Petshark: Talking Stick
Entries with the tag: drew remenda
Brad Stuart hasn't given anyone reason to regret that he's a Shark again, but last night he made a particular splash with some extra gritty play and a charming grin to show off the dental work he got during the game. Stuart made an excellent ambassador for a team that had just scrambled to a shootout win after dropping a two goal lead.
The Sharks were outshot (33-22 in regulation), out chanced, and generally out-played through much of the game, but how can you be angry when Stuey lost a tooth and hardly missed a beat? Not to mention the short-handed goal from Adam Burish (which Stuart also made possible) and Scott Gomez finally scoring. The Sharks still make me wonder.
After last night’s game, Drew Remenda and Ray Ratto had a disagreement on television. It distracted somewhat from the awful fact that the Sharks lost again when they should not have:
Chris Sampang @chrissampang: “There’s something sad when the entire #SJSharks fanbase is reduced to “Ratto was right” or “Drew was right,” instead of celebrating a clinch”
Of course neither Ratto nor Remenda is right, not really. I sympathize with both views, and I think both could result from a genuine interest in seeing the Sharks do well. You can watch the video of the smackdown here. I’ve transcribed the basics at the end of this post.
None of us out here can know whether the Sharks can’t do it or won’t do it. Neither can I know how much Ratto or Remenda care about how the Sharks do, or how representative they are of their respective constituencies. There are a whole lot of words flying around that don’t tell us a great deal.
We certainly can’t predict what the Sharks will do in the end. I didn’t have much to say about last night’s game, couldn’t muster the energy to pick a side in the R-R fight. I still don’t, but for reasons unrelated to hockey, I was listening to Billie Holiday’s Don’t Explain.
Todd McLellan had to leave the game for treatment after a Wild stick hit him in the head when a Sharks player not to be named here pushed that Wild player into the bench. Please let McLellan be okay, least of all because the Sharks need him.
“Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.” -Turkish proverb
Then the Sharks lost, 4-3. That stung. I spent the day reviewing this “first to three” notion. I don’t think winning teams abide by it.
I was so happy for those days after the Sharks won a game… oh… wait, how long ago was that? Maybe it was the Flyers. Yep, it was the Flyers, last night. I cannot recall when the Sharks last won. I was so happy about that too, I was afraid to write anything in case I jinxed it.