San Jose Sharks a Different Team This 2009-10 Season

May 20th, 2010 by Ryan Simon Leave a reply »
Personally, I'm getting tired of many of my fellows in the sports media.

Is the only opinion they can muster on the San Jose Sharks the played out and overused storyline of chokers?

Through a 4-2 series victory over an upstart Colorado Avalanche team and a quick five game burying of the vaunted Detroit Red Wings, the Sharks have already, in coach Todd McLellan’s words, “overcome adversity.”

Yet, seemingly every story I read in the last several days discusses how Joe Thornton is frustrated, Chicago is a far superior team, Dave Bolland is doing an excellent job against Thornton, and of course, the Sharks are collapsing again.

It begs just one question: Where do these dolts come up with this stuff? Ok, so two questions: Are they watching different games?

The AP recap of Game Two featured this gem: “San Jose’s frustration was evident when Thornton slashed Dave Bolland while lining up for a faceoff, leading to a Chicago power play.”

“They’re just getting frustrated and they can’t take it,” Bolland said.

Of course Bolland would say that, its call ...

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