I’m not sure how much we (Alex, Ben, and Colin) succeeded, but this week we tried to project what good came out of this season for the future of this team. That’s not a long list, though, so expect digressions.
Well, the San Jose Sharks officially have missed the playoffs, as expected. Alex, Ben, and Colin spend this week’s podcast talking about what went wrong. Next week, we’ll look ahead to what can go right next year, if the right moves are made.
The #sjsharks were murdered by the trade deadline, which left us with not much of substance to talk about. So, Alex, Ben, and Colin spend some time talking about Patrick Marleau and NHL fan reaction to his upcoming milestone game.
Alex, Ben, and Colin caught up on Sunday and reacted to the Devan Dubnyk trade (Colorado, baby, what is you doin’?) and made predictions about the trade deadline. Now you can listen to see what they got right and what they got wrong.
Also, Marcus Sorensen, please stop punching people.
It feels like in the last couple years we always get to the point where we have to ask: is this team going to make the playoffs? This year, unlike the past, we’ve considered the current iteration of the #sjsharks “not a playoff team.” But maybe that’s changed. Alex and Ben talk about whether this team making the playoffs is good or bad, ultimately.
In case you missed it, this week it was revealed that ex-Shark had been struggling with substance abuse and depression during and after his playing days. Here’s a link to the article: https://www.twincities.com/2021/03/19/after-bottoming-out-former-gophers-nhl-star-paul-martin-see-the-light-again-im-pretty-lucky/.
Colin, Ben, and Alex reflect on what we didn’t know about Paul Martin’s struggles and about mental health in sports and in the United States at large. We also talk about the Sharks’ many losses this week, but less so.
The #sjsharks have won 3 in a row for the first time all year. Which means, it’s STANLEY CUP RUN TIME BABY. Or is it. Colin and Ben discuss.
That 7-6 loss was something, eh? But #sjsharks fans are split on whether losing 7-6 is entertaining or not. This is the main topic this week, you know, aside from whether the Sharks are bad or historically bad. My audio is also a little low for some reason, so I’ll fix that for the next one.
The #sjsharks made the baffling decision this week to throw their bad goalie under the bus. That gets us started on a heck of tear into this team. This is a team that is fully off the rails, and it has Sharks fans asking if Doug Wilson needs to go. We discuss how bad things have gone thanks to his recent contract decisions.
The team itself isn’t giving us much to be very happy about, but the return of Drew to the broadcast team gives us hope that maybe the old pairing on TV is about to be recreated. We talk about that, but also about the not-very-good things on the ice over the last two weeks as well.