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San Jose Sharks Quietly Climbing The Food Chain

San Jose SharksThe San Jose Sharks have quietly climbed to third in the NHL with 21 points, 1 point behind league leaders Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. The team has won 7 out of their last 8 games which (impressively) includes 5 wins in 6 road games. The big sigh of relief comes from the fact that the Sharks are still winning despite the losses of Joe Pavelski and Devin Setoguchi. Although the injuries certainly don’t add up to what they were last year, it’s encouraging that the “machine” keeps rolling and that secondary scoring is picking up the slack. And for those of you keeping score - the Sharks points leader is…wait for it…Patrick Marleau with 21 points (11 G, 10 A). Those numbers put him just 6 assists behind Joe Thornton and 2 goals ahead of Dany Heatley. Do you think Marleau is eyeing Thronton and Heatley’s average salary of $7.35M/year? I would…

By this time next week the Sharks will have run into the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins. While both teams have their injuries (who doesn’t), those two games (at Detroit Thursday, hosting Pittsuburgh on Saturday) will be the first stretch against proven commodities. This exact same scenario occurred last year, when we faced the Penguins on Tuesday, October 28 and the Red Wings on Thursday, October 30. The Sharks won both of those contests so here’s to hoping history repeats itself…

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2 comments for “San Jose Sharks Quietly Climbing The Food Chain”

  1. Let’s go Pens!

    Posted by pittpenNo Gravatar | November 2, 2009, 11:56 am
  2. I noticed this too. However, we did see how well the Sharks ended up last year (not counting playoffs) and I was a little surprised when they were at the bottom of their division at the beginning of this year.

    Honestly, I think that all of the teams in the Pacific division have the chance to make the playoffs.

    I was kind of waiting to see when they would start rising to the top again because from what I understand, they’ve pretty much got the same team they did last year.

    Posted by EricNo Gravatar | November 2, 2009, 12:41 pm

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