San Jose Sharks year end review

99 points. Division champions. 3rd seed in the west. Home ice in the
playoffs. No problems. Nothing to complain about. Everything’s perfect,
right?

Yeah, right. How about “pretty good?” I’ll take that.

Team rating: A-

pros: the numbers pretty much speak for themselves. This is a pretty damn
good team.

cons: power play is sub-standard. Occasional lapses of intensity. And please
beat the damn Minnesota Wild once in a while, okay?

Coach Darryl Sutter: A-

pros: under his tenure, just look at what the sharks have done. When he was
hired, Lombardi described him as (I believe) “Keenan with a heart”. Sutter
might not be your friend as a player, but you know he’s not your enemy.

cons: where’s the ring? That’s pretty much the only part of his career
missing. Oh. And about that power play…

GM Dean Lombardi: A-

pros: probably the smartest move he made this season was doing nothing.

cons: sometimes too honest in the press. Sometimes sounds too much like a
laywer. Oh, wait. He is a lawyer.

The players:

> P NO PLAYER GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SH GW GT S PCTG
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