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harleymae

Nope, still not sunk in yet

If I don't watch the Flyers/Leafs game the Leafs aren't really out, right?

Wow, we're going to the WCF. It's so surreal. It feels like some kind of very careful, delicate illusion. Like if someone says the wrong thing, or looks into a place they're not supposed to, the illusion will be dispelled and we won't have made it into the playoffs this season at all.

I would have much preferred playing against the Wings next round. Not saying that the Flames are better than them, but our style is more effective against the Wings than the Flames.

I'm watching the midnight replay of the ESPN broadcast and the moment a Shark scores a goal it cuts abruptly to commercial. Is the theory that if you cut away quickly enough, the goal didn't happen?

I'm amused that the Canucks fans are trolling on the Sharks behalf on the Avs message board. :P

I think it's interesting how the Sharks have been pigeonholed into the same category as the Ducks and the Wild, i.e. trapping, clutching and grabbing, and dependent on a great goalie. Apparently because we have a low payroll and no big stars. Just because we share those characteristics doesn't mean that we share the others too.

We spread out the scoring on our team. For real. We have five 20-goal scorers (and another with 19) and our game is forechecking, speed and defensive responsibility. I'm sure you can point out Sharks committing obstruction penalties in the Avs series. Well you can point out just as many Avs doing the same things. If you watched the game without bias, that is. :P

But umm, yes, keep thinking we play that way. It helps us. :) *waves magic wand*

If (and this is a huge if) the Flyers and Sharks meet in the SCF, it will be the second consecutive year of brother vs brother. These two even look really alike and play a similar kind of role!

And so I don't forget again... when I was 13, in some class or other, the teacher asked us to pick what animal we wanted to be. I picked shark. :)


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I think it's interesting how the Sharks have been pigeonholed into the same category as the Ducks and the Wild, i.e. trapping, clutching and grabbing, and dependent on a great goalie.

I didn't see it that way at all. I suppose since I never visit message boards and have given up on reading just about ANYTHING hockey-related online, I wasn't tainted by what anyone was saying about the Sharks. I just thought they worked harder. They seemed to want it more. The Avs didn't even seem to get FRUSTRATED by the fact that they were getting their ass handed to them.

I would definitely not lump the Sharks in with the Wild as far as playing style goes - not from what little I've seen anyway.

I think those comments were either made by people who didn't really watch the Sharks, or remember the Sharks from two seasons ago.

The Sharks were very motivated because we've never made it past the second round. I thought the Avs came back with a much-improved effort from Game 3 onwards, but a 2-0 deficit is a tough point to start from.

*shakes hand* Good games.

*mourns the Leafs*

On the other hand... the only team I *REALLY* don't want in the SCF is Philly. TB, SJ, or Calgary... more power to all of them, though if Calgary won, I really wouldn't mind.

Although, admittedly, I would not mind if Alyn McCauley helped the Sharks win the Cup.

*wanted the LEafs to win, dammit!*

C.

Shh, still haven't watched it yet. :P

I'm still giddy over the Sharks win. Mourning the Leafs will come when the giddiness wears off. :(

You've every right to be giddy over the Sharks win. =)

Now... if TB can get rid of Philly, that would be great.

C.

I told someone last night - the Sharks' forecheck is my favorite part of their game. They leave no room on the ice for opposing offense. It is great hockey to watch.

The Flames will be tough to beat - tougher than the Wings would have been, but the Sharks can do it if they stick with their disciplined game and don't find themselves shorthanded too often.

I'm SO excited for you!!

Ahh, thank you! *heart swells*

Man oh man, the Flames are going to be really tough for us. If they do beat us I will be supporting them in the Final just because they have so many ex-Sharks. *giggle* And Miikkachu!!! *squeals*

We are going to have to work so hard for our scoring chances, LOL!

When the Stars went out I jumped on the Bolts train. I think that they have had an amazing season, plus I admire St Louis and his determination. I love watching him and Lecavalier play together. They have been the most disciplined team all season. Plus Syd is there now and I heart him so. <3 Hehe. San Jose is right behind them, though. I think it would be the most excited matchup, for sure.

Ahh, I started liking them last season because they are creative offensively but were also responsible defensively. I can't support a team that isn't good defensively unless they have a very strong personality.

Sharks/Bolts would be a fast, fast series. *giggle*

I knooooooooow! I can't wait!!!!!!! *grins*

I'm watching the midnight replay of the ESPN broadcast and the moment a Shark scores a goal it cuts abruptly to commercial. Is the theory that if you cut away quickly enough, the goal didn't happen?

It would be consistent with the same kind of revisionist thinking that says Foppa holding one Shark by the leg and another by the arm equals a Sharks holding penalty. ::rolls eyes::


Well, if you don't see the footage of Foppa tackling Wayne and then clinging on to Rat, from the other angle it looks like he's being sat on.

But yeah. :P

Yay to the Sharks. I fully admit that I've only started really paying attention to them the last three or four years, and I don't get to see a lot of games up here, but I do like there style of play, and am so proud of them.

I think it's a very good chance for it to be Primeau against Primeau. That would be so great for them :)

You keep using that magic wand of yours *GRIN*

Thank you! :D

Well, you've been watching them longer than I have, then. *giggle*

:)

Really I thought you'd watched them longer, because I totally credit you whenever I talk about my guilty pleasure of liking them LOL!

I've been following hockey closely for two full seasons.

Dude, your icon! You like Alias too? Did you see Vaughn on the latest "Cool Shots"??? :D

Also, *proud* to take credit for you liking them!!!

Ahh for some reason I thought it was longer *G* Well whatever brought you to it, I'm very glad :))

*GRIN* Oh yeah I love it. I don't the next show until Friday, but I SO can not wait :)

:))

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