Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 San Jose Sharks

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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 […] READ MORE


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

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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 […] READ MORE


Sharks to Start Season Without Captains

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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 […] READ MORE


Recent Criticism of John Ferguson Jr. and Joe Thornton

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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. […] READ MORE


Is it Time to Start a San Jose Sharks Rebuild?

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Windows matter. Not the ones you roll down to blast your favorite Jurassic 5 song in the summer, but the ones that dictate your opportunity to win the Stanley Cup.  The “window” is what brings you the Martin St. Louis trade, the Ryan Miller deal, and the Jarome Iginla acquisition last year. Your window can […] READ MORE


Sharks vs. Ducks: The Battle For The Pacific Division

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For all the talk of parity in the NHL, this year’s playoff races are lacking a little intrigue. Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like a majority of clubs in both conferences had a chance at a post-season berth, but teams have really spread apart recently. Realistically, only three teams in the East are […] READ MORE


Steven Stamkos Not Cleared for the Olympics

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Bad news for Team Canada and for the Tampa Bay Lightning, as the team has announced that following a look at his medicals, the star centre is not healthy enough for game action and will not be participating in the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Tampa Bay Lightning released the following statement: “After reviewing the […] READ MORE


Why the Leafs Should Keep Nazem Kadri

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From a controversial cut after a strong first training camp, to being publicly called out last season by then-Marlies coach Dallas Eakins for coming to training camp out of shape, Nazem Kadri has had an interesting path to the NHL, to say the least. All of this drama was put to rest (at least temporarily) […] READ MORE


Sharks lock up Thornton and Marleau for Three More Years

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Two of the most recognizable names for the San Jose Sharks have signed three-year contract extensions with the club, as Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau will remain with the club instead of testing the NHL’s free agent waters this July. Thornton’s deal is worth $20.25 million ($6.75 million AAV) and Marleau’s deal is worth just […] READ MORE


Checking in On The Snubs: Player Performance Post Olympic Announcements

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As of January 7th all countries participating in the Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament at the Sochi Olympics have submitted their twenty-five man preliminary rosters for the games.  Since that time, the talk has focused almost as much on players who were not selected to play for their countries, as those who were selected.  While the […] READ MORE