So, first off, I am really impressed with Nabby's play this year so far. His save percentage is .926% despite a drop in defensive quality. Part of me say this has to do with this being a contract year and that he is sick and tired of being eliminated in the playoffs. I think the Sharks owe a lot of their record to Nabby, because the team (except for Nabby) got off to a slow start. I think a lot of his success is also due to him trying to rectify his 5-hole and rebound issues. Both have improved in my opinion, especially his 5-hole.
Yu-Gi-Oh abridged will now illustrate this point.
Joey: Let this be a lesson for you Yugi. Never under any circumstances leave your beaver exposed.
Yugi: Your right Joey, my Beaver was on full display.
Larry Wigge at NHL.com wrote a nice article on how he thinks the Sharks are different this year, plus plenty of good player qoutes. Here's the Link: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=506761 I especially like how he focuses a little bit on the Scott Nichol line.
The Pacific is arguably the strongest division in the league. With the Kings and Coyotes surprisingly in the top 8 and Dallas knocking on the door at 9th. And Anaheim is in last place......... please join Rudy Kelly in laughing at them. I think this is a good thing for them because hopefully a strong division will keep them on their toes all year.
And lastly, I was wondering if some people might want to get together and play a pick up of roller hockey. I don't have anyone in my neighborhood to play with, so my goalie stuff sits a lot. Plus you could bring beer and make it a kind of get together. I don't have any money so I can't afford tickets to games (and my parents are stingy) so I never get to meet any Fear the Finners. SO if anyone likes this idea we should talk about it.