The offseason navel-gazing has begun with Mike and Doug reviewing the Sharks’ defensive corps. They grade each of the D that played this year, and as a bonus round, review Kevin Kurz’ offseason checklist.
The Sharks can’t win on the road, and lose to the Kings in 7 games. The Dudes rank this loss against other playoff disappointments, pinpoint what the problems were, and preview the next round. Remember this podcast continues, even in the offseason.
The Sharks have fought back from 0-2 to tie the series at home, with an overtime win and a close 2-1 win in game 4, all without Martin Havlat, Raffi Torres, and Adam Burish. With the top Sharks playing the way they are, they look as good as anybody in the NHL playoffs right now.
The Sharks draw the Kings due to the help from the Red Wings, but L.A. is a formidable opponent, and win 2-0 due to an outstanding performance by Jonathan Quick. But the real story is about the Raffi Torres hit on Jarret Stoll. The Dudes discuss the legality of the hit and the possible aftermath [...]
Incredibly, the Sharks sweep the Canucks in the first round, with Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski, and Logan Couture leading the charge. Mike and Doug try to determine whether it was the Sharks winning the series or the Vancouver losing it, then move on to other 1st round matchups, and who the Sharks might face in [...]
The Sharks (cunningly) lose their last two games and draw the Vancouver Canucks in the first round. The Dudes give their first round playoff predictions, and talk about other NHL moves that have already happened, since some teams are in the offseason already. You can make your predictions here: http://playoffschallenge.nhl.com/playoff_challenge . Find the “DOH” league and [...]
The Sharks failed to clinch a playoff berth with a disappointing late giveaway against Columbus, but sewed up a spot the next game in an exciting win against Dallas. The Dudes talk the possible and likely 1st round opponent for the Sharks and tell the feel-good Dude story of the year involving Mr. Dan Boyle.
The Sharks have managed to stay great a home, and have at the time of recording played themselves into the #5 seed. But the Dudes have no illusions- there are plenty of good teams around, the Kings among them. It could come down to the last day of the season as far as seeding goes, [...]
The Sharks ripped off seven wins in a row again, but they did another 180 in losing in embarrassing fashion to Dallas and Columbus, two teams out of the playoffs. Where is this team going to end up? The Dudes discuss.
The Sharks have made several trades since the last podcast, trading Ryane Clowe away, and getting Scott Hannan and Raffi Torres in three different deals. The Dudes break it all down on this very eventful trade deadline day.
Douglas Murray is the first casualty of the “rebuild” or “refresh” or whatever Doug Wilson wants to call it. Yet the Sharks win a tough game in Anaheim; is this enough to get the boys rolling again, or will they revert to their subaverage ways?