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San Jose Sharks Fan Running Out Of Excuses

San Jose SharksFirst I told myself that everyone goes through a ‘funk’ late in January. This turned out to be somewhat true as the San Jose Sharks, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins all had so-so post All Star Game performances. But as January turned to February the Sharks continued to move sideways, but the reasoning was that teams heading into the playoffs are trying to measure themselves against the Sharks, while others are playing ‘for their playoff’ lives. Okay, I can buy that - but Phoenix? Sure, they’re mathematically not eliminated, but they’re as close to being eliminated as any team can be in the Western Conference. And while the Sharks are 4-6-1 in their last 11, they still managed to clinch the a playoff spot followed by their second consecutive Pacific Division title. I wish I could do a below average job and keep getting bonuses for it!

The San Jose Sharks did call a team meeting today in lieu of practice. What I wouldn’t give to know EXACTLY what was said!

Anyone think Evgeni Nabakov re-injured himself?

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5 comments for “San Jose Sharks Fan Running Out Of Excuses”

  1. I think Perry’s slash to the back of Nabokov’s legs has affected him more that what he said. It will be interesting to see who starts tonight. Ryan Clowe (out a week) is out of the line-up tonight and the Sharks recalled Ryan Vesce. If I were to guess at the lines-up, I would go with the following:

    Marleau-Thornton-Setoguchi
    Michalek-Pavelski-Cheechoo
    Moen-Goc-Vesce
    Shelly-McGinn-Stabitz

    McGinn normally plays LW, but I think on the 4th line, it will not matter much. Not sure if Ehroff comes back tonight so Semenov plays defense. I hate him being a wing anyway.

    After the closed door meeting it will be interesting to see how the players respond. Earlier in the season they did the same thing, interestingly after a defeat by Phoenix and came back like a team on fire. I predict a hard hitting game tonight with at least two fights and a number of scrums. Sharks 4 Preds 1.

    GO SHARKS!

    Posted by FC Shark FanNo Gravatar | March 19, 2009, 1:27 pm
  2. This just in from the beat reporter for the Sharks. Morning skate line-up as follows:

    Marleau-Thornton-Cheechoo
    Michalek-Pavelski-Setoguchi
    Moen-Goc-McGinn
    Shelly-Vesce-Staubitz

    McLellan has Cheechoo skating with Thornton and Marleau, and the coach didn’t seem pleased with either one.
    “Quite frankly, one of the two has to grab that position and neither have wanted it,” McLellan said. “One of the two had better take it and keep it or we’ll look elsewhere.”

    I did not get one line right.

    Posted by FC Shark FanNo Gravatar | March 19, 2009, 1:58 pm
  3. Yeah, they are playing pretty crappy right now, or at least not strong enough to take charge of the games like they did earlier in the season, and that is worrisome. What else is worrisome is that they haven’t really been able to win in regulation or during overtime lately. Their last two victories were in the shoot-out, which is fine because they still got two points, but there is no shootout in the playoffs, and if the last two playoff seasons have taught us anything it is that the Sharks need to learn how to win in overtime, or at least not allow the game to go that far because they suffer greatly when it does.

    Posted by unrulytravllerNo Gravatar | March 20, 2009, 3:58 am
  4. FC Shark Fan - not sure who the ‘one of the two has to grab that position’ comment was directed at, Thornton & Marleau or Cheechoo & Setoguchi?

    Posted by sharksfanNo Gravatar | March 20, 2009, 9:42 am
  5. Sorry about that. The two McLellan was refering to was Cheechoo and Setoguchi.

    Posted by FC Shark FanNo Gravatar | March 20, 2009, 10:49 am

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