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Groin Status

I told you we were going to need a bigger boat

Scott Hannan and Bill Guerin both have sore groins. *cries*

Wow, nice game by the Sharks last night. Especially Joe's line, of course (scary!), but everyone was pretty dedicated defensively. It seemed like none of the Thrashers could get a shot off without a Shark either harrassing them or getting in the way of the shot. Lines other than Joe's also put in shifts of sustained pressure and while none of those resulted in goals, they're still important shifts for eating up time, tiring the other team out, and preventing them from getting offensive zone time.

Joe's been kind of insane lately, highlighted last night by the play where he kind of performed a figure skating routine through the Thrashers zone, before passing to Hannan -> Cheechoo for the goal.

Praise for Joe:
''Joe is perhaps the best set-up man in the league,'' Blackhawks forward Martin Havlat said Thursday after practice in Bensenville.''You can see by the way he set up his wingmates [Wednesday night], and I think it's a lot of fun for the other wingers to play with him.''

joolzie pointed out he sounds wistful, haha. In case you don't know, he was almost a Shark over the off-season.

Canes will be a tougher game for the Sharks. Not because they're a better team, but because of circumstances. Sharks were playing on the 2nd day of back-to-backs (going into that game we were 8-2 in that situation; I think it's because the Sharks usually suck on day one and get yelled at and play better on day two :P), Thrashers hadn't played since Sunday, including 2 days completely off (to rest for later in the season and the playoffs, which is a good idea I think) and had been on a really good run, and the longer those go, the greater the chance of a let down.

Canes are fighting for a playoff spot so the motivation factor will be there and the Sharks have been on a good stretch. Should be a good game. Or could possibly devolve into a brawl which seems to happen a lot between the Canes and Sharks for some unknown reason.

A Thrashers fan called the Sharks "a bunch of NFL free safeties on skates" because they're big and fast. *heart swells*

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HA NO POINTS OR HAT TRICKS FROM GUERIN FOR YOUUUUU! [points and laughs like a 12 year old]

I need to kidnap your whole team and force them to play for Dallas.

They were just taking a break at the end of the game, but... at the same time? :(

We lose badly EVERY TIME Bob Hartley has an optional practice. Granted, the Sharks are not a team we particularly needed to beat for any reason, so I guess if you're going to give up a game, that's the one of our last eight to give up.

He actually did say that, that if they lost the game, so be it, it would work out better in the long run.

He'll be right as long as we come out strong against the Pens tonight. I even get to hear the WHOLE GAME!!

I so hope you got that Selanne tribute on the Dallas feed. You probably didn't since the game is on KDFI.

--Scott Hannan and Bill Guerin both have sore groins. *cries*-- Well what were they doing together?

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