The #sjsharks went 2-1 this week and stand 1st in the Pacific. One might think this would leave our jolly group of podcasters with optimism and a positive outlook. And if you thought that, I have to ask: have you met Ben? So, we have some griping about the same old trends we’ve seen all year: Jones is playing poorly, as is the defense, and DuhBoer seems to have no solution. What is to be done? Listen and find out. Go Sharks!
The Sharks have given up at least 3 or 4 goals in each of their last 9 games. Coincidentally, they have only won 4 of their last 9 games. Most of this run of iffy results is down to poor goalie play and terrible coaching decisions. So, we wonder: Would the #sjsharks be better off with Coach Q, recently released by the Blackhawks? After considering that question, we also cover the 1-2-0 week that was. There’s anger. There’s recrimination. It’s just another early week in long season, in other words. Go Sharks!
Timo Meier has become something of a monster in the early part of this season. Whether he can maintain this pace is a huge question, but so far he might be the one unmitigated bright spot of the first #sjsharks 14 games. There’s been a lot of not so good stuff at the coaching level, so if that can change, Timo’s emergence is big sign of what could be coming for the team. Alex and Colin talk about Timo, the games, and DuhBoer, this week. Go Sharks!
A week that started off rather well, with a prototype-style win over the Islanders at home and a come-from-behind victory over a very good #perds team IN Nashville ended with serious acrimony after some, let’s call it, questionable coaching decisions leading into playing a very, very good Carolina team. We talk about the not-so-great coaching we’ve seen from DuhBoer so far and the edgelord bs you might be hearing about Erik Karlsson being bad at hockey with the #sjsharks. Listen, enjoy, and GO SHARKS!
Well, the Buffalo game was something, wasn’t it? It almost offset the stink of the Devils game that came before it. We talk about whether the power play is fixed, how much Ben dislikes DuhBoer and his staff, and a whole lot more. Go Sharks!
Yes, Jumbo is hurt and out indefinitely with knee swelling (possibly an infection). Yes, the #sjsharks are only 2-2-1…but we kinda warned you that they’d have some trouble in the early going. That said, the #sjsharks are dominating the puck in ways that are predictive of future great success. Alex and Ben talk about all this and more, this week.
The #sjsharks are 1-1-0 after their first two games of the 2018-2019 season, but they’ve dominated both games against Pacific division rivals in a way that is quite encouraging. So why have they lost and then almost lost both games? Well, you can thank Brent Burns and Martin Jones for that. We talk about the highs and lows of the games so far, and what they mean for this season. Oh, yeah, also: that Goodrow contract.