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y i k e s
Sep 24, 2019
San Jose Sharks
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I feel like this will be a ongoing thread I'll keep up throughout the season - giving some thoughts on the team + players and hearing others opinions. For sharks fans to discuss but also for other fans to join in to and see where the sharks are at. I feel like with such a critical year for the sharks ahead it would be a great year to follow closely (as a new fan, or long time, or from another fanbase looking in).
Season Debut - Pre game thoughts:
LEONARD! Excited to see this kid in teal for a long time.
Ferraro is going to be a top pair/ top2d player by season end, period.
That third line is flying, can they keep it up?
Jones' new mask is sick.. will he be as good?
I dont know why I did this but in fantasy I picked Couture over Hertl and and changed Kane out.
During game thoughts (1st to 3rd period):
LEONARD - CALDER FINALIST, WINNER (jk but kids good, still room to shine but a good debut)
That third line is like a bat out of hell at times
not getting to catch full game - IRL distractions
Coyotes broadcast hella bias
Holy crap I knew picking Couture over Hertl was a bad call when I did it. I felt Meier - Cooch - Labanc was just a more rounded line so I thought Hertl would have to carry his line too much with Kane potentially struggling throughout the year due to personal issues and Leonard being a rookie. But daaaaaaaaaaaamn, Hertl looked good and strong - but also agile and fast, Kane was a bullet with a sick goal, and Leonard held his own and Im excited to see his future (I hope he gets a new number, I dont like 43).
Not really focusing on the third pair enough to rate them (plus distractions irl).
Jones is actually looking good (which compared to the past is a like a dream).
Donato looks alright, Gregor looks solid, Nieto = fast; looking to see more from this line though going forward.
Meier and Labanc looked alright
Powerplay had a noticeable uptick imo
Karlsson looked smooth***(he did look like he was holding back at times, waiting to see more)
Burns wasnt bad - but wasnt noticeable
Game end (SO):
Donato was cleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeean
Didnt like the Jones 2nd go, didnt go in but he didnt react nearly at all or fast enough it looked - if it hit the net it woulda been a goal, but he has a good effort on the 3rd to make up for it.
couture is cooooold.
Hopefully I can pay more attention in the next game with less irl distractions. I would say I caught 85% of the 1st, 60% of the 2nd, 35% of the 3rd, and 100% of the OT/ SO. Not enough of the game though to give clear/ detailed reviews.
First Line: Timo - Cooch - Banker
- They were good but not the "top line"
Second Line: Leonard - Hertl - Kane
- This the current "top line". All of them were great and they did it all. They were fast, they were strong and in good positions. Made a ton of chances and had good looks throughout.
Third Line: Donato - Gregor - Nieto
- faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaast, but I think overall they played well.
Fourth Line: Who?
- Honestly dont recall seeing this line lmao. Saw kellman get a penalty tho! Others can speak on these boys. We aint ever scratching Marleau so Id like to see Sasha or Viel get a shot, to really earn a spot.
This will be better kept in the future at the next point I post PT2.
I did not see enough/ focus enough to give concrete thoughts other than Karlsson looked good but he has so much more to give/ show, Ferraro looked alright but he should be on the top pair, Burns was only noticeable because hes Brent Burns but otherwise his play didn't frustrate me or impress me (not a bad thing i guess tho lol). Didnt even know we had a third pair (JK).
Jones actually looked better. He took scrambles well and played smoothly. Solid stops that were much needed; were made. Great on the breakaways. No goal made me upset (the third was more unlucky imo, if it was five hole, which i thought it was; then i woulda been upset). We'll see how he goes throughout the year; Im not saying he was amazing or hes rebounded but it was a good start to the year for him that was much needed and Im happy seeing a win for him. And its already an improvement to say there was more than 2 stops (Id say he made 4-7) that we really needed; that were made and we couldnt say that much last year.
<a href="/users/papishark" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@papishark</a> <a href="/users/RawZuccSauce420" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@RawZuccSauce420</a> <a href="/users/jfrojelin" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@jfrojelin</a> @ other sharks fan if you guys want more names I just cant remember them all tbh lol. But Id definitely wanna hear more thoughts plus your guys, since I was to distracted for a lot of the game.
I woulda kept Jones in but I heard it may be Dubnyk - good to see Dubnyk early tho I guess.
I'd like to see Middleton in - or Brinson.
I like to see someone on the fourth line out (Kellman or Sorensen) and Viel or Sasha in.
Leonard gets his first career goal!
Yotes play a better overall game
Sharks win in OT or Lose in Shootout