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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I leave for one day...

I leave for one day and all hell breaks loose. Ok, not all hell but maybe a tiny squeak of lava from a festering volcano.

Scott Parker was re-signed, Johnny Boychuk was traded, Marty Sertich was signed and Joe Sakic will delay his decision until after free agency starts. So, in order, I'll say: ok, whatever, who cares and sweet holy mother of pearl!

I'm a bit surprised at Super Joe delaying his decision this long and am starting to have doubts on my bold assertion that he will definitely be back next year. If he needs to take this long to decide and is delaying long enough that it could very well impact the team's future, I'm possibly maybe sort of starting to have tiny doubts.

In another startling piece, Andrew Brunette has not even been contacted by Francois Giguere. That's actually a bit shocking. Bruno has been a great player and, as far as I can tell, a great teammate so to not extend him a courtesy call is a bit...well...discourteous.

On the Drew Remenda Sports Show the other night - yes, our sports talk radio show has the Sharks color guy as the lead - he stated that if he was the GM any other team in the NHL, one of the first guys he'd be calling would be Andrew Brunette. Of course, he's not the GM of any other team but the point still stands. I'm tilting my head curiously in FG's direction over this one. I'm sure he cares.

And in case anyone is wondering where I am, I'm in San Francisco for a couple days. A conference on cloud computing tomorrow and then a day to explore the city after that. So I'm in a full-on geek mode starting right...now.

Related Links
Avalanche Sign Parker, Sertich; Acquire Hendricks
Still no contact with Bruno and the messy Sakic situation
Sakic will delay decision to retire (I'd reword that headline to "whether or not to retire" - unless they know something we don't)
What's he doing?
Super Joe not in a big hurry


Jibblescribbits said...

A conference on cloud computing tomorrow and then a day to explore the city after that. So I'm in a full-on geek mode starting right...now.

And no looking me up? (San Jose not far away)

Shane Giroux said...

jib, just sent you an email to your gmail account.

Jibblescribbits said...

(no e-mail at work)

No worries about not being able to catch up with each other. Hope you're enjoying your stay in SF.

If you catch this and have time this afternoon I recommend either of these restaurants:

La Méditeranée (Really good Mediterranean food near Castro Street (normally infamous for their, umm flamboyant parade)

or if you're closer to the baseball stadium:

Scnitzel Haus

A nice (if a little pricey) German restaurant with some excellent sausage, schnitzel and beer. (allow time to eat, they can be a little... European... in their service style. I.e. slow)

Jibblescribbits said...


Scnitzel Haus doesn't open until 5pm

Shane Giroux said...

Perfect, La Méditeranée is more or less on my way as I meander from the Powell Hotel down to the Wharf.

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