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While the San Jose Sharks are on the outside, looking in, at the 9th seed with 77 points — one below the 8th Colorado Avalanche – one may ask GM Doug Wilson, was it all worth it?
Dany Heatley, right, and Devin Setoguchi have proven to be assets for the Wild this season. Would they have made a difference with San Jose this year?
Were the rebuilding deals he made during last year’s offseason after elimination from the Western Conference finals practical?
Dany Heatley, Devin Setoguchi and Martin Havlat all went to the Minnesota Wild while the Sharks in return received Brent Burns, Martin Havlat and a second-round pick.
A point-by-point comparison shows the Sharks lose out in this deal so far, for this season. Although the second-round pick may, or may not, end up to be something valuable five years from now.
From the Mercury News:
Heatley and Setoguchi have a combined 38 goals and 77 points for the Wild, though they have not turned around that team’s fortunes. Comparing nu...
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from Kevin Kurz of CSNBAYAREA, The Sharks have just 12 goals since the trade, or 1.50 per game. Compare that to the eight previous games with McGinn still in the lineup, and San Jose had 24, or 3.0 per game.
Simply put, this is a team that, as it stands right now, doesn’t have enough scorers. If it misses the postseason tournament for the first time since 2003, the McGinn trade...
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...
ST. PAUL Minnesota Wild rookie goaltender Matt Hackett was coming off back-to-back starts in which he allowed four goals after a stellar opening to his NHL career.
Yet, he received the call again by coach Mike Yeo to start Tuesday night against the streaking Dallas Stars. As impressive as his first six games in a Minnesota uniform were, Tuesday might have been a truer indication...
MONDAY'S STORYLINE: "Everyone is a little grumpy today. I would have been a little concerned if there was a lot of 'ra ra' and happy guys out there," said Mike Yeo. "The response isn't today at practice, the response is tomorrow," added Yeo.
Tomorrow the Wild will take on the Dallas Stars and try to erase Sunday's 4-3 loss to Calgary. Yeo...
CHICAGO, March 12—The Blackhawks have “agreed to terms” with forward Daniel Carcillo on a two-year contract extension.
Carcillo, 26, is amongst one of the NHL’s roughest players and it seems like he has finally found a home after stints with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers and the Phoenix Coyotes.
He’s put down such deep roots that he has his own classic...
Dallas Stars (38-26-5, 81 pts) @ Minnesota Wild (29-30-10, 68 pts)
7:00 PM CT, March 13, 2012
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
The red hot Dallas Stars look to continue their point streak tonight in a game against their northern rivals, the Minnesota Wild. After grueling games against some of the NHL's best, today's game against the Wild might be considered simple...
Tonight won't be remembered as another Oilers loss to the San Jose Sharks. Nope.
Instead, tonight will be remembered as the point where the pot boiled over. The Coach, the players...THE TEAM...has finally figured out there is something seriously wrong.
A few quotes from the post-game, via Twitter:
Tom Renney: "Doesn't take many for wrong approach, the wrong...
The Sharks came away with one point in Calgary after Matt Stajan scored in overtime with 0:40 seconds remaining in a 3-2 win to end the Sharks four game road trip.
âOne is better than noneâ quipped Todd McLellan after the game âbut thatâs not what our goal was. I thought we played well enough to get two but weâre not going home with them.â
With only one road game over the next two weeks, the San Jose Sharks would seem to have a decent chance of separating themselves from the throng of teams fighting for the last few playoff spots in the Western Conference.
Securing points at HP Pavilion this month, however, hasn't been easy.
The sputtering Sharks try to avoid extending their longest home losing streak of the...
Ten points separated the Calgary Flames from the San Jose Sharks at the beginning of February, though Calgary's recent surge has coincided with San Jose's swoon to close the gap.
The Flames host the Sharks in a crucial Western Conference matchup Tuesday night with both teams looking to get back into the playoff picture.
Calgary (32-25-12) has won three straight games including...
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #15 Dany Heatley
2. #9 Mikko Koivu
Yes!YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! 9th never tasted so good!Ok, ok, I know, it's really nothing to be excited over. The Sharks are still out of the top 8 spots in the West and they still have a helluva hill to climb if they want to make it back in, and STAY back in playoff contention, but they HAD to get this win. There's not time to fart around anymore. You win, or the season ends, and...