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Pavelski As Hot As Hot Can Be

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski’s nifty scoring touch has helped him score nine goals in eight playoff games this season and yet his college coach doesn’t believe his hands are Pavelski’s greatest asset.

“It’s the ability he has between his ears,” Wisconsin coach Mike Eaves said. “He’s not the biggest, not the strongest, but he has the ability to think and anticipate, and know what he’s going to do before he gets to his puck.”

Now in his fourth NHL season, Pavelski has been the talk of the playoffs because of his Sidney Crosby-like offensive pace.

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added 11:47pm, from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Accordingly, Tuesday’s third game is shaping up as the Battle Of the Sharks’ Joes (Big and Little) at the Joe – Detroit’s venerable Joe Louis Arena – and may the best Joe(s) win.

Thus far in the playoffs, Pavelski has been something of a revelation for the Sharks, who are on a five-game postseason win streak. In the opening round, Pavelski scored the last-minute tying goal in Game 2 against the Colorado Avalanche, the overtime winner in Game 4 and the series clincher in Game 6.

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Disclaimer- I’m sorry, Paul.


How much cash would Ilitch have to pay Heatly to drive Pavelski to the next practice?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 05/03/10 at 11:07 PM ET

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The frightening thing for San Jose fans should be that he’s the only one really scoring.  What happens if/when he cools off?

Posted by Primis on 05/03/10 at 11:58 PM ET

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Pavs the only one scoring? I guess Clowe, Setoguchi, and Boyle have no points. The big line is starting to heat up. I would be more worried about Zetterburg’s production then the Sharks.

Posted by SharksFan88 on 05/04/10 at 01:45 AM ET

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Posted by SharksFan88 on 05/03/10 at 11:45 PM ET

so you say Zetterburg?
well I say : Pivilski,Bayle,Thurnten,Hatley,...

and again: Pavelski is not a good player,time for the Wings to realise that and make an end to this sham,let the divers go on holiday

Posted by edillac from isolation on 05/04/10 at 06:18 AM ET

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The frightening thing for San Jose fans should be that he’s the only one really scoring.  What happens if/when he cools off?

Posted by Primis on 05/03/10 at 09:58 PM ET

Not cheering for either team (although i’d love a 3rd round of Wings and Penguins), but Setoguchi doesn’t need to keep this pace up, just enough till the other 3 get going…if he can even be average with Thornton, Heatley, and Marleau picking it up, i don’t see how the Wings can win 4 out of the next 5…

Posted by Greg on 05/04/10 at 10:45 AM ET

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Pavs the only one scoring? I guess Clowe, Setoguchi, and Boyle have no points. The big line is starting to heat up. I would be more worried about Zetterburg’s production then the Sharks.

Posted by SharksFan88 on 05/03/10 at 11:45 PM ET

Look at it this way: If Pavelski only scores 1 goal and not 2 in each of the first two games, the Sharks are down 0-2 in the series heading back to Detroit.

Posted by Primis on 05/04/10 at 11:13 AM ET

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Look at it this way: If Pavelski only scores 1 goal and not 2 in each of the first two games, the Sharks are down 0-2 in the series heading back to Detroit.

Posted by Primis on 05/04/10 at 09:13 AM ET

Thats like saying if Zetterberg scored 1 in each of the two games they’d have gone to OT…I mean at the end of the day, its game 3 tonight regardless what happened or didn’t happen in the first two.

Posted by Greg on 05/04/10 at 11:36 AM ET

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