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Two dudes blogging and podcasting about the San Jose Sharks, straight from sunny California.

post DOH 341 – Post-Stanley Cup Hangover

June 16th, 2016, 8:19 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

Although the hockey is over, and San Jose was not triumphant, the Dudes are thrilled the Sharks did so well.

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post DOH 340 – Why Not Us?

June 9th, 2016, 8:52 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Sharks have managed to win two of the last three games, which bring the Stanley Cup Final back to the Tank for Game 6.  Although the Sharks have been pretty well dominated in every game in the series, Martin Jones has been a revelation, and the Sharks are still in it.  With only two games left in the season, anything can happen.

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post DOH 339 – No Answer For the Pens

June 1st, 2016, 8:54 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Sharks drop the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pens, and seem outmanned for much of both games.  Yet, they were in both, and game 2 went to OT.  What can the Sharks do to turn it around?

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post DOH 338 – Tears of David Backes

May 26th, 2016, 8:32 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Sharks rebound again after a bad game, this time winning games 5 and 6, and clinching a berth in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in history.  They will face the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Wow!

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post DOH 337 – Confidence??

May 20th, 2016, 9:12 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Sharks after a tough Game 1 loss, have been totally dominant in games 2 and 3.  Is it time for confidence that the Sharks will make it to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in history?

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post DOH 336 – Catharsis

May 14th, 2016, 8:57 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Sharks, after a disappointing effort in Game 6, roar back at home to win Game 7 in a dominating fashion.  The Dudes recap, and look forward to the Blues series.

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post Wait, a Game 6 Blog Post??

May 10th, 2016, 8:19 am

Filed under: blog — Written by Mike

No chance to broadcast after that debacle last night, and I think people wouldn’t be so interested in hearing me beat my head into the wall on-air.  So I’ll keep it short.

The Sharks, for an unknown reason, just stopped playing after Nashville scored.  I can’t understand or explain it.  Look at the Sharks’s shot attempts- they had about 20 the rest of the way, and the Pred had over 60.  That’s domination I haven’t seen in a while.  This might not have been just the worst couple of periods the Sharks have played this playoffs- they might be the worst all year.

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And if you look at the Corsi/Fenwick stats for the game, you see something extraordinary at the bottom of the chart:

Player Corsi Fenwick
Vlasic -17 -7
Pavelski -17 -15
Braun -17 -8
Hertl -18 -13
Thornton -19 -16
Jones -28 -16

When your best players are not only not your best players but your worst players, you lose.

post DOH 335 – Sharks up 3-2

May 7th, 2016, 11:04 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

After two tough losses in Nashville, the Sharks right the ship with a decisive win at home.  The Dudes talk about all of it, including the controversial call in overtime in game 4.

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post DOH 334 – Two On Nashville

May 2nd, 2016, 7:54 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Sharks continue their postseason roll by winning the first two against the Predators- at home no less. The Dudes break down those games and try to identify keys as to why the Sharks are beating the team that dispatched the Ducks.

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post DOH 333 – Redemption

April 26th, 2016, 7:41 am

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Sharks do what they couldn’t do two years ago- close out the LA Kings. After losing game 3 in OT at home, the Sharks dusted themselves off and won tough in games 4 and 5.  The Dudes break it down, and talk about who the Sharks (and the rest of the NHL) might face next round.

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