Reader - You're 15 years old and you think you know enough about winning the Stanley Cup and succeeding in life?
SP716 - Yes.
Reader - Well...uh...how the hell do you know this
crap stuff already?
SP716 - I saw it on TV.
Reader - I guess that makes sense, I learned how to say the alphabet on TV.
SP716 - Elmo?
Reader - Yup, so what are your keys?
Alright, here are my keys:
- get ahead
- stay ahead
- finish what you started
Or Sharks fans might interpret this as:
- score first
- score more (than your opponent)
- develop a killer instinct
Plank and TCY have already said this, but the Sharks haven't scored at even strength in 282 minutes. That's...a bit concerning. And if the Sharks are going to go 0 for 6 on the power play, that first key becomes even more important. I'm not saying that the power play won't score, I'm just saying "WE NEED TO SCORE AT EVEN STRENGTH". Most of the game is played at even stregnth (duh). There's no guarantee we'll have 5 power play opportunities per game, and there's no guarantee the power play can stay on fire throughout the playoffs.
Sooo, what do we do? That's easy, nothing. But those Sharks need to remember that are 2 parts to the dump and chase. So far they've been doing a lot of dumping, not so much chasing. I'm no expert, but I think that's step 1...right? Help anyone? After that sustain some pressure in the offensive zone and try not to be so picky with the shots. BOMBARD JONAS HILLER!!! I think that's enough for me. Thinking hurts.