Seriously though, I don't see a reason why Burish is playing over Sheppard. Sheppard is stronger on the puck, is more physical, and can actually make plays. It would effectively make our fourth line into a third line. Right now it's a fourth line+Gomez.
Its still a 4th line. No one on that line can score.
Marleau for all his effort tonight sucked. Missed golden opportunity for a goal and lazy play on the following backcheck cost us a goal. And those weren't is only frustrating plays. Thornton was meh as was Couture, but Couture had some great shots that could have landed. Burns is a Beast, Galli is flying and Niemi, well it's been said. Yeah Torres!!!
Oh, and we survived Hannan's first game on the ice.
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we need to somehow incorporate shootouts into snog scoring
Not sure that the shootout thing has affected SNOG results too much this year. Still, it's definitely something to consider and would be relevant going forward as long as the Sharks keep getting into shootouts.
Some things I've been thinking of proposing in the offseason (but not midstream):
1) Game-deciding shootout goal (as listed on the NHL web site) counts as a goalscorer.
2) Instead of the game-deciding shootout goal thing, goalscorer equivalent for calling a shootout, but you only get to predict [goals minus 1] goalscorers for the winning team.
He looked a little too eager on a couple shifts in overtime, pretending to be a winger and failing. But yeah, solid night. I wonder how many games he'll play and if he'll get an opportunity in the playoffs.
Some Ross the Intern sounding guy at the game sitting behind me tonight kept chanting "beat Sacramento! Beat Sacramento!" over and over and over. I wanted to stab myself in the brain it was so annoying.
Anyway, patty looked like total feces out there tonight.