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"My Take On The Preds"
TN • United States • 40 Years Old • Male
These Sharks of San Jose are a scary team this post season. They came into the playoffs as probably the hottest team and have continued their hot streak winning five of their first six playoff starts. Last night they proved just how good they are with a convincing 2-0 win on the road against Detroit.

But here is where it gets more scary for me. I don't think this team is going away any time soon. Regardless of what they do this postseason (and right now it looks like they are playing some of the best hockey out there) this team has the chance to stay almost entirely in tact following this season.

I went to one of my favorite sites (http://www.nhlnumbers.com) last night to take a look at the numbers for the Sharks next year. Bad news if you're in the Western Conference because the Sharks are getting nearly everyone back...and those that are unrestricted (Rivet and Hannan) are not huge losses for them. Sure if they lost both Rivet and Hannan it would be a blow to their D but I doubt they lose them both and if they did they could reload in free agency themselves.

The bottom line...the Sharks are going to be good for a while.

*I know I did not mention Guerin but he is a rental...if they resign him in the off-season that is just a bonus.
April 27, 2007 7:33 PM ET | Delete
I agree except for the comment on the D men. Rivet, yes maybe not a big loss but I would hope they could keep him. Hannan would be a big loss - he is there best defensemen over the long haul of a season. Luckily I don't see him leaving anytime soon
June 17, 2007 11:48 PM ET | Delete
Hannan sucks, i hope he leaves. being a veteran he makes some dumb mistakes that most of the time cost the game. even though they choked, i really do agree with you when you said they'll be around for a while. their depth is unbelievable.
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