Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our Roster's Individuals' Pedigrees

"History of the Sharks Roster" @ Fear the Fin

This is really cool!  Did you know that we got Ryane Clowe as compensation for Jeff Norton?  Or that Thornton came from Craig Janney, Igor Larionov, and Andrei Zyuzin?

Upon first glance, Jamie McGinn has the coolest pedigree. It includes John MacLean, Niko Dimitrakos, the draft pick that became Danny Briere, Pat Falloon, Dody Wood, and Doug Bodger!  Patrick Marleau's is pretty good, too.

A Good Year

The offseason being what it is (boring), I have spent some time reflecting on the past season. It was a good year. In fact, I don't think I'm left feeling bitter about a thing! To begin, the major off-season changes prior to this past season had been all about finding a replacement for Evgeni Nabokov at the goaltending position and Rob Blake as a defensman.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Becoming Wild

Episode Two @ Hockey Wilderness

This is an interesting look into the Minnesota Wild organization in 30 min. episodes. Similar to Oil Change featuring the Edmonton Oilers. Both teams have been in the bottom of the Western Conference for the past few seasons and are relying heavily on the the draft and the development of young players. I find this one slightly more interesting because of 1) the shorter run-time and 2) the imminent introduction of several Sharks players, namely Dany Heatley, Devin Setoguchi, and Charlie Coyle.

I'm curious to see what use the Wild will make of Charlie Coyle. I don't know how close to the NHL he was in the Sharks franchise, but I'd put money on him being a whole lot closer now! I watched a couple games of the World Juniors and was excited to see him tied for the point-scoring lead on Team U.S.A. The things I hear/read about him are "coaches love him," "you have to kick him out of the weight room," and "you have to chase him off the ice." I was really looking forward to seeing this guy as a Shark one day.

Brent Burns, I really hope you are not a chiseling bastard and you sign with the Sharks before the end of the calendar year. Also for not a ridiculous amount of money.

Doug Wilson, you are The Man. I have all the faith in the world you will bitch slap Burns' agent and make him eat his own cell phone.