At the risk of sounding stupid and mabye saying this too early in the season.... but I just don't think this is that great of a team guys. Average at best. De Vries has been terrible IMO and what the heck has gelinas been doing out there. I thought he was supposed to have a offensive upside. I can count on one hand how many times I've seen him win a battle for the puck along the boards in the offensive zone. Bonk has been a decent surprise. We have waayyyyyyyyyyyy to many non offensive 3rd and 4th liners.
GREAT GDT. You have no legitimate excuse for not doing it every time!
only if silly things like sleep and work don't get in the way. got home from work about 4:15 yesterday morning. the time i put in on the GDT cut into sleep(notice last edit time), since i had to get back up at for work at around 1 pm. but alas we all make sacrifices.
I thought we played okay. The second period was marred by the officials giving the Sharks 4-5 powerplays, 2-3 of them the wrong call (especially the Erat GI call when it was marleau that took out his goalie....) When you get a period with 4-5 penalties, it almost becomes a lost period. We needed to rebound in the third, we got three powerplays to do it, but in typical Pred fashion, we struggled in key PP situations.
I think we will come around, but I also think it is clear we lack offensive firepower.
Klein looked good and I'm not sure what pairings were used consistently, Hamhuis and DeVries is better than most other DeVries options tried so far.
I think this is a team that can fight for 5-8 spot. The last two performances would have won the Yotes and Flames games and likely the Blues game. We brought our A game against A to A+ competition. Just bring that against LA. Also, the chances have been there and over time a reasonable percentage of those will go in.
if by cool you mean ugly, then yes they are very very cool.
so is a trade gonna have to be made, what's the shakeup going to be that gets the team going? Playing ok is good, but losing 5 straight when your division counterparts are tearing through teams [for themost part] is not good enough.
I also predict a 3 or so goal victory for the Sharks tonight ... just not feeling it ... unless we get an early goal to kinda quiet the crowd and the next two ... our offense is gonna suck this year without Sullivan (I'm not expecting him to play here ever again) Weber (4-5 weeks according to Poile)