They were at rock bottom of the Pacific Division last season. Ditto to start this season.
So how are the San Jose Sharks suddenly circling within a swift stride of the lead in the Pacific?
"We had a rough first 10 games, after that we have played pretty well," said veteran center Vincent Damphousse. "With all the changes that happened last year there are a lot of guys who have opportunities for ice time and the chance to show what they've got. They're making the best of it now."