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post DOH 150 – Collect On a Bet 2 – Electric Boogaloo

May 14th, 2011, 5:17 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

Mike, Doug, and WingsFan from SharksLand finally put the Wings series to bed, with the now-annual reading of funny lines about the Wings.  It’s also time for the Vancouver preview, with the Dudes identifying the keys to the series, and how Game 1 is extremely important.

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    6 Comments to “DOH 150 – Collect On a Bet 2 – Electric Boogaloo”

    1. Tom says:

      Dudes,

      Good breakdown of the upcoming series. I agree the first two games might decide, or tell us a lot about this series.

      I was thinking about this perception of the Canucks as the “best team” in the NHL. I don’t think I agree with that any more. I think SJ’s second half of the regular season was more indicative of the talent and abilities of this team. I think they’ve proved that in the playoffs as well. Given how inconsistent the team as a whole was in the first half as well as how bad Niemi struggled, I think this San Jose team is much better than their 2nd-best-in-the-conference-record indicates.

      Another aspect that I think supports this is that the northwest division sucked… Van was the ONLY team to make the playoffs. Calgary nearly made it but Colorado, Minnesota, and Edmonton sucked. That’s 24 much easier division games as compared to the 24 division games SJ had to play against what many considered to be the best division in the NHL – almost sending all 5 teams to the PO’s.

      In short – I think Vancouver isnt really the clear-cut juggernaut of the West… And I think it favors SJ not to have that pressure placed squarely on them.

      I think had SJ played all season to their abilities, many people’s perceptions might be different. I think all Sharks fans can remember at least 5-6 games where SJ lost and even in their struggles, probably could have won.

      I think we surprise Vancouver and get at least a split to open this series.

    2. MJ says:

      moment of silence for derek boogaard…

    3. Cyoor says:

      If you ignore what teams are involved here. Just to compare what have happend so far in the playoffs (No players compared, just what happend to the teams):
      Both teams are 8-5 in the playoffs, but team 1 have played against the 8th and the 5th seed, while team 2 have played against the 7th and the 3rd seed teams.
      Team 1 have a record of 30-33 while team 2 have a record of 38-38 in goals scores-goals alowed.

      Team 1 have the advantage of one more home game in the series and have won 57% of their homagames in the playoffs. Team 2 however have won 67% of their away games this playoff.

      Who got the most points in the regular season doesnt matter anymore.

    4. Ruben says:

      It’s Huskins time!

      I couldn’t tell if he was rusty or was just Kent Huskins…

      Then again, not sure it made much difference. Vancouver was clearly the better team in the 3rd period. I can’t even blame the Sharks’s usual inability to hold onto a lead, I think they were just too tired to fight them off too much longer.

    5. The Meat Rind says:

      Series.

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