There’s been a narrative in the #sjsharks media that the fans turned on Melker earlier in the season, and so whenever he scores a goal in the last few weeks, it’s apparently a repudiation of that hate. I think, among educated fans, no one really hates Melker. We talk about this and coaching, the 4-0 week, defeats of two other teams in the NHL’s top 4, and a lot, lot more. It’s kind of a long podcast for us. But, dammit, there was so much to say.
Everyone wants to know what’s wrong with Marc Edouard. Certain members of the Sharks media think he’s being a whiny baby, but we think that’s really stupid. This week, we spend a good amount of time on why we think there’s more to MEV’s defensive problems than petulance. Then we talk about the #sjsharks continuing to underachieve and why we are sad that the coaching staff still hasn’t paid for it. Here’s hoping the team makes a New Year’s Resolution to be better in 2019.
You know how we mentioned that everything was or was not better last week? Well, having won five of six, including this week, many of our fellow fans have concluded that the #sjsharks are fine and don’t need no stinking fixing. Even if the goalie’s save percentage is still .900 after the intervention of a stanchion and what could only be a slip-and-slide embedded to the right of the crease. Anyway, we talk about where this team really is right now (the same place they were two weeks ago) and who knows, really, where it will go. Hopefully they can just keep up the lucky winning they’ve recently exhibited.
There’s a new narrative in #sjsharks land that everything is starting to look up, probably because the team won 3 straight games this week (including one on the road). Don’t buy it. Ben and Colin tell you why it’s hogwash.
A listener message prompted us to rant for a bit. The #sjsharks went 2-2 and pretended to make meaningful changes to the coaching during the week. We talk about how that was an insult to the fans’ intelligence and wonder if this is a lost year already. So, yeah, cheery. Go Sharks!
Much like the #sjsharks seems to be going in circles right now, we didn’t want to just tread the same ground over and over and over. So, we’ve got a bit of a shorter ‘cast this week. Colin explains. Ben rants. Alex tries to hold everything together. Let’s hope that things look up after 5 games in 7 days this coming week. Go Sharks! (And fire DuhBoer)