Sharks aren’t bad, Hawks are just too good

May 21st, 2010 by Ryan Fancey Leave a reply »
I just finished watching the Hawks/Sharks game and I’ve got to admit; I was flat out wrong.

I figured this would be a great series and the Sharks would edge out the win to go on to the Cup. Now they’re down 3-0 and surely there won’t be two miracle comebacks in one off-season (I hope I’m wrong).

I hate to count any team out, but if San Jose indeed lose this series, it’s back to the drawing board again and I think it might be full.

How many more tweaks can you do with this lineup to create a Cup winner? Is it really necessary to trade a player like Joe Thornton or let Patrick Marleau walk?

As much as I think Doug Wilson is one of the best GM’s in the entire league, I’d hate to be him right now with these decisions. But I don’t think he can really put too much blame on his players, the Hawks have played absolutely outstanding.

In an article I wrote way back, I compared the Leafs' powerplay units to what other teams could throw out there from around the league in terms of forwards.

With the Hawks, you have guys up front like Toews, Kane, Byfuglien, Hossa, Sharp, and ...

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