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

post DOH 253 – Back to Winning

November 25th, 2013, 9:10 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

After a bad stretch, the Sharks played the dregs of the Western Conference and righted the ship.  Mike and Doug talk about what happened right for the Sharks to start winning again, what moves (if any) the Sharks might make going forward, and take a quick tour around the NHL.

post DOH 252 – Typical

November 10th, 2013, 9:41 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Sharks have again fallen to earth after a hot start, losing their last five, two to bad teams.  The Dudes finally realize (or claim to realize) that it’s impossible to predict what will happen with the Sharks, and we won’t know anything until the playoffs start.

post DOH 251 – Boyle Is Back

November 4th, 2013, 6:48 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

Dan Boyle is again playing with the Sharks, and scored a goal in his first game back.  The Sharks are picking up points, but not wins, against Pacific Division opponents, and the Dudes examine how bad that is.

post Don’t Mess With Success

October 30th, 2013, 9:22 am

Filed under: blog — Written by Mike

Sharks have six points in four games on the road trip, beating two very good teams in Montreal and Ottawa, and only losing the Boston in the heartbreaker.  Unfortunately we won’t be able to record until the weekend at earliest, but I have some questions and comments in easy-to-read bullet form.

  • Does anyone still think Burns has a tooth issue?  I’m surprised the ‘c’ word hasn’t been thrown about more.  He does have a concussion history, so this holdout does worry me.
  • Nothing like necessity to cure bad feelings.  With Burns, Boyle, Nieto, Torres, and Burish out, I think we could see Havlat tonight.
  • Mostly because Mike Brown is about exactly what I thought.  That mustache is sweet though.
  • I’m clearly getting overconfident, as I look at the next ten game stretch (LAK, PHO, BUF, VAN, WIN, CGY, VAN, EDM, CHI, TBY) and think the Sharks should win nine of them.  OK eight.
  • Stalock, while fun to watch, looks shakier than Niemi.  He needs to play more.  I would love to see him in three or four of the next ten.  What’s the harm in playing him against the Sabres, Jets, and Oilers?
  • I would pay big money to hear the voice mail Lapierre left for Boyle.  All I can hear is Doug’s psuedo-French accent in my head.

Go Sharks.

post DOH 250 – Boyle Out

October 22nd, 2013, 10:30 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Dudes celebrate their big episode number by a) forgetting it’s episode 250, and b) talking about their worst Sharks nightmare- the potentially catastrophic injury to Dan Boyle.  Of course no one is talking about it, but Mike and Doug have plenty of conjecture and wild-ass guessing to do about this and plenty of other topics.

post DOH 249 – Still Undefeated, Hertl Controversy

October 13th, 2013, 3:26 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Sharks are still undefeated with a tough win against Ottawa, but the Hertl controversy continues, with Joe Thornton stepping in.

post DOH 248 – Hertl is Good

October 9th, 2013, 9:49 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The first week of the 2013-14 season has marked the breakout of Tomas Hertl, who has scored six goals in the first three games, including a epic 4-goal perfomance against the Rangers.  Again, the Sharks have started the season on fire, and the Dudes try to break down how this seasons hot start differs or not from last season’s.

post DOH 247 – 2013 Western Conference Preview

September 28th, 2013, 3:48 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The regular season starts in less than a week, and firstly the Dudes try to predict the opening night roster.  Next, they preview the Western Conference teams, with the newly-constituted Pacific and Central divisions.

post DOH 246 – 2013 Eastern Conference Preview

September 19th, 2013, 9:53 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

With the new Metropolitan and Atlantic divisions, the texture of the East is very different this year, and Mike and Doug give their takes on which teams are good, and which teams aren’t.

post DOH 245 – Training Camp Starts

September 12th, 2013, 9:48 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Dudes finally have real Sharks news to talk about, including the start of training camp, Martin Havat’s semi-miraculous recovery, Anthony Stewart, and more.

Update:  The restricted free agent compensation has changed in the new CBA.  Here’s the business:

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