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San Jose Sharks 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

San Jose Sharks 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

The rebuilding San Jose Sharks missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season in 2021-22. And there is no indication that a postseason bid is coming in 2022-23. The good news is that San Jose had an outstanding haul in the 2023 NHL Draft. The Sharks picked early and often and compiled a fabulous group of players, picking well throughout the draft. At fourth overall, Will Smith was the safe pick compared to Michkov and will come to the NHL sooner. Their next two picks, Kasper Halttunen and Quentin Musty, add depth, size, and skill down the wings, and San Jose managed to mine defender Luca Cagnoni in Round 4 and Eric Pohlkamp in Round 5. That pair has an upside and provides depth and value.

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The 2022-23 San Jose Sharks were 22-44-16 straight up and 48-30 over/under the total. Also, San Jose was 7th in the Pacific Division playoff standings. San Jose was 51 points behind the Vegas Golden Knights in the Pacific Division race. San Jose had NHL rankings of 25th for goals scored and 25th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Sharks had NHL rankings of 23rd for goals against and 8th for penalty killing.

First among San Jose scorers was Erik Karlsson with 25 goals, 76 assists, 101 points, and a -26. Goaltender James Reimer had a .890 save percentage and 3.48 goals against average. His record was 12-21-8 with three shutouts.

It appears the Sharks are in a position to give head coach David Quinn the time he needs as they are still in the early stages of their rebuild. Quinn's first season saw the Sharks provide him and his staff with enough evidence to show there are a number of areas they can improve.

An offseason that has centered around what they will do with reigning Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson in some ways, has overshadowed what the Sharks have done elsewhere. Trading for Mackenzie Blackwood and Anthony Duclair addresses two of their biggest needs from last season. Players such as Duclair -- in the final year of his contract -- could offer the Sharks someone, to move going into the trade deadline to attain even more draft capital.

And as for what the Sharks could do with that draft capital? During the most recent draft, they used it to select Will Smith, Quinten Musty, and a nine-player draft class that adds more promise to the prospect pool.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)

2022–23 82 22 44 7th, Pacific Did not qualify
2021–22 82 32 37 6th, Pacific Did not qualify
2020–21 56 21 28 7th, West Did not qualify
2019–20 70 29 36 8th, Pacific Did not qualify
2018–19 82 46 27 2nd, Pacific Lost in Conference Finals, 2–4 (Blues)
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San Jose Sharks History

Founded in 1991 as the first NHL expansion team since the 1979 NHL-WHA merger, the San Jose Sharks were the league’s second attempt at establishing a foothold in San Francisco Bay area. From the start, the Sharks have been a success. The term “model franchise” is often used in describing the San Jose NHL entry.

Since 1998 the Sharks have missed the playoffs just four times. Their best run was in 2016, when they made it to the Stanley Cup Final after several teams with far better records failed to get there. Top players in Sharks history include Doug Wilson and Owen Nolan, Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, and Joe Pavelski.

The Sharks have had good fan support through the years but no margin for error. The San Jose market has endless entertainment options and limitless sports dates available on the calendar. Thus, the pressure is always on to win. Patches of empty seats have started to show at home games and serve as a warning of what will happen if San Jose doesn’t start winning again soon.

The Sharks have played at the SAP Center since 1993. Commonly referred to as “The Shark Tank,” the SAP Center boasts one of the loudest crowds in hockey. Fan loyalty will be tested this year with a continuing rebuild.

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