Chicago-San Jose: Sharks Down 0-2? Time to Throw Blackhawks Some Curveballs

May 20th, 2010 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
Before anyone gets their panties in a bundle, don't worry, I'm not suggesting the Sharks make a switch in goal by replacing Evgeni Nabokov with Thomas Greiss.

That wouldn't be a curveball, that would be more like throwing a knuckle-curve/fork/spit ball without knowing how to throw it.

Point being, that idea (as much as some radicals might suggest it) could easily backfire into a wild pitch that gives Chicago an easy three games to none lead.

Of course, had the Sharks given their backup goaltender more starts during the regular season, then perhaps a change in goal could be a logical possibility. But that is an argument for another day (perhaps if Nabokov continues to flop the rest of the series).

However, San Jose head coach Todd McLellan must dig deep into his repertoire of pitches—er—coaching tactics in order to jump start his squad.

Thus far during the series, the Sharks have clearly not played at the same level as the Blackhawks, and their head coach has a responsibility to try and change things up to find a spark.

Now, realistically, the Sharks aren't playing terribly. They out-shot Chicago dur ...

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