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In Topic: Nabokov

27 April 2007 - 01:14 PM

Mentioned this in another thread but I think it's worth mentioning in here.

I'm not sure why Wings fans dismissed Nabokov so easily. He's a former Calder winner who took a pre-Thornton Sharks team to game 6 of the WCF a few years back. He's an oustanding positional goaltender with a quick glove hand and was second in the league in shutouts despite sharing the duties with Toskala for most of the year.

Expect more of the same.

Sharks in 5...

In Topic: Convince me why I shouldn't be dreading this series....

27 April 2007 - 01:06 PM

QUOTE(Inultus @ April 27, 2007 - 01:29PM) View Post

All that is true...and it freaking sucks because it totally reminds me of playing Edmonton last year. They did all the same things to us.

I honestly didn't think Nabakov was capable of making all the saves he did. We should have had the lead before SJ ever scored but he was playing his ass off.


Not sure why all the Wings fans dismiss Nabokov so easily. He's a former Calder winner who took a pre-Thornton Sharks team to the 6th game of the WCF a few years back. He was injured last year and is finally fully recovered.

Expect more of the same.

Sharks in 5...

In Topic: Again With The Trap...

27 April 2007 - 11:01 AM

QUOTE(Yzerman19 @ April 27, 2007 - 11:05AM) View Post

I think also that the decision making at the blue line was too slow. Too many power play shot blocked because of that.
Then also robert lang was not skating at all, what is with this guy.
Lilja, didn't play well. I think what could have saved us was Lebda with a high speed end to end rush like he did against LA.
Because even if San Jose play the trap, when the wings find the back of the net, it is a whole different game.


I noticed that too. There were a couple times when the Sharks might have been in trouble if the Wings player pulls the trigger right away. But give the Sharks a half second and they're back in position to block the puck...

QUOTE(Legionnaire11 @ April 27, 2007 - 11:30AM) View Post

100% correct.

San Jose doesn't trap until they have a lead. If you want to get them away from trapping then Detroit needs to score first. Scoring on the power play is an easy way to nullify the trap as well. Make THEM play from behind and they become a much, much less dangerous team.


Well, that can be said about almost any team.

And as your guys found out in round 1 (and Detroit found out last night), it's a lot easier said than done against the Sharks...

In Topic: Convince me why I shouldn't be dreading this series....

27 April 2007 - 10:56 AM

QUOTE(Zion @ April 27, 2007 - 11:39AM) View Post

San Jose put the clamp on. Boring, yes, but it worked.

The difference is, they can strike on offense quickly and effectively, much like last night.

Detroit skated well, but didn't play their game and was kept to the outside. Nabby is a great goalie, but is smaller and has to play angles, so Detroit is going to have to try get behind him with some passes or bankshots off of the backboards.


That's the key. The Wings got a lot more shots, but most of them were ineffective shots from bad angles or the point. And, as the Sharks showed last night, they block shots well enough to not fear the opposition scoring from the point with any sort of regularity...

In Topic: POST GAME - Game 1 (4/26) SJ 2 DET 0

27 April 2007 - 07:47 AM

I think both teams played very well, and as I said yesterday, if both teams play well, the Sharks win. In order for the Wings to win they are going to have to figure out a way to get the Sharks off their game. Something no team has been able to do in nearly 2 months...