Posted 27 April 2011 - 09:53 AM
I am scared by this series. Minimum it goes 6 games, and I see 7 as a strong chance.
I know we lost in 5 last year, but we're a lot better now than a year ago. Also last year, we had virtually no time off between Phoenix and San Jose and we had injuries and fatigue. This year we have much better depth, plenty of rest, and the Sharks goaltending is a concern, as is their defence.
I am concerned about their speed and size, and they are extremely deep especially at centre. Their foreheck concerns me too, and I worry they might wear our defence down. Thankfully, we're extremely deep too. For me you’ve either got to have Dats, Hank and Flip centering their own lines, or re-unite the Abby, Bert and Cleary line to bring toughness and have Flip centering the 3rd with Huds and Miller.
Someone wins this in 7. I wish I had more confidence.
Ken Holland: He’s (Mursak) a young guy, provides energy, can skate, he’s a puck hound.