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What the Duck? Five Reasons San Jose Sharks’ Loss to Anaheim Was a Good Thing

April 7th, 2011
The 2011 Stanley Cup Champion San Jose Sharks suffered a predictable letdown Wednesday night in Southern California against the arch-rival Anaheim Ducks. To be sure, plenty of prognosticators will take this opportunity to immediately cue the chorus of "Here we go agains—while slamming forcibly down on the proverbial panic button ...

Stanley Cup Victory in 2011 Could Be Ideal Timing for San Jose Sharks

March 17th, 2011
A certain professional American football league, which shall remain nameless so as not draw any publicity in internet searches, is currently locked in an infantile spat between players and owners in an all-out effort to extort and exploit its loyal fans. There is an ever-diminishing chance that this will be resolved ...

Captain Clutch: Patrick Marleau Thriving in Key Situations for San Jose Sharks

February 24th, 2011
Forward Patrick Marleau may no longer be the captain of the San Jose Sharks (a role he ably served from 2004 to 2008), but lately he has been steering the Sharks' ship through some delicate navigation, helping them climb back into the lead in the Pacific Division. Marleau enjoyed ...

San Jose Sharks Feeding Frenzy: Key Thoughts on Nine-Game Point Streak

February 8th, 2011
The San Jose Sharks are easily on their biggest tear of the milestone 2010-2011 season. Up until shortly before Christmas, the Sharks had yet to win four games in row on the campaign. Now—by virtue of back-to-back 2-0 road wins against tough Eastern Conference opponents—the Sharks have achieved their ...

San Jose Sharks Special Teams Slowly Becoming Special Again

February 4th, 2011
The San Jose Sharks have been in unfamiliar waters all season. Generally accustomed to building a sizable lead in the Pacific Division, and all but securing a prime spot in the Western Conference playoff race well before the All Star Break, a slow start and persistent issues have the Sharks ...

San Jose Sharks Stumble Into All-Star Break With Shootout Loss in LA

January 27th, 2011
The great Wayne Gretzky once said, "100% of the shots we don't take don't go in." As the NHL celebrated the Great One's 50th birthday on Wednesday, the San Jose Sharks could have benefited from that bit of wisdom in their loss to the Los Angeles Kings. The Sharks ...

San Jose Sharks: As Frustration Mounts, Will Change Do Them Good?

January 15th, 2011
The San Jose Sharks are caught in a vicious cycle of frustration and disappointing results. The Sharks have lost six straight games for the first time all year and six straight home games for the first time in 14 years. The really scary part: Some signs suggest nothing short ...

San Jose Sharks Drop Fourth Straight as Lady Luck Runs Out

January 11th, 2011
A more fitting coincidence there never was. I was driving home from Las Vegas, listening to the San Jose Sharks radio broadcast as Dan Rusanowsky and Jamie Baker ably wrapped up the postmortem on a 1-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks that capped the Sharks first four-game losing streak of ...

San Jose Sharks’ 3rd Period Woes Are Back with a Vengeance

January 4th, 2011
Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the San Jose Sharks suffered back-to-back disappointing road losses to the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars as they watched two-goal leads disappear in the third period of each game, only to lose in overtime. The result salvaged a virtual split on the brief road trip, ...

San Jose Sharks Finally Win Four in a Row Despite “LOCO” Being MIA

December 25th, 2010
The San Jose Sharks had not won four consecutive games all season. Furthermore, Logan Couture had been the primary source of offense of late, logging 10 goals in his last 11 games. Given these facts, if you were to be told that Couture would be held without a point Thursday ...