San Jose Sharks re-sign Tomas Hertl

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The San Jose Sharks keeping Tomas Hertl in the fold is a great start to the Sharks offseason. The restricted free agent signed a cap-friendly bridge deal to stay in San Jose. The two-year, $6 million pact will expire within Hertl’s RFA years, a further advantage for San Jose to keep the talented Czech in […] READ MORE


Sharks Game 3 Update: Hertl Out

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Tomas Hertl is out with a lower-body injury will not play in Game 3 tonight. Hertl has been a key contributor on the San Jose Sharks top line throughout the post-season and was one of the few Sharks making an impact in the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins. DeBoer said Hertl has arguably […] READ MORE


Time to Pull the Plug on Don Cherry

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Despite all the changes Rogers has made with Hockey Night in Canada, one thing has stayed the same: Coach’s Corner with Don Cherry and Ron MacLean. Watching the first segment of the season has confirmed to me that Cherry needs to be removed. The segment was spent ripping the Toronto Maple Leafs and their lack […] READ MORE


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


TSP: San Jose Sharks Prospects

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Welcome to the 2014 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. As we go through the Summer of 2014 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. I will be following the order […] READ MORE


The Future of Czech Hockey

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Olympic gold in men’s hockey at the Nagano Games in 1998. Three straight gold medals at the IIHF men’s world hockey championships from 1999-2001. Back-to-back gold at the World Juniors in 2000 and 2001. During this period, the Czech Republic was a certified force on the world stage, belonging with the usual perennial powerhouse countries. […] READ MORE


Internet Hostove: San Jose Sharks

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Internet Hotstove is a series where Last Word On Sports asks the opinions of respected bloggers from around the internet about their team’s chances in the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. The goal is to get a broad view of opinion from around the league as an alternative to other playoff previews. For several years now the […] READ MORE


NHL Rookies Proving They Will Be Players to Watch Going Forward

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With over half the season gone, there have been a number of strong rookie performers.  I am going to highlight five players who have shown strong starts to their NHL careers, and who I believe will be important players not just this year, but for their franchises going forward.  Four of these five players have […] READ MORE


Tomas Hertl Injury Opens Up Calder Race

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Through the first two and a half months of the NHL season, San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl has been leading the race for the Calder Trophy as top rookie in the league, and not just because of his amazing four goal game back in October. He leads all NHL rookies with 15 goals and […] READ MORE


FISH ON SPORTS: NHL "Organ" Jokes, MLB Rivalry Jokes, and Bill Clinton

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Great to be back again this week. Here’s a recap of the week that was in the world of pro sports:   MLB PLAYOFF PICTURE GETTING SMALLER The St. Louis Cardinals are off to their third consecutive NLCS, beating Pittsburgh in five games. True to form, Pirates fans are already blaming the loss on Sid […] READ MORE