San Jose Sharks
@ Phoenix Coyotes
Monday, Jan 17, 2011, 1:00 PM PST
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The Sharks play at 1 PM today, which is great if, like me, you have the day off.
How many of you have the day off today? Show of hands.
Well you definitely should be at home relaxing, if you know what's good for you. Today is a grand holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, and if you are at work today then I'm going to go ahead and say that you are a filthy racist. I don't want to hear any excuses - none of this "But I'm an ER doctor" garbage or one of those "I live in Europe" lies. MLK was a great man, and he deserves to be honored.
Moving on to pretty much the exact opposite of Martin Luther King: hockey! The Sharks' last game was sooooo awesome. I don't know what magically happened to make the team finally able to score, but I know Sharks fans were damn glad to see it.
As nice as it would be to make a big deal out of one victory, the Sharks need to do a hell of a lot more to start climbing the standings. They'll likely need to be putting together winning streaks for much of the rest of the season to guarantee a playoff spot, which isn't a position the Sharks have been in for a while. The best case scenario is that the team gets rolling throughout the remainder of the regular season and is able to continue that strong play into the playoffs. So, you see, it's actually a GOOD thing that the Sharks have been so awful so often up to this point, right?
Okay, obviously not.
When your team finally comes out of an awful losing streak, it's natural human foolishness to get a bit superstitious. The only major thing I did differently with the gameday post for the game against the Blues was post an awesome Deadwood clip. Perhaps the Sharks all got together and watched the clip right before the game, and got all fired up? That's probably the case.
I live to serve, so here you go, fellas: another clip from Deadwood for you to enjoy.
Prediction: Wild Bill and Seth Bullock = Dany Heatley and Ryane Clowe. The other guy = the Coyotes. Sharks win 2-1.