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from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, • What’s wrong with San Jose? Here’s an idea. The Sharks have an internal saying: “Play to three.” Basically, it’s a belief that if they score three goals, there’s no excuse to lose. On Jan. 7, they beat Washington 5-2, running their record to 20-1-2 in those games. They are 4-7-1 since.
• Before his injury, Sharks head coach Todd McLellan said the danger of the “play to three” philosophy is that a team can switch from a defensive mindset (“let’s prevent another team from getting there”) to an offensive one (“let’s get there first”). When they were in Toronto, he showed players video of cheating on defence, or gliding when an extra stride would make a bigger difference in getting somewhere. San Jose won that night, but is 1-4 since.
• How badly did Chicago need another defenceman to help Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook? Johnny Oduya played a season-high 25 minutes 25 seconds Sunday in Detroit.
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With a brutal road trip behind them and a sputtering offense before them, the San Jose Sharks may need just one thing to get back on top of their division -- health.
"If we're playing well and we're healthy, we'll play anybody," general manager Doug Wilson told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News. Wilson went on to say his team was as talented as any...
from Ray Ratto of CSNBayArea, The Sharks are now nested in eighth place, a blade away from ninth, and on one of their occasional long-term walkabouts. They’ve lost nine of their last 12, are faced with one of those dance-or-get-off-the-floor moment, and their head coach may not be back in time for their next road trip….
The problem of the Sharks has been diagnosed many ways...
Sam Gagner scored the only goal in the shootout to help the Edmonton Oilers snap a three-game losing streak by beating San Jose 3-2 on Tuesday night in Sharks coach Todd McLellan's first game back from a concussion.
Jordan Eberle and Ryan Smyth scored in regulation for the Oilers. Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves and stopped all three San Jose attempts in the shootout as the Oilers...
The San Jose Sharks earned a point tonight against the Edmonton Oilers but couldnât earn two as they lost in a shoot-out.
The hockey gods are testing the San Jose Sharks with some unfortunate bounces on both ends of the rink. That is usually the case when a team is in a slump. The hockey gods usually make teams earn it and that appears to be the case for this club.
The San Jose Sharks are trying to reverse what's becoming a free fall through the Western Conference standings.
Re-establishing their dominance over the last-place Edmonton Oilers could be a good place to start.
With coach Todd McLellan hoping to return to the bench Tuesday night, the Sharks attempt to beat the Oilers for the sixth time in seven meetings at HP Pavilion.
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The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks announced the signing of Ernie May as the Sharks Head Coach for the 2012 baseball season. General Manager Jerry Murphy and Vice President of Operations Bob Tankard met Ernie in Dartmouth at the end of February and were extremely impressed. His philosophy of running a baseball team is very much in line with what they were searching...
I’ve been holding my breath about this game against the Oilers. Even after watching the Sharks run through a lengthy review session on Monday, I couldn’t find much to tell me what is likely to happen tonight. Is there ever, really, aside from who will start in goal?
As Mark Emmons tweeted, Martin Havlat was skating well yesterday morning. He participated in all the drills...
So what’s wrong with the San Jose Sharks?
They have fallen from the ranks of Stanley Cup contenders. At the moment, they are fighting just to make the playoffs.“We're not winning games,” coach Todd McLellan told the San Jose Mercury News. “That's what's wrong. It's as simple as that.”
OK then. Here are some additional details on this team's stunning...