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post DOH 260 – Typical Unpredictability

February 2nd, 2014, 9:39 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

As we’ve seen so many times this season, the Sharks follow an impressive winning streak with an equally impressive losing streak, getting beat handily by the worst teams in the west, then following it up by beating Chicago.

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    5 Comments to “DOH 260 – Typical Unpredictability”

    1. Tom says:

      Dudes,

      I tend to be a “don’t count your chickens till they hatch” kinda guy. So, other than Couture, I’m not counting that we’re getting anyone back from injury until we do.

      That said, right now we only have 4 top six forwards. For a team that at one time this year was slotted with as many as 8, depending on how you count it… that’s pretty sad.

      I agree that this team needs more “scoring grit” on the thrid/fourth line. But we ARE NOT a Ryan Smith away from winning a cup… we’re SEVERAL pieces away at this point IMO. And if we have to trade Demers and a pick to get a player, like Matt Moulson, who is for right now AND the future, I’m all for it. Because the alternative to me is essentially do nothing and hope for the best, which isn’t going to net us anything except another 1st round loss, probably to the Kings.

    2. Ruben says:

      Really, I think a move depends on whether DW thinks Hertl is going to be back this year. With the Sharks basically locked in against the Kings, Hertl only has to make it back for the playoffs. If they think he will come back, I think DW goes after an improvement on Irwin, who is going through the Demers/Braun sophomore slump. If he can’t make it back, then maybe you will see a big trade for a forward, though I really don’t see how it can be capwise done unless Havlat is included, which would be DW’s masterstroke and should be a fireable offense by the GM that trades for him.

      • Cyoor says:

        Last I heard about Hertl was 6-9 months (and that was sometime in January if I remember correctly).
        I dont think that there is any chanse he is coming back.

        • Ruben says:

          Yeah, I don’t think he will be back either, but the Sharks are so hush when it comes to injuries it is tough to say. It is a double whammy because not only was he providing top line production, he was doing it for cheap. Him on the LTIR only opens up so much space, not nearly enough to get a true replacement.

    3. Tiffany says:

      The Cow Palace is in Daly City…kind of a weird part of Daly City, for that matter. I only went to two Bulls games but was still a little bummed that it didn’t work out.

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