2011-12 San Jose Sharks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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2011-12 San Jose Sharks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A great movie is an even better expression of how I see the world and thus common theme of my pieces

In the movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Clint Eastwood was nicknamed (and officially named on credits) Blondie. He was the protagonist, "the good" from the title.

Lee Van Cleef was really a secondary antagonist nicknamed "Angel Eyes" that, in an irony to his name represented "the bad." Eli Wallach was the primary antagonist with the unfortunate distinction of representing "the ugly" in a role he played to an award-worthy level.

That is why in the past 45 years, its title has been reused as a favourite pop culture phrase, and many people see it as a pattern or theme to things they examine.

I see it as a perfect theme for the San Jose Sharks. They win a lot of the time, but have had streaks where they do not play well. They do most things well but are glaringly lacking in other things.

In a weekend that follows that pattern, all of these traits became apparent. Let's start with the good stuff from this season so far...

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