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There certainly is a big mess with this team. Karlsson dear god what an overpay, Ottawa is going to get a great pick this year. Goaltending what a travesty. Time to cut the fat, not trim it CUT it!!  Move Burns to forward, or trade him. All this was caused by DW trying to extend the life of this team. By doing that he has destroyed the future, time for change sharks. Having all this cash tied up in 2 terrible defenseman is just ignorance. Pavelski could still be here and we would have future draft picks and cap space if it wasn't for Karlsson, Fire Wilson

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I’ve been a life long Sharks fan, and i would have to agree, the current team isn’t going to win many games, and truthfully baring a Christmas miracle not going to make the playoffs. I have agreed with General Manager Doug Wilsons thoughts on building a winner, by moving talent to get talent, but their reaches a point when your talent pool has been deceimated by paying for today without thinking about the furture.

Sharks fans that day is now!  The current team has stars and veterans, but our time to win the Stanley Cup has come and gone! It’s time to rethink this team, franchise and the future goals of San Jose Sharks organization. I apprecaite Thornton, and Marleau but their time has come and gone, let these two future Hall of Famers play out this season and honor them for their years of fanatiastic play, but don’t bring them back. Be smart, be compassionate let them move on. They are both respectful players and understand the business. It’s hard choice, but it has too be done for the organizations future.  

Honestly at the beginning of this season, I knew this team would lack the heart to play like they did last year, the top reason, they let Joe Pavs pack his bags for Dallas. As a fan I felt Doug Wilson didn’t even make an effort to offer him an honest deal. I believe Joe Pavs heart was/is in San Jose, but hes going to take the best deal for himself and his family. I understand Cap restriction have and will hamper the Sharks for a few seasons to come. This unfortunate part of the business needs to run its course, let committed contracts clear the books, and start fresh again. 

Moving forward Sharks ownership needs to pull in the reins on Doug Wilson a bit and limit his authority to executing long term cap restricting deals, just because you can lock a player into an 8 year deal, doesn't mean you should. The Sharks use to be smarter about contracts, and not paying more then what was needed to land a talented player. Is Eric Karlson a star, yes when he was in Ottawa. However, his groin injury late last season has surely limited his abilities this year, is it fully healed physical yes, mentally no. As contracts go, I would have structured different deal for his services. Talented defensemen are hard to find in todays NHL and do come at a premium in the NHL, but Doug Wilson knew at conclusion of the season he had many holes in the rooster to fill, and limited reasons available to do them with. 

Doug Wilson has built some incredible teams, brought the needed talent to San Jose. Made great choices for the organization in the past. However, there are way to many glaring holes on this current team, that cannot be fixed by buying and selling short term talent this year. 

I appreciate Doug Wilsons attitude and belief this team should win, and be better. But lets face it Doug its time to re-evaluate this team, focus on what you have now, and where you need to be in three seasons; Clean house, re-load and rebuild. As a long term fan, I watched you build a great franchisee over the course of 25 years.  I have faith in you and the organization that you can build another great team.

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Yes, things haven't gone very well this season, but I don't think blaming Wilson makes much sense.  Yes the Karlsson contract is expensive, but it will likely be less so as salaries grow.  Over the last few weeks the Vlasic/Karlsson pairing has improved greatly.  I think it will probably stabilize over the remainder of the season.  The point about EK's mental game is spot on, but that should improve with more time. 

Liked DeBoer very much, but the message had started to fail, and change had to happen--pretty much how Jumbo put it.   Hated to see Pavs go, but last time I looked he had only 14 points this year.  We still miss his leadership though.  Marleau has played well, and Thornton is playing better.  Don't know what's going on with Burns--perhaps a few games at forward would freshen his perspective.  Hopefully Simek will return soon and play well.

This is frustrating for me also, but I really don't see many alternatives unless theSharks go for a total rebuild, and I certainly don't want to revisit 1991.

The big problem the harks have is the hard cap and too many talented players.  No solution for that one anytime soon.  The alternative is improved play from the expensive players, and the new coach might be able to do that.  We should know fairly soon.

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Every team  in the NHL is now going for speed, youth, and skill. The Sharks have to do this as well to stay competitive. .As to DeBoer, he was a good coach, and so was Todd Mclellan, but as mentioned above, the message eventually fell on deaf ears. 

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Please, please DUMP wilson before he signs any more SOFT players to huge contracts. Only someone completely incompetent could have all this talent for all these years and not win a cup. And BB for coach..........really.....expletive!!!

He is too enamored of players with speed but lacking grit (EK, Marleau, Burns, etc) so they fade in the playoffs against REAL teams with grit. And no offense but the players that have grit are 5’ 2” 150lbs...........oh....scary! 

Please, please fire Wilson.

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