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rn277 05-11-2011 11:56 PM

Is Game 7 the biggest/most important game in Sharks history?
 
If they win, well we defeat arguably the most hated and biggest rival in franchise history, in the most satisfying of ways and enter hockey's final four. If we lose, it may be the end of Marleau and others in a Sharks uniform.

Kitten Mittons 05-11-2011 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rn277 (Post 32995326)
If we lose, it may be the end of Marleau and others in a Sharks uniform.

No, not really.

If we win, it's not a big deal. If we lose, it's the biggest choke yet (arguably).

Maxo187 05-12-2011 12:01 AM

I'd say yes, simply because of the sharks "choker" status.

All these anaylists constantly remind everyone about the sharks past failures, however blowing a 3-0 lead would forever label us the fans, and the organization as chokers.

Mafoofoo 05-12-2011 12:04 AM

Oh hells yeah. If we lose tomorrow any semblance of a winning environment DW has tried to build is all down the drain and will prolly make it even harder to get top tier UFAs to come out here.


Like for serious. We win? Jawesome next round. We lose? The org is ****ed like a sleazy craigslist *****.

Phu 05-12-2011 12:08 AM

Yes it is the biggest single game. It's the latest playoffs and the Sharks have never won the Cup, so the playoffs they still have a chance in is going to be the most important one until that first Cup is won. Also, it is tied with the deepest game 7 the Sharks have faced. Couple that with the 3-0 start and the added implications put this game beyond anything they have faced to date.

The sad thing is, the upside is limited. A win simply puts us in the conference finals, where we've been before. But a bad result will stick with the Sharks for years.

KpopandHockey 05-12-2011 12:13 AM

Biggest single game only because a loss would solidify the team has playoff non performers and there will likely be some kind of shakeup within the organization.

A win... Well we dodge a bullet and go on to play in the Conference finals at maybe our best shot of getting the cup since we match up a lot better against Vancouver than we did Chicago last year.

ChompChomp 05-12-2011 12:14 AM

It's a big game for the franchise, and I have to agree with some that the upside is more limited than the downside.

The downside is joining that same group of North American Pro Sports Teams that have fully blown a 3-0 series lead. Being one of the four NHL teams to do it, and one of five overall (includes Yankees) puts the Sharks into a legendary status in a very very bad way. Until now, the whole Sharks choking reputation is limited to the hockey world. Lose Game 7 here and it will be something mentioned on ESPN for decades to come. In fact, because of the situation, the Sharks are being mentioned A LOT on ESPN these days. This is a time when I want the Sharks to win, causing ESPN to forget about the Sharks (and hockey) again. We don't need the Sharks to become a household name as a laughing stock.

The upside is beating the Wings and moving on, but really this is all about avoiding infamous history, since nobody remembers teams that blew 3-0 series leads, but won Game 7. But everyone remembers those teams to get the reverse sweep handed to them.

DrFeelgood 05-12-2011 12:19 AM

Right now, yes. I don't think we will look back at this in the same respect as we do the 1994 series, even if we win it in dramatic fashion, simply because of the huge difference in expectation.

ChompChomp 05-12-2011 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by DrFeelgood (Post 32995539)
Right now, yes. I don't think we will look back at this in the same respect as we do the 1994 series, even if we win it in dramatic fashion, simply because of the huge difference in expectation.

I believe if the Sharks win, the fanbase, including us, will feel relief more than anything. Relief with moving on, relief with beating the Wings, and most importantly, relief from become a part of infamous history.

Kitten Mittons 05-12-2011 12:26 AM

Anonymous polls were invented in Nazi Germany. They should be not be exercised on HF!

gonegonegone* 05-12-2011 12:27 AM

yes, it is easily our most important game. because we won the first 3, if we were to lose this game, we would go in the history books as one of 4 teams (boston, pitts, detroit) to blow this lead. along with baseball (ny), we would be in a cinqfecta of fail. whenever future teams talk about chokes, they will refer to our sharks team, forever and ever. getting swept would have been 100% more preferable.

rn277 05-12-2011 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Davidhye (Post 32995601)
Anonymous polls were invented in Nazi Germany. They should be not be exercised on HF!

lol, is it too late to change that?.....i dunno, this was my first poll

Negatively Positive 05-12-2011 12:49 AM

Game 7 and we have Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau while the other side has Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. This is so unfair.

SactoShark 05-12-2011 12:58 AM

I love the not sure option. :laugh:

They should have that on menus.

Chairman Mallard 05-12-2011 01:11 AM

I was the not sure:laugh:

Lee Van Cleef* 05-12-2011 01:28 AM

Yes. Yes it is. Lose this game and the choker label will never disappear.

8BostonRocker24 05-12-2011 01:37 AM

It's hard NOT to say "Yes". This team has not been around very long and has not had a lot of important games.


I live out here as a Bruins fan, and follow the team and I can honestly say this team has played very very well the 2nd half of year... winning those grind them out kind of games, games that San Jose had no business winning but some how they did.

San Jose NEEDS to win Game 7... Lose to Vancouver, fine. But they need to get past Detroit. San Jose has played too well for their season to end this week.

sjshark91 05-12-2011 01:39 AM

Yes. Just, Yes.

drwk 05-12-2011 01:39 AM

win or die

lsx 05-12-2011 02:12 AM

I'm already getting a hard time from people at work, and to cap it off, the ****ing 5'1" vietnamese guy who drives the roach coach that comes to my work and only cares about basketball was giving me **** today saying the Sharks are about to lose.

They will never live it down, I will never live it down.

Janney 05-12-2011 02:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rn277 (Post 32995326)
If they win, well we defeat arguably the most hated and biggest rival in franchise history, in the most satisfying of ways and enter hockey's final four. If we lose, it may be the end of Marleau and others in a Sharks uniform.

Eh...wouldn't say they're the most "hated". I think Anaheim takes the cake in that regard.

KzooShark 05-12-2011 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SactoShark (Post 32995852)
I love the not sure option. :laugh:

They should have that on menus.

I've wanted that on elections.

Edit: Doubt it's the biggest ever because our entire core is in multi-year deals with NTC/NMC's. There just isn't a lot to do in the offseason unless players *want* to leave.

wtfisthis 05-12-2011 08:57 AM

It would be the choke of all chokes if they lose tonight. Past chokes will be nothing compared to this.

OneTooth 05-12-2011 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by endy (Post 32995619)
yes, it is easily our most important game. because we won the first 3, if we were to lose this game, we would go in the history books as one of 4 teams (boston, pitts, detroit) to blow this lead. along with baseball (ny), we would be in a cinqfecta of fail. whenever future teams talk about chokes, they will refer to our sharks team, forever and ever. getting swept would have been 100% more preferable.

Sharks already have a choker label. It will be pushed to epic proportions if they don't win tonight.

Sharkie1290 05-12-2011 09:06 AM

this will be the biggest game in sharks history until they play a game for that big shiny cup


everyone's talking about this being patty's last game if we lose....but doesn't he have a no trade clause in contract he just signed?


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