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Niemi Will Start For Sharks In Game 6

from Sharks.com,

There wasn’t much lingering doubt about Todd McLellan’s thoughts on the Sharks goalie situation after Sunday’s Easter practice.

“Nemo will play tomorrow,” McLellan calmly stated. “He is our guy. We feel really good with (Niemi). He’s had a bounce back game already and played extremely well the night after getting hooked.”

McLellan’s quote let everyone know the Game 5 loss couldn’t solely be placed at Niemi’s feet.

“I don’t think we did a lot to help him,” McLellan said. “I think we addressed that after the game. He’s ready to go back in and we have a ton of confidence in him.”

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It really makes no difference who starts in goal for the Sharks, they won’t win the Stanley Cup, or get anywhere, until Doug Wilson figures out that defense wins championships. Until Wilson stops putting a sub par defenseman on the Ice the Sharks will go nowhere.

And as long as TMac’s game plan is “Shoot the puck, and play simple”, the team will be lucky to beat LA.

A poorly unmotivated team, lead by a captain missing in action, as no chance to make it anywhere except to the golf courses in early May.

Posted by GP on 04/25/11 at 04:08 AM ET

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