At 1/10/15 02:13 PM, KillerSkull wrote:
He was being sarcastic. I actually think the Sharks can do it if we get a little more consistency before the playoffs start. The Pacific has been tough for the past eight years or so but we've thrived in it. Grant it, Anaheim and LA have both got better and the Sharks probably won't be winning any division or conference titles anytime soon but we can go toe to toe with the West in the playoffs.
Oh, didn't catch the sarcasm, but, yeah, the Sharks aren't consistent at all. They switch from being in the wildcard spot to second or third in the division almost every week. Once they can hold a spot for more than a while is when I can see them getting their first cup.
Everyone talks about how great Anaheim is in the regular season, but they suffer from the same problems the Sharks do, they can't produce in the playoffs. How they ever won a cup is beyond me.
The Ducks are a different team now than they were win they were winning Cups, I think. I couldn't tell you their problems specifically, but I just tell people who don't know that they're "not a playoff team."
And the East might as well not exist in the NHL when compared to the West.
Totally, besides the Penguins, Habs, and maybe the Bruins and Lightning, the East doesn't really show up when it comes to facing the West. This year I think the Islanders have a good shot at making it far in the playoffs, but they haven't got the playoff experience of making it every year that teams like Boston and Pittsburgh have, so they probably won't get close to gold.