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A photo of Darth Maul skating around during the Tampa Bay Lightning-San Jose Sharks pre-game has been making it’s way around the Internet and inspired the Grand Rapids Griffins to recreate the stick. Unfortunately the photo of Darth Maul is a photoshop, but that didn’t stop the Griffins from creating the stick.
The Griffins created a video of their equipment manager creating the stick and giving it to stickhandling wizard Tomas Jurco. Willie Coetzee did a good job recognizing that the stick was influenced by Star Wars and Triston Grant had a solid suggestion of putting two different curves on it to be an all-purpose stick. Jurco seems to mesmerize though when he begins tossing the puck to himself and twirling the stick like a baton. The stick obviously isn’t very durable because it breaks in half when Jurco is upset that it won’t do what he wants and he takes a slapshot with it.
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The San Jose Sharks were fined the huge sum of $100,000 for GM Doug Wilson's comments on the Raffi Torres suspension. What did he say?
from the Sharks website,
The Sharks organization fully supports the NHL in its efforts to remove illegal and dangerous hits from the game but we strongly disagree with the NHL's decision to suspend Raffi Torres.
Upon review of the incident, it is abundantly clear that this was a clean hockey hit. As noted by the NHL, Raffi's initial point of contact was a shoulder...
San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the rest of the Western Conference semifinal series against Los Angeles on Thursday for a hit to Kings forward Jarret Stoll's head.
Torres was assessed a minor penalty for charging for the second-period hit Tuesday night in the Kings' 2-0 victory in Game 1. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Torres is considered...
The San Jose Sharks will be without the services of rugged winger Raffi Torres for at least Thursday nightâs game and most likely longer. Torres has flown to New York for a face to face discussion with the head of discipline Brendan Shanahan, which usually means a lengthy suspension.
The NHL has stated that Torres is suspended, the question remains for how long.
San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson says the organization disagrees with the NHL's decision to suspend forward Raffi Torres for a hit that knocked out Los Angeles forward Jarret Stoll.
Wilson said in a statement issued Friday that it is ''abundantly clear'' that Torres' check in Game 1 against Stoll was a clean hockey hit.
The NHL's Department...
Saturday night's contest was "Must Win" for the San Jose Sharks, a loss would put the team in a deep 3-0 hole against the defending Stanley Cup Champion, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose's season would certainly be over with in LA victory. Luckily, for the San Jose Sharks the power play was working in Game 3. Just after the ice was cleaned to start the game...
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FIRST.... read today's GAMEDAY PREVIEW for tonight's Game 2 between the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks. Exclusively on LAKings.com.
This will make more sense once you've read the GAMEDAY PREVIEW.
THEN... that's all I got. Go Kings Go. And if anyone is looking to get The Royal Half an early birthday gift... look no further.
Jarret Stoll was unable to play tonight and is out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury after taking a high hit from Raffi Torres late in the second period of the Kings’ 2-0 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 on Tuesday, so taking his spot as the centre on the third line with [...]
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Via We All Bleed Red on YouTube, as a Wings fan, I sure miss Brad Stuart, and the Sharks defenseman made the highlight reels for the right reasons on Saturday--he delivered a hard but clean hit to Kings forward Justin Williams, who eventually got up and is playing for the Kings right now:
Hitting can be clean and devastating without deliveirng nasty injuries or controversy. Who knew?