After yet another early exit from the postseason last year, Sharks GM Doug Wilson promised some "significant changes." Rumors were flying about that at-least one of the Sharks' "big three" including Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Evgeni Nabokov would have a new employer come the 2009-10 season. However, as the offseason unfolded this year, it seemed as if Wilson wasn't going to stick to his word and make those "significant changes". Deep into August, the "big three" were still with the team, and only minor roster changes had been made, including mostly the releasing of role players. But as August came to a close, the Sharks finally made an much anticipated move. On Friday August 28, the Sharks shipped out their much maligned defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to the Vancouver Canucks.
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