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A former-Sharks cheering guide to the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs

The Stanley Cup, Playoffs start on Monday, but there’s very little for San Jose Sharks fans to root for over the next couple of months. To make the wait until next season a little more interesting, I thought it would be fun to the 16 playoff teams solely based on the former Sharks players on the rosters.

The trouble is, there aren’t a lot of former Sharks in this year’s postseason. In fact, teams 16 through 10 have no former Sharks, so really their spots on the list are arbitrary.

San Jose Sharks Center Joe Thornton (19) [39] celebrates after the Sharks scored their fifth goal of the game in the third period as Los Angeles Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick (32) [5348] is dejected during game 5 of the first round of the NHL Western Conference playoffs between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Listen, I know there was a temporary truce earlier this week when the Kings needed the Sharks to win in order to secure a spot in the playoffs, but the truce is over.