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Projected Roles and Potential Concerns for Each San Jose Shark Going to Sochi

January 21st, 2014
After months of speculation, the San Jose Sharks learned that Antti Niemi (Finland), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (Canada), Patrick Marleau (Canada) and Joe Pavelski (USA) will represent their respective countries in what many athletes consider the highest honor. Realistically, the San Jose contingent could have been much larger, potentially doubling in size—or more—if not ...

San Jose Sharks: 5 Storylines That Won’t Go Away During 2013-14 Season

December 23rd, 2013
When you think about reoccurring or prolonged storylines of the San Jose Sharks, there’s one in particular that has haunted the men in teal for years. One word, eight letters: playoffs. But the 2013-14 Sharks season offers a handful of exceptionally ripe and riveting storylines that go well beyond San Jose’s ...

2014 NHL Draft: 5 First-Round Prospects San Jose Sharks Should Have an Eye on

December 17th, 2013
When the average hockey fan thinks of the San Jose Sharks, they tend to think high-profile trades. But while Joe Thornton, Brent Burns, Antti Niemi, Dan Boyle and Martin Havlat were all acquired via headlining trade deals, on an average game night, the other 75 percent of San Jose players ...

Are the 2013-14 San Jose Sharks the Best Team in Franchise History?

December 2nd, 2013
This isn’t the first time that I’ve speculated that the 2013-14 San Jose Sharks are the best iteration the club has ever offered. While the first prognostication may have been premature at the time, San Jose’s impressive five-game homestand, in which the team went 5-0-0—including three wins in four days ...

Stock Watch for San Jose Sharks’ Top-Six Forwards

November 25th, 2013
San Jose's stock may have dipped since their scorching start to the 2013-14 season, but that's no reason to sell on this year's Sharks.  This year's team is arguably the most complete in the franchise's 22-season history, and the play of players throughout the roster, top to bottom, has fans in ...

San Jose Sharks’ Most Impressive Stats Early in 2013-14

November 11th, 2013
The 2013-14 San Jose Sharks have been a tale of two teams. After starting 10-1-1, the Sharks are winless in their last five, with four of those losses coming in overtime or shootout.In spite of their recent struggles, there's plenty to be impressed by with this year's Sharks.The offense is ...

The All-Time Greatest San Jose Sharks at Every Position

October 31st, 2013
The San Jose Sharks don’t have the storied history of many NHL clubs. The ceiling of the SAP Center isn’t overflowing with layer after layer of banners honoring legends that have donned “the teal.” But that doesn’t make compiling a list of Sharks greats any less challenging. Numbers will eventually hang in ...

Solutions to San Jose Sharks’ Biggest Problems Early in 2013-14

October 28th, 2013
Well, it took them longer than every other NHL team, but the 2013-14 San Jose Sharks finally look the least bit human. The Sharks currently sit atop the Pacific Division with a 10-1-1 record, their only regulation blemish courtesy of a Boston Bruins goal scored with less than a second remaining. But ...

Which 5 San Jose Sharks Will Have the Best Plus-Minus Stats in 2013-14?

October 24th, 2013
No team dominates the 2013-14 NHL plus-minus charts more than the San Jose Sharks. Two Sharks sit atop the charts, tied for the league lead. Another looms one point behind, and four others are within three. That's seven players in the top 20, for those keeping track at home. The plus-minus statistic ...

Early 2013-14 Grades for Each San Jose Sharks Line

October 21st, 2013
What a start for the 2013-14 San Jose Sharks, the last remaining team without a regulation loss. A shootout loss to the Dallas Stars is the only flaw in an otherwise perfect 7-0-1 record. Offensively, San Jose has been an early season juggernaut. They lead the league in shots, shots per ...