Friday, November 02, 2007

A Serious Injury to the Wrong Player

Just recently I found the Broadcaster's Blog on the Sharks web site (now on the blogroll --->). The four Sharks broadcasters (Randy Hahn - TV play by play, Drew Remenda - TV color, Dan Rusanowsky - Radio play by play, and Jamie Baker - Radio color) are the contributors. It's really a great inside look to the Sharks organization and players.

The latest entry from Randy Hahn claims that Ryane Clowe will be out for an extended period of time:

If you were to come up with a list of 5 players the Sharks could least afford to lose to injury, Ryan Clowe would have to be on that list. He scores, he checks, he fights and he can play on any one of four lines. He's going to be out long term and others around him are going to have to figure out how to pick up the slack...

That hurts. Clowe, before he was injured, was the playing the type of style that I think the Sharks should be playing. The kind of style they played against the Stars. If it is as serious a knee injury as it sounds, he could be out the rest of the year.

I like that Bernier has found a little sandpaper to go with his game, and I hope he understands that this is a big opportunity for him to step up his game and fill a desperately needed role - a skilled player that won't take shit from anyone. A player that leads the team in physicality, while still being disciplined.

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