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What We Learned: San Jose Sharks putting themselves behind the 8-ball

Any time you’re making a major organizational change well after everyone else has finished doing so, that’s not putting yourself in a position to succeed.

The San Jose Sharks are currently doing that on two fronts. Their interim general manager, Joe Will, has been in that position since early April, and yet his replacement has not yet been named. Meanwhile, the brain trust currently running the Sharks made the decision just this past Friday morning to relieve Bob Boughner of his position as the team's head coach, after every other team in the league had officially wrapped its coaching search. Which is wild because, in a summer when one-third of the league at least faced a decision on brining back their coach, why would you want to throw your hat into the ring to literally try to get the pic

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NHL San Jose Sharks Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Brent Burns Erik Karlsson Ryan McDonagh Mike Grier Hasso Plattner Ray Whitney
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