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Silver Medal Line: Joe Pavelski and Co. Carry the Weight for the San Jose Sharks

April 25th, 2010
Bay Area hockey fans no longer have to wonder what their team is going to do once the beloved-Patrick Marleau/Joe Thornton Era comes to an end.  They no longer have to speculate on what will happen if these “superstars” don’t live up to their often overhyped hockey lore. The future is now ...

2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Five Sharks That Need To Emerge As Wild Cards

April 8th, 2010
Whether it is a jovial joker or a one-eyed Jack, a wild card has a way of mixing things up in advantageous ways. It can turn the mediocre into amazing and the amazing into the absolutely spectacular. It is this exciting variable that the San Jose ...

Sharks Extend Skid: Five Reasons the Teal Faithful Should Remain Calm

March 23rd, 2010
In times of uncertainty, it is not uncommon for people to panic and lose focus of the situation at hand. The San Jose Sharks’ recent sky dive down the Western Conference standings has many worried that their eerily predictable downfall is starting a little early this season. Since the return from the ...

San Jose Sharks: Top Five Offseason Free Agents that Could Replace Evgeni Nabokov

March 11th, 2010
It is a weird thought…someone other than Evgeni Nabokov regularly in between the pipes for the San Jose Sharks. Nabokov’s career in the NHL has spanned 11 seasons and three different decades, with all of them in teal. He is the leader in almost every All Time Sharks goaltending stat ...

Sharks Stay Quiet At Trade Deadline, Current Contracts Possibly to Blame

March 4th, 2010
Steady as she goes! Not a bad mentality for some, but for Northern California hockey, it can feel a bit empty. The San Jose Sharks kept the steering wheel heading due north during the biggest “mover-and-shaker” day of the year and fans are left wondering, where were the fireworks, where was a ...

Beat LA!: Upstart Kings Re-Ignite Dormant Rivalry with the Sharks

January 5th, 2010
“Beat LA! Beat LA! Beat LA!” Anyone that has attended a Bay Area sporting event where the away team is a despised squad from Southern California has heard and hopefully partaken in this cheer. There is no love lost between Southern and Northern California and fans from each region have no problems ...

Sharks Become Comfortably Numb, Rest Of The Pacific Take Aim

December 14th, 2009
“Hello, Is there anybody in there?” – Pink Floyd Watching the San Jose Sharks the past few games, I can’t help but ask this same question.  The Sharks are currently riding a five game losing streak and if anyone is comfortable with that they are undoubtedly numb in the head. San Jose is ...

Too Many Men: The Abundance of Olympic-Caliber Stars May Harm the Sharks

December 8th, 2009
With the Winter Olympics less than 70 days away, it is hard not to take a quick glance over your NHL team's roster to see who may represent their country in these always exciting world games. While it will be an undoubtedly enormous honor for these talented stars to make the ...

San Jose Sharks Continue to Struggle with Allowing Shorthanded Goals

December 4th, 2009
The San Jose Sharks' miscues while up a man this season are becoming quite the pesky problem.    For the second time in five games, the dreaded Short Handed Goal Against (SHGA) reared it’s evil head and forced an abrupt end to a promising Sharks winning streak.    Notching a tally in ...

Finding Holes: San Jose Sharks’ Defense Lacks A Serious Two-Way Threat

December 3rd, 2009
A true two-way defenseman.  He is considered by many to be a rare breed. A breed that over excels in every area of his craft. He is a defenseman that you would not step in front of to absorb one of his hits, even if it was your grandma trying to fish ...