Why the San Jose Sharks Are Still in Great Shape To Advance

May 16th, 2010 by Patrick Goulding II Leave a reply »

The San Jose Sharks suffered their second disappointing Game One home ice loss of the playoffs, dropping 2-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks, just as they did to open the quarterfinals against the Colorado Avalanche.

For all you Blackhawk fans reading this, take a deep breath.

I am not about to offer the frivolous argument that because the Sharks overcame a 1-0 series deficit to the Avalanche, they can do so against the Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks are a much better team than Colorado. They have much better defense, much more balanced scoring and a lot more star power.

However, there are signs the Sharks are in very good position to take control of the series.

Throughout the regular season hockey fans anticipated a potential matchup between Chicago and San Jose in the Western Conference Finals. The main speculation was should the two teams ultimately meet, the Blackhawks are too fast, too balanced, and too high-powered for the Sharks to keep up with.

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