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Video- Season Preview For The San Jose Sharks

from David Satriano of NHL.com,

The San Jose Sharks didn't make a splash this offseason after losing their captain, but they are confident they'll be able to compete for the Stanley Cup after falling two games short of the Final last season.

Joe Pavelski, who played his first 13 seasons for the Sharks, including the past four as captain, signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Stars as a free agent on July 1. Forwards Joonas Donskoi (Colorado Avalanche) and Gustav Nyquist (Columbus Blue Jackets) also departed as a free agent, and forward Joe Thornton, who turned 40 on July 2, is an unrestricted free agent who hasn't decided if he wants to return for his 22nd NHL season.

"The guys moving on played significant roles up front so those jobs, those minutes, that ice time is now open," San Jose coach Peter DeBoer said. "I think in talking to [general manager Doug Wilson], we're committed to giving the young guys in the organization good opportunities to earn those jobs. We have some really good depth, especially up front, and it's going to be an exciting camp."

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Below, watch the preview on the Sharks.

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