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Will the Sharks make the playoffs?

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  1. 1. Will the Sharks make the playoffs?

    • Not a chance.
      15
    • of course, I'm super fan.
      3
    • Yes, they have games in hand.
      14
    • Even controlling there own fate they choke it away on the last game.
      15

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Four core players that you can't move and eat up close to 40% of your Cap space. The real point was, Sharks will have a hard time reinventing themselves regardless of how you define the current 'core' and its decline.

I'd love to hear who you think the core four are...

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You, sir, are the most articulate "fan" here. Pity your signature is longer than your attention span.

You really are an idiot. The way you write is ******* embarrassing...and you knew (you KNEW) that was coming!

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Pretty much, the Sharks don't have the tie-breakers, so they have to get in with a clear win. Dallas should be favorites for the division by a pretty good margin and they hold the big tie-breaker on all others.

I'd have the Sharks at about even odds to grab the 7 or 8 seed. I figure Calgary is toast.

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Anybody else noticed that Vlasic has started going into 2009 brainfart mode a few too many times for comfort lately?

You knew it was bound to happen, but I must admit it took longer than I figured. I guess that's improvement...

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Pretty much, the Sharks don't have the tie-breakers, so they have to get in with a clear win. Dallas should be favorites for the division by a pretty good margin and they hold the big tie-breaker on all others.

I'd have the Sharks at about even odds to grab the 7 or 8 seed. I figure Calgary is toast.

If the Sharks do indeed manage to beat the Avs tomorrow (OT/SO or regulation), you could probably count them out as well. I would say 95 points looks like a reasonable estimate for the 8th spot, and the Avs would need to win out to get there.

Disagree on the Stars being the division favorite. LA's play as of late should give them the edge IMO, even with their upcoming road trip.

As for the Sharks, probably comes down to them and Yotes for the final spot, and I agree it is a toss up.

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If the Sharks do indeed manage to beat the Avs tomorrow (OT/SO or regulation), you could probably count them out as well. I would say 95 points looks like a reasonable estimate for the 8th spot, and the Avs would need to win out to get there.

Disagree on the Stars being the division favorite. LA's play as of late should give them the edge IMO, even with their upcoming road trip.

As for the Sharks, probably comes down to them and Yotes for the final spot, and I agree it is a toss up.

I am aware of LA's bump since the Carter arrival. I am counting on Sutter to screw it up for the Kings. He coaches by gut feel more than most other coaches. Not a lot of strategy in his game. I give GG, Tippett and TM the edge on Sutter in strategy.

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If the Sharks do indeed manage to beat the Avs tomorrow (OT/SO or regulation), you could probably count them out as well. I would say 95 points looks like a reasonable estimate for the 8th spot, and the Avs would need to win out to get there.

Disagree on the Stars being the division favorite. LA's play as of late should give them the edge IMO, even with their upcoming road trip.

As for the Sharks, probably comes down to them and Yotes for the final spot, and I agree it is a toss up.

I think that both calgary and colorado essentially have to win out to have a shot without a lot of help. The pacific division is literally wide open with sharks having 2 games against the stars. if they take both of them and they have dominated them enough thats a realistic possibility, the sharks are probably the favorite.

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Anybody else noticed that Vlasic has started going into 2009 brainfart mode a few too many times for comfort lately?

You knew it was bound to happen, but I must admit it took longer than I figured. I guess that's improvement...

i have to disagree with the relapse theory, but will agree that he starts to get lazy/stupid when he gets fatigued

and he looked really tired at the end of the second yesterday

TRO

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Anybody else noticed that Vlasic has started going into 2009 brainfart mode a few too many times for comfort lately?

You knew it was bound to happen, but I must admit it took longer than I figured. I guess that's improvement...

wow..we should have listened to your incredible Vlasic insights rather than calling you a lunatic....your powers must stem from your powerful red hair....... :unsure:

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i have to disagree with the relapse theory, but will agree that he starts to get lazy/stupid when he gets fatigued

and he looked really tired at the end of the second yesterday

TRO

The problem with Vlasic, is that because he he has no offense, ho hitting and no physicality to his game, he has to play virtually flawless defense in order to be effective. It's the downside to being such a one-dimensional Dman.

If Burns, Boyle, Braun or Demers are having a bad game defensively they can make up for it in the offensive zone or the breakout. If Murray is having a bad game positionally, he can turn green and put on purple pants.

Vlasic has nothing else to bring to the table.

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The problem with Vlasic, is that because he he has no offense, ho hitting and no physicality to his game, he has to play virtually flawless defense in order to be effective. It's the downside to being such a one-dimensional Dman.

If Burns, Boyle, Braun or Demers are having a bad game defensively they can make up for it in the offensive zone or the breakout. If Murray is having a bad game positionally, he can turn green and put on purple pants.

Vlasic has nothing else to bring to the table.

another one of Sambo's classics....Sam you are spending way to much time on your doggy stained carpet....

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Poll is over.

30 fans have faith.

15 voting they would choke. that induced reverse mojo caused JT to wake up from a year long coma and lead the team to a berth.

the question still remains?

Where for f u c k sakes is Captain Blinky? :angry:

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Poll is over.

30 fans have faith.

15 voting they would choke. that induced reverse mojo caused JT to wake up from a year long coma and lead the team to a berth.

the question still remains?

Where for f u c k sakes is Captain Blinky? :angry:

again i strike with the reverse mojo. :D nice PP goal blinky! watching on tivo.

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The problem with Vlasic, is that because he he has no offense, ho hitting and no physicality to his game, he has to play virtually flawless defense in order to be effective. It's the downside to being such a one-dimensional Dman.

If Burns, Boyle, Braun or Demers are having a bad game defensively they can make up for it in the offensive zone or the breakout. If Murray is having a bad game positionally, he can turn green and put on purple pants.

Vlasic has nothing else to bring to the table.

He may not bring much else to the table but I don't know if anyone else brings as much defense to the table as Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

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At what point does McLellan go back to the drawing board and make the correct "adjustments" to the penalty kill? I just dont understand how having a passive box set-up in the defensive zone with a team full of passive players is ever going to succeed? It's not as if the Sharks have a slow team with slow PKer's, unless Marleau, Moore, Mitchell, and Winnik have completely forgotten how to skate? I could swear that McLellan's past systems all used to pressure the point men and players along the half boards and were successful. As I look at the top PK teams in the league they all use a high pressure system to kill penalties, so why not the Sharks? Is it too late to change this? Possibly be more of a threat short handed and just kill penalties more effectively?

Of course the goalie has to be the best penalty killer on the ice and Niemi has been, "Like Sieve" this year. But the top face-off team should have no problem killing penalties unless there is an issue with the system. And I dont buy into the "Sharks had a bad start to the season with the PK", they have been consistently awful all year. I just hope it gets fixed soon, because this team will NOT survive in the playoffs.

End of Rant.

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