What’s The Solution For The San Jose Sharks?

#488462015 / Looking back at the 2013-2014 NHL season, San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson must be scratching his head. What went wrong? The Shark’s management team had put together a roster that was able to finish fifth in the NHL while scoring the sixth most goals and allowing the fifth fewest goals against. The Sharks were first in Corsi for and also...
Via Beyond The Benches
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks' future looks awfully familiar, but is that bad?

Despite loud promises of impending change, tomorrow is starting to look an awful lot like yesterday in San Jose. That's not sitting too well with the Sharks' fired-up fans, but once they get past their anger and frustration they just might realize that stability isn't the worst thing. Granted, the team isn't getting the rebuild the fans were promised by GM Doug Wilson...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sharks, defenseman Braun talking contract extension

The Sharks have started discussions with defenseman Justin Braun's camp on a contract extension, Braun’s agent indicated to on Monday, although nothing is imminent at this point. “Nothing yet. We will be talking more later in the month after Justin’s wedding,” Neil Sheehy said via email. Braun is getting married this weekend in the Atlanta area. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Lot Of Toughness In San Jose

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, On Oct. 8, when San Jose opens the 2014-15 season against Los Angeles, it’s possible John Scott, Mike Brown, and Micheal Haley could be in uniform. The Sharks re-signed Brown, acquired from Edmonton last season, to a two-year extension. They locked up Scott and Haley on the free market. Scott is the most dangerous fighter in the...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mueller could break through with Sharks this season

San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson repeatedly has talked this offseason about his plan to rebuild the team around its younger players. Mirco Mueller, a 19-year-old defenseman from Switzerland, heard Wilson's message loud and clear. "When Doug Wilson says he trusts in younger players and he wants to build on our age group, that gives you a lot of motivation and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mirco Mueller Could Join San Jose Sharks Blueline

He is fluent in German, French, English and hockey, and this year Mirco Mueller is looking to secure a spot on the San Jose Sharks blueline. The six-foot-three defenseman impressed many at the 2013 NHL Combine when he lasted longer than any other prospect at the VO2 Max test with a time of 14:30. The test is used to determine an athlete’s cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Couture physically and mentally slow to recover from Sharks' playoff collapse

Logan Couture doesn't have to look far to be reminded of the San Jose Sharks' playoff collapse against the Los Angeles Kings. His surgically repaired right hand still has scars from last month's surgery, and the recovery has been slow. He expects the hand, injured in a fight with Kings centre Mike Richards, to be OK by training camp. And Couture works out with Kings...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Roenick, amputee leading ACC Golf Championship

STATELINE, Nev. -- There are two swings that stand out as being better than most this week at the American Century Championship. One is not surprising - Annika Sorenstam did win 89 times world-wide with her golf swing.  But the other is a hybrid swing of sorts, yet it's remarkably pure. Veteran Chad Pfeifer has developed his own swing since taking up golf after his left leg...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s Puck Possession

Yesterday I posted the top 20 players by team adjusted Corsi ratings.  This is a group of players who were among the best in terms of puck possession in 2013/14.  Anze Kopitar of Los Angeles leads the pack, since I have already written about him; I will focus on the number two player in the list Marc-Edouard Vlasic of the San Jose Sharks and write a case study on him. Vlasic...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Roenick Flipped The Bird On Live TV

Jeremy Roenick was playing in the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe when he got caught flipping the bird on live TV. Based on the fact that Roenick was laughing the whole time, it wasn’t malicious, but the camera guy was right there. NBC cut away as quickly as possible and then issued […] The post Jeremy Roenick Flipped The Bird On Live TV appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Jeremy Roenick On The Flyers Goaltending And Defense

from Mary Clarke of CSNPhilly, If they're going to win the Cup, Roenick believes they'll have to do it with a different goaltender. "I like Steve Mason," Roenick said on Philly Sports Talk, "but I don’t think Steve Mason is the answer to winning a Stanley Cup." Mason posted a 33-18-7 record, .917 save percentage and 2.50 goals-against average...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Joe Pavelski Goals of 2013-14 Season

Though many people did not know it until this past season, Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks, is a player who can do it all. He is agile, has good hands, an accurate shot, and plays good hockey on both ends of the ice. Pavelski has been an asset to the San Jose Sharks since the 2006-07 season when he was brought up following being drafted by San Jose in 2003. The 2013-14 season...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Demers Signs A Two-Year Contract With The San Jose Sharks.

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Jason Demers (@JasonDemers5) to a two-year contract. "Jason has been a solid, offensive defenseman and is coming off a good season," said Wilson. "His skill set and his age mesh well within our overall group and we're happy...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Ice Crew; Time For a Change?

Posted to Gorilla Salad's Play LandThere is a storm a brewing in San Jose about the uniform the Ice Girls wear during San Jose Sharks games. A group of people are calling the uniforms sexist and offensive. This leads to the question about Chicago’s very own Ice Crew….do you find what those girls wear offensive? Just like the source of this article said I don’t think the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Sharks fans object to plan of using 'ice girls'

The Sharks are not backing down from their plan to recruit "ice girls" to help clean the playing surface during each game despite a backlash from a segment of their fan base. "Fans take pride in the Sharks not objectifying women. Please keep the Tank a family environment," SharksFanTX wrote on Twitter. Another ended her Twitter complaint with an "#icegirlsareadealbreaker...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks Injury Update: Hertl injures knee at development camp

According to NBC Sports's Mike Halford, San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl has a minor tweak to his previously injured knee following Tuesday's development camp.Getty ImagesHertl had originally been hurt following a knee-on-knee hit with Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown in December. The hit resulted in surgery for the 20-year-old, forcing his rookie season to an early...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fox Sports, Group of San Jose Sharks fans outraged over team's recruitment of 'Ice Girls'

#460755869 / gettyimages.comSeriously? You've got to be kidding me? Now Ice Girls are offensive? Doh-kay! Here's the facebook page link. Brent Smiley, Fox Sports -- A coalition of San Jose Sharks fans have formed the group "Say No to Sharks Ice Girls" in response to the team's proposed uniform change for its co-ed ice team. Previously, members of the Sharks...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fail: Sharks fans cancelling season tix because Ice Girls are 'too sexy'

San Jose Sharks fans, at least 2 of them, are reportedly cancelling tickets because they are outraged over the team hiring Ice Girls. The ridiculous Say NO to Sharks Ice Girls FB page currently has 1,084 likes. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Say No To The San Jose Sharks “Ice Team”?

from David Pollak of the Mercury News, The Sharks are not backing down from their plan to recruit "ice girls" to help clean the playing surface during each game despite a backlash from a segment of their fan base. "Fans take pride in the Sharks not objectifying women. Please keep the Tank a family environment," SharksFanTX wrote on Twitter. Another ended...
Via Kukla's Korner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks forward Matt Nieto expects bigger role during upcoming season

When general manager Doug Wilson talks about more responsibility being given to younger players as the Sharks enter a rebuild phase, one of those players he routinely mentions is forward Matt Nieto. Nieto, who is among the 44 players taking part in the team's development camp this week even though he played in 66 NHL games last season, recognizes the expectations have changed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikhail Grabovski Responds Perfectly to Jeremy Roenick’s Roast of His $5M Salary

Rebuttals are meant to occur immediately in order to achieve maximum roasting power. However, if one can produce a perfect response one week later, said rebuttal achieves same success. Former Capitals, Maple Leafs, and Canadiens 30-year-old center Mikhail Grabovski signed a 4-year/$20 million contact with the Islanders this offseason, a deal that surprised many, including Jeremy...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikhail Grabovski strikes back at Jeremy Roenick

Jeremy Roenick dishes it. But will he be able to take it? Grabovski Instagrammed a response to Roenick’s harsh criticism of his new contract with the Islanders. Here is the screen grab, via i.imgur: Roenick is no stranger to feuds, but very rarely do we see someone strike back at him. Grabovski’s poke at Roenick wasn’t as good as Patrick Roy, who once destroyed Roenick, but...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikhail Grabovski Fires Shot At Jeremy Roenick

Way to go islanders!!!! Making a 40pt guy a 5 million dollar player!!! Grabovski?? 5 million??? I’m going back to the gym!! Good god — Jeremy Roenick (@Jeremy_Roenick) July 2, 2014 When the New York Islanders signed Mikhail Grabovski, Jeremy Roenick was not happy about it. Grabovski didn’t get bothered by it though and instead […] The post Mikhail Grabovski Fires Shot At...
Via Diehardsport
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks News: San Jose re-signs Wingels, Sheppard

Joe Yerdon from NBC Sports reports the re-signing of Tommy Wingels and James Sheppard. Wingels has signed for a three-year, $7.4 million deal, while Sheppard has signed for a one-year contract worth $1.3 general manager of the San Jose Sharks, Doug Wilson, shares his opinion on Sheppard to the San Jose Mercury News:"He certainly played well down the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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