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Watch: Sharks analysts argue after frustrating loss

Mar 30, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

Following San Jose’s 2-0 loss to Phoenix last night — which dropped the Sharks to ninth in the Western Conference — the CSN Bay Area postgame show featured a pretty sharp exchange between Senior Insider Ray Ratto and Sharks color man Drew Remenda.

Check it out:

(Here’s an extended version, complete with Ratto’s response)

Tensions are obviously high in San Jose right now. The Sharks haven’t finished lower than fifth in the Western Conference since the lockout and have made the playoffs in 13 of the last 14 seasons.

Being on the outside of the postseason picture with four games left in the regular season is a very unfamiliar (and uncomfortable) position, which probably explains why both parties were so exasperated last night.

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So…what happens if the Sharks don’t make the playoffs?

  1. govtminion - Mar 30, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Watching the longer clip, to be honest, I found myself nodding my head to Ratto’s comments. Bottom line, the Sharks are better than this. They’re more talented than teams like Phoenix or Dallas (at least on paper), they’re sure as hell better than 8-18 on the road. If they’re getting smacked around like this, you have to ask whether the team cares. The past few games, I haven’t had that impression. Remanda can complain all he wants, but at the end of the day the Sharks have blown this season.

    • polegojim - Mar 30, 2012 at 6:25 PM

      Ratto’s DEAD ON and Drew is a Sharks apologist and whining about the truth.

      There is NO TRY, there is either DO or NOT DO.

      In the end, you don’t get points for Trying, you get them for WINNING.

      Maybe Drew can find a job in Vancouver. They seem to appreciate excuse makers.

      • govtminion - Mar 30, 2012 at 6:32 PM

        Heh, almost pulled some Yoda in there!

        “Do… do not… there is no playoff berth.”

      • polegojim - Mar 30, 2012 at 9:24 PM

        HA – I’ve used that SO many times while posting here… and you’re the FIRST one to get it!!!

        Congrats Gov – you’re sharp!

  2. dallasstars9 - Mar 30, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    As a Stars fan, I love this!!

  3. cup0pizza - Mar 30, 2012 at 3:41 PM


  4. finfan88shark - Mar 30, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Remenda has lost his mind and his take about how great of a coach Todd McLellan is just proves that point.

    Least we all forget Remenda is a PAID employee of the Sharks, whereas Ray Ratto is not. Remenda is all about keeping his job and of course is going to ramble and disagree with anyone who says the Sharks suck this year. But Remenda wants to ignore the fact that the Sharks have a losing record in their own division. Lost 5 out of 6 to the worst team in the division and have won less game this year then any year since McLellan has been head coach. He talks about scoring and the fact that the team has trouble putting the puck in the net, but then gives no reason why? Why is it Drew that the team cannot put the puck in the net? Is it bad trades by the GM, or bad free agent signings like Michael Handzus? Or is it just the fact we have nobody willing to stand in front of the net. Or maybe it is because 95% of our shots are low percentage shots. Come on Remenda tell us why? I won’t hold my breath waiting for your Kool Aid drinking response.

    Hey Drew, why was the team 24th on the PK last year, and 27th this year? Is that all luck, or because we ran into “Hot PP teams?” You know like how Phoenix the last rated team on the PP in the entire NHL scores on their ONLY PK attempt last night. That was all luck? Or maybe it was the coaches, or players? And why do we continue to make the same amount of mistakes, have the second most missed shots on net in the entire NHL Drew? Yeah we know it was just plain bad luck Or we ran into a “Hot” team at the wrong time.

    • sharks123 - Mar 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

      I’v heard Drew be critical of the Sharks plenty of times. Remenda has carte blanche, he’s not in fear of his job. All of your questions need to be answered by the players, not coaches or announcers.

    • blomfeld - Mar 31, 2012 at 1:50 PM

      Yours is an excellent analysis, as this Remenda comes across as nothing more than a “frightened” apologist … he’s probably in fear of being liquidated himself, which would explain this irrational and emotional rant … sorry, but we LA Kings fans have no tears to offer …

  5. hockinj25 - Mar 30, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    You mad bro?

  6. t16rich - Mar 30, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    This isn’t the year to defend the Sharks. They’ve been a hyped contender for years and havnt done anything. It’s almost like his job on the line and he took that guys remarks personally

  7. sergio408 - Mar 30, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Wow how much have we fallen in a manner of three days Monday Night we were the 3rd seed in control of our own destiny now come, Thursday back to 9th and analyst bickering with Fatto Rotto, Sharks playoffs season starts now its take these next 4 games or watch from home.

  8. yournuts - Mar 30, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    The sharks have made a habit of being on a roll every season only to fail in the playoffs. I wsould rather see them get on a roll in the playoffs than before the playoffs. I think they will be alright and make the playoffs and make some noise. Ray Ratto has never missed the buffet before and after games, but misses the point of what it takes to win!

    • polegojim - Mar 30, 2012 at 6:28 PM

      You think RATTO is crazy?

      Folks like you who make fat jokes instead of seeing the point are the crazy ones.

      Grade school posters.

  9. thomaspratt - Mar 30, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Reminds me of the epic radio battle last year between Remenda and Jason Botchford, a Vancouver Canucks beat reporters. Remenda hosts a radio program on CJME in Saskatoon and Botch was a guest near the end of last season. Remenda exploded when Botch suggested the President’s Trophy was meaningless. It made for great radio, and I came away with the impression that Remenda wasn’t so much offended by the notion that the President’s trophy itself was meaningless, as much as the suggestion that the Sharks president’s trophy could be called into question.

  10. stubed - Mar 30, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Why do the video links never on mobile or iPad?

    • ponsonbybritt - Mar 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

      To keep Sharks fans from throwing the devices in a fit of pique. :-)

  11. letsgosjsharks - Mar 31, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Funny thing is watch the Stars choke like every year!

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