Hello there —
It’s been a little over a week since my last post, and I’m amused. Amused because, opposed to my mindless, non-factual usual banter about how much I hate some of the things happening in sports, I actually had an insightful post lined up near-ready to go. Not quite ready, near-ready. But I didn’t complete it. And I didn’t even get around to posting it.
It was reflecting on the summer for the San Jose Sharks in light of Dany Heatley, Devin Setoguchi, and the Minnesota Wild coming to town, which was last Thursday. I said a lot. I even threw in some snazzy statistics, like the fact that Martin Havlat had 8 points in 9 games (1 G, 7A), compared to Dany Heatley who had 10 points in 14 games (5 G, 5 A). I also made sure to mention how important that trend was because it woke up the struggling 2nd line of Logan Couture and Ryane Clowe. And to those people who were concerned about Couture hitting a sophomore slump, he had 11 points in 13 games (6 G, 5 A), and that Havlat is who you can thank for that. But since that was a week ago and I didn’t post it in a timely manner, that info is no longer relevant.
I also made it known that I wasn’t a fan of the Heatley-Havlat swap at first, and Marty would have an uphill climb to gain my respect. But then I said it didn’t take long for me to forget about Dany boy. Because Havlat backchecks unlike Heatley. And he has sweet puck-handling skills. And he doesn’t have a bloated albatross of a contract. And this video helped — a lot. But since I never got around to publishing this post, I guess you’ll never know how I really feel.
I also talked about the Burns-Seto trade, obviously. I said how I didn’t believe it at first because I didn’t believe Doug Wilson would be able to get another All Star defenseman (in addition to Dan Boyle) on this roster. And then I went on saying getting him as a return for Setoguchi was about as good as I could have hoped for, outside of my Keith Yandle, Zdeno Chara, Shea Weber pipe-dreams. Don’t laugh. Hell, I’m concocting a scenario in my head at this moment of how DW can save poor Rick Nash from god-awful Columbus right now. Hey, no one ever said I couldn’t dream…
But since I was too lazy to complete this post, I never quite finished my thoughts on this.
The last paragraph I completed in that post was about Brent Burns’ year so far, and how Fear the Fin posted an article a couple weeks ago noting how his advanced statistics seem like video game numbers. I also mentioned how I’m not nearly dedicated enough to pay attention to advanced statistics, so if FTF says his numbers are great, well then, I agree. I also made sure to say how he’s quite the character and already my most favorite Shark/person period to follow on Twitter right now. But because I was clearly too busy to complete this post, I didn’t get around to saying how because he’s a Harry Potter fan, he was already on a direct route to my heart anyways.
So here I am, a couple days removed from my last post, with no real content to share because I was too pre-occupied with whatever it is that I do that I couldn’t get to putting up one post that was basically complete. Man, if only you guys knew what was in that post, it was a good one.
Hmm…well, I can complain about these 4 day layoffs in-between games. The Sharks’ last game was on Saturday, and they don’t play again until Thursday versus the Red Wings.
As the great American poet Edgar Allen Poe once wrote, “That blows.”