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05-12-2011, 12:14 AM
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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.

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