SHARKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Andrea Bocelli's San Jose concert gets bumped for Stanley Cup finals game

The Sharks besting the St. Louis Blues to make it to the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Finals is making all sorts of waves in San Jose. It's also caused a scheduling conflict at the Bay Area city's SAP Center, as Game 3 of the Sharks' series against the Pittsburgh Penguins was scheduled at the arena on June 4 ... the same day as an Andrea Bocelli concert. But the Italian tenor...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vlasic donates $2,500 to Backes’ charity

The third-round series between the San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues wasn’t exactly a friendly one. Physical, grueling action reigned supreme and there were plenty of questionable/cheap shots after the whistle. Even though the two clubs visibly had a lot of hate, that didn’t stop Marc-Edouard Vlasic from donating to David Backes’ charity after the series wrapped up....
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons the Penguins are a lock to win the Stanley Cup

The San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins will face off in this year’s Stanley Cup Final. The two teams enter the Final with very different stories and backgrounds, but both are more than capable of claiming the title. However, here are three reasons why the Penguins win the Cup: 1. Crosby and Malkin are gaining momentum Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have been the faces...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Penguins Fan Guide to the San Jose Sharks

The upcoming Stanley Cup Final features the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks. For Penguins fans wanting to know more about their current opponent, I thought I’d offer some help. The Sharks are a roll ‘four lines and three defense pairs’ team. You’ll see everyone who skates a good bit. The team loves the forecheck and allows defensemen to be aggressive in the offensive...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Thornton and Burns added to Canada and nobody should be surprised

With the addition of the final seven players to the roster, Canada’s team for the World Cup of Hockey just got a lot hairier. And if the San Jose Sharks can manage to win the Stanley Cup, you’ll have to wear sunglasses in the dressing room just to deal with the bling from the Stanley Cups and Olympic gold medals. The additions of the hirsute Joe Thornton and Brent Burns should...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

San Jose Sharks look to be a team of destiny

If someone was to tell me that going into this season that the San Jose Sharks would be sitting right where they are, I believe the good majority of us realist would have rolled our eyes. Sure, I didn’t think the Sharks were going to repeat the same failures that they endured during the 2014-15 season where they weren’t able to make the playoffs. But I also didn’t envision...

The Sharks are in the Stanley Cup Final

SCOREBOARD San Jose 5, St Louis 2 – Just like this entire series, the individual games were all blowouts, but it still had the feel of an evenly matchedd struggle. Very strange, but a heck of a lot easier to get through for fans.
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blaming Vladimir Tarasenko for St. Louis Blues’ loss is looking for easy scapegoat

What are the three favorite things among hockey writers and media types? • Free food, preferably buffet, preferably with a dessert cart. • Telling anyone and everyone about their hotel and airline points. • Blaming a postseason series loss on one player. The first two are harmless enough, although nobody — and I mean NOBODY — cares about your status with Marriott. Oh...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SHARKS KEEP SWIMMING…ALL THE WAY TO THE FINAL

LET'S GO SHARKS! @SanJoseSharks #TurnUpTheTank #SJSharks #SilenceTheBlues pic.twitter.com/48VdxPszXj — Metallica (@Metallica) May 26, 2016 The Stanley Cup Final is no longer “Never-Never Land” for the Sharks The team that scored the 1st goal had won each of the games and San Jose was hoping to keep that trend going. They came out flying off the opening faceoff as expected...
Via The Hockey Guys
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks roll past Blues to advance to first Stanley Cup final

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After 25 years, the San Jose Sharks will finally play for the Stanley Cup.Captain Joe Pavelski scored an early goal, Joel Ward added two of his own and the Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup final in franchise history by beating the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference final.Joonas Donskoi also scored, Logan Couture...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks need 1 win vs. Blues to reach 1st Stanley Cup final

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Patrick Marleau has played more than 1,500 games with the San Jose Sharks since joining the NHL as an 18-year-old draft pick but never one quite like the next one. All those past playoff disappointments that have seemed to define the career of players like Marleau and Joe Thornton could be put to the side temporarily with one more San Jose win. For the first...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

You should be rooting for Joe Thornton

Looking at the TV ratings, it's highly unlikely that, unless you're a diehard fan of the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues, that you've been paying much attention to those teams' NHL Western Conference Final series. But while you might not be watching the games, you should be rooting for Sharks center Joe Thornton. Already one of the greatest players of the last two decades, Thornton...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavelski scores twice, Sharks top Blues to take 3-2 lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) Joe Pavelski scored two goals, including the go-ahead score in the opening minute of the third period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference final on Monday night. Joel Ward also scored twice including one of two empty-netters in the final minute for San Jose, which can close it out at home on Wednesday...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues set to start Jake Allen in Game 4 desperation move

The St. Louis Blues haven’t been this close to the Stanley Cup since 1991, and head coach Ken Hitchcock sees his team with their back to the wall once again. After going down 2-1 in the Western Conference finals to the San Jose Sharks, the Blues are literally looking to throw the kitchen sink at the wall as Hitchcock announced the pulling of starting goaltender Brian Elliot in...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock on Tarasenko: 'He’s learning hard lessons'

Ken Hitchcock will not stop speaking. The St. Louis Blues coach has been more than open to the media during the NHL playoffs. He’s been public about his relationship with Vladimir Tarasenko, who clearly hasn’t been enthralled with his coach’s deployment. Hitchcock said he loves the beef, but in reality, it’s not the healthiest thing to have your best player actively be...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Jones Shutout Streak Alive!

There is nothing getting by San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones, literally! After Thursday nights 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues, Jones has now posted back-to-back shutouts in this Western Conference Final. Jones’ is in his first year with the Sharks after being dealt from LA to Boston, before he finally ended up in San Jose during last years off-season. The Canadian netminder...
Via Beyond The Benches
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks respond in a big way in game two of the Western Conference Finals

Are you having fun yet? The San Jose Sharks tied up the Western Conference Finals last night after a 4-0 win in game two. Brent Burns led the way with two power play goals and Martin Jones picked up his second shutout of the postseason in a 26-save effort. It was exactly the kind of game that the Sharks needed in St. Louis, especially after they lost 2-1 in Sunday’s opening act...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Milbury makes controversial remarks advocating for hits that injure

Mike Milbury is in a bit of hot water after making some comments during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. The NBC Sports analyst was talking about an interference penalty the Blues’ Steve Ott received during the second period of the Sharks’ 4-0 win. In Milbury’s view, if a player is going to hit someone...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Puck gets lost in Sharks center Joe Thornton's pants

Game 1 of the Sharks-Blues series came to a halt in the first minute of the game when the puck disappeared into Joe Thornton's equipment.Brent Burns' shot deflected straight up off Thornton and flew up his pants, getting lodged in his gear.Thornton was unable to shake it loose himself and had to get a trainer's help on the bench.
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason quick hits: Western Conference Final

Postseason VitalsSan Jose: 8-4-0 in 12 games in the playoffsSt. Louis: 8-6-0 in 14 games in the playoffsHistory of the MatchupThis is the fifth time the two franchises have faced off in the playoffs, with all previous meetings taking place in the first round and each team winning two series apiece. San Jose took the 2015-16 regular-season series 2-1-0 with the home team winning each...
Via Yardbarker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Game 7 between the Sharks and Preds is must-see hockey

After a most-convincing and dominant full 60 minutes in Game 5, the San Jose Sharks looked like they were primed to end their series with the Nashville Predators after taking a 2-0 lead to open up Game 6. Then the Preds dug deep, turned the tables and forced a Game 7 with a 4-3 overtime victory.Clearly, Nashville isn’t going down without a fight. But the Sharks still have a chance...
Via Yardbarker
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Why you need to attend a San Jose Sharks playoff game

Last week, we explained why the NHL playoffs this year are superior to NBA playoffs for a myriad of reasons. Ater a dominating 5-1 performance over the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, we are now convinced that the San Jose Sharks playoff games only add to that sentiment. Let me explain. Joe Thornton’s Bite The seasoned Sharks center is better...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The murkiness of the no-goal call on Sharks F Joe Pavelski

It has  grown into one of the most talked about calls of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs — well, if you were awake to witness it.The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks played an absolute thriller into triple-overtime and into the wee hours, which ended with a 4-3 win for Nashville. The game could have ended a lot sooner, with a much different result.There were a few questionable...
Via Yardbarker
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks to find good home for cat who got onto the ice

The San Jose Sharks almost had their own curse of the black cat moment Friday night when one somehow got on to the ice prior to their Game 1 matchup with Nashville. However, San Jose quickly shrugged off the bad omen and took the series opener 5-2. The cat appeared from the player bench area during warmups and ran along the boards before ducking into another open door. SAP Center...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Do The San Jose Sharks Have What It Takes to Win the Stanley Cup?

The San Jose Sharks have been known for their lack of success in the postseason but 2016 looks very different. After missing the NHL playoffs last year the Sharks have not only moved on to the next round but took out a heavy favorite in the Los Angeles Kings in only five games. The Sharks were consistently dominant and were able to grind out important goals despite several hurdles...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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