San Jose Sharks

The Background of the Marc-Edouard Vlasic Trade Marc-Edouard Vlasic (Ivanmakarov, www.creativecommons.org) Throughout most of his career in San Jose, Miikka Kiprusoff lurked in the shadow of Evgeni Nabokov in the Sharks’ crease. During his tenure, the Finnish netminder never started more than 22 games in teal in a single season and held inconsistent numbers over the
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The San Jose Sharks have already played three seasons in 2017-18. Season one was the opening game, which was brief, painful and over quickly, a 5-3 loss to Philadelphia. The second season lasted 11 games and the Sharks came away with an 8-3-0 record. In every one of these games, San Jose was competitive. The third
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This article was originally written in August, 2015. In 2005-06, a 25-year-old native of Moose Factory, Ontario, one of the most northern settlements in the Province located at the base of Hudson Bay, shattered expectations and won the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL’s leading goal scorer. Four year later, he had played in his
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For the San Jose Sharks, a slow start to the season isn’t what the team envisioned. In the team’s first two games, they have lost twice. Both times to teams who missed out on the playoffs last season. Two games do not merit an overreaction, but these are games where the Sharks expected to begin banking
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One of the first signs of my father’s arthritis was a tendency to drop things. Grabbing an object creates an instantaneous flow of information moving between hand and brain. For most people, this information flow requires no conscious thought. It is an instinct. The brain trusts the information coming from the hand. Arthritis, in its
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The San Jose Sharks enter 2017-18 in a precarious position. After failing to come to terms with unrestricted free agent and franchise legend Patrick Marleau, the Sharks are poised to take a step back, at least offensively, without significant progress from the “five or six” rookies that general manager Doug Wilson expects to play on
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Thirty-one NHL teams know New York Islanders center John Tavares is an elite player. Any team interested in his services is going to have to answer the same question posed by Larry Brooks for Isles management: “what is the organization’s selling point?” We know John Tavares makes sense for the San Jose Sharks because he makes
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When the San Jose Sharks acquired Mikkel Boedker as an unrestricted free agent in 2016, it looked like they had addressed their need for secondary scoring on the power play. After a not particularly close Stanley Cup Final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in which the Sharks managed only eight goals in six games, general
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For the San Jose Sharks, this offseason is pivotal. They lost their all-time leading goal scorer to free agency. They’ve re-signed their all-time best player, despite being 38 years-old, coming off a down season and finishing it with two torn knee ligaments. He got 16% raise. The Sharks have made few moves. Though I question
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As Patrick Marleau heads to Toronto, there is a buzz. In our third and final part of the series, we’ll peer into Marleau’s future with the Maple Leafs. Related Part 1: The Ever-So Talented Patrick Marleau Part 2: Patrick Marleau’s Yin and Yang During Marleau’s time in San Jose, he often divided the fan base. So it comes as little
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As I flipped my calendar to July, I saw the picture. It is a graceful albatross, flying above the coastline of the Falkland Islands. On July 1, 2017, the NHL began their new calendar season and, as always, a flurry of activity came with it. A bad deal is often called an albatross, and more
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Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau are the two best players in San Jose Sharks history. They’ve been joined at the hip since Thornton’s arrival in 2005. Almost any listing of franchise scoring records will find the two of them first and second. They are also among the most popular Sharks. Joe Thornton, with Beard 1.0
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The San Jose Sharks’ offseason is both very complicated and quite simple. Factors such as the expansion draft, the potential for a relatively flat salary cap and expiring contracts of the franchise’s two greatest players are all in the mix. Yet, the Sharks need to focus on a single core objective: getting the elite forward which
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After exiting the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the first round this spring, the San Jose Sharks find themselves with the 19th selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The Sharks have some decent success drafting in the middle third of the opening round. Mirco Mueller (18th – 2013), Tomas Hertl (17th – 2012), Ty Wishart
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The San Jose Sharks are up next on our list of players that fans of the Vegas Golden Knights should know. Arguably there is no team with a more complicated expansion draft landscape to navigate than the Sharks. Blame it all on Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. Both entered the NHL in 1997, both will
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