If I was superstitious I wouldn’t be writing today as the Canucks and Roberto Luongo have won three straight games and have not allowed a goal since my last blog after the 3-2 loss to the Red Wings last Saturday. The 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild last night was Luongo’s 5th shutout this [...]
The Dallas Stars - Sharks fans remember them, they sent us home from last year’s playoffs. In retrospect we can thank the Stars for giving us many great gifts.
First, a new coach. It doesn’t necessarily matter that it’s Todd McLellan, but letting go of Ron Wilson seems like one of the better [...]
Its Halloween night and we’ve got kids knocking on the door as the Canuck game gets started. The Canucks came into the game having kept the opposition from scoring on 16 straight power play chances but before the game is eight minutes old the Ducks have scored twice with the man advantage. Since [...]
When it came to the tangibles we said early in the season that the San Jose Sharks needed two things: production from the blue line and diversified offense output.
We’ve known we needed a more productive blue line for a few seasons now, hence the Brian Campbell acquisition. We‘ve also felt the analysis of [...]
The Canucks left Vancouver just as the rain began to fall, but the sunshine they found in southern California agreed with them as they started their mini road trip with a 4-0 win over a talented young LA Kings’ team that is not yet ready to move up in the Western Conference standings. This [...]
Scheduling both of last year’s Stanley Cup finalists in back-to-back games in October was a gift from the hockey gods to the San Jose Sharks. As we discussed at length, this early test of the New Sharks couldn’t have come at a better time. Win or lose it would be telling to [...]
Older hockey fans will remember when 1 to 0 victories were not as rare as they are today, but Boston Bruin fans would have to be even older than the Old Timer to remember when their team scored back-to-back 1 to 0 victories. Tim Thomas did it Monday night in Edmonton and again [...]
As we prepare for visits from both participants of last year’s Stanley Cup Finals I’m excited and nervous about what might transpire. I’m very happy with the Sharks’ 7-2 record but tentative to get too excited about it. Since we evaluated the Sharks victories they’ve continued the trend beating only the Tampa [...]
Home ice advantage and winning 38 of 65 face offs had a lot to do with the Canuck 6 to 3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night, but scoring 4 goals on 6 power play opportunities was the big difference in the game. Mason Raymond, the 23 year old second year [...]
So in two games so far this season Brian Boucher has put up some impressive numbers. Although he’s certainly a capable goalie I’m wondering if the Sharks play better defense with Boucher in net simply because he’s not their starter. Perhaps the Sharks take more chances with Evgeni Nabokov in net because [...]