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Fear The Fin Aug 18, 2016

Breaking T relaunches Captain Pavelski shirt

In celebration of him becoming the actual Captain America If you missed out on grabbing one of these slick Captain Joe Pavelski shirts the first time around and want something to celebrate him being named captain of Team USA...you’re in luck. Breaking T is re-releasing the popular teal shirts and you can pick yours up right now, right here. They’ll be available in limited quantity so if you’re wanting to get your hands on one, I’d act quickly. As always, when you buy a Fear the Fin t-shirt from Breaking T (by using the above link) you’re helping out the site in addition to...
Fear The Fin Aug 18, 2016

World Cup of Hockey 2016: Get to know Team Europe’s Forwards

All those European countries you forget about. If Team North America was a bit of an odd collection of players, Team Europe is downright bizarre. In reality, this is Team Europe Minus Sweden, Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic — which I understand would sell fewer jerseys. Team Europe opens the tournament against Team USA, which means we’ll get a chance to see future teammates Mikkel Boedker and Joe Pavelski square off right away. There are some interesting players on this squad including the Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl, the Kings’ Anze Kopitar and Old Man Marian Gaborik. Other than...
Fear The Fin Aug 17, 2016

Joe Pavelski’s grandma congratulates him on captaincy

I’m not crying, you’re crying. We love Joe Pavelski almost as much as his grandma, but not quite. The outspoken supporter of her grandson during the NHL 17 cover vote is at it again with another gem of a tweet. If only all of our grandparents could be this cool. I'm so proud! Team USA Captain! @jpav8 congrats love Grandma.— Mary Ann Pavelski (@Grandmapavs8) August 18, 2016
Fear The Fin Aug 17, 2016

Joe Pavelski to captain Team USA

I mean, obviously. Joe Pavelski gets to add captain of Team USA to his resume. The San Jose Sharks captain will be made the captain of the Americans in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey according to this report from Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz. The move doesn’t come as a big surprise given the ever improving value of Pavelski’s stock around the NHL. Besides, we’ve already got the t-shirts made and everything, so it would seem like a waste to not cash in now, right? It’s been a pretty good year for Pavelski as he put together a dominant postseason and just missed out on being made...
Fear The Fin Aug 13, 2016

Top 25 San Jose Sharks under 25: No. 2 Joonas Donskoi

The Finnish phenom burst onto the scene last year. You already know and love the No. 2 entry on our 25 under 25 list, but let’s talk about him anyway. Joonas Donskoi burst onto the scene with the Sharks a season ago, providing exciting play, great hands and even some magnificent shootout skill. Donskoi primarily played with Tommy Wingels and Logan Couture (when they were all healthy, anyway) and found himself on the ice with a variety of teammates when Couture was injured. He spent time with Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton in addition to Patrick Marleau and Joel Ward. When the Sharks...