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Will Vancouver or San Jose Break Their Playoff Curses?

Currently the Vancouver Canucks are sitting comfortably above the playoff line with a 12-5-0 record, good for first place in the Western Conference, while the San Jose Sharks are in a precarious tie for 8th with the Winnipeg Jets (though the Jets have a game in hand). Within the last decade both clubs have come close to winning the Stanley…

Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks - Game Seven

Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 San Jose Sharks

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Makes sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each division, and eventually…

Marleau Thornton

What Are “Chokers”: The San Jose Sharks Playoff Failures

In the first round of the 2013-14 NHL playoffs, the San Jose Sharks were eliminated by the Los Angeles Kings in seven games for the second straight year. But what made the Sharks’ defeat by the eventual Stanley Cup Champions such a monumental occurrence this time around was that they had jumped out to a 3-0 series lead to start the…

San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Three

Sharks to Start Season Without Captains

It was announced yesterday that the San Jose Sharks will start the 2014-15 NHL campaign without a captain, nor any alternates. While that likely won’t come as a surprise to many as the Sharks blew a 3-0 series lead to the eventual Stanley Cup champions (the LA Kings), what is odd is the fact that Thornton could potentially earn back his…

Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks - Game Two

Recent Criticism of John Ferguson Jr. and Joe Thornton

Unless it happens to be Sean Avery or Jeremy Roenick talking, rarely in the hockey world do we hear someone openly criticize another player, coach, manager, etc. When asking an athlete about another’s talent level or overall ability, the usual answer given is a polite response, a formality, or the question is deflected to another topic. This is why I was…

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