May 3rd, 2016 In Commentary, Editor's Choice, San Jose Sharks, Top Stories 0 comments

Joe Thornton is a great hockey player. Perhaps the top criticism tossed in Thornton’s direction is his tendency to look for the pass and avoid taking the shot. This, however, is not a “shoot the puck Joe” piece. Others have criticized him for his postseason performance. This is not a "Joe needs to show up for the playoffs" piece. Neither of...

May 3rd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Long Read, San Jose Sharks, St Louis Blues 0 comments

How do we define success in the world around us? There are short-term achievements, notable accolades, and the general recognition of a job well done. But what if the job isn’t completed just yet? What if the standards change over the time, goals are elevated, and there’s more work to be done? Success, for better or for worse, is...

April 30th, 2016 In San Jose Sharks, Top Stories 0 comments

For 40 minutes on Friday night, it looked as if the San Jose Sharks were reverting back to the playoff Sharks we're all too familiar with. It looked like all the intensity and energy they played with against the Kings in the first round were gone, and it looked like Pekka Rinne would face 40-plus shots and stop all of them. And then like that,...

April 29th, 2016 In Nashville Predators, San Jose Sharks 0 comments

The Nashville Predators survived the team’s first Game 7 in franchise history and now have a  second round date with the San Jose Sharks. The Predators busted many brackets by ousting the Pacific Division champion Anaheim Ducks. It will be the third time the teams have met in the postseason. Nashville has never beaten San Jose in a playoff...

April 25th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks 0 comments

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle has always fought the odds. Boyle, who will turn 40 in the offseason, epitomized the phrase: “its not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog”. In an uncomfortable and likely final twist, a healthy Boyle watched the probable end of his career in street clothes, even as the...

April 21st, 2016 In Blues Goaltending, Editor's Choice, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

The hottest ticket in town right now is the 2016 NHL playoffs.  Despite there being no Canadian teams in the mix this year, the postseason is still filled with quality teams that are duking it out for the chance at hoisting the Stanley Cup. No team will make it far into their run without a superstar guiding their play. It is still round one, but...

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