Doug Wilson and His Draft Picks

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The San Jose Sharks need a rebuild. The team’s near future looks bleak. But, three to five seasons from now, this team can get a lot of help from the draft if they hit on their early round draft selections. And for that, they’ll need general manager Doug Wilson and his team to be at […] READ MORE


San Jose Sharks Brass Needs to Be Honest

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Perhaps no one made the point more clearly than San Jose Sharks president Jonathan Becher. When asked about a rebuild, Becher responded, “I’ll reiterate what Doug (general manager Doug Wilson) has said. Our owner, Doug, myself, that’s not something we want to live through. It’d be hard for me to sell a three-year season ticket […] READ MORE


An Aggressive Approach For San Jose Sharks Doug Wilson

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In recent articles, we’ve discussed the state of the San Jose Sharks. We’ve reviewed the most important question individuals in the organization must address. We’ve recognized the essential need for hard honesty over teal-tinted glasses. We’ve even walked into the trading bazaar, and described a bizarre trade. It all focuses on the upcoming offseason and […] READ MORE


San Jose Sharks Front Office Needs To Accept a Rebuild

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The San Jose Sharks are coming off back-to-back mediocre seasons. The just-concluded 2021 season had the Sharks finish on a pace equivalent to 71 points in an 82 game season. The prior season, they finished on pace for 74 points in an 82 game season. The typical cut-off for a playoff team is about 95 […] READ MORE


Bizarre Thoughts in Sharks Territory

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It is fitting that as the unconventional 2021 San Jose Sharks season comes to an end, we note bizarre possibilities in Sharks Territory. In this case, a bizarre way for a record to be broken and a bizarre trade makes sense. The Bizarre Record History shined brightly in Sharks Territory this season, as forward Patrick […] READ MORE


San Jose Sharks Awards 2021

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Once again, it’s time for the San Jose Sharks awards for the 2021 season. San Jose Sharks Awards It was the second consecutive down season for team teal, but these award winners had deserving seasons. In a typical season, the Sharks roster might see 32 players skate for the team. But the reset season had […] READ MORE


San Jose Sharks Facing a Lengthy Rebuild

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For the San Jose Sharks, heading into the concluding games of a second consecutive poor season, there is a single question that will pervade the organization. At this point, it is beyond clear this team needs to begin a rebuilding phase. This is not a ‘one player away’ scenario. Semantics, terms like resetting or reload, […] READ MORE


San Jose Sharks Future Faces Levels of Uncertainty

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The San Jose Sharks have been a model franchise. Stable and successful. In the larger picture, there is much the franchise has done right. But as old faces age out, the San Jose Sharks future is beginning to face uncertainty. San Jose Sharks At 30 On the downside, the franchise has not claimed a Stanley […] READ MORE


Doug Wilson Era With the San Jose Sharks: Part 3

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In our third and final part of the series on San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson, we examine the last few seasons and how the team and its executive leader have fared since its inflection point. In the first part, we covered his history, in the second part, how three critical decisions formed the […] READ MORE


Doug Wilson Era With the San Jose Sharks: Part 2

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In Part 1 of our series, we reviewed much of San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and his history with the Sharks. In this part, we’ll look at the three decisions Wilson made which created the team’s core. Doug Wilson and Three Transformative Decisions Doug Wilson made three decisions early in his general manager […] READ MORE