The Summer Knows – intro

The Summer Knows

The summer smiles
The summer knows
And unashamed
She sheds her clothes
The summer smoothes
The restless sky
And lovingly
She warms the sand
On which you lie
The summer knows
The summer’s wise
She sees the doubts
Within your eyes
And so she takes
Her Summertime
Tells the moon to wait
And the sun to linger
Twist the world
Round her summer finger
Lets you see
The wonder of it all
And if you’ve learned
Your lesson well
There’s little more
For her to tell
One last caress
It’s time to dress
For fall…
And if you’ve learned
Your lesson well
There’s little more
For her to tell
One last caress
It’s time to dress
For Fall…
Words by Marilyn and Alan Bergman
Music by Michel Legrand
Benjamin Franklin said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While I don’t disagree, I will say that change also is certain.
And change will be coming to the San Jose Sharks this season.
Not just because the team could not break through the 90 point barrier and missed the post season. Not just because the team had one of their worst home records ever.
So what will summer teach us?
We already know that Larry Robinson won’t be behind the bench next season (just working as a development coach). But what about the rest of the coaching staff? The general manager?
What players won’t be coming back? What new players will be coming in?  Already Demers, Burish, McGinn, Sheppard, Desjardins, and Kennedy who started the 2014-15 season on the NHL roster, have ended up elsewhere.  And with 33 NHL and AHL contracts expiring, and a handful of drafted prospects that “need” to be signed (or their rights lost), there’s a lot of room for change in the organizational depth chart.
In this series of blog entries, I’ll address a number of areas in turn, looking at the Sharks, the Barracudas, and more.
Check back for more.