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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.

Sharks fall to Bruins in overtime

Brad Marchand scored a breakaway goal 2:36 into overtime as the Boston Bruins beat the Sharks 2-1 Sunday night at SAP Center. Roughing penalties to San Jose’s Brenden Dillon and Boston’s Riley Nask at 17:05 helped to open the ice, and the hosts pounced with Patrick Marleau scoring his 21st goal of the season just 32 seconds later. Brent Burns delayed at the top of the right circle, and when the defenseman finally wristed a drive toward the net Boston defenseman Torey Krug stepped out and to deflect it right to an unmarked Marleau at the bottom of the left circle. Marleau punched home...
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...
The Hockey Writers Feb 16, 2017

Recap: Panthers Pounce on Sharks, Jagr nets 1,900th

The San Jose Sharks and Florida Panthers completed the season series tonight in San Jose. There were a few milestones celebrated ahead of the game. The Sharks honored Patrick Marleau for his 500th goal scored on Feb. 2. Franchise leader in games played, goals, points, power play goals, and game winning goals.
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...

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...
Boston Herald Feb 11, 2017
Wayne Simmonds' OT goal lifts Flyers over Sharks 2-1

Wayne Simmonds' OT goal lifts Flyers over Sharks 2-1

PHILADELPHIA — Wayne Simmonds scored on a breakaway just over a minute into overtime and Michal Neuvirth made 23 saves Saturday, helping the Philadelphia Flyers end a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks.Ivan Provorov scored in regulation for Philadelphia.Patrick Marleau had the goal for Pacific Division-leading San Jose, which lost its fourth straight game and fifth in the last seven. Three of the Sharks losses during the losing skid have been after regulation.Simmonds capitalized on a turnover at center ice by Brent Burns and beat Aaron Dell with a shot...
Fear The Fin Feb 7, 2017
Joe Thornton’s Hall of Fame chances

Joe Thornton’s Hall of Fame chances

Are his chances solid despite no Stanley Cup? Last week I did a piece on Patrick Marleau scoring his 500th goal that could make him a first ballot Hall of Famer, but what about fellow teammate Joe Thornton? Thornton is a six time all star, an Olympic gold medalist, has won the hart trophy and the Art Ross trophy. The only thing missing on Thornton’s already impressive resume is Lord Stanley’s Cup. With Patrick Marleau falling under the same category, is Thornton destined to be a first ballot Hall of Famer, or will he have to wait for years to come? As of right now, he has 380 career...
The Hockey Writers Feb 7, 2017

3 Thoughts on the San Jose Sharks

As the NHL regular season heads into the stretch drive, it is a good time to look at the San Jose Sharks – who is hot, who is dominating and who might be able to make a major difference. We’ll start with the hottest Sharks player. Patrick Marleau Patrick Marleau added historic goal 500 against Vancouver […]

Patrick Marleau quietly becoming Bay Area icon

Patrick Marleau quietly becoming Bay Area icon Few modern-day pro sports stars spend long chunks of time with one club, much less their entire career. Even in the unlikely event that Marleau doesn’t return to San Jose as a free agent next season, he already has worn a Bay Area jersey longer than any other premier player. “I think he is a legend,” Sharks forward Joe Thornton said. Only Willie McCovey, who played more than 18 seasons with the Giants, including the first 15 of his career, and quarterback John Brodie, who played 17 years with the 49ers, have come close to a...
Fear The Fin Feb 6, 2017
Watch all 19 goals Patrick Marleau has scored this season

Watch all 19 goals Patrick Marleau has scored this season

What, like you had plans? I put together a video of Patrick Marleau scoring each of his 19 goals this season to celebrate Mr. Shark scoring his 500th career goal. It takes fewer than four minutes to complete and let’s be honest, you don’t have anything better to do this afternoon, evening or whenever it is that you’ve gotten a chance to watch this video. Was I right? I was right, right? While you might think most of these came in the past week and a half, Marleau’s goal scoring has actually been relatively consistent this season. Check out the graph below to see Marleau’s goal...
Fear The Fin Feb 6, 2017
Fear the Poll: Rank the Sharks two-thirds through the season

Fear the Poll: Rank the Sharks two-thirds through the season

Fill out a ballot for a chance to win a t-shirt! A rare second day in a row off gives us an opportunity to reflect on the first 53 games of the season so far. As such, I’ve put together a Ranker with all of the current San Jose Sharks for your ranking pleasure. It includes anyone who has played at least 10 games for the Sharks this season and is still with the organization — sorry Tommy Wingels and Matt Nieto. It’s not enough to just rank the players, of course. Let’s make this a little more interesting. Fill out the following ballot to be eligible to win a Patrick Marleau T-Shirt....
Fear The Fin Feb 6, 2017
The Daily Chum: What’s Patrick Marleau’s best line?

The Daily Chum: What’s Patrick Marleau’s best line?

Trying to find a home for Patty Patrick Marleau proved he can play anywhere in the lineup through the first 50 games of the season; but what’s his best line? Marleau has played well on the first line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski, the third line with Chris Tierney and Joel Ward and recently on the second line with Logan Couture and Mikkel Boedker. Now that he has 60 minutes under his belt with Couture and Boedker we can better evaluate if that should be a permanent fixture in the San Jose lineup. The early returns have been extremely good by the eye test, but do the stats line up?...

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    Tim Heed

    Sharks recall trio as bye week concludes

  • Patrick Marleau

    Sharks' Thornton can make history in Vancouver, too

  • Brent Burns

    Brent Burns is going to win the Norris Trophy for all the reasons Erik Karlsson should have

  • Martin Jones

    What can recent Stanley Cup goaltenders tell us about Jones’ workload?

  • Joe Thornton

    Sharks' Thornton can make history in Vancouver, too

  • Joe Pavelski

    Sharks' Thornton can make history in Vancouver, too

  • Tomas Hertl

    The Daily Chum: Can San Jose get back to the Stanley Cup Final?

  • Aaron Dell

    Joonas Donskoi is the scoring winger the Sharks need

  • Logan Couture

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

  • Chris Tierney

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