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  • SharkCircle 12:17 am on April 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2015 nhl playoff predictions, NHL playoff preview, , Stanley Cup playoffs   

    2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Preview and Predictions 

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  • SharkCircle 7:45 pm on April 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , NHL Dirty hits, , , NHL Playoffs thoughts, NHL random thoughts, , Stanley Cup playoffs   

    NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Impressions, Round One 

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    It’s been a crazy first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs action. Here I will offer some thoughts on the events that have stuck out the most to me.

    Is winning everything? The players seem to think so. As a Sharks fan, I have seen more diving and embellishing to draw penalties over the past few seasons than any hockey fan on the planet, or for that matter, soccer fan. It made me lose some respect for my team because I saw it happening night after night to gain an advantage and win important games, while almost all their opponents simply refused to stoop to their level.

    Even in the playoffs, when it may have cost the Detroit Red Wings their series against the Sharks in 2009-2010, Lidstrom, Datsyuk and company refused to stoop, refused to start diving back and evening out the huge power-play disparity. In the end, the Wings predictably lost the series, but succeeded in gaining my respect, while the Sharks lost some of it, but won the series, a tradeoff they seemed more than happy with. CONTINUE READING FULL POST

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