Halfway through the season and there is a division rival we haven’t yet faced. It’s goofy, it’s wrong. I knew there was a certain animosity my enjoyment of this season was lacking.
San Jose, as I’m sure you know, got off to their usual rip roaring, yet meaningless start. Well, it was meaningful in that it prevented San Jose from being at the bottom of the league right now. Though they only trail us by 2 points in the standings, they are 3-4-3 in their last 10; the Sharks are their own chum.
A poor penalty kill and a surprisingly low offensive output are keeping the wins in San Jose as scarce as the sunshine over the last month. But the Bay Area Baskings will surely be anxious to get their game on track against the mighty Cup Champions.
As for the Kings, Jonathan Quick will start and hopefully this game he and the defense will finish. I’ve never seen Rob Scuderi play two piss poor games in a row, so I expect the toughest guy on the team to have a big bounce back effort. It’s also been what, 2 games since Jeff Carter has scored? Dude’s getting cold. One more game without a goal and I might start to believe he’s among the human. Please Jeff, don’t burst the bubble, nail a puck to Antii Niemi’s ass. Would also be nice if he could get an assist or two (I’m looking at you Penner, no more of that missing open nets bullshit).
Do I have a rhyme in me? Let’s see.
Oh, what a joy to be a Shark in San Jose,
Skate ice in March; in May, relax with a Rosé
But this year is special, there will be no playoff choke,
Doing it early will avoid the usual joke
I foresee no playoffs this season for the Sharks,
Not for Thornton, Niemi, Havlat or Marleau
In 23 games, HP Pavilion goes dark
As it should be when you employ a shithead like Clowe.
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