The Key to the Sharks Success: Demers
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03-17-2010, 12:26 AM
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8-6-1 without Vlasic overall. 35-10-9 with him including the OT loss at home to Chicago that he got injured in. They weren't doing fine with Demers in and Vlasic out. They're just as mediocre. The thing Pickles was good at was defense and making the safe and simple play. Something that is missing with this team to go along with a lack of purpose.
8-6-1 with Vlasic out. 3-1 with Demers before the Olympic break. 0-1-1 in the two games after, this being with him having played with the WorSharks through the break and being brought up and down from the AHL as before he was a mainstay on the roster and wasn't being sent down often at all.
You can't deny that Demers doesn't add something to the team just because Vlasic is out. It's like you're saying the only reason Demers was any good and the Sharks won with him in the lineup was because Vlasic was there to carry him, which is bull, since the two didn't play together.
If anything, you need to use Vlasic's affect on Blake, since they were D partners.
Btw, the teams record without Demers and Vlasic since Vlasic's injury: 5-4-0
Not so much better than 8-6-1. You add Demers to 6 of those games, the Sharks probably win 1 or 2 of them at the least.
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