If you’ve had to be around me in the last week or so, you might say I was a bit surly when discussing the Sharks’ current scoring woes. And so for that, I want to apologize to all of you, and bring you all a positive post in time for San Jose’s matchup against the Blues.
Antti Niemi is getting a lot of Vezina love.
Niemi has been a straight-up beast this season. He took his offseason conditioning seriously, and it shows. He’s gotten a bunch of Vezina buzz, even from ESPN. Simply put, if Niemi isn’t playing at the elite level he has been so far, the Sharks are looking at draft position.
The penalty kill has been fantastic.
Thank you, Larry Robinson and Brad Stuart. It seems that when the Sharks are focused at improving something and are given time to do so, they can be incredibly successful. Let’s hope the last few days off help improve the offense.
At least the Sharks aren’t last in scoring.
That distinction belongs to the Nashville Predators. Wait, they scored six against Edmonton last night, you say? This whole “positivity” thing is getting to be pretty hard.
(Inaccurate) Prediction: Sharks win 3-1 (they have to score more than two at some point, right?), with goals from Marleau, Pavelski, and Couture.