Joe Pavelski and Justin Braun, long-time #sjsharks, play for someone else now. Timo Meier is locked down til his UFA years and EK65 is now, arguably, overpaid. Joonas Donskoi is also over-paid, but not by the #sjsharks. Kevin Labanc is in limbo as of recording.
Colin and I spend 90 minutes talking about all this and a lot more offseason action. Go Sharks!
Now that the 2018-2019 season is over, Colin, Alex, and Ben spend almost two hours talking about what happens next. There are a lot of UFAs and RFAs who the #sjsharks need to make decisions on, and we weigh in. It’s a hoot, we promise. Go Sharks!
The #sjsharks are getting some bounces and ref calls and still come home for Game 5 tied 2-2. Yes, being lucky is kind of what you have to have to win the Cup. But you also have to play well, and Team Teal continues to be a bit…inconsistent. Regardless, here’s to more bounces and bad ref calls going our way!
The #sjsharks are somehow moving on to the Western Conference Final and, who knows, maybe this is just how they are going to win the Cup: getting beneficial (not wrong) calls from the refs every step of the way. After 25+ years of heartbreak and disappointment, I am here for tragedy getting spread around to teams like Vegas and Colorado, for sure. After recapping the 2nd round, we do talk about what to expect next, which is to say…who the hell knows.
Captain America died so that the #sjsharks could move to round 2. We talk about the team’s encouraging comeback from a 3-1 series deficit to bid Knighty Night to the plucky but stupid team from Vegas and what to expect from the matchup with another team with 1 good line and a hot goalie. Spoilers: We have no f’ing idea. First game is Friday.
The #sjsharks are Jekyll and Hyde this year — that’s nothing new. In game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the team were very good (and lucky) and in game 2 they were the opposite. When we say lucky, we’re not just talking about bounces, but also getting totally jobbed on a phantom interference call that ended up being a 2-goal swing, of course. But we’re not bitter. Nothing to do, though, but go out and play a better game in Vegas, though, so no ref call can be the difference in the game.