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Sharks GM Wilson denies mishandling Burish situation posted on 01/22/2015

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson took issue with a report that Adam Burish was not properly informed of the team’s decision to place him on waivers, and that Wilson was telling coach Todd McLellan to scratch Burish from the active lineup in favor of younger players.

According to the report:

…Adam Burish was a healthy scratch a few games after not playing particularly well. He was told it was management’s decision, as they wanted to see young players like Barclay Goodrow and Chris Tierney play more.

That happens. In fact, it’s been an ongoing battle in San Jose with other players at various times. But in this case Burish wanted out. And GM Doug Wilson said he would oblige by finding a better situation for him.

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The San Jose Sharks Strengths and Weaknesses and Stanley Cup Chances posted on 10/16/2014

The San Jose Sharks finished 5th overall in the league and made it to the first round of the playoffs. The team was just one game away from defeating defending champions Los Angeles kings, before they stopped them in the first round.

Key Departures

The team also lost one of the Key players Dan Boyle. The defenceman moved to the New York Rangers. The move left noticeable hole in the sharks defence. The team still has Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Alex Stalock who are good but have not been at their best in the recent past.

One major issue the team has had to deal with is relieving the captain and assistant captain off their titles. At the beginning of the off season, the General Manager Doug Wilson and coach Todd McLellan announced that Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau were no longer captain and assistant captain respectively.

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