Preseason is almost at an end and the Sharks have had their share of scary (though apparently minor) injuries and Jumbo still hasn’t skated in a game. That said, some smart people are picking the Sharks to have a pretty good regular season, and not just because the Pacific is a dumpster fire. We talk about that, which guys have seized roster spots, and there’s even a 5-minute interlude about protest at the end — with all due warning — because politics overlapped with the NHL this week (and only partly because Ben is a militant Constitutionalist).
OK, no, we’re not actually going to talk about Desjardins. He was just dirty enough to once upon a time wear the #69 on his sweater and I love him for it. Instead, it’s FINALLY PRESEASON GAME TIME! We talk about the opportunity presented to a small number of former San Jose Barracuda to crack the opening night roster for the Sharks. There’s still a long way to go in the pre-season, but we already see some of the writing on the wall. Or we think we do. Listen and enjoy and GO SHARKS!
Not a huge news week for the San Jose Sharks, but we discuss some of the odds and ends heading into training camp, including the now-obsolete Cody Franson rumors (that may speak to the preferences of a certain coach), Kevin Labanc’s role this year, and more.
We’re back after a long summer/off-season to kick-off season three by recapping a largely uneventful offseason for the San Jose Sharks. They lost some stuff (including Patrick Marleau to the Toronto Maple Leafs), they added back not very much, and seem to be LeBancing on a renaissance from some young players who might not be up to the task. We talk about some of those losses and our general outlook for the season largely hinging on en elderly Joe Thornton hoping to rehab a knee possibly held together by cotton candy.