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post Episode 89 – Olympics, Devils, and Trades

March 3rd, 2010, 8:18 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

So many things to talk about this week!  The Dudes start it off with the great Olympic goal medal game between the U.S. and Canada, and how the loyalties were split just a little bit.  After talking about the loss to the Devils, which the Sharks managed to climb back into, Mike and Doug dive headlong into the trade deadline, because who likes talking trades more than the Dudes?  Lots of Pacific Division action, and there are some winners and losers on trade deadline day


15 Comments to “Episode 89 – Olympics, Devils, and Trades”

  1. WingsFanInSharkLand says:

    Yes, Doug – wearing a Dan Boyle shirt during the gold medal game, the “this might be better” comment, and saying you were “torn”…. all these things make you UNAMERICAN. Shame on you! We’re Americans first and foremost! I understand being happy for your guys (even though I’m not happy for Yzerman, Babcock, or Holland for doing their part and I was NOT pulling for Team Sweden) and of course not wanting them to get hurt, but wow. I can forget about you not getting the Claude Lemieux jersey, but this one I don’t think I can ever let you live down.

    At the bar that Mike and I were at, there was a guy who was telling his friend to go home because he was cheering for the Sharks’ Canadian players. I would have done the same thing. Kudos to that guy.

    Hopefully, if/when the Sharks win a Stanley Cup, you will look back on this and admit that you were crazy. Hey, the World Cup is in 99 days. Brazil looks pretty good this year and two of their stars once had a six-hour layover in San Jose. Go Brazil?

    I need to go pour bleach in my ears now.

  2. Tom says:


    You’re not a Sharks fan and don’t know our special pain. There is nothing in all of sports that I’d rather have than a Sharks Stanley cup. I’d fukin sabotage team USA if I really thought it would help get San Jose a cup.

    • Jerry says:


    • Evilducks says:

      I don’t know if I’d call our pain special. Cubs fans have a special pain. Vikings fans have a special pain. Bills fans have a special pain.

      I don’t think we’ve been around long enough or been emotionally crushed badly enough to call our pain special. Our pain is annoying at this point. Lets hope it ends before it becomes special.

      • Patrick says:

        It’s certainly special compared to whatever pain a Red Wings fan has felt. But point taken, not on the level of those truly historic losers.

        I really enjoyed last night’s game against Montreal. Any word on Nichol’s injury?

        • Ian says:

          That play was garbage, it was a huge cheep shot and to go sit on the bench and smile and practically high five your teammates while a guy is layed out on the ice after a cheep shot like that makes me wish we’d see them at least one more time this year. Sure we hit them in the best way possible by winning the game but still would have loved nothing more then to see him layed out in open ice.

      • Tom says:

        Except that people in the NHL call us the San Diego Chargers, or the Buffalo Bill’s of Hockey….

  3. WingsFanInSharkLand says:

    You’d sabotage Team USA? Ouch. Would you like to kick my dog too while you’re at it?

    Evilducks is right though. There are a lot of teams that haven’t won a championship in more than 20 years. 30 or so teams in each sport, one championship per year….. you get the point. And then you have a city like Cleveland that hasn’t won squat in like 50 years. That all being said, there is some validity to your point that it is not the same for me as it is for all of you. I’d be a fool not to admit that.

    Your argument is akin to domestic violence. Like Chris Rock once said, “I don’t agree with it, but I understand.”

    OK, I’ve said my peace. I’ll move on and will only berate Doug about it in private (minus a few jabs here and there when appropriate).

    Hopefully the Sharks will win a Cup between now and the next Olympics so that I don’t have to go through this again.

    • Ian says:

      Poor Doug,

      At least I can hide behind National Pride 🙂

    • Tom says:

      i’d love to kick your dog… jk….I am a total dog lover….but, to be brutally honest, there is little more in the world that I hate more than Wings fans and Duck fans… Don’t take it totally personally. You seem rational and level headed but I don’t take your fan base lightly.

      the Sharks are becoming the butt of the NHL. And Ducks and Wings fans are THE FIRST to remind us of that. So, I get kinda irritated when a wings fan come here and tries to tell us what our priorites should be.

      Again you are welcome here and I generally enjoy your comments but I think you are off base a little on this one…

  4. Doug says:

    I stood up and cheered when USA tied the game with just seconds left on the clock. There are witnesses, some that can talk and then there’s my cat – who never lies but unfortunately he hates Detroit and will refuse to speak to you.

    Under that furry beard and Motor City mouth, I know there’s a wisp of understanding WingsFan. Like it or not, while I love the Black Angus Steakhouse and Danica Patrick as much as the next American male, when the USA lost the Gold Medal, it hurt about 5% as much as the Sharks losing last year to the Ducks. No doubt.

  5. WingsFanInSharkLand says:

    I do understand. It kills me, but I do. I will be proudly wearing my Team USA jersey at the game tonight and hope to run into you, Doug. Maybe you’ll buy me a Molson? I know I said I was done and it’s lame of me to go against that, but I kept forgetting to make this point (one that I was reminded of last night by a *ahem* Sharks’ fan): if their gold medals guaranteed the Sharks a deep playoff run, then it would be different. You and I both know it doesn’t though. OK, I stick by what I said and I respectfully disagree. Now I’m really done with it.

    While most of you hate the Wings (which is also understandable), the feeling is not mutual – most of the time. I’m born and raised here and I would be happy for this town if it got a Stanley Cup. If you’re wondering, my old man is from Detroit and we visited there a lot as kids. I was a Wings fan well before the Sharks existed and then went away to college after their first year. And then that thing happened in 1994…..

  6. Phil says:

    Ryan Miller got a standing ovation in Pittsburgh and they boo’d Crosby’s gold medal goal when they showed the replay. I hate the red wings too but he does have a point.

    I didn’t want our boys to get hurt but I would have loved to see them lose that game. I would have rather seen JT or Patty score than Crosby though of course too. Oh well I hope “the pros” get to play in the 2014 Olympics.

    GO USA!!!!!! GO SHARKS!!!!

    • Patrick says:

      It’s a little easier for Pittsburgh fans to have that attitude when they won a Cup 10 months ago.

      I wish the US won that game, but I sure as heck was rooting for Marleau to score when he had that 2-on-1 in OT.

  7. CharlesinChargesharksfan says:


    Any person on the roster for any team in the NHL would take a larger contract with another team in just about every city in the drop of a hat if it was offered to them. The fact that you would put team pride (a team of mercenaries who want to play for the highest bidder) above national pride is sad to me. No Canadians feels this way, especially if their team is based in america and an american is playing in the gold medal game vs Canada .

    I was proud for them because they are from the sharks organization but I was really hoping they would lose so that Joe Pavelski could walk into the tank with his gold medal and smug ginger beard and rub it in their faces.

    Lastly, in no way, would I sabotage team USA for a guaranteed Stanley cup. National pride will always win out, as it should and it will always be that way, as it should.

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