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When it comes to the most consistent teams in the NHL over the past number of years, one will always hear about the likes of the Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks and so on and so forth.However, one club that does not get the recognition that it deserves is the San Jose Sharks. While the Sharks are now six points behind the division-leading Dallas Stars and currently out of the top eight in the Western Conference, because of their experience and talent, they have the ability to overcome the Stars and win the Pacific Division at the end of the regular season.For starters, this team has experienced a lot together. They have won four consecutive Pacific Division titles and have gone to the last two Western Conference Finals together. This team is battle-tested; and while they have not been able to get to the big dance, they have been able to get to the postseason every year since the lockout. Only other team, Detroit, ca...
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from David Pollak of the Mercury News, The Sharks are in unfamiliar territory. Their 75 points are fewer than any Sharks team has accumulated in 67 games since Wilson took over in 2003. A year ago at this point the team had 84 points; two years ago, 96.
The Sharks have had to deal with injuries to top players such as Logan Couture, Ryane Clowe and Douglas Murray during the stretch...
The San Jose Sharks and Phoenix Coyotes have each been atop the Pacific Division in the past two weeks. Neither, however, has been able to maintain that position. In a matchup between teams desperate for two points, the scuffling Sharks and Coyotes take the ice Saturday night in Arizona. By opening 2012 with a 10-3-2 run, San Jose (33-24-9) took over first in the division,...
from Mike Sunnocks of the Phoenix Business Journal, It’s now been a couple of weeks since there was legitimate talk that former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison was close to closing a deal to buy the Coyotes from the National Hockey League.
That talk has chilled somewhat. A Jamison bid needs to get approved by the NHL which bought the Coyotes in 2009 for a $140 million and the...
The San Jose Sharks continue to lose ground in the hunt for a playoff spot after they lost for the second time in a row against a divisional rival that is ahead of them in the standings.
The Phoenix Coyotes handled the Sharks in a 3-0 win in the desert with opportunistic scoring and brilliant goaltending from Mike Smith. Smith stopped 42 shots in the win and many were difficult saves. The S...
Back in March of 2010, the Sharks were trying to snap their worst losing streak in 13 years. They had lost five in a row and were preparing to face the Oilers. They lost that game.
“We’re not going to wake up tomorrow morning and say ‘Oh, we’re going to play better’....We need to get that belief back.” -Rob Blake, March 22, 2010 (archived article, Merc News)
It has been a disastrous last month for the San Jose Sharks, who are tumbling down the Western Conference standings.
The lowly Edmonton Oilers have already contributed to their woes.
The Sharks, the NHL's only winless team in March, again try to break out of their funk and avenge last week's home loss to the Oilers on Monday night at Rexall Place.
San Jose (33-25-9) has...