Whoo Hoo! I get to be lazier than usual! Wonder in amazement with this well-written and thought out post from my buddy Ted. I'll be back for dick-and-fart jokes tomorrow:
-No Bernier, McLaren, or Nabokov. Despite that we played well in stretches, and had the upper hand for a majority of the game.
-I know it was his first NHL game, but I kept waiting for Dennis Rodman to come out of nowhere and grab the puck and slam dunk it into the net. I sure hope Thomas "Rebound" Greiss gets a whole lot steadier.
-Fucking Ehrhoff. Really. Why is he on the PK? I don't understand it, I would even prefer another forward were out there instead of that liability. And then theres the goal we (he) gave up in OT. That was classic Errorhoff. His back to the trailer, staring at Murray and the guy with the puck, completely out of position when Beauchemin swooped in for the easiest goal of his life. Turn the fuck around and take your man! Get in the passing lane! Do something! I thought it was classic when they did the between periods segment where Drew was asking the other players who they would like to have their back when things get rough. The players generally named who you would expect, and then they asked Rivet. He said, "Murray, Davison.............Ehrhoff." Then Remenda practically has an anuerism, "EHRHOFF?!?" And then they go to a wider shot and Ehrhoff is sitting right there! Rivet tries to throw him a bone and Remenda shoots it down. Drew rules!
-Oh yeah, so thats why I haven't seen Seminov in a few weeks. Is is really so hard to clear the puck? And it's not just him, it seems to be a general problem for anyone in teal.
-On the bright side Marleau seems to be coming along. Instead of not noticing him for games at a time or cringing when he has the puck I've noticed he seems to have some life back in his game, lets hope he keeps it up.
-I've never seen a team have a 3 on 1 while also on the PK. That was awesome.
-Why do the most important parts of the Sharks game fall apart when it matters most? I loved it when Randy pointed out that the Sharks were taking the Ducks behind the shed on faceoffs, and then said they'll need to keep it up in the 3rd if they want to stop Anaheim from coming back. Then ten minutes into the period they show that Anaheim is up 7-0 in faceoffs for the period. I don't know how the whole period shaped up, and for the game San Jose did dominate, but they've got to learn to keep it together in the clutch.
They've been on a roll, and this was only one game without a lot of key guys, but it really was disappointing after a horrible day otherwise. Here's hoping next weekend is better, I'm stoked about Saturdays game against Detroit.
[GeneralDisarray] - Please, if you want to write something for the Bucket, send it to me. Photoshops of Dennis Rodman-Thomas Greiss are also highly appreciated.