Found March 13, 2012 on
9th never tasted so good!
Ok, ok, I know, it's really nothing to be excited over. The Sharks are still out of the top 8 spots in the West and they still have a helluva hill to climb if they want to make it back in, and STAY back in playoff contention, but they HAD to get this win. There's not time to fart around anymore. You win, or the season ends, and ends soon. That's it.
The Sharks currently sit one point back of the Avs in eighth, with games in hand. (as of right now, the Avs have played 71 games, the Sharks 68) Remember, those games only matter if they win them. They mean nothing if they result in a loss. To really make a run of it, the Sharks will have to pick up their game. They're still too sloppy in the neutral zone, and they'll need to clean that up if they really want to play until June. The lines looked good tonight though. As long as McLellan rolls the four lines like he did tonight, the Sharks have a pretty damn good shot at reviving their post season hopes. In case you missed it earlier today, Puck Daddy had a round table on this very subject. Yours truly even got to participate! Check it out
Let's keep those "winniking" ways rolling, boys, and get back into the top 8.
Get ready, because this is going to be one hell of a ride.
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from David Pollak of the Mercury News, The Sharks are in unfamiliar territory. Their 75 points are fewer than any Sharks team has accumulated in 67 games since Wilson took over in 2003. A year ago at this point the team had 84 points; two years ago, 96.
The Sharks have had to deal with injuries to top players such as Logan Couture, Ryane Clowe and Douglas Murray during the stretch...
While the San Jose Sharks are on the outside, looking in, at the 9th seed with 77 points — one below the 8th Colorado Avalanche – one may ask GM Doug Wilson, was it all worth it?
Dany Heatley, right, and Devin Setoguchi have proven to be assets for the Wild this season. Would they have made a difference with San Jose this year?
Were the rebuilding deals he made during...
The San Jose Sharks have broken their five game losing streak with a win over the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 backed by two power play goals.
It was a huge two points for the Sharks who are fighting for their playoff lives with Colorado, LA, Phoenix, and Calgary who they face-off against tomorrow night.
This was a game where the Sharks won more battles than they lost and had good energy led by...
Logan Couture scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the San Jose Sharks snapped a five-game slide with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist while Torrey Mitchell also scored for the Sharks (34-25-9), who are trying to get back into the playoff picture after losing 11 of their previous 13 games.
from Mike Sunnocks of the Phoenix Business Journal, It’s now been a couple of weeks since there was legitimate talk that former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison was close to closing a deal to buy the Coyotes from the National Hockey League.
That talk has chilled somewhat. A Jamison bid needs to get approved by the NHL which bought the Coyotes in 2009 for a $140 million and the...
Back in March of 2010, the Sharks were trying to snap their worst losing streak in 13 years. They had lost five in a row and were preparing to face the Oilers. They lost that game.
“We’re not going to wake up tomorrow morning and say ‘Oh, we’re going to play better’....We need to get that belief back.” -Rob Blake, March 22, 2010 (archived article, Merc News)
It has been a disastrous last month for the San Jose Sharks, who are tumbling down the Western Conference standings.
The lowly Edmonton Oilers have already contributed to their woes.
The Sharks, the NHL's only winless team in March, again try to break out of their funk and avenge last week's home loss to the Oilers on Monday night at Rexall Place.
San Jose (33-25-9) has...
Tonight won't be remembered as another Oilers loss to the San Jose Sharks. Nope.
Instead, tonight will be remembered as the point where the pot boiled over. The Coach, the players...THE TEAM...has finally figured out there is something seriously wrong.
A few quotes from the post-game, via Twitter:
Tom Renney: "Doesn't take many for wrong approach, the wrong...
The Sharks came away with one point in Calgary after Matt Stajan scored in overtime with 0:40 seconds remaining in a 3-2 win to end the Sharks four game road trip.
âOne is better than noneâ quipped Todd McLellan after the game âbut thatâs not what our goal was. I thought we played well enough to get two but weâre not going home with them.â
Ten points separated the Calgary Flames from the San Jose Sharks at the beginning of February, though Calgary's recent surge has coincided with San Jose's swoon to close the gap.
The Flames host the Sharks in a crucial Western Conference matchup Tuesday night with both teams looking to get back into the playoff picture.
Calgary (32-25-12) has won three straight games including...