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Fear The Fin Dec 6, 2016
Brent Burns, Joe Thornton in top five of All-Star voting

Brent Burns, Joe Thornton in top five of All-Star voting

The game is hosted in Los Angeles in 2017 The first voting update for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game is out and holds good news for Sharks fans. Brent Burns and Joe Thornton are both in the top five of voting in the Pacific Division, Burns second and Thornton fifth, for the annual game which will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 29. You can vote yourself here. Remember, this vote is only for the captain of the Pacific Division team. The NHL still selects the rest of the team. So if you want any of these standings to matter, you’ll need to get Burns or Thornton into the No. 1...
Fear The Fin Dec 2, 2016
Sharks vs. Canadiens: Lines, gamethread and where to watch

Sharks vs. Canadiens: Lines, gamethread and where to watch

This is the last game you’ll be able to watch for a while. So watch it. San Jose hosts the Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. on CSN-California for the only time this season. The Sharks won’t play against until they host Ottawa on Wednesday as they take their CBA-mandated break. Tommy Wingels will be a gametime decision, but otherwise expect the lines to remain the same for the Sharks. Sharks Projected Lines Joe Pavelski - Joe Thornton - Patrick Marleau Joonas Donskoi - Logan Couture - Joel Ward Mikkel Boedker - Chris Tierney - Melker Karlsson Micheal Haley - Ryan Carpenter - Kevin...
Fear The Fin Nov 30, 2016

Quick Bite: Sharks end homestand with OT win

Brent Burns needed just 19 seconds of OT to win it. SAN JOSE — Brent Burns scored 19 seconds into overtime, as the Sharks ended their five game homestand with a 2-1 win over the Coyotes, their first win against Arizona this season. A minute in, Patrick Marleau roofed a rolling backhander past Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith, and appeared to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead. Arizona head coach Dave Tippet had other ideas, and challenged the goal on the notion that Brenden Dillon was offside on the play. Replays confirmed that he entered the zone before Joe Thornton, who had the puck, and the call...
Fear The Fin Nov 26, 2016

Bottom Six Revisited: It’s time to make some changes

In Tomas Hertl’s absence, more can be done to maximize the bottom six. Let’s start with a basic assumption I’m making in this post: I like the top six as currently constructed. Patrick Marleau looks much more like his old self when up with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski and the Logan Couture, Joel Ward and Joonas Donskoi line kicks ass. So if you disagree with those basic ideas, the rest of this is probably a waste of time. With Tomas Hertl out for an extended time, the bottom six needs retooling. The Sharks started with the following lines in the bottom six for Friday’s game...
Fear The Fin Nov 22, 2016

Thornton, Marleau turn back the clock in win over Devils

The top two picks in the 1997 draft looked like their old selves and achieved a pair of major milestones. SAN JOSE — Joe Thornton scored his 900th point as a Shark, and moved into a tie for 25th on the NHL’s all-time assist list in a 4-0 win over the New Jersey Devils last night. Yet in front of the assembled media in the aftermath of a major career milestone, Thornton was quick to, do what he does so well on the ice: set up others. “I’ve been here a long time [and] played with some real good players,” Thornton said after the game. “That’s what it comes down to. I’ve been...
Fear The Fin Nov 21, 2016

Joe Thornton has taken a step back this season

Is this the new Jumbo? Or is there something else at play? I don’t want to write about Joe Thornton playing worse than he did a season ago. I want to write about Thornton inexplicably playing at the same Hall of Fame level he played at least season and the season before that and ... you get the idea. But we are now nearly a quarter of the way through the season and Thornton is just not playing as well as he did a season ago. His possession stats, the area where Thornton shines ordinarily, certainly took a step back this year as they have for each of the past few years. In 2013-14,...
Fear The Fin Nov 20, 2016

Fear the Chat: Marcus and Jacob discuss Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Tomas Hertl

There’s lots to worry about. Marcus and I text because we’re buds and because texting about the Sharks distracts us from the existential dread that fills us every day. Sometimes. Today, our Sharks discussion wasn’t as cheery as it usually is and we’re passing the burden of it on to you. This has been lightly edited because I make a lot of typos when I text. Jacob Sundstrom: Start praying for Hertl. Marcus White: Lol seriously. I hope Goldobin gets the call in his/Karlsson's absence Jacob Sundstrom: Me too. Totally gonna be Goodrow. Marcus White: Haha wouldn't mind that either as...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 17, 2016

Life on the Road - San Jose Sharks

Paul Martin loves America and Joe Thornton loves tormenting backup goalies. Celebrating America can even be fun for Canadians. Sharks defenseman Brent Burns has become a meme superstar recently through his impassioned in-game performance of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA,” and he doesn’t even get to participate in our most sacred institutions. Depending on your perspective, last Tuesday was either the start of making America great again or the dawn of a dystopian, fascist hellscape from which there is no relief. Regardless of the outcome, however, many people get a great...
Rotoworld Nov 8, 2016

Joe Thornton scores goal, assist in win - Joe Thornton (C) San Jose Sharks

Joe Thornton scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Washington Capitals.

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