Are the San Jose Sharks’ Stanley Cup Dreams Slightly Premature?

November 22nd, 2009 by Jason Figueiredo-Dumpit Leave a reply »
Things are looking up for hockey fans in the Bay Area.

The San Jose Sharks are trotting an All-Star laced first line, and their supporting lines also appear to be getting the job done. A relief, after these secondary lines could only be found on the back of milk cartons during last year’s playoffs. 

But, as The Wolf so famously said in the cult classic movie Pulp Fiction, “Let’s not start sucking each other’s [expletive] just yet.”

This early season success is not uncommon ground for San Jose, and while the Sharks explosive start this season feels slightly different than it did last season, through 25 games the 2008-09 Sharks actually lifted off to a much more productive beginning. 

Last year though, at this point in the season, San Jose was scoring goals at a 3.88 per game clip, .56 goals per game better than they are currently posting this season. 

But as we all know, this didn’t translate into any type of playoff success. 

Maybe it’s the Sharks goaltending that is ma ...

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