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post Not Exactly Confidence Inspiring

November 12th, 2010, 8:56 am

Filed under: blog — Written by Mike

Hard to feel good when your team can barely beat the second worst team in the NHL.  Maybe I’m overselling it- the Isles are now the third worst since they got a point last night.  Sorry.  Anyway you slice it, it’s clear the Sharks’ doldrums continue, again not scoring even strength, with the only goal coming 5-on-3.  Even the 5-on-4 power plays didn’t look that great.  Pavelski took his schnide to another level, this time actually putting the puck in the net, before Stephane Auger (not my favorite ref, to put it lightly) waved it off due to Logan Couture impeding the goalie in the crease.  I think the next step is Pavs scoring, then God (or Chuck Norris, or a reasonable facsimile) actually turning back time to negate it.

I suppose beggars can’t be choosers, and you got to take two points on a night when you had outshot the opposition by a 2-to-1 margin for most of the night.  Calgary will not be as forgiving, the beatdown we suffered last month at their hands is still pretty fresh in my mind.  Here’s hoping the boys will use that as extra motivation.  Did y’all watch James Wisniewski last night?  I sure did.  Leave your impressions in the comments, or email us (questions at dudesonhockey dot com) so we can talk about it next week.  This weekend’s assignment- Ian White.

6 Comments to “Not Exactly Confidence Inspiring”

  1. evilducks says:

    Without Streit, Wisnewski is far and away the Isle’s best offensively minded defensemen. He’s also a bit of a dick, which I think we could use a bit of. I didn’t think he played particularly badly last night, but with all the neutral zone scrambling that went on, neither team looked good all night long.

    We’re complaining about how we played and we outshot them 2-1. They looked awful.

  2. Ivan M says:

    Look on the bright side. Sharks are now almost within playoffs territory and are just 6 points away from the Kings.

    All it takes to take over the lead in the West is a 10 wins in a row streak. I know they can’t win more than 2 in a row, but stranger things have happened.

  3. Mark says:

    Maybe, just maybe, this team ain’t all that.

  4. Ryan says:

    Not sure if you dudes saw this but our own Tyson Sexsmith got himself into a fight last Sunday and fared pretty well. Check it out

  5. Cyoor says:

    Ok.. You should not look for the bad parts as much. The start was awfull, but here are some facts:
    * The sharks are 6-3-1 the last 10 games (6th in the western confrence).
    * During those 10 games they got 29-20 (+9) in scoring.
    * Antero Niittymaki (Who I think have proven himself to be the no1 sharks goalie) have played 6-1-2 in the games he have started, and have a sv% of .929 and a GAA of 1.80 (Thats 5th in the NHL).
    * Devin Setoguchi have now finally scored again, and have hopefully come over his no goal streak.
    * The sharks have got two amazing young players in Logan Couture and Jason Demers that have stepped up quite abit to fill parts of the voids.
    * Even tho he is probably not worth 2.5M, Niclas Wallin have really played better then everyone of us had expected(?).

    I think that the following will happen:
    The sharks will get back on track somewhat, they will continue to play Niemi in goal now and then to rest Niitty and keep up the competition.. When Niemi is back ans seem to bee a good goalie to the surroundings, they will trade him, Vlasic and a pick for a really good d-man who can put the puck on net and score goals. They will then maybe call Greiss who will probably take the chanse again, or pick up Alex Stalock to have him as a backup. This may be dangerous, but if this is what it takes to get that d-man and have the chanse of winning the cup, it might be as good time as any to get him up.

    // Pierre

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