Game #1 Sharks @ Jackets: We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat.

It's time.

The questions, as the NHL's new ad campaign has told us, will be answered, and the first step in getting those answers is today.

We know that Rick Nash, Jake Voracek, Nikita Filatov, and the rest of the boys can play in the wider offensive system of Scott Arniel.

We know that Steve Mason, Mike Commodore, and the rest of the team's defense wants to erase the stains of last year.

We know that Scott Arniel has a plan and a method to take teams to the playoffs that has worked in the AHL, and he's eager to show that his system will succeed at the NHL level.

We know that Kristian Huselius, Anton Stralman, and Sammy Pahlsson want to win a game in front of their families, friends, and countrymen.

We know that many, many fans made the trip to Sweden, and they want to cheer the boys in Union Blue on to victory, no matter the continent.

And we know that the San Jose Sharks would like nothing more than to shatter all of these hopes.

The puck drops in the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm Sweden at 3:00pm Eastern time.

Let's. Go. JACKETS!

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