Is it wrong to hope Sharks fans don’t get a single present under their trees other than a steaming pile of shit?

Is it harsh to hope whomever came up with the shootout to end hockey games gets a boot up his ass? It has ruined the end of games for me.

Is it really that awful to ask Santa Clause for bad things to happen to Ryane Clowe? I will have to find a jolly fat fuck tomorrow before it’s too late.

Ok, I really don’t wish for any of these things but it was fun to write, nevertheless. My own strange way of venting.

If I had one wish for the new year, it is that Simon Gagne and Justin Williams get some finish to their game because they are freaking KILLING me right now. That is the primary (with Justin EXCLUSIVE) purpose they serve. Now that I am seeing a more aggressive forecheck and pucks passed cross ice for one timers and far better scoring chances than the Terry Murray era, we need these players to bury the puck.

I know we have a certain reader and comment contributor here that fancies himself a “three” team fan (I am embarrassed to say I really like him), but I will tell him now (and remind him later) that the San Jose Sharks are not a contender and won’t do shit in the post season…and I am not just saying that to fuck with him (well, maybe a little). Their goaltending and defense will be their downfall.

I love Mike Richards. I wish we had three of him.

Look, we played a good game, not a great game, but I have seen two games now post Terry Murray era that have been encouraging. This game could have been over with a W if Anze Kopitar slid that puck at a better angle in the skills competition. That is how close the difference between a win and a loss can be and, tonight, was. So, don’t fret. Know that there is tremendous room for improvement from what we saw the past two nights and, for the first time in a long time, I am actually seeing progress in that direction.

Don’t let tonight’s loss get you down. That is 5 points out of 6 in 3 games.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you. Jacob and I will be taking the next two days off and we will see you right here on Monday.