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Sharks swimming in calmer waters

After a season of turmoil, the Sharks are hoping to rebound under new leadership.

Originally Published: September 24, 2001
By Mike Heika | Special to ESPN.com

Seeing the Sharks picked to finish in the playoffs probably makes you laugh a little, right? Well, go right ahead.

Writing off the Sharks as so much dreg this season is just as foolish as thinking they could win the Stanley Cup last season. This team probably was never going to be great, but it shouldn't be considered horrible, either.

The question is: Can it overcome the tumultuous season past?

A comeback is well within their potential.

First, the contract dispute that ...

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