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08-10-2012, 09:36 AM
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NHL asks questions for Western Conference teams....


Is the Sharks' window for winning a Cup closing?

The Sharks' streak of four straight Pacific Division titles ended last season, and they failed to make the Western Conference Finals for the first time in three seasons. Two of their top three scorers and their best defenseman are on the far side of 30, and there's not a lot of new talent on the horizon. The Sharks have been among the NHL's best teams for the past few seasons, but they haven't won a Stanley Cup -- or even gotten to the Final. After taking a step back last season and making only one meaningful addition (Brad Stuart, a top-four defenseman but not an impact player), San Jose's window for winning a championship looks like it's starting to close -- unless GM Doug Wilson makes a move that shakes up the franchise.

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