Found May 31, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
The end of a hockey season always means teams finally disclose what injuries players were dealing with. Sometimes it might explain poor play, but players almost always will never use that as an excuse. Either way, it sheds light on how many guys are playing hurt and how paranoid teams are when it comes to making injuries public. With the Sharks ending their season on Tuesday, we can now find learn some of the Sharks’ official injury list. Some of these were known, some come as surprises. Justin Braun – left hand Originally broke a bone in his hand during the lockout playing in Finland. Played through the injury throughout the truncated season. Needs “minor” offseason surgery. Marc-Edouard Vlasic – hairline fracture, left foot Suffered the injury blocking a shot in Game 4 vs. the Kings. Had the foot frozen before every game thereafter. Won’t need offseason surgery. Logan Couture – left ankle Hurt his ankle and missed nearly a period’s worth of time after crashing into the boards in G...

Dan Boyle, T.J. Galiardi express desire to remain Sharks

Back around the trade deadline there were rumors swirling that the Sharks were shopping Dan Boyle. Boyle was understandably bummed to hear that chatter, because, seriously, who actually likes to move? But of course, much to his delight, Boyle remained in teal and was instrumental in the Sharks’ turnaround in the second half of the season and into the playoffs. The 36-year-old defenseman...

Raffi Torres hopes to remain with Sharks; Scott Gomez less sure

When the Sharks first acquired Raffi Torres at the trade deadline, we were pretty harsh on him for his seedy past as one of the league’s biggest goons. In the end it turned out to be a terrific move by GM Doug Wilson, whose trade deadline tweaking of the roster was impressive. And while he Torres still may be a huge asshole, there’s no denying that has speed, physicality, peskiness...

Sharks once again fall short of Stanley Cup

For all the talk about how this version of the San Jose Sharks was different, the disappointing end to the season was all too familiar for an organization still waiting for its first trip to the Stanley Cup. The Sharks were eliminated from the playoffs Tuesday night with a 2-1 loss to the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, failing to convert on a few agonizingly close...

Sharks pack up for another early offseason

Two days after being knocked out of the playoffs with a Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, the San Jose Sharks started the all-too-familiar process of packing up for the summer before the Stanley Cup finals have even begun. The mood at Sharks Ice on Thursday was a little different than years past during a stretch of nine straight playoff appearances without a championship. Along...


*THE FOLLOWING BELOW IS NOT WRITTEN BY THE ROYAL HALF, BUT RATHER PUMPERNICHOLL, OUR MASTER RECAPPER*   KINGS 2, SHARKS 1   ***SPOILER ALERT*** Thanks Sharks. — Caleb Pitts (@themostcaleb) May 29, 2013 Best. Vine. Ever.   Click Here to Read the Rest of PumperNicholl's RECAP of Game 7 vs the Sharks...
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