Posted January 13, 2013 on
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The San Jose Sharks skated onto their practice rink greeted by a warm ovation from a few hundred fans. After gathering at center ice, the players turned back to the crowd and raised their sticks in salute.
With the four-month lockout officially over, the Sharks players and their fans were happy to be back at the rink.
San Jose began its abbreviated one-week training camp on Sunday with most of the same core that was knocked out of the first round of the playoffs a year ago against the St. Louis Blues.
Coach Todd McLellan says the priority for the upcoming week will be getting players in game shape, reviewing old systems and then implementing some changes, mostly on the penalty kill.
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The Sharks have finally unveiled their schedule for the lockout-shortened, 48-game 2013 season.
The NHL released its full schedule Saturday night after the players ratified the new CBA earlier in the day. It gave us a chance to confirm (by our count) that the Sharks schedule that leaked earlier on Saturday was correct.
See the schedule here.
Some important dates to note:
(apologies for the delayed post. So much hockey news this past week and I decided to catch the flu. Terrible timing, really)
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Joe Thornton's face is already in midseason form.
The San Jose Sharks captain took a dozen stitches after a teammate on his Swiss league team clipped him with a stick in practice. The wounds below his left eye may not be very noticeable when the NHL begins its lockout-shortened 48-game season next weekend.
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