Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said he's always looking for ways to improve his team but added Sunday that the present roster is perfectly capable of getting back to the level of hockey it displayed during the first two weeks of the season.
After a 7-0-0 start, the Sharks are mired in a seven-game winless skid that has seen them fall into a tie for sixth in the Western Conference standings and a tie for second in the Pacific Division.
The last time the Sharks had such a drought, a 10-game winless skid that lasted for most of November in 2005, it preceded the acquisition of All-Star center Joe Thornton. But given what the Sharks did accomplish in January, and that six Sharks -- including the five highest-paid players -- have no movement clauses in their contracts, according to capgeek.com, a shake-up of that magnitude seems unlikely.
"The answer lies within that room," Wilson said, pointing to the Sharks' dressing room. "If we hadn't seen the glimpse of the seven-game start, that would tell you something. There are other teams that have gone through phases of losing some games, other very good, talented teams out there that are not on top of their game to the level they want to be.
"We're more concerned about our group and getting back to the things that led us to the first seven games."