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Fear The Fin 11 hours ago
Sharks at Capitals Preview: Stopping Ovechkin

Sharks at Capitals Preview: Stopping Ovechkin

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports When you go head to head with Ovi, you just have to hope you can contain him... As the San Jose Sharks (21-19-2, fifth Pacific) head to DC for their rare away game against the Washington Capitals (23-11-9, fourth Metropolitan), they will hope to hold the legendary Alexander Ovechkin off of the scoresheet, and not become another casualty as he attempts to catch Wayne Gretzky in the all-time goal-scorer race. So far this season, the Great 8 is currently ranked second in goals with 29, trailing only last week’s First Star, Chris Kreider. The...
Fear The Fin 17 hours ago
Top 25 Under 25: Rank the 2021 edition

Top 25 Under 25: Rank the 2021 edition

Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via I think we should introduce a talent portion to the competition. Welcome to Fear the Fin’s Top 25 San Jose Sharks Under 25 series! This was initially planned to be the content to get us through the 2022 Winter Olympics break. It’s been a minute since the site has had any additional support — not to mention how the pandemic has affected juniors hockey over the last two years — so it felt like a good time to sneak in a quick prospects ranking before a swath of players age out of the rankings this summer. We’re still planning on...
Fear The Fin 19 hours ago
Deep Blue Sea: Radim Simek is a father!

Deep Blue Sea: Radim Simek is a father!

This is Dad Swag. | Photo by Kavin Mistry/NHLI via Plus Jakob Chychrun might be heading East, a history of Black hockey players in San Jose and more in today’s news and notes. The San Jose Sharks hit the road for four game in eight days — rough timing for brand new dad, Radim Simek. On Sunday, Jan. 23, he and wife Anna welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Melinda. The couple announced the pregnancy on Instagram back in October. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Radim Šimek (@radimsimek44) Thankfully after...
Fear The Fin Jan 24, 2022
Timo Meier named NHL’s Third Star of the Week

Timo Meier named NHL’s Third Star of the Week

Photo by Amanda Cain/NHLI via After his five-goal performance, how could Timo Meier be anything less than an NHL star? It’s official: it’s Timo Meier’s world and we’re all just living in it. To no one’s surprise, Meier has been named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for his five-goal performance in the San Jose Sharks’ 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 17. His five goals set a new franchise record, but he wasn’t honored with a star just for that game (although, I personally feel like he deserved the First Star for it). Despite the string of...
Fear The Fin Jan 24, 2022
Deep Blue Sea: SAP Center hosts blood drive amid shortages

Deep Blue Sea: SAP Center hosts blood drive amid shortages

Photo by Kavin Mistry/NHLI via Plus Keith Yandle’s iron man streak, changes to women’s professional hockey and more in today’s news and notes. One critical area the pandemic has damaged is the country’s supply of donated blood. As gatherings have been limited in various capacities over the last two years, blood drives have been halted and The American Red Cross now has concerns that the blood supply could dwindle to the point that rationing will occur. The San Jose Sharks partnered with Stanford Blood Center this past Saturday to host a blood drive at SAP...