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GOTTA SEE IT: Boughner Tells No Lies as Sharks Miss Playoffs Again

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Bob Boughner, as he has been so often this season, was refreshingly candid in his post-game availability tonight, after a San Jose Sharks 5-4 OT loss that eliminated San Jose from the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

“Last year was a situation where we sold veterans at the deadline and got picks back. This situation this year, a lot of young guys are getting chances, [we’re] calling it a reset,” Boughner said, when asked about his disappointment about missing the post-season.

“It’s not a surprise. When you look around the league at 31 teams, as of right now, I think every team that missed the bubble, last year’s playoffs, is still out. It just goes to show, you don’t flip things around in this league in six months, eight months, or 10 months. It takes time.

“There’s pain involved. There’s some growing to do and that’s where we’re at. We’ve tried to work on certain things this year, systematically, culture, and things like that.

“There’s a lot of things going on behind the scenes that are real solid and young guys, but yeah, it’s a situation where you’re going through some stuff and it’s a little disappointing not to be in the playoffs obviously. But we know what the big picture looks like, where we’re going.”

Judging by Twitter’s reaction, a lot of San Jose Sharks fans are up in arms about Boughner’s comments – but he’s not telling any lies. It’s hard to turn any non-playoff team, not just the 2019-20 Sharks, into a post-season squad, and San Jose did not get enough from veterans and youngsters alike this year to turn things around.

Boughner saved his last bullet for a general question about why the San Jose Sharks blew a 4-2 third period lead to Colorado – spoiler alert, Martin Jones surrendered three goals in his last 11 shots of the game.

You can see Boughner’s entire press conference here.

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The Masala Slapper

Hindsight is 20/20, but could Doug Wilson have reasonably foreseen that his key players would fall off so, so hard after the 2016 cup run? I’m astonished at where Jones has ended up. It was not a gradual decline – it was a cliff.

Last edited 14 days ago by The Masala Slapper
david barnard

he went from mediocre to bad in 1 season, but it’s been 3 seasons of BAD!

[…] San Jose Sharks head coach Bob Boughner, as he has been so often this season, was refreshingly candid in his post-game availability tonight. His team lost 5-4 in overtime which eliminated San Jose from the playoffs for the second consecutive season. (San Jose Hockey Now) […]

Gary To

I can’t see how we can have Jones back next year, I am so done with him. For a guy that seems so calm and confident all the time, his play is saying otherwise. All the early momentum zapping goals and all these multiple goals off a small timeframe tells me he’s either nervous or just totally lacks confident.

Joe

Why the he’ll wasn’t Kane out there to start overtime? Look in the mirror coach. Why is Jones even playing. EK65 is out there with his big smile, obviously playing half ass and collecting that huge check, why hasn’t his minutes been cut? Nice assists by Burns….for Colorado. I wish the rest of the team had Kane’s intensity. What a pathetic loss. DW better do some serious work this off season to fix this dumpster fire he created . Good call DW, Pavs is on the decline……..

Falco5

Can the sharks buy out jones after the expansion draft? Although Korenar hasn’t looked great so maybe exposing him isn’t a big deal.

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