San Jose Sharks: A complete offseason strategy to fix the team

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The San Jose Sharks season is over and they must find solutions with the hope of contending next year.

Fruitless, lackluster, anemic are just a few words to describe a season to forget by the San Jose Sharks. In all fairness, the unofficial end to the Sharks’ season came with the firing of Peter DeBoer as head coach.

The announcement of the NHL’s return to play by commissioner Gary Bettman made the inevitable reality for team teal.

To further add insult to injury, DeBoer currently coaches rival Las Vegas, and the Knights are poised to contend once hockey resumes in the summer. The distinct possibility of DeBoer possibly winning with Las Vegas will undoubtedly be one decision Doug Wilson will wish he never made.

An uninspiring 6-2 loss to Chicago put San Jose last in the western conference after a season of inconsistent playing. The Sharks just simply could not string together win streaks as the losses curtailed any momentum of the team showing signs of life.

Plenty of blame is to go around from management to the players. In short, San Jose was simply not good enough on a nightly basis. As one leak got fixed, another one shortly followed. The veterans did not lead, and the young players did not show poise to play in the NHL consistently.

With a critical offseason at hand, here are a few options the Sharks could make to improve the roster and return to the playoffs.