Sharks GM Doug Wilson says team might be 'the youngest in the league'
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The San Jose Sharks made an effort to shake up their team of veterans over the offseason, trading Dan Boyle and dealing with speculation regarding Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton.

Now, the organization is taking the opportunity to give its younger players a chance.

"We’ll be a young team. Maybe the youngest in the league," general manager Doug Wilson said.

The Sharks are especially interested in two players they have in the system: forward Nikolay Goldobin and defenseman Mirco Mueller.

"He was one of the smartest players in the [2014] draft," Wilson said of Goldobin. "His hockey IQ and spatial awareness will really help him."

Wilson is confident with the centers he has in place saying, "It’s easier to integrate wingers and even defensemen into the lineup when you have depth at center.

"Especially in our system, where the center is like a third D-man in the defensive zone," he said.

The centers he is referring to are Logan Couture (25), Joe Pavelski (30), along with Tomas Hertl (20), who was an offensive force before an unfortunate knee injury in his rookie season.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson says team might be 'the youngest in the league'
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