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Thursday, January 24, 2008

61 pts But Still Underachieving?

Can you call a team that has the 3rd most points in the league underachieving? After demoralizing losses at home to Dallas and Detroit, the Sharks ended the pre-Allstar break with 2 victories. Granted, the 2 wins were against Chicago and St.Louis, but that just tells the story of the season. Beat up on the lesser teams (good) and lose to the elite teams. (bad) Fans can complain all they want about what trades we need to make, what is wrong with Marleau, and should Ron Wilson be fired but look at the standings and there you see San Jose at the top of the West standings. You can still see signs of inconsistency but the Sharks must prove they can beat the elite in the league. If you watch Dallas, Detroit and Anaheim play the Sharks, all you see is domination and the Sharks not playing up to that level. By watching these games , one wonders how any of these teams ever loses a game. (In Detroit's case it seems to be true). With one month to go till the trade deadline, the playoff push starts next week.


Patty (in Dallas) said...

At least you're beating the teams you should beat. The Stars are having a little trouble in that area.

RudyKelly said...

I wouldn't worry too much, the Sharks have a pretty good goal differential. I think the problem is that they don't score a lot of goals, but at least you won't be surprised when you can't score in the post-season this time.

Did you know the Ducks have actually been outscored on the season? Huh.

Bryan said...

Well the Ducks are winning by 1 or 2 goals a game and then getting blown out by teams from Canada. That was all pre-Niedermayer. It's still not very comforting as a Duck fan. SJ does need to learn how to beat top teams since they are the only ones around come play off time. Most likely, SJ will be facing either the Ducks or Detroit in the 2nd round of the playoffs, so they need to learn how to beat them.

And what the hell happened to Eastern Conference goaltending? I play goalie and aside from that guy with the 15 year contract, who the hell are these other guys?