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