Takes and trash talk from both ALL sides of the NHL's most obscure PATHETIC* rivalry

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sharks Sign Kinch and Westgarth

Who are they guys? It sounds like a comedy show on VH1. Sounds like more depth for the Worcester Sharks.

The schedule was announced today. Highlights:

-Eastern teams coming to SJ include: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington, Toronto, NY Rangers, Tampa Bay. Greg Jamison must be doing cartwheels in the front office. He could not ask for a better group of eastern teams to visit.

-The longest road trip is only 5 games? We are so used to seeing 8, 9, or even a 10 game trip each year during February.

-Opening night versus the Ducks. I don't remember the last time we have ever opened versus a division opponent.

Rob Blake has finally made his way on to the roster on the Sharks website. The big question is what number he will be wearing. If we cannot get rid of the human pylon Kyle Mclaren, Blake will be forced to choose a new number. #44? Sorry, Vlasic has that one.

Is anyone else concerned about the lack of a Ryane Clowe contract? A few weeks ago both sides said they had a handshake agreement and the only thing left was Clowe to decide how many years he wanted. This better get done before Kevin Lowe comes in and offers him and 8 year deal for $80 million.

Went to Tahoe for the celebrity golf tourny last weekend and got some good pictures w/ Roenick (playing golf w/ a stogie in one hand and a Bloody Mary in the other..nice), Sakic, Lemieux. Big disappointment to not see Gretzky on the day I was there. Will post some pictures once they are uploaded.


RudyKelly said...

That would be awesome if Kyle McLaren refused to give Rob Blake #4.

Earl Sleek said...

It's not without BoC precedent.

Remember, Rob Niedermayer's #44 prevented both Chris Pronger and Todd Bertuzzi from wearing the number they had been used to their entire career.

Mike said...

Seniority rules when it comes to sweater numbers. Why Kyle would give up #4 to a guy with a one-year deal is beyond me. But it does make it even more likely that McLaren is traded.

Alexander Dubcek said...

Blake wore No. 3 on the Canadian Olympic Team in 1998 (I believe Scott Stevens had No. 4 spoken for), so that might be what to expect if he can't wrest it away from Kyle McLaren (and if someone else on the Sharks already wears No. 3 ... well, I was too lazy to check on that).

Of course, Blake could prove he's a "King for life" after punking them by wearing his old Kings sweater in San Jose. Then all can boo him gleefully!

Nael M. said...

and if someone else on the Sharks already wears No. 3

That'd be Douglas Murray. Makes me wonder if the big guy has enough pull to keep his number if that conflict ever came up.