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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

Patrick Marleau has found a home with an old friend

Old Guys Rule Patrick Marleau didn’t start out the 2016-17 season so great. He looked slow, his scoring touch seemed to have abandoned him and his possession numbers continued to slide. Now on the top line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski, it seems Marleau has finally found a home this season. He scored the game-winning goal on Friday night, his sixth of the season, and has looked demonstrably better since joining Thornton and Pavelski. The numbers back up the eye test on this one, as you can see in the below chart. hockeyviz.com Patrick Marleau’s with or...
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...

Sharks get back on track against Devils

Goalie Martin Jones made 26 stops for his second shutout of the season and the Sharks got goals from four players en route to a 4-0 win over New Jersey on Monday night. Forwards Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture, Chris Tierney and defenseman Brent Burns scored goals to support Jones’ 15th career shutout. Coming off a season-long six-game road trip, and with only one idle day between games, the Sharks came out surprisingly strong. The Sharks struck shorthanded at 1:59 when Tierney’s wrist shot off the rush from the left circle found the back of the net. The Sharks continued to control the...
Fear The Fin Nov 22, 2016

Quick Bite: Sharks dominate Devils

San Jose controlled the game from start to finish, and ended a three game losing streak. SAN JOSE — The Sharks ended a three-game losing streak, and opened their five-game homestand with a 4-0 win over the New Jersey Devils. Chris Tierney, Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture, and Brent Burns all scored, while Martin Jones stopped 26 shots in his second shutout of the season. San Jose controlled play from the opening puck drop, and generated quality chances within the game’s first minute-and-a-half. 104 seconds in, the Sharks were shorthanded after Matt Nieto interfered with Devils goaltender...
Rotoworld Nov 21, 2016

Marleau to stick with Thornton and Pavelski - Patrick Marleau (C) San Jose Sharks

Patrick Marleau moved up to the top line on Saturday and he is expected to stay there for the start of Monday's match with New Jersey.
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...

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