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Biggest Question Mark on Each Line for 2013-14 San Jose Sharks

August 29th, 2013
The back end of the San Jose Sharks is deep and talented, leaving few question marks for the upcoming season. First off, they have a Vezina Trophy finalist in goal. Even though they have almost no experience backing him up, both goalies have been on the roster. Alex Stalock has played ...

5 Biggest Villains in San Jose Sharks History

August 22nd, 2013
Villains are a bigger part of the NHL than any other major professional sports league. Like every other team, the San Jose Sharks have had their share. One reason for their presence is that hockey is the only team sport to allow fighting. Another is that the sport is ridiculously tolerant ...

Most Incredible Stat for Each San Jose Sharks Star’s Career

August 12th, 2013
The San Jose Sharks entered this summer at a crossroads. Three of the four leaders in minutes for their positions will play the entire 2013-14 season after their 34th birthdays. All are entering the last years of their contracts. The Sharks have made it clear that Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski (fourth ...

Breakdown of Every Position on San Jose Sharks Roster

August 5th, 2013
After making minor moves to bolster forwards in the system, the San Jose Sharks are likely done in free agency. They will have to officially start the season with a reserve taking the place of Tomas Hertl to fit under the salary cap until Martin Havlat can be placed on ...

Predicting San Jose Sharks in 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

August 2nd, 2013
Once the NHL and its players (NHLPA) were able to confirm the best talent would be representing all nations in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, many of us tried our hands at projecting the teams and finishes. The various hockey committees had already done their work. When they were able to ...

San Jose Sharks: Ranking Top 5 Blue Lines in History

July 19th, 2013
Doug Wilson is general manager of the San Jose Sharks. He also patrolled their blue line in the last two seasons of his illustrious career. Thus, it stands to reason that they would be a team built on its back end during his tenure. It also makes sense that a player ...

How Offseason Roster Changes Affect 2013-14 San Jose Sharks

July 15th, 2013
The San Jose Sharks have been as inactive in 2013 NHL free agency as any team. Even the moves they have made were almost limited to keeping the same team that was on the ice for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Does this make sense when that team failed to win half ...

Projecting Goalies, Blue Line Pairs for 2013-14 San Jose Sharks

July 11th, 2013
When examining potential forward lines for the 2013-14 San Jose Sharks, I noticed there was a notable drop-off in talent from previous seasons. No line and few players are exceptionally fast, physical or skilled. That is not a problem on the back end. The Sharks finished the 2013 season second in ...

Early Line Projections for 2013-14 San Jose Sharks

July 9th, 2013
If the 2013-14 San Jose Sharks are at the card table, they have called. If they're at the prosecutor's table, the state rests. As I spelled out for Examiner.com, it seems they will stand pat.Because of the restrictions of Martin Havlat's cap hit, they have maybe $1 million of wiggle ...

San Jose Sharks Blue Line Biggest Change in 2013

July 6th, 2013
Since the 2008-09 season, the blue line of the San Jose Sharks has been defined by Dan Boyle. Maybe the whole team has.They have fired the puck from the point on the power play and advanced it from their own end better than most. The team has been among the ...