Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Gray's Not Quite Season Preview

copyright 2008. Let's try to not spread this around the interwebs, folks.

I have a confession to make. I don't know what the Sharks are going to do this season. I have read other predictions by a variety of knowledgeable (and some not so knowledgeable) people, but at the end of the day I still don't really feel confident trying to guess what will happen. (despite this fact, Mina made me guess where all 30 teams would finish. Emphasis on the word guess.) The Sharks are bit of an unknown this year with a new coach, new system, and a bit of a roster shake up. Sure, they still have their star players, and all claim to be healthy and ready to go, but will they preform to expectations? What about Blake and Boyle? Are they going to be the boon that management says they will be?

I also still find myself wondering if the team has the mental energy to push themselves over that second round hump. That's assuming, of course, that the Sharks make the playoffs. Saying they won't is probably overly pessimistic, but I try not to assume anything going into the start of the season lest it cause great disappointment later.

The season will go how it goes, there's nothing I can do to change that. I can only do so much as a fan to push my team forward, the rest is up to them.

1 comment:

The Robber Baron said...

Hooray!! I am glad that you pointed out that ultimately the decision of the games rest upon the shoulder of the players. Something we all too often forget as sports fans.

I am hoping for the best but am prepared for the worst.