Petshark: Talking Stick
Entries with the tag: mike richards
FTF hears the Sound of Silence. I hear other things in my head right now. Like “Mike Richards wants all the shorties. Easy ones, tough ones, dirty ones pretty ones, all the shorties. There’s nothing like a short-handed chance to get Mike Richards off the schneid.”
That’s what I was thinking Monday night. Why weren’t the Sharks thinking that by Tuesday night? I hear my cousin saying “I’m sorry your team forgot their skates tonight,” after that game in LA. But that isn’t an imaginary sound in my head. Someone actually said that.
I also hear “we have our answer” to the question being posed by the Year of the Dragon: who is for real, who are the pretenders? This year will show it. Not like the Year of the Tiger when chaos reigns and long shots have a chance. It is really noisy in my head right now.
Todd McLellan wanted a good start against the Predators, a good first period from the Sharks. He got one. I guess he phrased his wish incorrectly because the genie forgot to include a good finish with that good start. Apparently McLellan isn’t as upset about Saturday’s loss as he was about Thursday’s win:
“... I thought we had a much better game, we just didn’t win. There was about a 10-minute lull in the third period where we weren’t our best. But, sometimes we don’t give enough credit to the other team… They were better for that 10 and 12 minutes, and we didn’t stop them.
“... The whole was better than it was two nights earlier.” -Shark Talk
When the game ended, I felt the same way, and wasn’t sure why. Maybe I was still drunk from the Flyers win earlier. Or maybe it’s the surgeon’s logic: the operation was a success, but the patient died.