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from Jeremy Roenick at NHL.com, Instead of looking back on the former greats, this blog is about looking at the greats we have right now. If I were starting an American hockey team today, this is what my starting six would look like:
Center: Ryan Kesler
He is so good. He’s the whole package. When you look at a defensive-style forward that can do it all, Kesler is your guy. He’s physical. He’s extremely fast. He’s got good hands around the net. He kills penalties. And, he’s good on the power play. Kesler is the all-around package you need to have a good up-front guy.
Right wing: Patrick Kane
Kane is kind of like your quarterback. He possesses so much raw talent, and he makes stickhandling, passing and the puck control game look so easy. He’s also an extremely smart player. He’s a great reader of the play, a true anticipator. He knows where everybody on the ice is and then he makes intelligent plays with the puck.
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SAN JOSE, California – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has activated goaltender Antero Niittymaki from his previous designation on the non-roster (injury) player list an...
Remeber how back in the mid to late 90s there were all those "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" books that sold like hotcakes by telling people to chill the eff out for a few minutes and remember that life isn't over just because Eddie in Accounting stole your stapler?
Never leave me again, my little red flower
Right. Well, I think that's how we need to look at...
San Jose Sharks center Andrew Desjardins has a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan scheduled on Monday for his hit on Sami Lepisto of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Desjardins hit the defenseman in the back and sent him crashing into the boards during the first period. Desjardins received a two-minute minor for boarding.
The 25-year-old Ontario native has collected two goals...
NEW YORK (Dec. 12, 2011) – San Jose Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Sami Lepisto in NHL Game No. 434 in Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 11, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 2:12 of the first...
By Stephanie Lee
San Jose Sharks Correspondent
This year seems to be the season the National Hockey League finally turns things around by way of suspensions and fines. And by around, I mean a complete 360.
Last season, during the 2010-2011 season, Colin Campbell handed out 37 suspensions and 18 fines. This season, new League disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan has taken it a step further...
At the 15-second mark of this highlight package, San Jose Sharks center Andrew Desjardins does something that's the hockey equivalent of sending up a flare to get Brendan Shanahan's attention:
Blackhawks defenseman Sami Lepisto skates to the end boards to chase the puck; Desjardins hits him in the back with a cross check, knocks him off balance and sends him crashing into...
The Sharks Live Blog for the December 13, 2011 game between the San Jose Sharks and the Colorado Avalanche.
Sharks @ Avalanche - D...
Is Patrick Marleau really a third-line
The Hawks again picked up 2 points the dramatic way with a 3-2 overtime win against the San Jose Sharks. This now puts Coach Q only 3 wins away from the 600th victory mark. Ray Emery (5-1-2) got the nod. This was his first back to back starts as a Blackhawk, and probably not his last. Niemi (11-5-1) was between the pipes for the Sharks.
In the first period, Niemi came up early with...
Either the San Jose Sharks or the Colorado Avalanche will match their longest losing streak of the season Tuesday night.
Judging by the teams' most recent matchups, it would appear the Sharks have a better chance to avoid that fate as they visit the Pepsi Center to start a home-and-home series. The Avalanche, though, have been difficult to beat at home lately.
San Jose (15...
One-third of way into the season, S.J. is in a familiar spot
NEW YORK (Dec. 12, 2011) – San Jose Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Sami Lepisto in NHL Game No. 434 in Chicago...
NHL analysts Jeremy Roenick and Kevin Weekes discuss who's at fault on borderline hits. (NBC Sports)
Ryan Kesler scored twice and Henrik Sedin had two assists in the Vancouver Canucks' 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. The win was the fourth in a row for the Canucks (18-10-1) and their ninth in 10 games. The Senators (13-13-4) have lost three straight and have one win in their past six games.