I DVR'd the game last night but started watching while the game was still in progress. After their lackluster effort falling down by a goal in the 2nd, I just got sick of it all and fast-forwarded to the live feed... where they were in the middle of killing 18 minutes of a 5-on-3 penalty kill. I don't know how they got in that situation, I don't want to know how they got in that situation. I was somewhat relieved to turn the TV off after the open net goal.
Watching the Sharks play these days has been outright depressing. At the same time, the lack of perspective from Sharks fans, myself included, is startling.
When San Jose tears up the regular season, both by blowing out lesser opponents and refusing to lose versus their equals, we fans chime, "Yeah, but what will you do in the playoffs?" When San Jose hits a regular season slump, the same fans call out, "Same old Sharks, we'll be lucky to get into the 2nd round."
So what happens in the regular season doesn't mean anything, except when it means everything?
San Jose's play lately has been completely frustrating to watch . But San Jose will make the playoffs, almost assuredly as a top 2 seed in the Conference. As tough as it is for us fans, maybe we need to start following our own advice. Instead of asking, "What have you done for me lately?" maybe we should be asking, "What will you do for me later?"