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post Gird Your Loins for Game 3

April 19th, 2011, 10:38 am

Filed under: blog — Written by Mike

What, more bullet points?  Amazing!


  • People don’t use the term ‘gird your loins’ enough.
  • Nobody gets to panic one little bit unless and until the Sharks lose game 3.
  • Even then, I seem to remember something about being down 2-1 against Colorado last year…
  • Thornton has to make an impact tonight.  Maybe he can fight Trevor Lewis on the opening drop.
  • Another big idea- keep an eye on #8.  Just sayin’.
  • Doug will be participating in the chat tonight during the game, if you want to stop by.
  • Go Sharks.

6 Comments to “Gird Your Loins for Game 3”

  1. MJ says:

    how `bout any Shark in the penalty box tonight has to wear a dunce cap and suck his thumb for the entire length of the infraction.

  2. Ruben says:

    What do you guys think of the idea that the Sharks’s true #1 D pairing is no longer Boyle-Murray, but Vlasic-Demers? The Fenwick and Corsi numbers suggest that Boyle-Murray are getting destroyed out there, while Vlasic-Demers are the best pair in this series.

    Is it time for TMac to start playing Vlasic and Demers 25-30 minutes in this series, with Boyle-Murray reserved for special teams and 3rd/4th lines?

    And should Couture and Clowe be leading the team in ice time right now? A lot of people (including myself) are all over the helicopter line, but the Kings have had no anwser for Couture 5v5. Thornton hasn’t been bad, but I think the line I tap after a Kings icing call is Couture’s at this point.

    • Nick says:

      Statistically speaking I can’t disagree with you at all. Might not be a bad idea to treat the Marleau/Thronton/Setoguchi line as a 2nd or 3rd line to see if they can get the wheels going, but with line matching really up to LA for now that’ll have to wait until game 5. In the end I think we have 3 lines that we can roll pretty evenly which seems like a great threat. I hope they can get their act together and play like it seems.

    • Mike says:

      It’s an interesting idea, but after 2 games, there’s more noise than signal here. I’m also not sure where you got the playoff numbers, it appear the BTN site just lists regular season numbers when you choose 2010-2011 playoffs.

      • Ruben says:

        I believe Battle of California took it from Copper and Blue, who did the analysis of the first two games.

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