Sharks Gameday: Pagoda

I've always been considered an asshole for about as long as I can remember. That's just my style. But I'd really feel blue if I didn't think you were going to forgive me.



From Working the Corners:

"It was tough and it was tough the way it happened too," he told the media scrum when asked about his good friend being traded away. "With our scheduling, we were on the plane and he found out on the plane. He wasn’t really able to talk with anyoe after and I felt for him that way.

‘It’s good for him, though. It’s a fresh start with a new organization and he’s looking forward to it. i know he’s upset that he has to leave a lot of friends here and a great organization, but I know he was looking forward to meeting his new teammates and finishing this year strong."

I relayed to him afterward that McGinn said his friend Logan took it worse and asked if that was the case or did he realize hockey was a business and these things happen.

"I’ve known that for a while," Couture said. "You can know that but it still sucks. You play with someone since you’re 16 years old and you build that friendship. You spend so many years together on the road and he’s close to where I’m from so I see him all the time, but he’s going to do well in Colorado and I’m happy for him to get a fresh start."

So sad.

Jamie McGinn and Logan Couture: the greatest "stretching buddies" the world has ever known.


This exact same thing happened to Daniel Winnik once.

Hey the Sharks have twenty games left, the Ducks have eighteen. How is that "Thornton vs. Getzlaf" points bet I'm involved in going?


G A P +/- PIM
2011 - Joe Thornton 14 45 59 17 20



G A P +/- PIM
2011 - Ryan Getzlaf 8 35 43 -16 62

Nice.

The Sharks play the Sabres tonight, possibly still without Logan Couture and Todd McLellan, definitely still without Douglas Murray, Martin Havlat, and that dude named Dominic Moore that played for the Sharks for about five minutes. (UPDATE I WAS WRONG MOORE WILL PLAY TONIGHT BUT NO COUTURE, I DON'T KNOW SHIT)

Boy, when the Sharks get all those players back they're going to have a pretty good team!

The Sabres played last night. They beat some crappy team.

Tonight I want to see more of the commitment to defense and quality penalty killing that won the Sharks the last game, hopefully with a bit more scoring from San Jose as well. Daniel Winnik had a great first game for the Sharks and if he can keep up that kind of play he's going to make the deadline move look pretty smart for the team.

Is there anything else we need to discuss?

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Ah yes, good point DW.

Prediction: Nintendo is radical. Sharks win 5-2.

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