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Where Do the Sharks Put Thornton?

Where Do the Sharks Put Thornton?

April 20th, 2018 The San Jose Sharks have the best pure playmaker of his generation sidelined with an injury. Joe Thornton had surgery in late January to repair his right medial collateral ligament and it is unknown when he will return. There were whispers he may come back late in the first round, but his teammates...
Sharks Finish off Troubled Ducks

Sharks Finish off Troubled Ducks

April 20th, 2018 It took until Game 4 of their series against the San Jose Sharks for the Anaheim Ducks to play hockey. And they played a terrific game against the Sharks. Only two problems. First, they weren’t enough better than San Jose to win the game, and second, they'd given themselves zero room for...

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April 14th, 2018
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The Anaheim Ducks finished the regular season with five consecutive victories and a 26-10-5 home record. Things were looking up for them as they got to open the postseason at home against the San Jose Sharks. Those positive feelings quickly disappeared. The Sharks dominated the Ducks en route to a convincing 3-0 victory in Game 1 Thursday evening at Honda Center. They never allowed Anaheim to generate a sustained attack offensively. Even as the Ducks were able to fire more shot attempts in the third period, it never really seemed as though they were threatening San Jose, which protected its lead with relative ease. Here are three takeaways from Game 1 that could spell trouble for the Ducks unless they find a way to rectify or at least compensate for them. Lack of Discipline Sinks Ducks Penalties were an issue all season for the Ducks. They committed the fourth-most infractions (346) in the league during the regular season. A strong penalty kill and great goaltending assuaged...
April 12th, 2018
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As the San Jose Sharks prepare to take on the Anaheim Ducks in their opening round playoff series, there is no shortage of questions. But some questions are more critical than others, and we'll explore three of them here. Is Paul Martin the Right Choice? The Sharks appear to have benched rookie defenseman Joakim Ryan to start the series. Veteran Paul Martin has replaced him in the lineup. The two have similar styles and both have the important skill of knowing how to compliment their partner. Their partner is Brent Burns, the most dynamic player on the team. Getting the best out of Burns is essential to the Sharks and their playoff chances. By any measure, Ryan was a pleasant surprise this season. A bit old for a rookie, the 24-year-old came with a mature and refined game. He made few mistakes, was rarely out of position and seemed to have an instinctive understanding of the play in front of him. Not much went behind him. About the worst which can be said, is he can be muscled...
April 11th, 2018
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It's been a roller-coaster journey, but the Anaheim Ducks managed to qualify for the postseason for the sixth consecutive year. They will even have home-ice advantage in the first round after that notion seemed like a pipe dream for the majority of the season, which saw an injury-ravaged team flirting with the possibility of missing the playoffs altogether. Even with home ice, the Ducks face a tough opponent in Round 1: the San Jose Sharks. Despite being long-time division and in-state rivals, the two teams have only met in the postseason once, and that was nine years ago. The Ducks came away with a shocking six-game defeat of the Presidents' Trophy-winning Sharks in the first round that year. Much has changed nearly a decade later, but one thing that hasn't is the likelihood of another tightly-contested series. Here is some background on the Ducks and their opponent, as well as some things to look for in the series that commences this Thursday, April 12, at Honda Center in...
April 10th, 2018
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Do Anaheim Ducks fans really need a guide to the San Jose Sharks? The two teams are familiar to each other and about to get even more familiar as they compete in a rare playoff series between them. It turns out, however, a lot has evolved over the Sharks season in addition to a few noteworthy changes. We'll cover it all here so you'll be ready when the puck drops for the series opener on Thursday. As they have been under head coach Peter DeBoer, the Sharks are a defense-oriented team. They feature the league’s best penalty kill and perhaps the league’s best shutdown defensive pairing. In the offensive zone, the team is driven by power forwards, usually one on each forward line. The wild card is defenseman Brent Burns, the team’s best athlete and league leader in shots on goal by a defenseman. The Sharks enter the playoffs with some injuries and some important players at less than optimal health. The Sharks are a deep team, but even their depth is being...

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Five Great Moments in San Jose Sharks History

The month for looking back at San Jose Sharks history continues, and this time, it's a chance for us to check in on some of the best moments in team history. We covered the most gut-wrenching moments earlier. And the most fun players to watch. Now a time to look at some brilliant, exciting and... August 25th, 2015