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Game 82, Kings @ Sharks

The Sharks will once again wear black for the playoffs.  Of course this disappoints me and I cannot understand why the team can’t get teal jerseys that they like as much as the black ones. I can see how the design could require more fabric or a heavier one, but figure it out already!  It doesn’t matter if you like the style of the teal ones, if you’re not going to wear them.  You can’t be Team Teal in black. It is ridiculous.

So new teal jerseys as comfy as the black ones, these are on my off-season wish list.

David Pollak @PollakOnSharks: Handzus in for ailing #sjshark Mitchell in finale tonite vs. LAK.

That word “ailing"alarmed me.  For some reason it makes me think of a worsening condition instead of a regular injury.  I’m sure that isn’t what he meant, but the situation is still disturbing.  Douglas Murray stayed out with the last players to leave the ice, so I would guess he’ll be out tonight too.

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Starting from zero: new coaches in So Cal, new trends in San Jose

Last night, the California NHL teams with new coaches faced off.  The game went to a shootout.  I think this could be good news for Sharks fans, because unless both the Kings and the Ducks have already made enormous strides with their new coaches, it looks like they are not much changed from the state of terrible that got their previous coaches fired.  I don’t know how many people expected dramatic improvement, especially from the Kings since their new coach just arrived the day before. Coaches aside, these are mostly the same teams that suddenly failed to perform for coaches they did pretty well with last season.

I am not above wanting our team’s opponents to play badly.  Hockey players may be proud enough to prefer to win a good game instead of an uneven one, but I don’t have any compunctions about being greedy for points no matter who the Sharks get them from.  What about that idea that the Sharks play better against tougher opponents?  Throw it out.  What about the fact that the Sharks played better on the road?  Toss it.  What about the Sharks playing better in the [fill in the blank] period and falling down in the others?  Forget it.  Starting from zero is the best approach after a gluttonous victory like we saw Wednesday.  That game against Tampa Bay broke with all the Sharks’ trends this season, including being the fourth home win in a row.

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