Sharks Enter Season With Much To Prove

Posted: 4th October 2009 by Anthony Slater in NHL
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As the 2009 National Hockey League season begins, the San Jose Sharks are out to prove that they can not only be successful in the regular season, but carry that success into the playoffs as well. á Last season the Sharks finished with the best record in the entire league, only to get eliminated in the first round of the postseason. This continued a stunning trend, marking the fourth straight season that the Sharks have reached the playoffs quite easily, and been abruptly bounced in the first two rounds. á The problem that General Manager Doug Wilson points to is their trouble producing goals in big playoff games. Last season, after averaging a very respectable 3.06 goals per game during the regular season, they could only produce 1.67 goals per game in their opening round ...

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