I had to work, tonight, so Wendy, Roxie and Reagan and me texted through the game. I watched it over the internet and the girls watched on our TV.
We had hope for the Sharks, but ultimately the Oilers were just too much for them, this year. McDavid was an amazing player and even though the Sharks have playoff experience, we just didn’t have the youth and necessary skill to win this series.
I’m proud of my girls for cheering for the Sharks when I’m not home to encourage them.
Game ended 3-1 and the series 4-2. Good season, Sharks. Hopefully we keep Thornton and Marleau another season.
Armed with a brand new 55″ 4k tv, I settled in to watch the Sharks take on the Edmonton Oilers in the first game of their playoff series. Roxie, Reagan and Lucy joined me for last period, but before that, Reagan was at the doctor to have her ankle examined. She has injured it somehow – maybe in some of her tumbling and gymnastics.
It was a very hard game to watch for a while. The Sharks looked sluggish and defeated as the Oilers ran them around for the first period, gaining a 2-0 lead on a Thorton-less San Jose team.
Couture also didn’t seem himself, almost as if he was protecting his full-masked face from a puck off of Brent Burns stick a couple of weeks ago. So we didn’t look good.
But something happened in the 2nd and 3rd period. The Sharks found their legs, skated faster and seemed to have more confidence. Hertyl was amazing and tough.
The game was pushed to overtime, even as Wendy was reminding me that the girls have early-morning school choir in the morning. I made the girls promise that they’d be happy and productive in the morning, which the agreed to. So we finished the game together, cheering at 11 pm in the living room.
Well, just before I left work (2:30 pm), I saw an alert on my phone. The NHL has granted an expansion team to Las Vegas.
This is very exciting, to me. This means that I can actually plan a trip to Las Vegas a few times a year, to go see the Sharks at some of their “away” games. (I might even be able to afford to take my family to a game!)
Also, this means that hockey in the west is going to continue to expand. Very, very cool stuff.
For about a week (or more), it’s been rumored that Todd McLellan might be leaving the Sharks, either mutually or not. I’m not sure how this really played out, but it’s a bummer. I’ve really enjoyed having him lead the team and hope that we can find a terrific replacement.
| Tyler Kennedy
|| 1016 3rd round pick
| Andrew Desjardins
|| Ben Smith and conditional pick
| James Sheppard
|| 4th round pick
| Tyler McGinn
| Freddy Hamilton
|| Karl Stollery
I’ll miss Sheppard and Kennedy.
Yesterday, when we were at the Langford home for Kristi’s birthday, Roxie offered a prayer over the food. She prayed for “Daddy, hockey, and the Sharks.” It was a defining moment in both of our lives.
I’m keeping one eye on this game and one eye on my computer. We’re in the middle of a little upgrade for work. So far, I’m a little tripped up by seeing Heatley and Setoguchi playing against the Sharks. It just looks so wrong.
Daniel came over and watched (most of) the Sharks game, tonight. I used the Safari browser and HDMI to the TV. About 2 periods into the game, I had a headache from the jitteriness of the picture.
For the third period I switched to Chrome and it made a huge difference. Not sure why.
Anyway, the Sharks beat the Kings, 4-2. Good game, hard to follow with the headache.