Monday, May 07, 2007

Which history will repeat itself?

With two hours to go before the puck drops at the Tank, the Sharks destiny is in their own hands. Reaching back into recent hockey history, there are two possible paths the Sharks can follow here. They can repeat the history of the 2005-06 Sharks, play uninspired hockey, blow another early lead and bow out in the second round to a team that is playing undermanned and injured. Or...they can take a page from the 2002 Stanley Cup winning Red Wings book and come back from a 3-2 series hole, like they did against Colorado. They won a pivotal game six and that was she wrote for the Avs.

So which destiny will it be......will this Sharks team continue on a playoff march or face an offseason of uncertainty?

3 comments:

Greg said...

Or path three, they get outplayed by a better, more experienced Detroit team. There are two teams in a game, it isn't about whether or not San Jose wants to win or wants to blow it.

Paul said...

"it isn't about whether or not San Jose wants to win or wants to blow it"

Very concise.

It was good to see a clean, competitive series. I'm not looking forward to what the Sharks might turn into with a few choice moves over the next couple seasons. One more reason the Wings should beg to be moved to the Eastern Conference :-)

Beerme said...

San Jose fans have nothing to be ashamed of. Their team played some great hockey and pushed Detroit to its limits, especially early in the series. I waited for over forty years for Detroit to win a Stanley cup in my lifetime. Have some patience, Shark fans. It'll come...