| Enough already
This one is for you Sharks fans
With your team playing less than stellar and
blame being thrown at players, management, coaches and God knows who else I
have tried to stay above the fray and analyze the situation with both patience
and forbearance. The team has been mediocre at best and downright awful at
The term 'heartless' seems apropos to describe the efforts we have thus far
seen on the ice. The team seems to lack direction, cohesion and flow. Scoring
chances, I mean real scoring chances are minimal. The team's top stars (aside
form Joe Thornton and Milan Michalek) are virtually Claude Rains on the score
sheet; worse than that, they don't even seem to work their way to any real
The game the Sharks are playing is stale, boring, un-exciting, poor,
lackadaisical and without heart and or mind. That season ticket holders and
fans with Stanley Cup dreams have their heart hitched to this group is
regrettable and nearly worthy of some type of refund from the teams ticket
It's been ugly folks!
Without getting into name dropping, let me simply state that nearly everyone
has been well, BAD. The term BAD can, of course, mean many things but I see it
in this case defined as well, 'NOT A GOOD THING'.
The team has stunk folks and every time they play a half-way decent period I
think that they have turned the corner and that the real Sharks are going to
emerge and dominate the league. Wrong!
The problem here is me. I keep 'thinking' that this is what's going to happen.
Reality is that it hasn't. The bottom line is that the team is playing flat and
without a zest to do well. I have no answers. The coaching staff obviously has
The situation seems futile at this early juncture. The team is one-eighth into
the season and luckily for them the entire Pacific Division has stunk. No team
has staked a claim to the division and the Sharks can thank their lucky stars
for that lil factoid. If this was last season the Anaheim Ducks would have
virtually wrapped it up already (exaggeration for you literal interpreters).
Let me get back to the coaches for a moment: Ron Wilson more specifically. Yeah
I am going to pick the bone that all the bloggers have been riding on seemingly
STOP CHANGING THE LINES UP SO DANG MUCH!
I mean c'mon man let a single line try to get used to playing together for at
least a game or two.
Cohesion is a necessity for all sports teams to win. The Sharks lack any
fragment of that concept. Wilson's constant shuffling of the boys is either
panic or an attempt to tell his players that they need to step it up if they
want to continue to play on a top line or to maintain a decent amount of ice
time. Unfortunately the logic is backfiring and the team seems more lost than
The recent loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday was not televised on
local TV which was a good thing as it spared a lot of fans yet another waste of
two and a half hours.
Wilson's moves are not working.
Coaches always seem to bring things back to the basics when things aren't going
the way that they want them to go. I think he needs to put his best guys out
their in a role best suited to complement the other line mates strengths and
weaknesses and let em ride it out for a few games.
Right now the ride is as bad as it has been since the team dumped Darryl
Sutter. Did I just mention 'dump' and a coach in the same sentence? Oh no!
There go the bloggers!
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