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The Daily Chum: The Sharks should probably play four lines now

The Daily Chum: The Sharks should probably play four lines now

It turns out the Canucks are bad! The Sharks took some time to get into the game on Saturday, which makes sense given the five days off before the game against the Vancouver Canucks. It turns out the only team in British Columbia is bad at ice hockey this year, so it didn’t much matter which version of the Sharks showed up. It’s a good thing, too, because head coach Pete DeBoer turned in a doozy of a lineup. Let’s take a look. Kevin Labanc - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski Mikkel Boedker - Logan Couture - Patrick Marleau Chris Tierney - Tomas Hertl - Joel Ward Barclay Goodrow - Micheal...
CSN Bay Area Feb 24, 2017

Sharks' Thornton can make history in Vancouver, too

SAN JOSE Three weeks ago, Sharks forward Patrick Marleau made history in Vancouver when he scored his 500th career goal at Rogers Arena on Feb. 2.His longtime teammate has a chance to make more history on the same ice surface on Saturday. Joe Thornton sits two assists away from becoming just the 13th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 for his career, as the Sharks prepare to resume their post-bye week schedule against the Canucks.
Fear The Fin Feb 23, 2017
The Daily Chum: Is Logan Couture ready to be a No. 1 center?

The Daily Chum: Is Logan Couture ready to be a No. 1 center?

Joe Thornton won’t be the Sharks’ 1C forever ... will Couture take the reigns? Logan Couture has long been billed the future of the San Jose Sharks. With Joe Thornton nearing the end of his most recent deal, will Couture fulfill his destiny to take over as the top line center of the Sharks when Jumbo hangs up the skates? Thornton still has plenty of years left in the tank, but they likely won’t be No. 1 center years. Even now, Thornton has shown some decline in his game and the Sharks need to plan for the future. That’s why talk about John Tavares and Matt Duchene has heated up....
The Hockey Writers Feb 22, 2017

Sharks Need to Avoid the Gas Pedal

Despite over a quarter of the regular season remaining, the San Jose Sharks have accomplished almost everything they need to in the regular season. The Sharks have collected 77 points in 60 games. They are the only team in the Pacific Division on track to reach 100 points. At least one wild card playoff spot may […]
FOX Sports Feb 22, 2017
Bruins, Ducks pushing for NHL playoffs

Bruins, Ducks pushing for NHL playoffs

The struggling Ducks are just five points behind the Sharks.
Rotoworld Feb 20, 2017

Joe Thornton's five game points streak halted - Joe Thornton (C) San Jose Sharks

Joe Thornton saw his five game points streak come to an end Sunday.
MY NHL Trade Rumors Feb 19, 2017
NHL Rumors: San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames

NHL Rumors: San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames

On the San Jose Sharks … Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News: Forward Patrick Marleau is on pace for 28 goals this season. He’s a pending free agent and this could be his last season with the Sharks, the only organization he’s been with. Joe Thornton is also a pending free agent. Thornton’s

Thornton nearing 1,000-assist milestone

Thornton nearing 1,000-assist milestone Joe Thornton is on the verge of another jumbo accomplishment, and it just might come Sunday against his original team. The Sharks’ top center is three assists from becoming the 13th player in NHL history to reach 1,000. San Jose plays at Arizona on Saturday before Boston makes its only visit of the regular season on Sunday. The Bruins drafted Thornton first overall in 1997 — one pick before the Sharks selected Patrick Marleau — and dealt him to San Jose in November 2005. Surprisingly, the last-place Coyotes have held Thornton scoreless in...
Fear The Fin Feb 17, 2017
The Daily Chum: Taking stock of Martin Jones the goaltender

The Daily Chum: Taking stock of Martin Jones the goaltender

Let’s find a reasonable bar for the goaltender Goaltenders, much like quarterbacks, get far too much credit when things go right and far too much blame when things go wrong. Martin Jones is no exception in San Jose, where he received something of a coronation over the offseason after the Sharks reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. Make no mistake, San Jose doesn’t make the Final without strong play from Jones, but they also don’t make the Final without strong play from Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture and ... you get the...
Fear The Fin Feb 16, 2017
Ex-Shark of the Week: Dany Heatley

Ex-Shark of the Week: Dany Heatley

The All-Star himself is the focus of Week 3. Do you remember how you felt when the news broke that Dany Heatley had been traded to the Sharks? Hindsight has probably spoiled things a bit. But it was absolutely thrilling. It was probably the most exciting trade in Sharks history to that point. The Joe Thornton trade was bigger (and always will be) but that trade was made at a time when San Jose was on the fringes of contention. Deserved or not, Thornton had a reputation as a guy who could not get things done. The Sharks were sending away a haul for a star, but one who had yet to prove...

Florida Panthers beat San Jose Sharks 6-5 in overtime

Pavelski scored at 16:39 to draw San Jose within one when a backhander went off the stick of Panthers defenseman Michael Matheson and past goalie Roberto Luongo. Bjugstad scored his fourth goal of the season and second of the night 2:15 into the final period by banging home a shot from the mid-slot after San Jose rookie left wing Timo Meier was guilty of turning the puck over at the Sharks’ blue line. Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic capped a long cycle by the Joe Thornton line in Florida’s end by scoring his fourth goal of the season at 6:27 on a short-draw slap shot that struck...
Fear The Fin Feb 14, 2017
The Daily Chum: Who should play with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski when Joonas Donskoi comes back?

The Daily Chum: Who should play with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski when Joonas Donskoi comes back?

I investigate the weirdly maligned top line. With the Sharks’ middle six forwards sorted out, we can turn our attention to the rest of the lineup. For those not aware, here’s how San Jose suited up Sunday against the New Jersey Devils: Kevin Labanc - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski Mikkel Boedker - Logan Couture - Patrick Marleau Timo Meier - Tomas Hertl - Joel Ward Micheal Haley - Chris Tierney - Melker Karlsson The middle six looks very good right now. The Good, the Boed and the Ugly line is marvelous and the Timo Wardo Hertl Line (it’s a work in progress and I can’t afford to keep...
Boston Herald Feb 12, 2017
Brent Burns scores 2, Sharks beat Devils 4-1

Brent Burns scores 2, Sharks beat Devils 4-1

NEWARK, N.J. — Brent Burns, the NHL's leading offensive defenseman, scored two goals as the San Jose Sharks snapped a season high four-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist for the Sharks and Kevin Labanc added two assists. Tomas Hertl had an empty-net tally late in the third period.Martin Jones made 21 saves as San Jose bounced back from a 2-1 overtime loss to Philadelphia on Saturday.PA Parenteau scored for the Devils and Corey Schneider made 34 stops as New Jersey lost for the eighth time in the last nine home...

Sharks fall to Flyers in overtime

PHILADELPHIA — Early this month, the Sharks were flying high, with Patrick Marleau’s 500th career goal highlighting a win that was the team’s eighth in nine games. Saturday, the Flyers became the latest team to ground San Jose, as Wayne Simmonds’ overtime goal gave Philadelphia a 2-1 victory that was the Sharks’ fourth in a row. After the Flyers’ Ivan Provorov opened the scoring at 6:22 of the third, Marleau struck on a power play 3:01 later. With Brandon Manning in the penalty box for holding, Sharks center Joe Thornton passed down low to Kevin Labanc. San Jose appeared to...
FOX Sports Feb 10, 2017
San Jose Sharks Slump Continues at Boston Bruins

San Jose Sharks Slump Continues at Boston Bruins

The San Jose Sharks slump to a third consecutive defeat at the Boston Bruins Thursday, Feb. 10. Martin Jones has now allowed seven goals in his last 30:02.The San Jose Sharks slump became official as of Thursday, Feb. 9. They dropped a third consecutive game to a non-playoff team—this time a...

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