I don't agree with your assessment of the Sharks defense. They've lost their last 2 games 6-5, up until friday, they had given up the fewest goals in the western conference. The Sharks coach Todd McLellan was Babcock's assistant in Detroit and has implemented the same system with San Jose, defence first and then capitalize on their opportunities. they are a better team now.
I think they've lost 6 of the last 7, 4 out of 5 on this road trip. They'll get a good talkin to once they get back home. They have a good team but I don't think its deep enough to beat the Red Wings come playoff time.