August 9th, 2017The San Jose Sharks enter 2017-18 in a precarious position. After failing to come to terms with unrestricted free agent and franchise legend Patrick Marleau, the Sharks are poised to take a step back, at least offensively, without significant progress from the “five or six” rookies that general...
August 8th, 2017Thirty-one NHL teams know New York Islanders center John Tavares is an elite player. Any team interested in his services is going to have to answer the same question posed by Larry Brooks for Isles management: “what is the organization’s selling point?”
We know John Tavares makes sense...
Yin and yang represent duality, seemingly opposite or contrary forces which are actually complementary, interconnected and interdependent.
In part two of our three-part series, we examine how this duality fits Patrick Marleau. He is a great hockey player and he’ll make for an interesting...July 12th, 2017
When the San Jose Sharks take the ice against the Philadelphia Flyers at home on Oct. 4, there will be a vacancy in the lineup fans have not seen since a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on April 9, 2009. Patrick Marleau will be absent. A gap that massive, in production and cultural impact if not...July 11th, 2017
This is the first of three pieces on San Jose Sharks legend Patrick Marleau.
This part will cover some of the more descriptive moments of his career in San Jose along with the sorts of highlights which made it such a thrill to watch him play.
The second piece will cover his ups and downs,...July 10th, 2017
The Sharks signed forward Brandon Bollig to a two-way contract Tuesday morning, and who better to fill the void left by our dear-departed goals named Patrick Marleau? Bollig spent the 2016-17 season with the AHL’s Stockton Heat after clearing waivers from the Calgary Flames in October. One...July 6th, 2017
As I flipped my calendar to July, I saw the picture. It is a graceful albatross, flying above the coastline of the Falkland Islands. On July 1, 2017, the NHL began their new calendar season and, as always, a flurry of activity came with it. A bad deal is often called an albatross, and more of these...July 3rd, 2017
After so much speculation and tons of rumoured destinations, it seems as though big Joe Thornton will be returning to the San Jose Sharks on a one-year deal, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
While terms of the deal haven’t been...July 1st, 2017