Year after year, the Sharks don’t live up to expectations. They have the talent to go far, but they fall short. The years they make it very far, they still don’t win. And even when they hold a 3-0 series lead, they fall.
The disappointment that follows this team is an annual deal and this last loss was the worst one of them all. Because of the team’s inability to win the Cup, it’s time for a change.
You can easily call for Todd McLellan to be fired. The future of Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau with the team could be gone as well. It’s time to shake the roster up and the coaching staff.
The decision to start Andersen makes sense and the Ducks are investing in their future tonight. They are the top seed and they know they have a little room for this experiment. Ultimately, this first game will decide how they will approach the rest of the series.
The Sharks are back in the playoffs and will take on the Kings. I went to Game 7 last year between these two and it was a heartbreaker. But I still believe in my Sharks.
They probably aren’t the best team and they haven’t played their best hockey yet. But when it comes to the playoffs, anything goes. Especially with this series against the rival Kings, it is expected to go the distance.
I hope I can get some time to go to one of these games. But with the Warriors-Clippers playoff meeting likely to take place also, I have to save up and figure out which series I want to go to more.