Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Something Amazing in San Jose

The San Jose Sharks tied the record for the quickest team in NHL history to reach 50 points. The Sharks are sporting a 25-3-2. They have not lost in regulation at home this season and this team seems poised for a run at the Stanley Cup. They lead their division by an amazing 15 points over Anaheim. The Sharks have had a solid team for a few years now, but this season they look incredible.

Center Patrick Marleu is leading the way for them with 16 goals and 19 assist and a +17 rating. Veteran Joe Thornton is also putting together a stellar year thus far with 27 assist. Evgeni Nabokov is proving that he is one of the leagues top goalies again this season, and has a 2.48 GAA.

The Sharks haven't just been getting by teams, they have seemed almost unbeatable and win extremely convincingly. If you're not into hockey, I suggest try to and start to get to know this team because it is proving to be one of the best that the NHL has seen in years.

San Jose has some tough opponents ahead of them as their next 3 games are at the Detroit Red Wings who have quietly been putting together a great season of their own, the New York Rangers who are second in the Eastern Conference coming off a big win against the Ducks, and the Vancouver Canucks who have the leagues best goalie in Roberto Luongo. These will be challenging games for them but I expect them to stay on cruise control for most of the season. I expect this team to be hoisting the Stanley Cup at the end of this season.

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