CTC Podcast 81 – The Meier Mauling

Only two games this week, so we dove into some other topics alongside the game analysis (so-called) you’ve come to expect from Ben and Alex.

Has Timo Meier been one of the top 3 Sharks for the last few weeks?

Is Tomas Hertl better than Logan Couture, right now (injuries aside)?

Is Peter DeBoer, as Kevin Kurz might suggest, above reproach for coaching this team into a solid playoff spot so far?

Why did the Sharks sign a couple of junior players before the trade deadline?

All this and more this week.

CTC Podcast 80 – The Dell Redundancy

Alex and Ben met up to talk about the Sharks and many of the conversations were a continuation of those from last week – What do the Sharks do in Logan Couture’s absence? Is there an asset that other teams want besides Aaron Dell? Who is going to step up among the Sharks’ young core, if anyone? Also, some thoughts on a loss to Edmonton and a win against Vancouver. Go Sharks!

CTC Podcast 79 – The Dell Dimension

What are the #sjsharks going to be come the playoffs? That question has been fairly well-answered if only considering the current roster make-up: they’re a playoff team, but not by much and maybe only if injuries stop occurring with such frequency. But what can they do about that? On this week’s podcast, Colin and Ben talk about what the Sharks have as assets (not much) to push this team over the top. The answer? Aaron Dell — future starter for the Calgary Flames. Probably.

CTC Podcast 78 – The Goodrow Rebound

It really looked like this week’s #sjsharks action would be uniformly depressing. But, instead, the Carolina Hurricanes gifted us with a win for the ages. So that made for a much less depressing podcast. Colin was nowhere to be found, so this week Ben and Alex talk about the 4th liners, organizational disarray, and look forward to a four game week ahead (with a pair of back-to-backs, no less). Go Sharks!

CTC Podcast 77 – The Pavelski Milestone

300 goals! How unexpected for a guy who was selected in the nether rounds of the NHL draft. With only 2 games to talk about this week, Alex and Ben spend a lot of time focusing on the injuries that are striking a bit of fear in the fanbase and the sudden end of Joe Pavelski’s scoring drought (and the milestone that came with breaking the schneid). Come have a listen and Go Sharks!

CTC Podcast 76 – The DeBoer Explosion

It’s fair to say we’ve already had enough of Coach DeBoer (in all honesty, Ben had had enough at the end of last season) and this week included numerous examples of why we’d be glad to see him go. The #sjsharks may still be in a playoff spot, but the team remains a huge question mark, as much to us (the fans) as to the coaching staff. All this and more, on the podcast.