MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC NEWS

Wilson explains the ‘rebuild’ in San Jose

When hockey fans hear the word “rebuild,” they usually think of a team like the Edmonton Oilers. Haven’t made the playoffs since 2006. Three first overall picks in a row from 2010 to 2012. The plan in Edmonton was to be bad, and rebuild a winner through the draft. It hasn’t quite worked out that way, but that was the plan. That’s not the plan in San Jose, according to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks Injury Update: Marc-Edouard Vlasic should be ready for trainingcamp

San Jose Sharks defensemen Marc-Edouard Vlasic suffered an upper-body injury in Game 5 of the first round of the playoffs. However, he will be ready for training camp next season according to NBC Sports.By Elliot - Common WikimediaVlasic left Game 5 with an upper-body injury after receiving a forearm hit to the head from Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll. He was able to get...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyst says Sharks will win Stanley Cup next year

Don’t tell NBC hockey analyst extraordinaire Keith Jones that the San Jose Sharks need a major rebuild. “To be honest, I think San Jose is going to win the Stanley Cup next year. That’s how strongly I feel about their team,” said Jones from New York, where he is a part of NBC’s broadcast team for the Stanley Cup Final. “I understand there’s going to be some tweaks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Who to Take in the First Round

The 22 teams that have been eliminated so far this season have nothing else to focus on right now besides the 2014 NHL draft. For those non-playoff teams, all the talk is surrounding what player each team should take. It's always interesting on draft day, because there will be players who fall, players who rise, and maybe even some blockbuster trades.   If I'm right...
Via Puckrant.com
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Heads will roll: Sharks get eliminated

I am at a loss for words right now. I just really don't know what to say after the Sharks once again failed to live up to expectations. They became the fourth team in NHL history to lose a series after leading 3-0, and of course the twitter-verse went crazy with talk about San Jose choking once again. It was another disappointing game, and the offense was bone dry for the fourth...
Via Puckrant.com
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic out for game 6

The San Jose Sharks have announced they will be playing without defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic.Vlasic was injured during the first period of the game on Saturday night, during game 5 of the series against the LA Kings. Jarret Stoll of the Kings hit Vlasic in the side of the head with his forearm which sent Vlasic tumbling to the ice and having trouble getting up.Click here to see...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Up 3-2, Sharks are feeling the pressure

LOS ANGELES -- It might be appropriate to call the Kings late bloomers. But as they ready for game 6 - a game that many thought would never happen - it's apparent that they are finally starting to hit their playoff stride. "If you're up 3-0 in the series then you're in the driver's seat," forward Anze Kopitar said. "But from experience, the fourth one...
Via Fox Sports West
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Up 3-2, Sharks are feeling the pressure

LOS ANGELES -- It might be appropriate to call the Kings late bloomers. But as they ready for game 6 - a game that many thought would never happen - it's apparent that they are finally starting to hit their playoff stride. "If you're up 3-0 in the series then you're in the driver's seat," forward Anze Kopitar said. "But from experience, the fourth one...
Via Fox Sports West
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Stalock In Goal For The Sharks And No Vlasic

from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea, Sharks goalie Alex Stalock will make his first career playoff start on Monday night, while defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic did not make the trip and will not play due to an upper body injury suffered on Saturday. The Sharks will try for a third time to close out the Kings in Monday night’s Game 6 at Staples Center, and lead the best-of-seven first...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s Status Is Unknown For Monday After Leaving Last Night’s Game

from Daniel Brown of the Mercury News, Sharks coach Todd McLellan was in no mood to elaborate on Vlasic's status after a 3-0 defeat in Game 5 at SAP Center. "There is an obvious answer: He didn't return after the blow he took the head from Stoll,'' McLellan said coolly. "He has an upper-body injury. Call it that." When asked if Vlasic would...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks d-man Vlasic's status for Game 6 in question

Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was hurt at 14:09 of the first period of Game 5 against Los Angeles on Saturday, and did not return. His status is in question for Game 6 on Monday in Los Angeles. Vlasic was on the receiving end of a roughing penalty by Jarret Stoll at 14:09. Stoll's elbow appeared to make contact with Vlasic's head, twice. "He didn't return...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

It might be time to panic

Remember how I said if the Kings had won game four and five, then it might be time to panic? Well, Los Angeles won again tonight, and all of a sudden the series is close and the Sharks might start to feel the pressure. The Sharks had easily one of their worst games in a long time, and they were never even really in the game. It was disheartening to see the completely lackluster effort...
Via Puckrant.com
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks d-man Vlasic's confidence grows after Olympics

If there was an unsung hero in the Sharks’ Game 1 win over Los Angeles on Thursday, it was probably defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Not that that’s anything new when it comes to San Jose’s best defenseman. Still arguably the most underappreciated player in the NHL, Vlasic popped in a power play goal and an assist in the Sharks’ 6-3 victory, and his five shots tied a team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks beat Kings in Game 1 of playoffs

The Sharks scored only 10 goals a year ago in their seven-game playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings and goalie Jonathan Quick. Thursday night they had half that number in just two periods in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series, then held on for a 6-3 victory over the Kings that saw them plant Quick on the bench after 40 minutes. "Just a weird night," said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks stay hot, rout Maple Leafs

The Sharks aren't showing any respect for their Original Six elders from the Great White North these days. San Jose skated away with a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night in a wild game that featured two goals by Joe Pavelski and a Gordie Howe hat trick -- a goal, an assist and a fight -- for Tommy Wingels after he was the victim of a dubious call by referee...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks-Flyers Preview

While some have supported the NHL's extended hiatus to allow players to participate in the Olympics, others have found it to be an unnecessary disruption before the stretch run of the regular season. The San Jose Sharks benefited from their 18-day layoff as some key players got healthy, but the Philadelphia Flyers had to put their four-game winning streak on hold to account...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Marc-Edouard Vlasic 'way better' than people know

A day after Drew Doughty continued to be the main source of offence for the Canadian men’s hockey team at the Olympics, his defence partner Marc-Edouard Vlasic also received acclaim. “I just told somebody this morning that Vlasic is way better than everybody knows,” Canadian head coach Mike Babcock said. “He’s a really, really good player. Doughty gets to do anything he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Sochi Olympics: Defense Rankings

Here are my 2014 Sochi Olympic defense lines and rankings: 1. Canada Duncan Keith - Shea Weber Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Drew Doughty P.K. Subban - Dan Hamhuis 2. Sweden Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Erik Karlsson Niklas Kronwall - Jonathan Ericsson Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson Henrik Tallinder - Alex Edler 3. United States Ryan Suter - Kevin Shattenkirk Ryan
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

My Olympic Injury Replacements

In December I posted my picks for the Canadian Olympic Team and the US Olympic Team.  While everyone on the US Olympic Team appears ready to go, there are two people on my Canadian Olympic Team that would be unavailable.  Steve Stamkos is out of the Olympics because he has not fully recovered from his broken leg.  Kris Letang was also a member of my team (though not the actual...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the San Jose Sharks have a salary cap headache in 2014-15?

By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) The San Jose Sharks recently announced the signing of “legends” Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau to three-year contract extensions, tying each of the two forwards to the franchise through age 37. While many were pleased to see the forwards that have become synonymous with the Sharks’ success in the past decade extended, the wisdom of the signings...
Via The Hockey Guys
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Logan Couture, Joe Thornton, Dan Boyle kept off Team Canada Olympic roster; Marleau, Vlasic chosen

Team Canada this morning announced the players it will be bringing to Sochi for next month’s Winter Olympics. There were five Sharks players who were considered to be in the running for the squad—defensemen Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Dan Boyle and forwards Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton. Vlasic and, surprisingly, Marleau will be wearing the red maple leaf in Russia...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadian Olympic Snubs

All of Canada was glued to the television, radio and internet Tuesday morning to find out who would represent the country at the Olympics. And it will be a point of conversation -- shoulda, woulda, coulda -- until the Games close. Were the right men taken? Are there obvious snubs? Let's discuss. I like the additions of Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Dan Hamhuis to the squad. They...
Via Rotowire
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks Fail to Redeem Themselves in Carolina

The San Jose Sharks continued their road trip with another devastating loss against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. Even though the scoring momentum went back and forth, the Hurricanes clinched a 5-3 victory over the Sharks. Both teams teams traveled to North Carolina on Thursday evening after playing games. Carolina flew in from Nashville after beating the Predators 5-2. The...
Via BaySportsNet
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Talk On A Saturday Night

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - There will always be debate about this, but Chris Chelios, who gets the Hall of Fame call Monday night, tops my personal list on the best Americans to ever play. I would rank them 1. Chelios; 2. Brian Leetch; 3. Pat LaFontaine; 4. Mike Modano. 5. Mark Howe. And leave Brett Hull off the list because he grew up in Canada and learned to...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic quietly goes about business

He possesses a mobile, quiet game so well-rounded and reliable he could make Team Canada's Olympic defence. If you think that sounds like Dan Hamhuis, you're correct. But in this case, we're talking about San Jose Sharks' defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic, whose game sometimes seems like a whisper that only hockey people can hear. “I guess it's better to be under...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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