The Silver Bullet

An opinion in popular sports

A New Hope.

The San Jose Sharks have had some time off, and now they play for keeps. Or do they?

The boys have had time to think about their play in the Western Conference Semifinals and their disappointment against the Mighty Red Wings. They’ve have time to ponder which mistake was the most costly. Now, though, they come back to the Tank with a vengeance and another possible chance to hoist the cup.

The Sharks’ time is now.

Or at least that’s what experts are saying… The Sharks are the team to beat in the Pacific and even the Western Conference. We’ve seen these types of predictions before though. The last time it was a preseason prediction that the Ducks would win the cup last year. And they did.

In many ways, this season is the turning point for Doug Wilson, who has been very adamant in keeping his young nucleus together and not try to buy his cup. In Many ways, the players that will try again are the same squad that couldn’t get past the second round, now two years in a row. In many ways, the fans will be looking for this to be it, their reward for long years of diligence.

The Sharks’ Time is now.

With Patty, Cheech and Joe anchoring the attack, and stronghold Rivet and McLaren backing them up, it would seem there is no stopping this club. Yet, after many years of disappointment in the Playoffs it would also seem that Dougie hasn’t found the right piece.

Surely, boozer Sandis O. and Loud Mouth JR aren’t the answers. 

Either way, Team Teal opens up their schedule tomorrow from Edmonton and will again battle for 82 games in hopes of a playoff berth and run. The experts agree:

The Sharks’ time is now. 

But why is this year any different? 

-Dan

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October 3, 2007 - Posted by | danharris, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Sports, thesilverbullet

1 Comment »

  1. The Sharks will be tough to beat…here’s to meeting you in the second round!

    Comment by PredJoe | October 11, 2007 | Reply


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