In the less than classic movie Disclosure (or Michael Crichton’s even less classic book version), a line runs through the story about a corrupt business: “Solve the problem.” There are numerous problems in the operation and the drama surrounds the question “which problem needed solving?” Alas (spoiler alert), solving the most basic of these problems is the key to solving all...
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21 hours ago
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 3:10 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks snapped a six-game losing streak on the night they clinched a playoff berth, rallying past the New York Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday. Chris Tierney tied the game with his second goal with 2:15 to play in regulation after San Jose had blown a 3-1 lead. Jannik Hansen added his first...
22 hours ago
Only a week ago, the San Jose Sharks seemed to be ready as ever to take on whatever postseason opponents that they might face in the first few rounds. They had recently faced some very good hockey teams where they won seven of their previous nine games against teams as good as the Washington Capitals. Four games later, people are starting to wonder what in the world happened to them...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have signed unrestricted free agent center Tim Clifton to a two-year contract. Clifton will join San Jose's AHL affiliate on an amateur tryout for the rest of the season before the contract signed Monday officially kicks in. The 24-year-old Clifton just finished his senior season at Quinnipiac. He had 13 goals and 12 assists in 39 games...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago | Discuss
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Joe Pavelski scored twice and the San Jose Sharks ended a long streak of futility against the Buffalo Sabres with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night. Logan Couture and Michael Haley also scored for San Jose, and Martin Jones made 22 saves for his 32nd win of the season. The Sharks snapped a five-game home losing streak to Buffalo and ended its franchise-best 11...
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14 days ago | Discuss
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Joe Pavelski scored twice, backup goalie Aaron Dell made 29 saves to win his fourth straight start, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 on Sunday night. Patrick Marleau, Joel Ward and Chris Tierney also scored to give the first-place Sharks their sixth win in eight games. San Jose remained seven points ahead of Anaheim in the Pacific Division...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago | Discuss
The San Jose Sharks are not officially locked into a playoff position just yet, but with only 15 games remaining in the season, it is all but certain that they will be back in the race for the Stanley Cup. The Sharks seem to have a pretty tight hold on the Pacific division as they have seven more points than the Calgary Flames and the Anaheim Ducks with a game in hand. Assuming...
The NHL trade deadline is just four days away and the San Jose Sharks should be looking to make a move or two if they want to have another run at the Stanley Cup. Some teams that the Sharks might face in the first few rounds of this postseason have already started to make some moves to improve their roster. The Sharks don’t really have any glaring weaknesses that they need to...
In this scoring-deprived era in the NHL, reaching 1,000 points is an impressive milestone. It signifies a player has been at least very productive for a long time. Many times, like with Henrik Sedin last month, it happens when a player is reaching the end of his career. Sometimes, like with Alex Ovechkin last month or Joe Thornton a few years back, a player has a good amount left...
Being a social media manager for a big, public account is a difficult task. One small mistake on a tweet can be immediately amplified and scrutinized, as the official NHL account found out this morning.The NHL sent out a congratulatory tweet to San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau for his 500th career goal. There was an issue with the post, however, as instead of using video of...
Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more clarification from the leagues.In its freshman campaign, the NHL’s coaches challenge had plenty...
Here’s something you might have missed in your East Coast slumber last night: Patrick Marleau went all Mario Lemieux on the Colorado Avalanche, scoring four goals in a period for the first time since Le Magnifique did it in 1997. When you join a list with Mario Lemieux on it, it’s mighty impressive … especially when you’re only the 12th person on that list. Just as impressive...
Tito Ortiz defeated Chael Sonnen by submission in the first round of their fight at Bellator 170 on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. in what was his final fight. Ortiz held onto his choke well beyond the point of Sonnen tapping out, forcing referee Big John McCarthy to pull Ortiz off Sonnen. Tito held on to that choke way too long #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/UrRlSqShh9...
San Jose Sharks stars Joe Thornton and Brent Burns shot a beard-featuring promotion this week and the hilarious commercial and ensuing outtakes were posted online. Check out the finished product, which seems to be a Letterkenny-inspired advertisement with Burns and Thornton quipping about beards. The duo, who have got impressive beards of their own, sit in a barber shop and tell...
Brent Burns and Joe Thornton aren’t only San Jose Sharks teammates, they’re beard brothers. The two superstars boast the fantastically long and unkempt beards in NHL history, something that’s made the instantly recognizable both on and off the ice. The beards of Burns and Thornton take center stage in a delightful ad promoting the latter’s upcoming “Joe Thornton Chia...
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