Dudes on Hockey
DOH 309 – Tomorrow Is Today07/07/15
Last year the Sharks were a “tomorrow team”, and now after the signings of Paul Martin and Joel Ward, the Sharks’ tomorrow has come early. The Dudes discuss the moves, whether the strategy is sound, and try to fit the pieces together of a very...
DOH 308 – The Draft and Mr. Jones
The Sharks used the #9 overall pick in 2015 on Timo Meier, and while lots of big-name players moved the first day, the Sharks were not a part of it. But they did snag a goalie, Martin Jones, from the Bruins.
DOH 307 – Summer Preview
The Sharks have the most important draft pick they’ve had in years- the #9 pick in Friday’s draft. The Dudes talk about the gravity of that, and the Sharks position to improve with draft picks, trades, and free agent signings.
DOH 306 – DeBoer It Is
The Sharks have chosen a new head coach, the former head coach of New Jersey and Florida, Peter DeBoer. The Dudes weigh in on this choice, and what changes (or lack thereof)in results this will lead to.
DOH 305 – First Coaching Domino Falls
Mike Babcock has made his decision, and it’s the Toronto Maple Leafs. Todd McLellan actually beat him to the punch in choosing Edmonton, but the question remains- who is still out there, and who will be coaching the Sharks in the fall?
DOH 304 – Plattner Speaks
The Sharks have solidified their roots in San Jose with an arena deal, and the owner speaks. No news on the coaching front, but that’s to be expected.
DOH 303 – TMac QuitFired
The big news in the recent past is Todd McLellan leaving the team, and the Dudes talk about whether he quit, was fired, or both. Also on the docket – the Hasso Plattner letter, the announcement about the arena, the draft pick lottery, and first round...
DOH 302 – Whimper
(Fixed) The Sharks end the season with a whimper, losing the last home game and the last game of the season, dropping to the third worst record in the Western Conference. Mike and Doug talk about what could happen next, and dissect Drew Remenda’s...
DOH 301 – Final Stretch Coming
The Sharks have rebounded, but it probably too little, too late. With points in their last four games, and a weak schedule to end the season, it’s possible they could still make the playoffs, but the odds are stacked hard against. The Worchester...
DOH 300 – Postseason Hopes Collapse
The Sharks have been in a must-win situation since the last podcast, and they’ve gone 1-4. Mike and Doug discuss the latest in the DW-Thornton debacle, and where the Sharks should focus the rest of the season.
DOH 299 – Boom Goes the Dynamite
San Jose has exploded in controversy, with Joe Thornton going head-to-head against Doug Wilson in the press. The Dudes speculate relentlessly on what this all means, what this is all about, and what might happen next. Oh, and they won two games...
DOH 298 – Trade Deadline Show: Expected and Unexpected
The Sharks did not sit pat at the trade deadline, and traded some players that many expected- Kennedy, Sheppard, and Desjardins. But many also expected Antti Niemi and possible Scott Hannan moved as well, which did not happen. The Dudes break down the...
DOH 297 – Rock Bottom As the Trade Deadline Approaches
The Sharks did not win a home game in February, and have been one of the worst teams in the NHL in 2015. As the trade deadline is at noon on Monday, the Dudes explore what players may no longer be Sharks come Tuesday.
DOH 296 – A Rocky Road Headed to the Stadium Series
The Sharks continue to stumble into the week before the Stadium Series, losing badly to Nashville and Tampa Bay. But they did show grit in coming back against Arizona, and the EPIX series shows a behind the scenes look on that comeback.
DOH 295 – Dizzy
The Sharks are up and down again, with wins against 3 good teams, and 3 losses against not-so-good ones. What to make of this?
DOH 294 – Midseason
It’s the All-Star break, with more unexplainable Sharks results, and two unfortunate injuries.
DOH 293 – All-Star Burns
The Dudes weigh in on the Burns-back-to-forward controversy, recap the week’s games, and talk Marleau and Melker.
DOH 292 – Positivity Waning
The Sharks drop a pair to the Kings and Vancouver, and get embarrased by the Blues. Can the road win against the Ducks maintain Dude positivity?
DOH 291 – Merry Christmas and Go Sharks
The Sharks are still playing well, with three points against St. Louis and Anaheim. What are the keys to keep this run of good play going?
DOH 290 – Seven of Eight
The Sharks have now won 7 of 8 games, and are on a major home winning streak. What changed?
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