Today in Hockey History: May 25

Today in Hockey History: May 25

May 25th, 2020 May 25 is one of the most memorable days in National Hockey League history. Not only was a bold prediction made true, but three Stanley Cup champions were crowned as well. Messier Backs Up His Guarantee “We will win tonight.” That was the famous quote from New York Rangers captain Mark...
NHL Rumors: Oilers, Penguins, Sharks, NHLPA Votes, More

NHL Rumors: Oilers, Penguins, Sharks, NHLPA Votes, More

May 23rd, 2020 In today's NHL rumor rundown, the players have voted on the 24-team playoff bracket suggestion by the league. Is NHL action one step closer? The Edmonton Oilers and the city of Edmonton are pushing hard to host games, and will the San Jose Sharks trade either Tomas Hertl or Kevin Labanc? NHLPA...

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April 28th, 2020
Sharks History

This date has given us a little bit of everything over the years, including some very late regular-season games as well as Stanley Cup playoff milestones. Also, one of the greatest blueliners in National Hockey League history is celebrating his 50th trip around the sun. Goalie Power On April 28, 1970, Jacques Plante recorded his 14th and final career postseason shutout. He led the way in the St. Louis Blues’ to a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Game 5 of the Western Division Semifinals, with Frank St. Marseille scoring a hat trick. Plante’s 14 shutouts have him tied with Dominik Hasek for the seventh-most in Stanley Cup playoff history. Plante's final season in St. Louis proved he had something left n the tank. (THW Archives) Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche became the first goaltender to earn 16 shutouts in the playoffs on April 28, 2001. He hit the milestone by blanking the Los Angeles Kings 2-0, in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Roy...
April 22nd, 2020
Sharks Management

As outlandish as an NHL season without the playoffs seems, that goes double for general manager Doug Wilson’s San Jose Sharks. Since Wilson took the reins of the franchise in 2003, they’ve just about always made the postseason, with only one non-playoff campaign up to now (2014-15). The Sharks then turned around and reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history in 2016. San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson with Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland - (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images) So, while the last-place Sharks are in no position to make them again, even if play resumes under some new kind of 24-team playoff format, there is still hope. Wilson remains one of the best GMs in the league. If he can address the following offseason priorities, the Sharks also have a shot to rebound next season: 3. Re-Sign Joe Thornton... or Not? It used to be a given Joe Thornton would remain with the Sharks up until the point at...
April 18th, 2020
Sharks History

April 18 is a very historic date as the greatest player in National Hockey League history laced up his skates for the final time. In addition to a legend saying goodbye, there was a whole slew of Stanley Cup playoff firsts that happened on this date. The Great One Says Goodbye When the New York Rangers took the ice for their regular-season finale against the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 18, 1999, they were already eliminated from a Stanley Cup playoff berth. The sellout crowd inside of the Madison Square Garden knew the old arena was going to host another historic moment. Wayne Gretzky put on an NHL uniform for the final time in his legendary career on this date. The Rangers held a pregame ceremony to honor the Great One which included a video message from Gordie Howe. He picked up the 2,875th and final point of his career with an assist on the Rangers’ lone goal in a 2-1 overtime loss. Gretzky is the league’s...
April 4th, 2020
San Jose Sharks

In today's NHL rumor rundown, the Calgary Flames have said they won't be looking at signing any deals on players during the NHL pause. The Winnipeg Jets could get a valuable player back if the season resumes and the San Jose Sharks seem to be leaning one direction with their coach. Are the New York Rangers still working on a Lias Andersson trade? Finally, could Donald Trump get involved in the NHL's decision to pause the season? Flames Are Making Decisions on Contracts Right Now This pause in the NHL season gives general managers time to reassess their rosters and carefully plan out what they intend to do with upcoming free agents, some even talking to their pending players now. Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal) The Calgary Flames are not one of those teams. Flames GM Brad Treliving, told TSN’s Jermain Franklin who reports that Calgary won’t be making any decisions with regards on their pending unrestricted free...

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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