Dudes on Hockey
DOH 282 – Rookie Games With Meaning09/17/14
The Sharks lost their two rookie games against the Ducks, and even though it’s hard to evaluate talent in these games, they have more meaning this year. The Sharks will likely suit one or more rookies on opening night, so there are spots available....
DOH 281 – Uncomfortable
The Dudes talk about Mark Purdy’s recent article, where Doug Wilson says he wants the player who feel comfortable uncomfortable. That, and some great listener emails keep us rolling in early September.
DOH 280 – No Mo’ Captain Joe
The Sharks are going into training camp with no captain and no assistants, and Raffi Torres could be out for the year (again). All sunshine and rainbows in Sharks land!
DOH 279 – Outdoor Game Is Coming
As rumored, the Sharks got an outdoor game in 2015, at the new Levi’s stadium. The Dudes talk about that stadium experience, and whatever dregs the NHL is providing in the way of news.
DOH 278 – July
It’s the middle of July, with very little Sharks news. The Dudes abide.
DOH 277 – Bewilderment
The Dudes went to the prospects game, but with a “team for tomorrow”, the Sharks signed Scott Hannan, and now say they need to make the playoffs. Whaaa?
DOH 276 – Scott. John Scott.
In a move that no one can explain (or justify), the Sharks sign pugilist John Scott. The Dudes talk about that an all the activity during the draft and UFA day. P.S. Listen to the end.
DOH 275 – Mark Purdy and the Movable Sharks
Mark Purdy of the Mercury News joins us to talk about his article about the Sharks terrible TV deal. Mark also weighs in on the major Sharks topics of this offseason- the avowed rebuild, the possible departure of Thornton and Marleau, and the very...
DOH 274 – Four Big Pieces of News
Even in the sleepy period between the Cup Final and the draft, the Sharks release four big pieces of news, in short- Stalock, Brown, Remenda, and TV. The Dudes talk about it all.
DOH 273 – Kevin Kurz and the Joe Thornton Controversy
The Dudes speak to Kevin Kurz of CSN about lots of topics, not the least of which being the new controversy surrounding Joe Thornton, and whether he might leave San Jose.
DOH 272 – Doug Wilson Speaks
Doug Wilson, the Sharks’ GM, has made the media rounds since last week, and put forth in broad strokes the strategy for the Sharks going forwards. The Dudes try to read between the lines.
DOH 271 – Postmortem
The Dudes react to the worst playoff loss in Sharks history with two weeks’ worth of perspective. It ain’t pretty.
DOH 270 – Worst. Outcome. Ever.
The Sharks become only the fourth team since 1939 to blow a 3-0 series lead; the Dudes and Sharks fans everywhere despair.
DOH 269 – Game 3 vs. Kings
The Sharks win games 1 and 2, and the Dudes post during and after Game 3.
DOH 268 – 2014 Playoff Preview : Sharks v. Kings
The Sharks face their nemesis again, the Los Angeles Kings, in round 1. The Dudes like the Sharks’ chances with home ice and a returning Tomas Hertl.
DOH 267 – #1 Seed Not Out of Reach Yet
The Sharks and the Ducks have both lost games to bad teams, and although the Ducks are in the driver’s seat, the Sharks could still win the division if they win out. Mike and Doug talk about the Kings matchup, other playoff matchups, and even address...
DOH 266 – New #1 Seed?
The Sharks, in beating the Ducks and taking a point against Calgary and Edmonton, have launched themselves into the #1 seed in the Pacific, although the Ducks have games in hand. The Dudes ponder the #2 scorer in the NHL, and the resurgence of the...
DOH 265 – East Coast Sweep
The Sharks continue their winning ways, beating the Blue Jackets, Islanders, and Rangers on the road, with outstanding goaltending performances. The Sharks have completely eliminated the gap between them and the Ducks, can they keep the streak going?
DOH 262 – USA Hits a Wall
After so much promise, the US hockey team hits a wall against Canada and Finland, ending up with no medal to show for it. The Dudes are already over it, and looking forward to the imminent return of Raffi Torres and Logan Couture. But how will they...
DOH 262 – USA Exceeding Expectations in Sochi
With no NHL hockey in the past week, the Dudes turn their attention to the Olympic tournament. The marquee game so far has been the US beating Russia in a game for the ages. Canada and Sweden also look like medal contenders, with Finland also playing...
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