12.6: MIN/SJS pregame -- Brodie and Kevin
Thank you for checking us out here at CSN California dot com Brodie Brazil Kevin Carter's game day at the tank what's better than that the Sharks in the Minnesota Wild. The game a story obviously a big one but the other big thing that's going on in the NHL right now realignment just announced yesterday in Pebble Beach the players seem to be kind of mixed on this that generally receiving it pretty well but there are some skepticism plus -- Wallace can be had commit. Conference and yet Vancouver and LA and all these good teams along with San Jose. It's not going to be easy to come out of the playoffs like to even make the play -- If sixteen teams in the west at fourteen in the east. Some it's a little bit more difficult for the western teams but. You know the change is good. Every team is going to see each other in its own building. So the Crosby is the of Mexicans the same -- this will be making it in front of the HP fans here next year so. As Sharks fans and you gotta be pretty excited about that. The one thing you have to be as cautious because you look at the standings and as Todd -- just told us downstairs he thinks that next year. To make the playoffs in that conference -- or whatever it's gonna call that the Sharks during you'll need at least a hundred points to advance or at least that's the way it kind of plays out right now so that'll be. A challenge in itself but in tonight's game no Douglas Murray he's not playing. Obviously Douglas marine Dan Boyle are the most solid pair in terms of their combination the last couple years. What does this mean for the Sharks and not have him in to throw everything out of -- -- Look -- about doing that anyway because the defense was not very good the last game let's face it. Marreese. Allowed a couple bad goals standing in the crease where -- shouldn't -- -- recently. Boyle we all know about his struggles so. Just in bronze back looks like just wrong it's going to be back in there Colin White we're looking at the -- right now looks like he's out. So they're gonna mix and match not quite sure the pairs gonna be just yet. I think it's going to be classic. As well as Boyle as one and then we're not really sure about the bottom two pairs but. Overall it doesn't matter they ought to be better that's just the bottom line. Almost forcing Todd hander have to jumble things maybe something he said he was going to do anyway but should be inching tonight CL these different new combinations. I lastly this in Minnesota Wild hate don't look now but there -- atop the standings in the Western Conference a lot of guys in the in the dressing room told me at least. I'm sure they told you the same thing and this is a team that's all about. Their defense in Minnesota Wild. Yet they -- very good goalies and they showed an ability come back they've raced to goal deficits and I think their last three road games so it's not going to be easy obviously you have. Setting -- and he -- on the other side. They have -- goals each they're two of five players on Minnesota that have beat goals so. Balanced scoring defense first and it's going to be a challenge for the trucks I'm wondering what team do you think will set up for here will say this being easy one this year what would they when is that common. That. I don't know it says. Aren't that much and I'm sure when his Columbus dinners are all lauer you heard it here first. Thanks for checking this out here at CSN California dot com scores don't forget the game tonight at 730 on Comcast sports in California but two minutes seven. For pregame live and CNN.
Brodie and Kevin discuss the NHL realignment and talk about the key matchups in tonight's meeting with the Wild.