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post DOH 222 – How the Tide Turns

February 6th, 2013, 9:33 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

After the best start in franchise history, the Sharks have lost three in a row.  The Dudes go over the disappointing mess of the Chicago game, the sudden lack of power play and Patrick Marleau, the jam at bottom-pairing defense, and the worst trade in Sharks history.


9 Comments to “DOH 222 – How the Tide Turns”

  1. Clayton says:

    You guys mention that Duncan Keith didn’t take a 10 minute misconduct when in fact he did. If you check the box score he had 19 PIMs on that fight (2+2+5+10). Just thought I’d let you know.

  2. Kelly says:

    The Mcginn trade was pressure from the ownership to fix the penalty kill, but by the trade deadline with a team that is under that pressure, you can’t change your coaching staff with 20 or less games left to institute a new system and expect to win the cup. I doubt that Wilson wanted to trade Mcginn, but with his job on the line and the desire to win the cup by the time Marleau/Thornton/Pavs/Boyle have their contracts come up, Wilson had to make a desperation move, and that involves trading the future for present-day competitors. Now that the Sharks have only 1 owner, I imagine that talks between him and Wilson will become more civil, and in regards to future trades and development, we’ll see more brilliant moves than horrible ones.

  3. shrk2th says:

    Actually Hasso Plattner is the majority owner and a board member. There are still 6 other owners: Gary Valenzuela, Gordon Russell, Rudy Staedler, Floyd Kvamme, Harvey Armstrong, Tom McEnery.

    I hated trading McGinn too. Although his Corsi #’s reportedly were not good, he was a good skater and dished out some serious hits to inject energy and scored some goals too. I have the same questions on not re-signing Daniel Winnik. Please dudes, get the scoop on that!

  4. Tom says:

    Pure speculation and rampant rumor mongering is what we’re all about here so what the hell…

    I’m hearing from Rangers fans that Brian Boyle might be available. He’s getting benched apparently for his bad play lately. So I realize what i’m proposing here, however he does lead the team in hits with 33 and FO% at 53%.

    Oh and he’s huge. 6-7 244lbs… Wowzers.

    Seems like a buy-low type of situation if NY is healthy scratching the guy – of course this means there could be something happening we’re just not privy too also…

    But, it sure seems like a DW kinda move. Boyle has been known to score at times and with the type of player he is he could be a great fit for our bottom six. Of course, there has also been some contact between Sather and Wilson recently that we know of bc they just made the minor deal involving Mashinter.

    I’m wondering what we’d have to give up and if it’d even be worth it. Maybe a 2nd? Maybe Braun going the other way player-for-player with something back from NY? Hard to compare their values, but we do have 8 D men at this point (if including Burns).

    anyways, nothing like a crazy trade idea for our Thursday morning! 🙂

    • Mike says:

      I love the idea of Brian Boyle. Good player. Tough. I’d much rather have him than Mike Rupp, but he will be more expensive, and I’m not sure I like the idea of parting with more prospects and/or picks.

      • Tom says:

        Any idea what the asking price might be for a player like Brian Boyle?

        Also, I posted that before I listened to the podcast and I didnt know there was scouts in NY… that made me lift my eye a bit. If Rupp was immediately traded I wonder if they weren’t there to see Rupp. Of course it wouldn’t be a pre-scout situation bc they aren’t going to play the Rangers.

      • Tom says:

        So after thinking about this a few more days and seeing Boyle HS’ed three games in a row, I’m thinking Boyle could get really get traded.

        It send NY is looking for D so I’m thinking we’d have to give them either Murray or Braun. Personally I’d prefer trading Braun but think we’d need a little more back for him than a third line center. Young puck moving D are much harder to replace.

        I’m thinking :

        NYR: Braun

        SJS: B. Boyle and a 4th-5th round pick.

        I’m thinking you guys might discuss this on the next podcast though. Love to hear others thoughts too.

  5. Tom says:



    1: A condition characterized by an extreme tendency to fall asleep whenever in relaxing surroundings or while playing a hockey game against an inferior opponent. 

    Ex: “Todd Maclellan still has no answer for this team’s Sharkolepsy!”

    2: A condition characterized by an extreme tendency to fall asleep whenever in relaxing surroundings or when watching the Sharks play Phoenix or Nashville. 

    Ex: “I tried like hell to stay awake but the Sharks lost to the Coyotes 0-1 in the shoot-out and my Sharkolepsy got the best of me!”

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