All season, fans have watched the Sharks enter the ice at HP Pavilion through the smoking shark head to the tune of Metallica’s “Seek and Destory.”
This entrance song was likely chosen to compliment the Sharks’ stated goal of being a more gritty, physical, and punishing team this season.
However, having fallen to fourth in the Western Conference, and looking terrible against teams at the bottom of the league, this hardly seems appropriate anymore.
The only thing the Sharks are seeking is the edge they lost months ago, and the only thing they are destroying is their credibility throughout and league and the hopes of a frustrated fan base.
It seems like a good time to skate in to a different tune, but which one? They could go with something obvious like Frank Sinatra’s “Luck be a Lady,” but that seems a little too soft.
Given the way the Sharks have consistently driven coaches, fans, and analysts up the wall with their inconsistent play, some might argue for Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy!” But again, this rings too much of pop to cut it at a hockey game.
Seeing as the play of the Sharks in recent days must be causing more than a few people associated with the team to lose some sleep, my vote goes to Dio’s “Dream Evil.”
No wish on a rising star will help break this slump, the Sharks need to open the door . . .