San Jose Sharks Resume Their Assault On The NHL
Okay I know it’s not really so dominating that you could call the San Jose Sharks’ recent point streak an ‘assault’, but it sounds good and feels good. Winning is fun! After a remarkably poor start, including dropping as low as 11th in the Western Conference and last in the Pacific Division, the Sharks now sit at 4th in the West and are tied for first (by points) in the Pacific.
While winning 9 out of their last 10, and grabbing 19 of 20 available points in the process, the Sharks have been able to take advantage of parity (read: mediocrity?) in the Western Conference and ride out what is/was their worst start in half a decade. It’s not the end of the road by any means, only six points separate the Sharks from 11th place in the West, but at least the boys have shown some moxie, coming back from multi-goal deficits instead of blowing multi-goal leads.
And the additions of Ben Eager and Kyle Wellwood continue, in my uneducated opinion, to pay huge dividends. It just FEELS better to have some veteran skaters supporting the lower lines and their hard work does not go unnoticed.
The continuing injury to Antero Niittymaki is of some concern, he’s probably the best backup the Sharks have had in a long time and hopefully the Sharks are just being extremely cautious with his return rather than it being a case of a severe injury.
I’ll be out of the country for the next 10 days so my access to games will be limited. I’m going to have to work it out the way ‘unrulytraveller’ does, the road games will start for me at 5:30 in the morning, home games around 9:00 in the morning.
By the way, do any of you know of a PicApp alternative? We’re looking for another free source of relevant, royalty free images.