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James Reimer Doing Just Fine In San Jose

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

For a guy who had never been traded before in his NHL career, James Reimer's adjustment to a new team has been as smooth as silk.

The 28-year-old netminder lost his first start after coming over to the San Jose Sharks just before the trade deadline, but has since ripped off three straight wins, including two shutouts.

"It feels pretty seamless. The guys here are a bunch of real good guys," Reimer said this week from San Jose. "It's been a lot of fun to just jump in with the group and just start playing. I think it helps that our schedule is so busy and we're playing so many games. At the same time, you don't get to see too much of the area because you're playing every other day. It's been a really good adjustment, though."

It's because of that March schedule -- 16 games in 31 days -- that Sharks general manager Doug Wilson came to the conclusion he needed an upgrade over former backup Alex Stalock. The GM wanted to get someone who could more confidently spell starter Martin Jones, so as not to overplay the youngster and burn him out in his first year as an NHL starter.

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