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post DOH 145 – Massive Victorious Grit

April 25th, 2011, 11:08 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Dudes celebrate the gritty round 1 win against the Kings, with Joe Thornton putting in the game winner.  Mike and Doug identify the series MVP, evaluate Niemi’s performance and prospects, and look forward to either Chicago or Detroit in round 2.


14 Comments to “DOH 145 – Massive Victorious Grit”

  1. bcyde says:

    Going to listen to the podcast tomorrow for my early morning treat, but good win and it was nice being able to celebrate with other sharks fans live in the chatroom.

    Can’t wait until next round.

  2. Cyoor says:

    Sorry guys for quiting on you yesterday.. I just couldnt keep my eyes open the whole way trough 3rd. =(

    Anyway, im happy with the ending of this series. Even if I don’t think Niemi played great (.897 sv% that game), he kept it together enough for us to get a win without having to start at -3 goals. I also think that the defence were really thinking an extra second before they gave the puck away while trying to get it to the forwards. That was good!

    Ean White played awesome the whole series and have showed us that he really is that great new D that we wanted all along. He was defenetly the best D-man in the series and is acctually (as I write this) 3rd total in points and second in assists among D-men in the playoffs. Also, only Kyle Welwood got a better +/- then him on the sharks team at the moment.

    Another thing that makes me abit happy is that we saw both Joe Thornthon and Dany Heatly wake up abit in the end of the series. We will defenetly need them to play their best in the upcoming two rounds if we are gonna take this. 🙂

    Im confident that we are gonna have a good chanse no matter if its chicago or Detroit in the next round. Go sharks!

    • Evilducks says:

      The most amazing part about Whites +/- is that at even strength he plays with Wallin. How good does he have to be to keep that up eh?

  3. Evilducks says:

    Boston blew a 3-0 series lead to the Flyers last year. Washington only blew a 3-1 lead to the Canadiens. Washington was the president trophy winners and Montreal had the lowest point total in the playoffs. It was something like 1 vs. 20 as far as overall rankings at the end of the season. Bostons collapse was epic in it’s own right. Not only did they blow a 3-0 series lead, they blew a 3-0 lead in game 7. Good thing they got rid of that choker Thornton.

  4. The Meat Rind says:

    I think it’s almost dead even, but I think I want Chicago next only because they’ll be coming off a tough 7 game series and they’ll have taken Vancouver out of the mix. Plus a little revenge would be nice. A rested Detroit that is flying high and has an ax to grind with the Sharks is a little less comfortable for me. Either way it’s going to be a long series and we can expect more gut wrenching suspense.

    I don’t recall if you mentioned this, but what’s your take, Dudes, on Terry Murray skipping the handshake line? After all the bitching he did about the Sharks I think it was a diss, and pretty petty and classless. Also, seeing the tweets from Seto and Jammer, I think the guys feel the same.

  5. jeremyb says:

    Dudes, thanks so much for squeezing in another podcast into your schedule!

    Agree with Meat Rind on all his comments.

    Vlasic played awesome. I’d like to see Eager score a game winner against Chicago 🙂

  6. Tom says:

    In the Wings or Hawks discussion… It’s tough to try and speculate but I saw this via FTF.

    Preds are 4-1-1 vs. Detroit this year. Obviously if CHI wins Detroit plays Nashville and I think we could see an upset there.

    CHI then DET is a little easier than DET and VAN.

    But, CHI then NASH would be great.

    • Ruben says:

      Exactly how I want to break down. Vancouver, if they make it through, are not going to continue to underperform. I really like Robert Luoungo and Allan Vigneult, but if they have to go down for the Sharks to have a better chance at the Cup, so be it!

  7. Haie says:

    Well, this year’s team looks better than ever and I feel pretty confident with either Chicago or Detroit (or Van if we meet them in the C finals). The team I would actually be worried with would be smashville. Reason being is because they will not get into a shooting match with the sharks, they will bog it down and make us beat their great two-way forwards, defense, and hot goaltender. Chicago may be the 8 seed but the preds are the West’s darkhorse this year.

    • Tom says:

      Isn’t that what we just beat in 6 games in LA?

      I realize Rinne is much better than Quick, but I thought Rinne wasn’t that spectacular vs. ANA.

  8. Ruben says:

    Thanks for bringing up that horrendus penalty, guys. I am surprised that hasn’t been a bigger story, none of the Sharks seemed to come to McGinn’s defense, everyone only spoke about overcoming the kill. TMac didn’t really address that, either.

    I have to agree with Mike, I thought it was not even a penalty. When I found out it was a 5 minute major, I just couldn’t believe it. Just a brutal, brutal call on a guy who really gave TMac a lot of confidence to roll that line.

    But good times, all… you were not alone in expressing happy expletives after Jumbo’s goal.

    • Nick says:

      When questioned about it in the post-game interview T-Mac chose not to comment simply saying they were focusing on the next round. I think had the Sharks lost the game you’d have heard some frustration there, but since they won the series it was, as @LoganCouture tweeted, #Ontothenextone.

      • Ruben says:

        Yeah, I guess that was the smart thing to do, but I wish there was something along the lines of “Ginner had a great game tonight, I had a lot of trust in that line and it showed as they were out there with 3 minutes left in the 3rd period. The referee made the call and we overcame it”

        Instead, kinda left out there if McGinn is once again in the doghouse after what really was the best 4th line performance of the series thus far.

        In the end, though, you are right. On to the next one!

  9. Cyoor says:

    Dont forget your new picks!

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