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San Jose Sharks

Game On!

sharksfan Todd McLellan said the Sharks new offense would be a wide open, ‘fluid’ game. I wasn’t quite sure what ‘fluid’ meant but after watching (in person!) the home opener tonight I think I know exactly what that means. The Sharks got McLellan his first NHL win as a head coach tonight beating the Ducks 4-1 in a game that included raising (or unrolling actually) their 2007-2008 Pacific Division Champions banner (see below). The Sharks offense is now an up-tempo, constantly passing, rolling offense that doesn’t give the opposition much time to set up their defense. It’s pretty exciting to watch however you can tell the Sharks are still getting used to it. Notable tonight was, out of the 4 goals, Joe Thornton only assisted on one while Boyle and Blake combined for 3. It’s a welcomed relief to see the scoring roles diversify with the new guys paying immediate dividends. I hope this is a sign of things to come….

The Tank also has a new toy - a projection system that turns the entire sheet of ice into one giant screen. It was quite a site to watch promo video 200ft wide by 85ft high, changing at one point to simulate water with sharks swimming around in it (much like Koi Pond for the iPhone)! Much better than last year’s home opener when the new scoreboard blacked out the arena allowing only for arena lighting for most of the first period…

San Jose Sharks festivities

San Jose Sharks festivities


San Jose Sharks festivities

San Jose Sharks festivities


Inside The Tank

Inside The Tank

San Jose Sharks getting ready

San Jose Sharks getting ready

2007-2008 Pacific Division Champions

2007-2008 Pacific Division Champions

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2 comments for “Game On!”

  1. Lol this is my Uncle

    Posted by adminNo Gravatar | October 18, 2008, 10:37 pm
  2. Yes Really Is Dont ? Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by adminNo Gravatar | October 18, 2008, 10:39 pm

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