CTC Podcast 103 – Don’t Panic

Yes, Jumbo is hurt and out indefinitely with knee swelling (possibly an infection). Yes, the #sjsharks are only 2-2-1…but we kinda warned you that they’d have some trouble in the early going. That said, the #sjsharks are dominating the puck in ways that are predictive of future great success. Alex and Ben talk about all this and more, this week.

Podcast 102 -The Hertl Awakening

The #sjsharks are 1-1-0 after their first two games of the 2018-2019 season, but they’ve dominated both games against Pacific division rivals in a way that is quite encouraging. So why have they lost and then almost lost both games? Well, you can thank Brent Burns and Martin Jones for that. We talk about the highs and lows of the games so far, and what they mean for this season. Oh, yeah, also: that Goodrow contract.

CTC Podcast 100 – Too Many Karlssons

Now, one might think that you could never have too many Karlssons on a hockey team. Well, the #sjsharks are going to test that theory this year because they drafted a fine young man named Linus in Spring and then went and added THE BEST KARLSSON IN THE LEAGUE via trade with the WORST OWNERSHIP IN THE LEAGUE. In other words, the Sharks are better today and tomorrow, even if they don’t move NOTED 3RD KARLSSON, Melker some time in the near future. Mostly we talk about the Karlsson trade, but we cover other odds and ends in our 100th podcast. Enjoy and Go Sharks!

CTC Podcast 98 – The Season Retrospective

The San Jose Sharks were bounced from the playoffs by bad luck and poor coaching decisions, so now Ben and Alex get to talk about what’s next for Evander Kane, Joe Thornton, Tomas Hertl, Logan Couture and…John Tavares??? Anyway, there’s a lot in this week’s podcast, so have a listen, why don’t you? Go Sharks!

CTC Podcast 97 – The DeBoer Debacles

Pete DeBoer has been exposed in this series (even more so than he was last year when he ran a guy with no knee ligament into the ground in Game 6), outcoached by the fans and Gerard Gallant at almost every turn. Choosing not to ‘overthink’ thinks in regards to the great Martin/Ryan debate cost the Sharks a game, as did overthinking when to pull his goalie in Game 5. So here we are — with the Sharks need to win 2 straight against a probably superior team (certainly, at least, better in the coaching areas). Ben, Colin and Alex discuss this and more in our weekly podcast.