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Who Wants To Play For The San Jose Sharks?

from Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News,

It was a 12-word mini-manifesto, offered in a staccato bite for maximum impact.

"I want players that want to play here," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson told me, "not just live here."

That was pretty much all Wilson chose to say in our phone conversation last week, and really, it was all Wilson had to communicate.

When he said the words, I actually stopped and asked if he meant to say what I think he just said.

So Wilson repeated: "I want players that want to play here, not just live here."

OK then. That's a very different tone than we've heard from Wilson after past Sharks playoff disappointments, and this time he definitely meant it to be different.


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Primis's avatar

Now prove it then, and trade away Thornton, Marleau, and Couture.

Posted by Primis on 06/01/14 at 08:57 PM ET


I am not yet sure Cooter is one of those guys. Might be, but I think it’s more toward Spineless Joe and Cowardly Lion Marleau. That said, if you knew these guys were “too comfortable,” why’d you go sign them for those nice new deals? Did their complacency finally come to light this season? Newsflash, Dougie: They’ve been complacent for years, hence the fact that the team has barely ever made it past the second round since these two have been in SJ.

Posted by VitoLambruski on 06/02/14 at 10:21 AM ET

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