3:14 PM EST, Sun January 22, 2017

Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton still valuable for Sharks

How quickly those three years have passed, and here we are again wondering what San Jose will do with a pair of aging franchise pillars who seem to have plenty of hockey left in their 37-year-old bodies? Marleau has appeared in all 241 regular-season games since re-signing and has scored 68 goals along with 80 assists for 148 points. Thornton has appeared in all but four games since re-signing and has assisted on 156 goals in addition to scoring 43 for 199 points. Thornton averaged nearly a point per game before the extension (1,167 points in 1,176 career games) and has dipped slightly to...
Fear The Fin Jan 16, 2017
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 14, 2017
Sharks vs. Blues: Lines, gamethread and where to watch

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

The defense is healthy for the first time since late December. For the first time since December, the San Jose Sharks will play with a healthy defense. So naturally they’ll have to do it without Joonas Donskoi, who is out with an upper-body injury. David Schlemko is back in the lineup and will play with Brenden Dillon as per usual and we’ll see Micheal Haley on the fourth line with Tommy Wingels and Melker Karlsson. Projected Sharks Lines Patrick Marleau – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski Kevin Labanc – Logan Couture – Mikkel Boedker Timo Meier – Chris Tierney – Joel...
Fear The Fin Jan 12, 2017
Patrick Marleau is Mr. Shark in this new shirt

Patrick Marleau is Mr. Shark in this new shirt

Yes, that’s Mr. Shark to you. Joe Thornton has a shirt. Joe Pavelski has a shirt. Brent Burns has a shirt. You can even wear Lifestyle Beards on a shirt. Now Patrick Marleau, finally, has a shirt of his own. We’ve partnered with Breaking T to make some damn cool shirts in the past but this is one of my all-time favorites. To celebrate Patrick Marleau approaching his 500th NHL goal, we’re unveiling this awesome Mr. Shark t-shirt which you can see below in all its glory. All its missing are thick, bushy eyebrows which I can only assume were flexed off with the totally unpractical...
CSN Bay Area Jan 9, 2017

Three takeaways: Patrick Marleau surging, defense still suspect

SAN JOSE In their second straight game that featured a combined nine goals, the Sharks downed the Red Wings to snap their three-game losing
Fear The Fin Jan 8, 2017
The Daily Chum: Offense explodes as Joe Pavelski bags 600th point

The Daily Chum: Offense explodes as Joe Pavelski bags 600th point

The Sharks finally scored more than four goals in a game. San Jose finally saw its offense explode in a much-needed beatdown of the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night and enjoyed a little bit of history to go with it. Joe Pavelski scored twice to reach the 600-point threshold, becoming just the third member of the San Jose Sharks to do so, joining Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton. Pavelski is 33rd on the active leaderboard in points scored behind Mike Cammalleri (603). It took him 765 games to do so, putting him at .784 points per game right in the prime of his career. The captain has...
Fear The Fin Jan 7, 2017
Mirco Mueller scores using a FRICKIN LASER BEAM

Mirco Mueller scores using a FRICKIN LASER BEAM

Over the Red Wings FREAKING HEADS. It turns out that Mirco Mueller can score every once in a great while. For just the second time in his career, the defender ripped a frickin laser beam into the back of the net to put the Sharks ahead 2-1 on Saturday night. Mueller now has two goals and five points in his NHL career. His goal was assisted on by Dylan DeMelo and Joel Ward, both of whom I imagine heartily welcomed an added apple to their counters. San Jose entered the first intermission with a 3-1 lead thanks to tallies by Patrick Marleau and Joonas Donskoi. For further visual...
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 Jan 5, 2017
Sharks vs. Wild: Lines, where to watch and gamethread

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

Mikkel Boedker and Tim Heed scratched against Minnesota. The Sharks look to snap a two-game skid as they host the Minnesota Wild at 7:30 p.m. San Jose waived Matt Nieto yesterday and saw him claimed by the Colorado Avalanche today. With David Schlemko and Marc-Edouard Vlasic still out of the lineup, the Sharks called up Tim Heed only to make him a healthy scratch along with Mikkel Boedker this evening. Lines are courtesy of Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz. It looks like Timo Meier will get another shot with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski on the top line while Patrick Marleau slides down to...
CSN Bay Area Jan 1, 2017

Sharks come up short, end 2016 with loss in LA

In the final game of 2016, the Sharks couldn't dig completely out of a two-goal hole as they lost 3-2 to the Kings Saturday night.
Fear The Fin Dec 31, 2016
Dell blanks the Flyers, Sharks win 2-0

Dell blanks the Flyers, Sharks win 2-0

Aaron Dell earns his first career shutout and Patrick Marleau sets a couple new career marks. In a match-up of two teams trending in opposite directions, the streaking Sharks (22-12-1) took down the struggling Philadelphia Flyers (20-13-4) 2-0 with the help of stifling defense and backup goalie Aaron Dell’s excellent play. The Sharks came into tonight’s match-up 7-1 in their last eight games including two shootout and overtime wins, while the Flyers have gone 1-5 and only scoring eight goals in their last six contests since an impressive 10 game win streak ended two weeks ago. After...

Dell gets first shutout as Sharks top Flyers

Aaron Dell posted his first career shutout as the Sharks continued their mastery of the Philadelphia Flyers with a 2-0 win at SAP Center on Friday. Patrick Marleau scored a first-period power-play goal and defenseman Justin Braun added insurance late in the third to provide Dell with his offensive support. Nursing a 1-0 lead late, Braun pinched, took a cross-ice feed from captain Joe Pavelski and wired his second goal of the season at 15:23. Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic needed assistance off the ice with 29.9 seconds left after getting struck in the head by a slap shot by...
Fear The Fin Dec 30, 2016
Sharks vs. Flyers: Lines, gamethread and where to watch

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

San Jose hosts the Flyers for the only time this season. David Schlemko draws back into the lineup and Aaron Dell gets the start for the Sharks as they host the Philadelphia Flyers for the only time this season. San Jose can win four games in a row for just the second time before heading to Los Angeles for a New Year's Eve matchup against the Kings. Where to watch / listen in San Jose CSN-California / KFOX 98.5 Here’s how both teams will line up, courtesy of Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz. Projected Sharks Lines Patrick Marleau – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski Kevin Labanc – Logan...
Rotoworld Dec 24, 2016

Patrick Marleau still 10 goals shy of 500 - Patrick Marleau (C) San Jose Sharks

Patrick Marleau is still only 10 goals shy of 500 for his career.

As he has his entire career, Sharks’ Marleau just gets the job done

If the 37-year-old forward remains healthy — a safe assumption, since he hasn’t missed a game in eight years — the longest-tenured Shark should score his 500th regular-season goal before season’s end. Drafted second overall in 1997, Marleau arrived at his first training camp still weeks shy of his 18th birthday. Having never a day spent in the minors, Marleau today is the father of four, and just look at what he had accomplished, entering Friday’s game: Marleau is San Jose’s all-time leader in regular-season games played, goals, points, shots, power-play goals and game-winning...

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