- They might want to take some advice from Philly, Chicago and Detroit by losing Game 3 and then winning out. More teams have overcome 3-0 series deficits than 2-0 since the lockout.
- When Patrick Marleau is gutless, the Sharks win, so Marleau has to stop checking, scoring and certainly stop fighting for San Jose to have success.
- Somehow, the Sharks have awakened Vancouver's twin-giant, the Sedins. Therefore, at least Ben Eager tried to shut a Sedin down by drilling him from behind last night.
- Antti Niemi needs to remind the Canucks who he played for last season and which team beat them for the past two playoff seasons.
- The Sharks need to stop playing Green Day on the team bus en route to Rogers Arena.
- The Sharks have scored first in both games, which is good. Their defensemen now need to stop imitating Jason Demers and actually clear pucks from the crease.
- Todd McLellan also needs to remind his team that Kevin Bieksa is, in fact, not a forward.
- The Green Men may not have been at the game last night, but that doesn't make it acceptable to take dumb penalties.
- Even though Joe Thornton sent his down payment for his annual May resort house, his team is still playing hockey.
- Any San Jose Shark watching reruns of the game on TV might be confused that this is actually the playoffs, since Pierre McGuire's expertise has been blatantly missing on Versus.
- Any San Jose Shark that the last comment applies to should scan the arena and locate Don Cherry's colorful suit, which would reverse the previous comment.
- Finally, the Sharks might be confused that the Conference Finals didn't begin in San Jose, but that's simply because Vancouver is a higher seed. Maybe they think the series starts in Game 3?
- Hey, look at the bright side, at least the Sharks know that they won't have to relocate this summer...
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Is it time to panic for the San Jose Sharks?
The San Jose Sharks were slaughtered by the President's Trophy winners, the Vancouver Canucks, in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals last night, and they now find themselves down 2-0 in the best-of-7 series. As NHLNet's David Amber points out, no team has overcome a 2-0 series deficit since the 2005 lockout. So, is it time for the Sharks to panic? Today, I offer San Jose some advice.