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Monday, February 27, 2012

Sayonara Salute #18: Jamie McGinn

This season has been quite a roller coaster for the San Jose Sharks and their fans. They're finally coming home after a rough road trip. Injuries, rough outings for Sharks netminders, and undisciplined penalties are just a few of the teams' issues.

Issues that have the Sharks at just 3-8-1 in their last 12 games. They were once a lock for the Pacific Division title, but those days are long gone. Nope... if they want to get into the playoffs... they're going to have to figure stuff out and turn things around. Otherwise their streak of seven straight years of making the playoffs will be coming to an end.

I, myself, remain confident that things will come together in due time. They just need to come home, nurse some injuries, and start playing smart hockey as a team. Now that the trade deadline has passed, hopefully they can now focus on the game and do just that.

Sadly, the Sharks will be moving forward without Jamie McGinn, who was traded to the Colorado Avalanche with a couple of prospects for Daniel Winnik & T.J. Galiardi.

McGinn broke out this season and really impressed a lot of fans here in San Jose. His 12 goals and 12 assists are a huge improvement over last year's numbers... and was 8th on the team in points.

I can't speak for all Sharks fans, but I know that I'll miss seeing McGinn skating in teal.

Sayonara Jamie and thanks for your contributions you've made to the San Jose Sharks the past four seasons.

Have a great week everyone... and good night.

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