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

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1. Hire a new coach of the San Jose Sharks

Bob Boughner is not the man to coach behind the bench next season.

As shocking with the firing of DeBoer, the interim coach got handed a healthy roster before injuries to Tomas Hertl, Logan Couture, and Erik Karlsson occurred. Boughner did change some strategies in getting the team to play tighter defensively.

But Boughner’s failure came by not unifying the locker room with the players supposedly going separate ways with the season spiraling out of control.

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Evidence can be made from the game in Florida after none of Evander Kane‘s teammates came to his defense after taking a nasty hit, and Kane had to stand up for himself.

Perhaps the individual playing and lack of desire could explain Boughner benching Kane against New York and scratching players for players called up from the San Jose Barracuda.

Wilson’s vote of confidence for Boughner is dumbfounding. He will lose the players again should another losing streak occur next year. To not rally the players or salvage the season are signs of a coach lacking a pedigree of hunger to win the Stanley Cup.

A change to Peter Laviolette or Gerard Gallant would be a significant upgrade from Boughner and assure the Sharks’ odds of making the postseason.