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2011 NHL Playoffs: Predictions for Each Quarterfinal Series in the West

April 11th, 2011
It's been an incredible season for the eighth playoff bound teams in the Western Conference, and predictions that it would go down to the wire have been dead on.Following the disappointing exit from the playoffs for the Dallas Stars, we now know who will be vying to represent the Western ...

NHL Playoff Predictions 2011: 5 Keys to the Sharks’ Postseason

April 10th, 2011
With the Pacific Division and the second seed locked up, the San Jose Sharks now await their first-round opponent.With a 48-25-9 record over this 2010-11 season the Sharks have put together one hell of a fine season, considering the season was slipping away at one point during a six-game losing ...

San Jose Sharks vs Phoenix Coyotes: Joe Thornton Scores 1000th Point in 4-3 Loss

April 9th, 2011
The Sharks traveled to the desert to kick off a home–and–home series against the Phoenix Coyotes Saturday night. The Coyotes had won 10 of their last 15 games with a 10-2-3 record, and were looking to secure a playoff berth with a win at home. The Sharks knew they had to ...

NHL Relocation: Why the Coyotes Should Move To Winnipeg

March 18th, 2011
The drums of relocation have sounded in the Southwest for two years now, and there still does not seem to be any kind of end in sight. The talk of the Phoenix Coyotes relocating to Winnipeg is nothing new, but Gary Bettman and the NHL seem hell-bent on pushing the square ...

San Jose Sharks vs Dallas Stars: Will Brad Richards Return?

March 5th, 2011
Coming off their biggest win of the season against the Detroit Red Wings, the San Jose Sharks are clicking on all cylinders. Riding the wave of a eight-game win-streak, the Sharks looked dominant at times against the Wings. Antti Niemi posted a 10-2-0 record, 1.89 goals–against average and a strong ...

Sharks Turn Up Heat vs Red Wings: Surge Toward Conference Lead

March 4th, 2011
Another page to the chapter of history between the San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings began anew Thursday night at HP Pavilion. And like many recent stories, the game was a hard-fought contest with the gritty feel of a May playoff contest. While the Sharks have struggled for most ...

San Jose Sharks Antti Up, Signing Niemi To 4-Year Extension

March 1st, 2011
Following the signing of Detroit's Jimmy Howard, the San Jose Sharks wasted no time locking up their own goaltender. Antti Niemi signed a four-year contract extension today preventing Nemo from testing the free agent waters this summer. The move all but spells the end for Sharks backup goaltender Antero Niittymaki, ...

NHL Trade Deadline: Identifying the Winners So Far

February 24th, 2011
The deadline is now just a few days away, and there have been a very entertaining and interesting bunch of trades so far.All the experts were proven wrong in thinking that the salary cap and parity in the league would drive down the number of trades.From wild to mild, chances ...

Niemi Silences Capitals 2-0, Sharks Extend Point Streak to Nine Games

February 9th, 2011
Both the San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals have had their share of troubles this season, enduring some awful slumps during the holidays in 2010. Although both of these teams limped into the All-Star Break, they had both found their way in many aspects headed into the Tuesday match-up. Both ...

Sharks vs. Capitals: Why Tonight’s Game Could Be a Stanley Cup Preview

February 7th, 2011
A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens about London and Paris set during the time of the French Revolution. It followed those two cities and what they went through during those tough times, and the very same story could really apply to San Jose and Washington.The ...