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Plenty of hockey today

The Worcester Sharks and the San Francisco Bulls both play today.  Last weekend was great for Worcester.  They won 2 of 3 and got the OT point in the loss.  Sunday's nail-biter featured a 0-0 tie all the way into a shootout, against the Manchester Monarchs who currently sit well above Worcester in the AHL Conference standings.   Stalock was in net for that one.  All that has to be good for morale.

The SF Bulls wrapped up their long road trip in Ontario on Wednesday night with a 3-1 loss.  It was not an easy road trip for them.  They haven't won since their second road game in Bakersfield on October 19.  Let's hope being home can restart the engine.

As has been reported, Ryane Clowe's agreement with the Bulls was made official and announced by the team.  It isn't clear yet whether he will play.  With more NHLers signing deals with ECHL teams this week (Setoguchi helped the Reign beat the Bulls on Wednesday), it would seem like a moot point.  Of course Clowe should play, if he wants to.  Or should he?

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Jack and Jenna

My brother is going to be a father.  He and his wife told me the other day that they had decided they would encourage the boy (yes, they know it will be a boy) to play hockey.  Neither parent has much interest in the sport.  I think it was a gesture to include me in the care of the child.  I am touched that they are so quick to hand their first born over to me, but my initial reaction was “really?  I would be afraid to encourage my kid to play hockey.”

I’m a worry wart.  I would have the kid ride horses, because even though more people get head injuries riding horses than doing anything else, I know how to do it right, it would be safe if I were in charge.  Right.

Anyway, when I expressed my concerns about the safety of the unborn person (hey, they’re planning his sports activities, I’m not the only crazy person here), my brother said “really?  But hockey isn’t dangerous, they’re all padded, it’s not like football.”

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Remember the 3rd, Sharks, remember the 3rd!

Tonight the Sharks play the Coyotes.  Greiss will be in net. Wow.  I mean yay! and also wow.  Maybe the Coyotes games will be Greiss’ games this season?

The Coyotes are in 8th place in the Western Conference right now.  That’s four spots behind the Sharks but only two points behind.  I could say the Coyotes are nipping at the Sharks’ heels but sharks don’t have feet.

I don’t think many people thought Mike Smith was a great replacement for Ilya Bryzgalov, but considering Bryz was given the elite streets of gold treatment last Summer, I don’t think replacing him was ever in the cards for the Coyotes.  But I also think a lot of people underestimate Smith.  He made a pretty good showing in the playoffs for Tampa Bay.  Combined with the Yotes’ tendency to show up and work hard, Smith and company might be one of those teams you have to be very careful not to take for granted, even if your last meeting was a blow-out in your favor.  Remember the 3rd, Sharks, remember the 3rd!

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