9:04 AM EDT, Wed May 25, 2016
Lighthouse Hockey 1 hour ago

Islanders News: Shopping list; Greiss check; Every rose has a Thornton

Headlines are hard. Islanders linkage Arthur Staple whets your appetite with free agents the Islanders could acquire this summer. [Newsday] What grade do you give herr Greiss for his first Islanders season? [LHH] The future of Mikhail Grabovski is very cloudy. [LHH] Other stuff There will be a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Final. The Penguins beat the Lightning 5-2 last night to force the series back to Pittsburgh. Adjust your hot takes accordingly. [SBN] Phil Kessel has been very good for the Penguins this Spring. [Sportsnet] Joe Thornton has been good for the Sharks for a long...
Fear The Fin 20 hours ago

Sharks vs. Blues, Game 5: Joe Thornton didn't change, perception did

Jumbo continues to be Jumbo People keep saying Thornton found another gear this postseason. He figured something out or the removal of the C from his jersey made him a fresher, better player than in years past. Sharks fans know better than that. Joe Thornton tallied three points on Monday night. That bring his 2016 postseason total to 17 in 17 games and overall playoff production to 117 points in 149 contests. Thornton holds the eighth-highest number of postseason points among active players and Monday's performance brings him to 62nd all-time — and he's doing it in an era we keep...
Pension Plan Puppets May 23, 2016

PPP After Dark: GO SHARKS!

Should be a doozy tonight. Stop in and have a chat. I shouldn't need to remind you that if the San Jose Sharks make it into the Stanley Cup Finals, the pick the Leafs received for James Reimer will improve from a 4th to a 3rd, but really, we don't need any other reason to cheer for the Sharks apart from the fact that Reimer is there. Add to that that Jumbo Joe could get to hoist a Cup, and I think it's a slam dunk to cheer for San Jose. Really, I wouldn't be upset to see the Blues win either, but there is certainly a more immediate connection to the Sharks via more recent Leaf players, but...

Sharks’ special teams struggle in Game 4

Sharks’ special teams struggle in Game 4 “Their special teams were better than ours … and that’s what playoff hockey is,” Sharks center Joe Thornton said after San Jose’s 6-3 loss to St. Louis in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. If their power play and penalty kill are better than ours, that team wins. Worse, San Jose allowed a short-handed goal in the second period, digging a 3-0 hole on its way to seeing the series being evened 2-2. The Blues scored for the first time in three games on a power play, striking 6:14 into the game on a pass from behind the net from...
St. Louis Game Time May 21, 2016

Beyond Checkerdome Quick Shot: Round 3 Game 4

I can't believe it got better! We sure picked a doozy of a game to do #ShotsForGoals !! The Blues needed a win in the worst way, and it turns out that they got a win in the best way! Although there was a bit of let-up in the third period, we all knew that the Sharks were too good to stay down for long. The Blues were able to score a few in the last period as well, and kept the pressure up. The bottom line: a damn satisfying 6-3 win. The Sharks started to play a little more goonishly, and Brent Burns and Joe Thornton took some cheap shots. The Blues did not fall prey to that bait, and...
San Jose Mercury News May 21, 2016

Sharks fly Canadian fire victims to San Jose for Game 4

Fort McMurray, Alberta, family roots for Sharks; has done so since Joe Thornton was traded to San Jose.
Fear The Fin May 21, 2016

Sharks vs. Blues, Game 4 Lines: Jake Allen starts

St. Louis turns to Jake Allen in net. The Sharks make no changes ahead of game four, which doesn't come as much of a surprise. We already talked about St. Louis rolling with Jake Allen, which is the biggest change entering the fourth game of this series. San Jose didn't play a great possession game in game three, but given the likely impact of score effects it's hard to read too much into it. If the Sharks play the way they have through the first three games of this series, I like their chances. Projected Sharks Lines Tomas Hertl – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski Patrick Marleau – Logan...
St. Louis Game Time May 21, 2016

Shattenkirk More At Fault Than Parayko On Game 3's First Goal

Analysts were blaming a miscue on Parayko's part for the first goal of Thursday night's game. The Blues' game three against the Sharks was clearly not the performance Blues' fans were hoping for.  The largest difference in my opinion was stellar neutral zone defense by the Sharks coupled with a quick strike counter attack offense, and the Sharks have plenty of dangerous offensive weapons to be successful with this strategy.  Two of San Jose's three goals came on the rush, and the third was the result of a simply inhuman pass courtesy of one of the greatest passers in history, Jumbo Joe...
Fear The Fin May 20, 2016

Going frame by frame through Joe Thornton's miracle pass

This pass deserves a killer nickname. We've become jaded when it comes to Joe Thornton's incredible passing ability. He makes five passes a game that most of us wouldn't try in a video game, let alone in the NHL. Even by Thornton's own lofty standards, his pass to Tomas Hertl last night was something special. If you haven't seen it, let's rectify that. Your browser does not support iframes. The Sharks have great, well-educated fans but you know a pass is good when half the arena ooos and ahhhs even before the puck hits Hertl right on the tape. Brian Elliott likely wants that goal back...
Fear The Fin May 20, 2016

That's What They Said: Martin Jones, Joe Thornton talk about game three win

Thornton talked about the Sharks home ice advantage. The Sharks won their sixth home game on Thursday after posting a less than stellar record at SAP Center over the regular season. Joe Thornton talked about having home-ice advantage to NBC Sports after the Sharks 3-0 win against the Blues. Your browser does not support iframes. Jumbo, who had two points and is featured on this amazing t-shirt, also talked about his linemates. The three have accounted for 38 points in 15 games and have absolutely dominated against all comers this postseason. On the defensive end, Martin Jones gave credit...
San Jose Mercury News May 20, 2016

Sharks' first line led by Greatest Joes on Earth

Jumbo Joe Thornton and Joe 'Pavs' Pavelski have San Jose Sharks on what could be a roll right into Stanley Cup finals.
Fear The Fin May 19, 2016

Say hello to your new favorite Joe Thornton t-shirt

Give Joe The Puck, dammit. Joe Thornton is responsible for a lot of great memories in San Jose over the years, but one of his very best moments may have come off the ice. That moment has been permanently enshrined with our new t-shirt partner, Breaking T. The shirt, which you can purchase here, was designed by BreakingT in conjunction with Fear the Fin. It's a beaut, the shirt material is fabulous and by using our referral link when you pick one up you're helping the site out, too. Here's a little about BreakingT, straight from the source: BreakingT helps people...
San Jose Mercury News May 19, 2016

Sharks center Joe Thornton will play in Game 3

Despite left wrist injury, San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will play against St. Louis Blues in Game 3 Thursday night.

Sharks' Joe Thornton to play in Game 3 against St. Louis Blues

Two days after he was slashed on the left hand, center Joe Thornton practiced Thursday morning and will play in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the St. Louis Blues, Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said. Thornton was slashed Tuesday by… Continue Reading → The post Sharks' Joe...
San Jose Mercury News May 18, 2016

NHL: San Jose Sharks coy on condition of Joe Thornton's left hand

Coach Peter DeBoer says star player 'seemed fine... walking around'

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