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post DOH 228 – Goodbye Crankshaft

March 27th, 2013, 7:05 am

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

Douglas Murray is the first casualty of the “rebuild” or “refresh” or whatever Doug Wilson wants to call it. ¬†Yet the Sharks win a tough game in Anaheim; is this enough to get the boys rolling again, or will they revert to their subaverage ways?

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    4 Comments to “DOH 228 – Goodbye Crankshaft”

    1. MJ says:

      article on philly.com this morning (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20130327_Don_t_be_surprised_if_Flyers_have_a_Plan_D.html) suggesting the possibility that Boyle was a “red herring” and that Holmgren could be looking for a deal involving Burns.

      this make more sense to me, future-wise, than moving Boyle. a 1-year commitment for Boyle trumps the 5-year commitment to Burns who has been “an unmitigated disaster on defense since arriving”. i agree, Burns hasn’t been stellar on defense and Sharks have some depth there that could develop within the next couple of seasons. this is a move SJ can afford to make, imo.

      don’t mistake my previous comment, i want more than anyone for Boyler to remain in SJ (I wanted him to wear the C instead of Jumbo). he’s got his heart in the game in a room full of guys who don’t. i love his candor and i think his expectations are much higher than any of the other veterans on the team.

      i agree with Doug that Boyle could be a long-term, post-player kinda guy for the Sharks org. moving him would be a huge mistake, but i would completely understand DW’s willingness to do so to maximize return.

    2. Patrick says:

      Very solid game last night. I really like the way they played with a lead (not that we’ve gotten to see much of that). Ducks had a lot of zone time but not a ton of great chances, and meanwhile the Sharks did a great job of counterattacking and getting some qualty breakaways and odd-man rushes.

      With Iginla going to Pittsburgh, I can’t help wondering how that impacts Clowe’s trade value. You have to think that Boston is feeling the pressure to add a power forward to keep up with the Pens. That said, I thought the Boston prospects in the rumored Iginla deal were very underwhelming.

    3. jb says:

      Why do so many sharks fans keep whining about the Burns playing forward thing… It’s sports, and ultimately it is about wins. Who cares if Burns is playing D or Forward, as long as they keep playing like they have been and keep winning.
      Classic not seeing the forest for the trees…
      Either way I’m content with selling high on guys like Clowe and anyone else not part of the longterm plan and just letting it ride this season. They will likely make the playoffs as a low seed in this scenario and have no pressure going in.

    4. Tom says:

      ROFL!!!

      All my hopes ans dreams have come true… Raffi Torres is a San Jose Shark!!! LOL.

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