EP Rinkside Prospect Pool Rankings: No. 24 Ranked San Jose Sharks
That the San Jose Sharks have been able to find any high-end NHL’ers at all in the last decade-plus of nearly perpetual contention is a testament to their ability to develop talent.
Just look at their system at present. They’ve created depth internally at every position with precious few resources in the form of draft capital or futures landed in trade deadline firesales. It’s part of the reason they’re able to contend on a year-to-year basis.
It’s not just the players that the Sharks find at the Draft. It’s the talent they mine from other teams, too. One of San Jose’s strengths is their ability to identify prospects in need of a change of scenery. They provide one and reap solid returns on their investments. It’s a theme in today’s article, even.
You can’t always have your cake and eat it
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