7:55 AM EST, Tue January 17, 2017
FOX Sports 10 hours ago
Crazy sequence in Sharks game features massive hit and beautiful goal

Crazy sequence in Sharks game features massive hit and beautiful goal

Joel Ward took a massive hit but wound up on the scoresheet as a result
CSN Bay Area 12 hours ago

Ward's sacrifice keys 'bounce-back' game for Sharks

SAN JOSE Joel Ward has been in the league long enough to know that the Sharks got outworked and outhustled in their decisive loss to the Blues on Saturday.That could be why he put his body on the line in the second period against the Jets on Monday afternoon at SAP Center. Ward hustled to a loose puck along the wall with the Sharks holding a slim 1-0 lead and slipped it ahead to Chris Tierney, before getting absolutely plastered by Mark Stuart on a hit as big as youll see in todays NHL.
FOX Sports 13 hours ago
Joel Ward gets goal, assist to lead Sharks past Jets 5-2

Joel Ward gets goal, assist to lead Sharks past Jets 5-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Joel Ward scored a short-handed goal and took a hard hit to assist on Timo Meier's goal, helping the San Jose Sharks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Monday for just their third win in eight games.
Fear The Fin 16 hours ago
Sharks vs. Jets: Lines, gamethread and where to watch

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

It’s a Monday ... day ... on ice. The Sharks can snap a two-game skid as they host the Winnipeg Jets at 1 p.m. PT. It looks like San Jose will roll with the same lineup as in their 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues according to Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz. You can see those lines below as where as where you can catch today’s game. Where to watch / listen in San Jose CSN California / KFOX 98.5 Projected Sharks Lines Patrick Marleau – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski Kevin Labanc – Logan Couture – Mikkel Boedker Timo Meier – Chris Tierney – Joel Ward Micheal Haley – Tommy...
Fear The Fin Jan 7, 2017
Fear the Poll: Who belongs on the Sharks’ top power-play unit?

Fear the Poll: Who belongs on the Sharks’ top power-play unit?

Does it make sense to leave Joel Ward there? It seems San Jose head coach Pete DeBoer wants to get Joel Ward going by putting the forward on the Sharks’ top power-play unit. That might not be the right decision, but I want to see what you all think. Here’s how the top power-play unit looked in the Sharks’ loss to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday: Brent Burns — Joe Thornton — Logan Couture — Joe Pavelski — Joel Ward The only oddity here is Joel Ward, who has taken the place of Patrick Marleau on the top unit. San Jose has other options on the top unit, including rookies Kevin...
Fear The Fin Dec 28, 2016
Notes & Quotes: Ward adjusting to flexible fourth line

Notes & Quotes: Ward adjusting to flexible fourth line

Plus, some changes could be in store for the Sharks’ power play units. SAN JOSE — Sharks forward Joel Ward has never spent a lot of time on a line without a dedicated center. In the Sharks’ last two games, Ward has lined up on the fourth line alongside Melker Karlsson and Micheal Haley. All three players have spent little time in the position this season, as Tommy Wingels has filled in as the fourth line center in the majority of games since Tomas Hertl’s injury last month. As a result, the trio shares responsibilities and assignments, according to Ward. “I think it’s just a...

Brent Burns’ goal gives Sharks overtime victory in Anaheim

ANAHEIM — Brent Burns scored 3 minutes, 46 seconds into overtime, Martin Jones stopped 34 shots and the Sharks returned from their holiday break with a 3-2 victory over the Ducks 3-2 on Tuesday night. Karlsson stuck out his stick and redirected a dump-in by Joel Ward, causing the puck to take several odd bounces and careen past Gibson on his right stick side, giving the Sharks a 2-1 lead with 5:52 left in the second period. Kase, a rookie, scored on a twisting backhand while falling to his knees midway through the second period, tying the game 1-1 with his second career goal. The Sharks...
Fear The Fin Dec 23, 2016
Sharks vs. Oilers Lines: Joel Ward in, David Schlemko out

Sharks vs. Oilers Lines: Joel Ward in, David Schlemko out

Dylan DeMelo draws into lineup again. Joel Ward finds his way back into the Sharks lineup today while David Schlemko remains a healthy scratch according to Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz. Head coach Pete DeBoer opted for Micheal Haley at center instead of Tommy Wingels, another strange decision in a series of odd moves by DeBoer. This gives young defender Dylan DeMelo another look, whether that’s due to what he’s shown on the ice or to show him off for a potential trade. The same goes for Ward, who has been scratched in two of the Sharks’ last three games. The winner of tonight’s...
Fear The Fin Dec 22, 2016
The Daily Chum: What is Pete DeBoer doing with the Sharks lineup?

The Daily Chum: What is Pete DeBoer doing with the Sharks lineup?

I don’t have an answer; I’m genuinely asking. Pete DeBoer has done a fine job as head coach of the San Jose Sharks through a season and a half. I give him a B- based on team success, lineup decisions and overall roster management. So this past week and change has been puzzling to say the least. DeBoer scratched Joel Ward against the Montreal Canadiens when Timo Meier made his NHL debut. Ward, stuck on two goals, is 34 and hasn’t produced up to his regular standards this year. That scratch wasn’t surprising given his production, particularly given the scratch Joonas Donskoi this...
Fear The Fin Dec 20, 2016
Sharks vs. Flames: Lines, discussion thread and where to watch

Sharks vs. Flames: Lines, discussion thread and where to watch

Joel Ward and David Schlemko are both scratches. Joel Ward will miss his second game in three days while David Schlemko also misses tonight’s game as the Sharks host the Flames in their return to SAP Center. San Jose hosts Calgary at 7:30 p.m. PT in what will be its first and only game until hosting Edmonton on Friday. Martin Jones starts again for the Sharks, while Micheal Haley draws back into the lineup after being scratched against Chicago on Sunday. Schlemko may be nursing an injury, which allows Dylan DeMelo to see action tonight. The top nine and top four will presumably look the...
CSN Bay Area Dec 19, 2016

Benching 'definitely tough,' but Ward learning from 'little lesson'

CHICAGO – When the Sharks signed Joel Ward in the summer of 2015 they did it to boost their offensive depth, as the right winger
Fear The Fin Dec 19, 2016
The Daily Chum: Sharks need to learn right lessons from loss

The Daily Chum: Sharks need to learn right lessons from loss

San Jose looked great skating four scoring lines Pete DeBoer subbed Joel Ward back into the Sharks lineup on Sunday after healthy scratching the forward on Friday night in Montreal. The move paid immediate dividends, as San Jose looked dangerous no matter which line put blades to ice-substitute. Yes, the Sharks lost 4-1 on Sunday evening, but DeBoer must learn the right lesson from that defeat. No, Ward didn’t respond to the benching my scoring three goals, but he did play very well in the Sharks’ defeat. He looked every bit as dangerous as he has at any point this season. Ward was a...
Fear The Fin Dec 18, 2016
Sharks vs. Blackhawks: Lines, discussion and where to watch

Sharks vs. Blackhawks: Lines, discussion and where to watch

Let’s make it a season-high five in a row. The San Jose Sharks wrap up a four-game road trip in Chicago with a chance to win five in a row for the first time this season. Joel Ward will be back in the lineup after sitting against the Montreal Canadiens on Friday which sends Micheal Haley up to the press box. Chicago beat St. Louis 6-4 on Saturday night. Where to Watch / Listen in San Jose CSN-California / KFOX 98.5 Projected Sharks Lines Patrick Marleau - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski Kevin Labanc - Logan Couture - Mikkel Boedker Timo Meier - Chris Tierney - Joonas Donskoi Joel Ward -...
Fear The Fin Dec 18, 2016
Fear the Q&A: Who do the Sharks re-sign this offseason?

Fear the Q&A: Who do the Sharks re-sign this offseason?

Should Joel Ward be a healthy scratch? @fearthefin Do you agree with Joel Ward getting scratched over someone like Haley? Does he get back into the lineup tonight?— Zeke (@TheFranchise313) December 18, 2016 Absolutely not. Listen, there is plenty that goes into creating a lineup that we don’t get a look into. I’m not inside the locker room and I’m not at the Sharks’ practices. So when I say I think this is a terrible decision, I’m basing it on what I see on the ice and what I see on the stat sheet. Yes, Ward has struggled to score this year, but ... you know ... Haley...
Fear The Fin Dec 17, 2016
Controlling the controllables and the San Jose Sharks

Controlling the controllables and the San Jose Sharks

How I learned to stop worrying and love bad luck Sports are deeply personal, opinions on teams and players don’t have to be. It’s personal when I say I want the Sharks to win hockey games. It’s not personal when I say I want to see Matt Nieto in the Sharks lineup over Micheal Haley. I can be wrong, of course, and certainly Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer thinks I am, but I’m very careful to not allow these opinions to reach a personal level. Now that I’ve made that clear, let’s make something else abundantly clear: Mikkel Boedker is not a problem. Joel Ward is not a problem....

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