The title of this podcast says a lot about what we talk about this week. But also, we took questions on the NHL salary cap projections coming out of the GM meetings and what the Sharks can do in FA this summer. So enjoy!
It was the strangest of trade deadlines for #sjsharks fans — the San Jose Sharks were, for the first time in a long time, sellers at the trade deadline. The return was worth talking about, and that’s what Ben and Alex spent most of this week’s cast discussing.
No, this episode isn’t about coffee. It’s just that Alex was high out of his gourd on coffee, apparently, the entire episode. But Starbucks, if you want to sponsor us with free late Friday night lattes, hit me up.
Anyway, this week we got some great questions about the rest of the season and beyond from the community and also bid farewell to Brendan Dillon, who’s going to a better place — Washington D.C.. And the playoffs.
We can rebuild it. Just not this year. So, what do the #sjsharks do with all of the LTIR cap space they just got? What do they do with their coaching spot once Boughner is not re-upped (we hope). What does the NHL do about the systemic racism that gives bad guy Evander Kane 3 games for a bad hockey play but $5000 fine to bad guy Zdeno Chara for clubbing bad guy Brendan Gallagher illegally? Colin and I discuss this and more.
Deboer is going to win the Cup with Vegas and have literally nothing to do with it, because that’s #sjsharks fandom in a nutshell. We talk about that and whether the team in teal should or should not consider hiring Gerard Gallant, since Boughner is bad…ner.
Colin and Ben get together this week to look forward and backwards and try to answer the question of not just where this #sjsharks team is (it’s bad) but, also, where could it possibly go for the rest of the year. Which leads to a natural discussion of what’s going to happen when (not if) this team misses the playoffs. Listen in to find out our thoughts.
We’ve seen three games now under the new regime, and some things have changed, while others haven’t so much. So, is this team, as one noted dipshit in the press corps maintains, simply bad? Does it need more practice time to really know? We discuss this and more.