11.3: PIT/SJS pregame -- Brodie Brazil and Kevin Kurz
Brazil and Kurz come to you from HP Pavilion, discussing the biggest questions heading into the sharks homestand-opening contest with the Penguins.
They should check this out here at CSN California dot com Brodie Brazil and Kevin occurs we had just watched the sharks'. Finish up with their morning practices while we were just inside the dressing room talking to the players the Sharks in the Penguins tonight. But no Sidney Crosby I get the impression that a lot of the players the competitive side of them at least. Would like to actually go up against one of the best in the game. Yeah a lot of them are saying that yesterday specifically look good source and he's only played against them one time he welcomes the challenge but. At the same time is a big game they're coming off a losing streak now that they've lost their last game looking to get on the right track and know Crosby certainly helps. You look at the Sharks scoring as of late released at ten games so far this season the majority of the goals coming from. The first and second line the top six when all of the heavy lifting so far. You deserve what Todd McLellan said about his third and fourth line made it pretty clear what he wants from them. Yet he's looking for offense but it's not necessarily all about offense the third and fourth lines. They have to create some energy they can't be on the ice for goal scored at the very least you want them to be even but. As long as they're getting -- to those goals in the top two that's that's all well and good but at some point the 34 points had to contribute because. -- these top guys are gonna put in 234 goals tonight like they have been on this road trip. You watched -- have like play in person on the road trip kind of hard for us to believe here in San Jose though. This is his home debut tonight you had a chance to talk to him what would he say about this experience. While he specifically say didn't like playing here is an opponent. When any innocent funny at times obviously Minnesota Chicago. He's looking forward to it and he's also looking forward to getting that first goal he's been good he got off to a good start. Like the rest of the team maybe not as good in the two New York games. He's a -- first goal in and out tonight would be a great time for him to get that. Four assists so far right -- for Marty so far it was either 451 they took away at one point. Yeah he's he's he's been good but. They'll -- you want to get that -- a lot of we should break down the opponent realize that the Pittsburgh Penguins a team. Even without Sidney Crosby you put it best I think we are talking this opening. One of the most well rounded teams in the NHL yet even without Crosby that this team has everything they have the goaltending. They have toughness -- guys like Matt -- international they have the scorers up front James Neal who they got from Dallas last year has nine goals and puts him among the league leaders. They really do have everything. When Crosby comes back it's it's hard not to look at the Siemens as the best in the. Right check us out tonight on Comcast sports -- with sports net central at six over on Comcast sports net Bay Area pregame live at seven. On Comcast sports net California and of course the Sharks and the Penguins at 730 -- and I will see there.