It's Time for the Sharks to Hit the Panic Button After 0-4 Start

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 05:  Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks looks on during the second period of a game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on October 05, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
San Jose Sharks v Anaheim Ducks | Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

So...this team is supposed to take home the Stanley Cup?

After coming into the year with championship aspirations, Peter DeBoer and the San Jose Sharks only made it four games before sputtering out of control, losing all of their first four games to start the season, including a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

The biggest issue at the moment with San Jose, and the reason that hitting the panic button right now would not be an overreaction in the slightest, is their lack of goals coming from a team that should be near the top of the league in goals scored based on talent alone.

On a team with Evander Kane, Brent Burns, and Logan Couture leading the charge, the Sharks have mustered just five goals in four games. That attack isn't going to be good enough to even tread water in the West, so a wholesale facelift is needed. Maybe play some younger players to try and generate a spark?

The Sharks can still salvage this season, but they aren't going to do it if DeBoer doesn't shake things up.

It's officially time to panic.