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Sharks open training camp looking to build off last season's late success

The San Jose Sharks opened training camp looking to play like the fast, aggressive team that had a strong playoff run last season rather than the plodding one that struggled for much of the lockout-shortened campaign.

The Sharks started training camp Thursday with a very similar look on the roster to the team that ended last season with a Game 7 loss to Los Angeles in the second round of the playoffs. The only newcomer on the top four lines and three defensive pairings on the first day of practice was forward Tyler Kennedy, who was acquired in the offseason from Pittsburgh.

The core of the team led by longtime stalwarts like captain Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski and Dan Boyle is back for another run.