It’s very clear no one wants the NHL’s regular season to be shortened and at definitely not have a full season struck from the records. A shortened season may have it’s benefits, specifically to a team like San Jose.
A lot of the Sharks’ success will hinder on Martin Havlat’s health. He’s proven that he can’t stay healthy for a full season over his entire career but that when he’s in the lineup he’s a valuable asset that makes the Sharks a much better team.
A shortened season means there’s less odds of Havlat injuring himself or having any other superstar miss a majority of the season.
The Sharks roster as a whole maybe could benefit from fresher legs.
They’ve made the playoffs eight years in a row and have advanced past the first round in all but two of those seasons. They made the Western Conference Finals two out of the last three years and most of their star players are no longer spring chickens.
Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle are still stars in the league that pr...