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“Put Up” Or “Shut Up” Time For The San Jose Sharks

San Jose SharksWhen I evaluate whether or not a team is on the decline one of the symptoms I look for is earning a winning record by beating teams that won’t make the playoffs and losing to teams preparing for the playoffs. And while I know it’s early in the season and the playoff picture is no where near in focus the next few home games will tell us a lot about the State of the San Jose Sharks. Four out of the next five home games include contests against the conference-leading Los Angeles Kings and Detroit Red Wings as well as two games against the defending Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. You can beat all the New York Islander and Calgary Flame teams you want, but if you can’t beat the top of the division you just might qualify for the ‘team on the decline’ tag. By the time we meet the Blackhawks on December 11 not only will we have a glimpse into how well the team plays against top caliber competition we will also have gone well beyond the “Mendoza Line” and will be just under 30 games into the season (speaking of Medoza line, as ‘predicted’ we just had our first coach-firing of the season). If the Sharks are still hovering around the middle of the pack come 30 games…

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One comment for ““Put Up” Or “Shut Up” Time For The San Jose Sharks”

  1. Well it was an intense game and the boys showed up. Let’s hope that they can take this intensity on the road to Colorado and Dallas and come back home with a five game winning streak under their belts. Go Sharks!

    Posted by unrulytravllerNo Gravatar | November 16, 2010, 2:10 am

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