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30San Jose Sharks

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It may seem ludicrous putting the Sharks on here, considering they reached the Stanley Cup Final a year ago. But 2017 is a make-or-break year for the Sharks. Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau are already 37 and are set to become fee agents at the end of the season. Even

if both re-sign with San Jose, you can bet they'll decline sooner rather than later.

There aren't really a lot of prospects to be excited about, with the exception of Timo Meier. Joe Pavelski is 32-years-0ld, and superstar defenceman Brent Burns is also slated for free agency and could leave for a better pay day on July 1st.

Even if the Sharks keep their core around, this group is too old to withstand another long playoff journey after 2017. This is probably their last chance to win a Cup, and then it'll take years of rebuilding.

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