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Stanley Cup Pick

Posted in 2011 NHL Playoffs, San Jose Sharks, Washington Capitals with tags , , , , , , , on April 13, 2011 by davepoleck

Well, the picture should tell you who I think is going to end up in the Finals, and if you can decipher it then Im pretty sure you can tell who I think is going to win. That’s right!! The WASHINGTON CAPITALS will take their newly honed defensive system all he way to Lord Stanley, beating the San Jose Sharks in a six game classic.

Michal Neuvirth will actually stick around as the Caps starter this time, too.  Remember, he already has two Calder Cups under his belt so he is no stranger to pressure. The Caps will beat the Bruins in the East Conference Final, and the Sharks will finally get over the hump against the Canucks in the West.

My early season pick of the Flyers don’t make it out of round 2; mainly because I am actually worried that they even make it out of round 1 against the Sabres. The Red Wings are always dangerous to go deep, but i just don’t have faith in Jimmy Howard to carry a series for the Wings. With no Zetterberg, and a non Franzen-Franzen, they will bow out to San Jose in round 2.

Of course, I also wouldn’t be surprised to see Washington upset by the Rangers considering AO hasn’t even scored against Lundqvist all year. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see a team like Buffalo, Nashville or Anaheim ride their streaking players all the way to the Finals. That is why the playoffs are great; anything can happen….

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Canadian Duo?

Posted in San Jose Sharks with tags , , , , , , on November 21, 2009 by davepoleck

With Team Canada executive director, Steve Yzerman, in attendance, two Olympic hopefuls put on an impressive show. Joe Thornton and Dany Heatley both had another productive night, one of many during their first season playing together in San Jose. Heatley had a hat trick, scoring an even strength, powerplay and short handed goal; Thornton assisted on all three of his goals, and then set up one to Patrick Marleau. Big Joe is tops in the League with 24 assists, and Heatley now has the most goals with 17!

Right now, Thornton is on pace for an assist per game, and Heatley could crack 60 goals. This can only be looked at as good news for two Team Canada hopefuls, who before the season started, were among the high calibre players that were thought to be on the “bubble” due to their one dimensional game. The third wheel to this group would have to be Vincent Lecavalier, and the two Sharks are outshining him by far this year.

To see my 2010 Team USA and Team Canada picks, check back tomorrow.