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2014-05-01 02:32:05 PM

mikaloyd: Are the sharks more like the cubs or the browns?


THE SHARKS ARE THE ATLANTA BRAVES EXCEPT THEY COULDN'T WIN IN THE STRIKE-SHORTENED SEASON.  and even still then not a great comparison because they braves made it to multiple world series'.  i hate when people call them the capitals of the west because the sharks are consistently head and shoulders better (in the regular season).  it is hard to be a sharks fan in the playoffs.  it doesn't matter who they have, they will never figure out how to win.  they couldn't win in the darryl sutter years with a completely different, but yet still incredibly talented team.  they couldn't win in the ron wilson era, the won't win in the todd mclellan era, and they won't win in the next guy's era.  they keep on re-tooling with guys like couture, pavelski, hertl, burns, and vlasic, and it gives the fans hope, but the story will always be the same
 
2014-05-01 02:36:25 PM

Thomas Hertl's Playoff Beard: Sharksfan: Game 7 was actually a good game.  The Sharks didn't score but it wasn't for lack of trying and good chances - Jonathon Quick was totally on his game and stopped many good shots.

Games 4, 5, and 6 were complete crap.  They should have put it away well before game 7.

It was reftastic.

Love that elbowing call on Couture to give the kings their 5 on 3.
Or the Sharks goal that only crossed the line by an inch, so hey - why not give Quick  a save?

I realized the refs tried to make up for blowing those calls with numerous phantom calls against the kings later in the game - but the sharks power play sucks. I would have much rather they just called the game right in the first place.


Wow, you've gotta take those blinders off once in a while.

Kings had a 5 vs 3 for 6 seconds while Sharks had a 5 vs 3 for 1:40 in game 6 and after that they got another PP on a call where the Shark player lifted Doughty's stick to get the high contact.

Second goal in game 6 was controversial but that doesn't excuse the Sharks collapsing like they did? Did the Kings collapse when they were down 0-3 in the series? Did the Kings collapse in the regular season when Detroit scored a goal off the netting above the glass and the refs somehow didn't see it?

The Sharks choked on their own and their reputation as chokers is confirmed once again. Wear it.
 
2014-05-01 02:43:27 PM
I like the Sharks.  Went to their first playoff game back in, I dunno, '95 or so, can't remember.  They're a lovable team in spite of, well, every disastrous post-season.  They're sort of like a great guy who gets into Heaven and then accidentally spills coffee on God.   Repeatedly.
 
2014-05-01 02:44:54 PM

animesucks: mikaloyd: Are the sharks more like the cubs or the browns?

THE SHARKS ARE THE ATLANTA BRAVES EXCEPT THEY COULDN'T WIN IN THE STRIKE-SHORTENED SEASON.  and even still then not a great comparison because they braves made it to multiple world series'.  i hate when people call them the capitals of the west because the sharks are consistently head and shoulders better (in the regular season).  it is hard to be a sharks fan in the playoffs.  it doesn't matter who they have, they will never figure out how to win.  they couldn't win in the darryl sutter years with a completely different, but yet still incredibly talented team.  they couldn't win in the ron wilson era, the won't win in the todd mclellan era, and they won't win in the next guy's era.  they keep on re-tooling with guys like couture, pavelski, hertl, burns, and vlasic, and it gives the fans hope, but the story will always be the same


Sooo... Chiefs? :P
 
2014-05-01 02:46:10 PM
What was so infuriating about this season is it was apparent when there were about ten or so games left in the season that the Sharks would end up playing the Kings if the standings didn't change. The Sharks knew (or should have known) that they didn't match up well against the Kings but they basically coasted in to the end of the season, losing games against some of the bottom dwellers in the NHL. If they had poured it on instead and taken the top spot in the Pacific, the Kings would have played the Ducks in the first round and the Sharks would have played the wildcard team.
 
2014-05-01 02:55:49 PM

Befuddled: What was so infuriating about this season is it was apparent when there were about ten or so games left in the season that the Sharks would end up playing the Kings if the standings didn't change. The Sharks knew (or should have known) that they didn't match up well against the Kings but they basically coasted in to the end of the season, losing games against some of the bottom dwellers in the NHL. If they had poured it on instead and taken the top spot in the Pacific, the Kings would have played the Ducks in the first round and the Sharks would have played the wildcard team.


worked out for colorado.
 
2014-05-01 02:56:46 PM
www.letsgowings.com
 
2014-05-01 03:02:51 PM

mediablitz: mikaloyd: Are the sharks more like the cubs or the browns?

Neither. The Sharks finish near the top of their division, making the playoffs every year, then tanking.

More apt would be the Cowboys Braves.


/FTFY
 
2014-05-01 03:12:32 PM

recoil47: Primitive Screwhead: [img.fark.net image 600x488]

[fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net image 700x661]


Thats... amazing.  Can I use this?
 
2014-05-01 03:15:37 PM

Thomas Hertl's Playoff Beard: Or the Sharks goal that only crossed the line by an inch, so hey - why not give Quick a save?


Go look at the overhead view and tell me that it crossed the line.  And remember that the *whole puck* has to cross the line.


Thomas Hertl's Playoff Beard: It was reftastic.

I realized the refs tried to make up for blowing those calls with numerous phantom calls against the kings later in the game - but the sharks power play sucks. I would have much rather they just called the game right in the first place.


LOL.  Your argument appears to be "it's the refs fault because the Sharks PP is bad".
I'm not saying the reffing was great, but the refs giveth and taketh away from everyone.  It's part of the game.
If you don't capitalize when its your turn, it's your fault.
 
2014-05-01 03:16:58 PM

mediablitz: happily hated Theo Fleury, etc.


Lutwidge: Went to their first playoff game back in, I dunno, '95 or so, can't remember.


good. you guys will appreciate why this Flames fan is unreservedly happy the Sharks lost, in the most hilarious way possible. even after they scored the first goal I said they're just setting up to choke harder.

no disrespect to the fans though, they've always been fine. kinda the opposite of Vancouver that way.
 
2014-05-01 03:19:57 PM
although there was that one coont tweeting at Patrick Marleau's wife yesterday. worst Sharks fan ever.
 
2014-05-01 03:21:35 PM
When the series was 3-0 Sharks, the odds for the Kings to win the Cup shot up to 150-1 in Nevada sports books.  It dropped to 75-1 after Game 4, and I put $10 on them midway through Game 5 (at the 75-1 odds).

Yes, I'm a Sharks fan, but I'll accept the Kings winning the Cup this year if it means $750 for me.
 
2014-05-01 03:25:33 PM

zippolight2002: recoil47: Primitive Screwhead: [img.fark.net image 600x488]

[fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net image 700x661]

Thats... amazing.  Can I use this?


Sure, I found it on the Internets somewhere.  I don't know who created it.
 
2014-05-01 03:47:00 PM

Marisyana: fatalvenom: Well at least now when a team is on the verge of the same thing, I no longer have to hear: "the last team to blow a 3-0 series lead was the 2010 Boston Bruins".

/knows your pain Sharks fans
//at least the Bruins won the Cup the next year
///2010 was a kick in the balls for enjoying the Yankees in 2004 choking on dick

One of my coworkers is from New England and a devoted Bruins and Dead Sox fan.  I'm a Yankees fan (I follow more than one hockey team although I lean towards the Pens).  He gave me so much shiat in 2004 that when the Bruins epically failed in 2010 I tormented him for a solid week, capped off by hanging his Zdeno Chara action figure in his cubicle with a Flyers shoelace noose.  Now we limit it to taunts.


You never go Full Pronger.
 
2014-05-01 04:34:28 PM
The Sharks have choked in many new and unusual ways, but they hadn't blown a 3-0 series lead before. Now they can check off that item on their 'Epic Playoff Choke' card.

If they fill out the whole thing, they get a free Stanley Cup.

/Underachievement Unlocked!
//next: Watch them blow a lead in OT. They'll find a way... somehow
 
2014-05-01 04:36:51 PM

Rann Xerox: mikaloyd: Are the sharks more like the cubs or the browns?

Nope.  The Sharks get to the playoffs.


It's the NHL. Pretty much everybody goes to the playoffs.
 
2014-05-01 04:41:44 PM

animesucks: they couldn't win in the darryl sutter years with a completely different, but yet still incredibly talented team. they couldn't win in the ron wilson era, the won't win in the todd mclellan era, and they won't win in the next guy's era.


The problem is not the coaching. Go on, fire Mclellan (Canucks might get him -- kinda strategic that they fired Torts during the third period when it seemed all but certain the Kings would win...foreshadowing?) -- it doesn't matter. The problem is not the suits on the bench.

The problem is the leadership on the ice.
 
2014-05-01 04:42:02 PM
I sympathize with Sharks fans. Sure looks sometimes like where the Pens are headed - absolutely stacked with talent, regular season is great, everything goes poof in the playoffs. :/

AngryPanda: It was a tough game. Flyers weren't playing like a hockey team until the 3rd period, then it was apparent that it was too little too late. Mason can't do everything. Great game to watch though.


I hate the Flyers but they were playing to win last night for sure. Mason was stellar. What a game that was.

Marisyana: He gave me so much shiat in 2004 that when the Bruins epically failed in 2010 I tormented him for a solid week, capped off by hanging his Zdeno Chara action figure in his cubicle with a Flyers shoelace noose. Now we limit it to taunts.


roflcopter. that's beautiful.

mikaloyd: You and robsul both have this horrid heartbreaking condition when you are not fans of Black and Gold.

Some day maybe doctors can remove this from otherwise healthy people. Like pre-cancerous skin things.


It's a farkin' tragedy. It's worse than not being able to taste cilantro. I heard some Permanny's and Yuengling and watching sunset shine off the PPG castle can do wonders for the afflicted, though.
 
2014-05-01 04:57:19 PM

reillan: Maybe they should switch to football

/so they can play the Jets...


Why would they switch to football...they play the Winnipeg Jets four times a year...

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2014-05-01 05:14:08 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-01 05:42:45 PM
Whar Playoffs thread whar?
 
2014-05-01 06:05:13 PM

mikaloyd: Marisyana

I'm a Yankees fan

*extremely disappointed face*

You and robsul both have this horrid heartbreaking condition when you are not fans of Black and Gold.

Some day maybe doctors can remove this from otherwise healthy people. Like pre-cancerous skin things.


The Penguins?  Shiat, I'm pulling for them to win in 4 in this upcoming series, lol.
 
2014-05-01 06:08:51 PM

SigmaAlgebra: I don't follow the Kings (last night was the first game I've watched them play this year), so can someone fill me in on how Mike Richards went from Flyers' captain to a fourth line center in like three years?


He was asked this at the end of the season. He said he got sick in December and is just now feeling like he was getting his conditioning back.

As far as the "demotion" he said that the Kings were one of the few teams that actually rolled 4 lines so it wasn't that big of a deal. He said when he was on the "second" line he was averaging 16/17 minutes a game. On the 3/4 lines he is averaging around 13 minutes a game so it's not like he's missing a ton of ice time.

Dustin Brown goes through the same thing. He goes from the top line to the 3rd/4th line all season. My thinking is Richards and Brown aren't the biggest guys but have played a very physical game their whole career. Brown is only like 6' but has lead the Kings and usually the league in hits his whole career.

Not a long shelf life on them as players especially considering how many games the Kings have played the last couple of years.

The good news is Brown usually picks it up in the playoffs and Richards has been a beast the last couple of games.

Kopitar is the Kings workhorse, playing in every situation, and he averages 18/19 minutes a game.

Scoring goals isn't really high on the Kings game plan. Sounds stupid but if you want to see Sutter upset, tell him his team won the game 5-4. Last year he had a quote saying it's a 3-2 league now instead of a 2-1 league. He is 100% serious in expecting the Kings to hold opponents to 2 goals or less every game.

Doughty talked about how everyone on the team knows they have to sacrifice personal achievements (goals, etc) in order for the team to be successful. Kopitar could be a 35-40 goal scorer on a team like Pittsburgh but in LA he's expected to go up defensively against the other teams best players and shut them down. Even if Richards was 100% healthy all season, I doubt he pots 20 goals in a season for LA.
 
2014-05-01 06:12:07 PM
It sucks being a Shark fan.  JT and PM sucked balls.   Both McClellan and Doug Wilson should go.
 
2014-05-01 06:14:02 PM
How is there no torts got fired thread ? hes such a loveable guy by the media.. you would think they would relish the opportunity.
 
2014-05-01 07:15:13 PM

Clemkadidlefark: [i.imgur.com image 192x263]


I'm really starting to think that her "list" was actually the people in California she hasn't farked.
 
2014-05-01 08:42:29 PM

mediablitz: Second only to the A's losing to the Dodgers in the WS for worst playoff memories.


farkin' Kirk Gibson!  I haven't forgiven Eckersly for that.
 
2014-05-01 10:17:20 PM

Flappyhead: Oh yeah, fun bit of trivia from last night, Ilya Bryzgalov is listed as the winning goaltender in the Avs/Wild game and he only made 1 save.  I do believe that is an NHL record.


Somewhat irrelevant, but try making sense of this stat line.

Mike Murphy:

GP W L OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2 0 1 0 36 0 0 0.00 1.000

\Came in in relief, empty net at end of game, opposing team gets empty netter, comes back in, Canes get goal at end of game, making the empty netter the game winning goal, which gets assigned to Murphy. First and only goalie in NHL history to get a loss before allowing a goal.
 
2014-05-02 06:05:16 AM

Flappyhead: MBrady: Flyers did the same thing against the Devils.  Forget the year, but Lindros had been out for awhile, and the Flyers were up 3-0.  Lindros tells Clarke that he wants to play, and farking arsehole Clarke lets him.

And the Flyers proceed to lose 4 straight.

Regardless that Clarke is a "god" to Flyers fans, I never forgave him for that  Boneheaded move as a GM.

Pretty sure the Flyers were up 2-0 in that series.  There are only 4 members of the 3-0 club, and Philly ain't one of them.


Thanks.  I swear they were up 3-0.
 
2014-05-02 11:08:34 AM

cptjeff: Flappyhead: Oh yeah, fun bit of trivia from last night, Ilya Bryzgalov is listed as the winning goaltender in the Avs/Wild game and he only made 1 save.  I do believe that is an NHL record.

Somewhat irrelevant, but try making sense of this stat line.

Mike Murphy:

GP W L OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2 0 1 0 36 0 0 0.00 1.000

\Came in in relief, empty net at end of game, opposing team gets empty netter, comes back in, Canes get goal at end of game, making the empty netter the game winning goal, which gets assigned to Murphy. First and only goalie in NHL history to get a loss before allowing a goal.


The way goalie wins and losses (and game-winning goals) are assigned in hockey is absolutely batshiat. I know baseball stat people say pitcher wins and losses are overrated, but the logic behind awarding them is at least sound. Devils had a game where they went up 4-0, Brodeur allowed three goals and was yanked, leading 4-3. Devils pulled away to something like 6-3, and we were in an absurd situation where if Corey didn't allow any goals, Marty got the win, but if Corey allowed a single goal, he'd get the win. Where the hell does that make sense?
 
2014-05-02 11:13:05 AM

MBrady: Flappyhead: MBrady: Flyers did the same thing against the Devils.  Forget the year, but Lindros had been out for awhile, and the Flyers were up 3-0.  Lindros tells Clarke that he wants to play, and farking arsehole Clarke lets him.

And the Flyers proceed to lose 4 straight.

Regardless that Clarke is a "god" to Flyers fans, I never forgave him for that  Boneheaded move as a GM.

Pretty sure the Flyers were up 2-0 in that series.  There are only 4 members of the 3-0 club, and Philly ain't one of them.

Thanks.  I swear they were up 3-0.


Devils won game 1, lost the next three, then won the last three to take the series. I remember going to Game 4 with my dad, and when they lost to go to the brink of elimination, saying something like "So we're gonna get tickets to Game 7 in Philadelphia [on the way to Memorial Day weekend vacation down south], right?" and my dad was like "Sure, yeah."

/we did not get tickets to Game 7
 
2014-05-02 01:44:54 PM

robsul82: mikaloyd: Marisyana

I'm a Yankees fan

*extremely disappointed face*

You and robsul both have this horrid heartbreaking condition when you are not fans of Black and Gold.

Some day maybe doctors can remove this from otherwise healthy people. Like pre-cancerous skin things.

The Penguins?  Shiat, I'm pulling for them to win in 4 in this upcoming series, lol.


Me too.  And I grew up with the Yankees.  If you think being a Sharks fan is bad being a Yankees fan in the eighties was BRUTAL.
 
2014-05-02 03:58:25 PM

Hospitaller: Doc_Gerbil: Seems like the sharks have jumped.

I know how they feel.

/red wings fan

yeah this year we blew the big 1 game to zero lead in the series

/We need better defense
//We need more consistent play from the 3 and 4 lines
///We need a new coach?  If he can win gold in the Olympics, he should be able to win Lord Stanley
////Game misconduct for unrepentant slashing


Dude wut.  Mike Babcock is a farking legend and a genius with lineups.  He took what was basically an AHL squad for most of this year, got them into the playoffs, and had them stand up to the #1 team in the league. There was definitely some shiat play but you can't say the Wings gave it to them easy.  We need fewer injuries.  We'll get better defense and consistent play from all lines as the amazing youngsters we have grow into their roles and each other alongside our senior leadership next year.  Hopefully the organization trims the dead weight of certain invisible players they had to rely on who I shall leave nameless at this point.
 
2014-05-02 04:33:05 PM

Kona_Bean: Hospitaller: Doc_Gerbil: Seems like the sharks have jumped.

I know how they feel.

/red wings fan

yeah this year we blew the big 1 game to zero lead in the series

/We need better defense
//We need more consistent play from the 3 and 4 lines
///We need a new coach?  If he can win gold in the Olympics, he should be able to win Lord Stanley
////Game misconduct for unrepentant slashing

Dude wut.  Mike Babcock is a farking legend and a genius with lineups.  He took what was basically an AHL squad for most of this year, got them into the playoffs, and had them stand up to the #1 team in the league. There was definitely some shiat play but you can't say the Wings gave it to them easy.  We need fewer injuries.  We'll get better defense and consistent play from all lines as the amazing youngsters we have grow into their roles and each other alongside our senior leadership next year.  Hopefully the organization trims the dead weight of certain invisible players they had to rely on who I shall leave nameless at this point.


I did put a question mark there...Once the big names came back during the playoff push, things picked up.  There was a lot of anti-Babcock sentiment to go with the anti-Howard sentiment and the anti-Helm sentiment (well earned btw).  I don't want to see him gone, but management may be thinking of dumping him.
 
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