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San Jose Sharks

Venue: SAP Center | Coach: Todd McLellan
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The Sharks have seemingly flipped a switch and have improved their play throughout the season. They went 8-1-1 in December ahead of the holiday break and are getting a ton of production from their top players.
There are few teams that can elate fans and let them down as quickly as this year's edition of the Sharks. Of late, however, they've won seven of their last eight and haven't needed their sometimes other-worldly goal scoring to do it.
The confounding season remains ... well, confounding. They had the unhappy duty of helping Edmonton break its lengthy losing streak. That one probably stings, but there's just something off about this group this year.
With the way the Sharks have played this season, head coach Todd MacLellan's job is on the line. There probably needs to be some changes somewhere as the Sharks are falling flat this season.
The Sharks have needed to shore up their defense and may have accomplished that by adding Brenden Dillon via trade. They're in the lower third of the league when it comes to shots allowed.
As strong as this offense can be, the Sharks continue to look like a really talented team destined for the middle of the pack. Joe Thornton remains a bright spot though with 18 points in 20 games.
At 8-6-2 you can almost say the Sharks have underachieved this year, but they're one of the NHL's top possession teams and rank sixth in goals-per-game average. They remain tough to get a gauge on.
San Jose has been a puzzling team this year. They can absolutely still score, but their early-season possession numbers leave room for some concern early.
The Sharks are one of the most confounding teams in this early portion of the season, but they still have that frightening offense which can carry them for a long while.
The Sharks offensive attack is why they're probably going to be near the top of this list for much of the season. Just about everyone is producing, with younger players stepping up, too.
Preseason Power Rankings
No captain? No problem. The Sharks started with a big win over their biggest rival and kept right on rolling in their home opener, while their scoring attack remains potent.
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