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08:21 AM ET 04.16 | Dominic Moore wound up on the wrong side of Vladimir Sobotka's temper, though he and his broken nose are likely available to the Sharks. Sharks coach Todd McLellan hinted that there might be some lineup changes coming for Game 3. But of course he wasn't about to signal what they might be. Any alterations, though, likely would be about getting a bigger team on the ice to confront the Blues' physical play. Obviously among McLellan's options are Michal Handzus, Brad Winchester and Colin White. "We have to look at some of the players who we haven't used yet to see if they'll make a significant difference," McLellan said. "We have some size there. But when you give up a little speed for size, the game tempo changes."

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April 16, 2012  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I heard Joe Thornton took boxing classes yesterday.Unfortunately, the bag won in 2 rounds.

bing bing bing...no more entries, we have a winner

April 16, 2012  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I heard Joe Thornton took boxing classes yesterday.Unfortunately, the bag won in 2 rounds.

that's more rounds than Thorton is used to winning anyway

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April 16, 2012  09:37 AM ET

What's this, you mean there is actually some unpleasantness going on in other series?

April 16, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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What's this, you mean there is actually some unpleasantness going on in other series?

aside from The Sharks' forwards youmean?

April 16, 2012  10:22 AM ET
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What's this, you mean there is actually some unpleasantness going on in other series?

None BF...............at the other series it's sort of like recess between periods. Guys bring cookies (to share of course) and tell stories about their summer vacation last year. You Pennsylvania teams are the only meanies in the group!

April 16, 2012  11:20 AM ET

Enough with this underachieving Sharks team. They have had their chances. Move aside and let this overachieving Blues team through to the next round.

April 16, 2012  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Enough with this underachieving Sharks team. They have had their chances. Move aside and let this overachieving Blues team through to the next round.

Do they play those baddasss Kings next?

April 16, 2012  12:14 PM ET

I like this series almost as much as Phil-Pitt, and it's actuall competitive...

April 16, 2012  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Enough with this underachieving Sharks team. They have had their chances. Move aside and let this overachieving Blues team through to the next round.

Blues are doing exactly what I expected out of them. Solid, hard team.

April 16, 2012  12:27 PM ET
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Do they play those baddasss Kings next?

Will we see any goals scored in regulation if they do?

April 16, 2012  12:27 PM ET
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I heard Joe Thornton took boxing classes yesterday.Unfortunately, the bag won in 2 rounds.

I think Drew Doughty would disagree. Thornton has been challenging Backes to a fight each game of the series.

April 16, 2012  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Enough with this underachieving Sharks team. They have had their chances. Move aside and let this overachieving Blues team through to the next round.

The Sharks earned a split on the road and now have home ice advantage. This series is far from over. Game 3 will be huge.

April 16, 2012  12:45 PM ET
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I think Drew Doughty would disagree. Thornton has been challenging Backes to a fight each game of the series.

He'd better hope Backes doesn't agree. He'll get his ashes hauled.

April 16, 2012  12:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Enough with this underachieving Sharks team. They have had their chances. Move aside and let this overachieving Blues team through to the next round.

Do they play those baddasss Kings next?

April 16, 2012  12:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Do they play those baddasss Kings next?

What is wrong with this website??

April 16, 2012  03:48 PM ET

Yup, the little guy Sobotka beat up the big, bad Shark....boo hoo.

 
April 16, 2012  05:49 PM ET
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What is wrong with this website??

It's ****ked up!

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