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Sharks Captaincy: Much Ado About Nothing

Can’t Measure Leadership In the NHL there is a far too popular narrative that leadership is critical to success. Don’t get me wrong, as an athlete, it’s nice to have […]

by · August 22, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Rumors, San Jose Sharks
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Sharks Stripping Thornton of Captaincy Disgraceful, Patronizing

  Yesterday the San Jose Sharks announced that they were stripping Captain Joe Thornton of his captaincy and Patrick Marleau of his alternate captaincy. They plan to enter training camp with […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 6 comments · San Jose Sharks
Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, Dan Boyle and Joe Pavelski have shown they can put up numbers at the time of year Dany Heatley fails to produce.  (Icon SMI)

Hockey News: Draft Lottery Changes; Thornton Out as Captain

BREAKING: Despite his claims to the contrary, MLSE President Tim Leiweke is planning to leave his position. [CBC] The NHL made some changes to their draft lottery system, which means […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers
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The Next Sharks Captain

Out With the Old After much speculation, the San Jose Sharks are now without a captain. Joe Thornton has been stripped of the captaincy while Patrick Marleau was also stripped […]

by · August 21, 2014 · 1 comment · San Jose Sharks
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Backtracking on the Sharks Rebuild

Sharks coach Todd McLellan did an interview for’s “Five Questions series on Tuesday and started an interesting new chapter in San Jose’s offseason drama. The responses conform to the […]

by · August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · San Jose Sharks
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The Most Underrated Rivalry in the NHL

The NHL has always been driven by rivalries. Fans flock to the Madhouse on Madison to watch their beloved Chicago Blackhawks battle the St. Louis Blues to the tune of […]

by · August 12, 2014 · 1 comment · Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks
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Inside the Mind of Doug Wilson, Examining the “Rebuild”

Rebuild, (verb) to repair, especially to dismantle and reassemble with new parts: “the Sharks are entering a rebuild phase.“ Apparently, Doug Wilson doesn’t own a dictionary. Because what he has done this offseason […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 1 comment · San Jose Sharks
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San Jose Sharks Approaching Rough Waters (Part 3 of 3)

For the first month of the Sharks’ offseason, the leadership among the forwards in San Jose has been micro analyzed and thrown on and off the trade block, only to […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · San Jose Sharks
Teuvo Teravainen is expected to join the Blackhawks before the playoffs. (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Chicago Blackhawks Should Not Trade for Ryan Kesler or Joe Thornton

Chicago Blackhawks trade rumors are all over the place these days, particularly when it comes to discussing potential second-line center candidates. Ryan Kesler and Joe Thornton’s names have been linked […]

by · June 23, 2014 · 2 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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Pondering Possible Draft Day Trades: Spezza, Thornton and Kesler

Some call draft weekend the most exciting time in the NHL for all 30 teams. Not only is it the time to think about your franchise’s long-term success, it’s pretty […]

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The 5 Biggest Choke Jobs of the NHL Playoffs

With last night’s Game 5 victory over the New York Rangers, the LA Kings were crowned champions of the 2013-14 NHL playoffs. After their most recent triumph, the Kings have […]

by · June 16, 2014 · 4 comments · News/Commentary
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Hockey News: Rangers Stay Alive; Spezza Wants a Trade

The New York Rangers really didn’t want to see the Cup awarded to another team on their turf. [New York Post] Or the Kings just really wanted to win at […]