6:00 PM EDT, Thu August 21, 2014
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Sharks strip Joe Thornton of captaincy

At least they didn't trade him. Yet. For the second time in five years, the San Jose Sharks have stripped a player under contract of his captaincy. After removing the "C" from Patrick Marleau's chest following the team's first-round loss to Anaheim in 2009, general manager Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McLellan confirmed today that Joe Thornton, who took over the captaincy in 2010 when Rob Blake retired, will no longer wear a letter. Replacing him will be...nobody. At least for the time being, the Sharks appear to be comfortable entering training camp without any captains or alternate...

Sharks, Kings to play outdoor game Feb. 15 at Levi's Stadium

The Kings have eliminated the Sharks in each of the past two playoffs, including last season when the Sharks won the first three games in a best-of-seven, first-round series, only to lose the next four. Since the start of the 2010-11 season, no two NHL teams have played each other more often than the Sharks and Kings - 41 games, including the playoffs. According to the NHL, the temperature at Dodger Stadium at the start of last season's game was 63 degrees, making it the warmest NHL regular-season game.

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