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The storm front: pregame thoughts for San Jose @ St. Louis, Game 2

Northern California got some rain and fireworks for Game 1 in St. Louis.  I think we even had tornadoes.  Apparently it’s St. Louis’ turn today, so both teams get to hear and feel the thunder.  To survive this one, the Sharks will need to do more than prove they are hard to drown.  That surprised the Blues once, it won’t work again.

Nothing ever turns out quite the way you expect, even when it’s the predicted outcome.  David Pollak wrote:

The boss gave me the green light before the series started to book flights for Game 5 because I found a fairly decent air fare. Now the only way that ticket goes to waste is if the Sharks sweep. -Working the Corners

There are two predictions that I find odd: predicted sweeps and predicted seven-game series.  The one claims there will be total dominance and the other claims there will be next to none.  So to me, predicting a seven-game series and still choosing a winner is like not choosing at all.  (For reasons I may get into later, I’m in a babbling mood right now, so this may go all over the place.  Apologies.  )

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Can the Sharks beat the Blues?

When I arrived at practice this morning, the first thing I looked for was Douglas Murray’s expression.  He was smiling again.  Sure, maybe someone had just said something funny to him but I thought it was too much of a coincidence that, during the last two practices, he has been smiling a whole lot.  I compare this to the tail end of his last recovery: he did not smile, he very clearly expressed frustration until the day he was cleared to play.  He doesn’t like not playing and he is not very good at hiding it.  Predictably, there’s a veritable glow about him when he knows he will be able to play.

I wonder if having a lousy poker face is a problem for Douglas Murray.  I guess it doesn’t much matter, during a game, if you can gauge his mood.  What are you going to do about it?

Murray is ready to play (no matter what Woodcroft says, come ON, the guy’s wearing a flashing neon “Good to go!” sign), Couture is probably back, all kinds of good news coming in.  If that’s not enough to chase your blues away, what will it take?

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