SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -As the San Jose Sharks packed their bags, exchanged farewells and headed into the offseason, the mood around the team was a stark difference from a year ago.
General manager Doug Wilson talked then about needing to perform an "autopsy" after the Sharks lost in the first round to Anaheim after posting the best record in the league in the regular season.
Wilson enters this offseason proud of the steps the team took before getting swept by Chicago in the Western Conference final. He hopes the organization can build on that success next season.
Now the focus turns to the offseason, where the biggest questions revolve around unrestricted free agents Patrick Marleau. Evgeni Nabokov and Rob Blake.