The NHL announced the 2019 All-Star Game will be held in San Jose. I expect the All-Star Game and related weekend events will be fun. It’ll look great both in the arena and on television. Any event with Brent Burns front and center is promising. Brent Burns had a different look for his first All-Star Game
Word came out over the weekend that San Jose Sharks defenseman Paul Martin was on the trade market. This was confirmed by general manager Doug Wilson and the trade inquiries were done at Martin’s request. It isn’t hard to figure out why Martin is interested in a trade. He isn’t playing. He started off the
It is not hard to explain the success of the San Jose Sharks this season. They are stingy on defense and solid in goal. But even so, they are below average at even strength. Where the Sharks are above average is on special teams. On special teams, the Sharks have been very special. For the
Starting last Thursday, the San Jose Sharks, combined with their alumni group, played four games on four consecutive evenings. While each provided something interesting, one game was especially important. Thursday: San Jose Sharks v Carolina Hurricanes The Sharks came to the rink at SAP Center to face Carolina, apparently not quite on time. Carolina jumped out
On the day after Thanksgiving, the San Jose Sharks played their first game against the expansion and Pacific Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights. The following night, they went against the red-hot Winnipeg Jets, owners of the second-best record in the Western Conference. These games were markedly different from most of the games San Jose has played
It’s been too long — far, far too long — but the Facing Off Podcast is finally back. Félix Sicard returns to debate the NHL season to date in Episode 11, which reflects on the first quarter ahead of American Thanksgiving and also serves as our season debut. Better late than never, right? Truth be
The San Jose Sharks have won eight of their last 11 games to move up in the standings. The early season problems lasted a mere two games. San Jose has looked like a good team since, posting an 8-3-0 record. They’ve been competitive in every game in this surge. What has been behind this strong
It is early in the NHL season and the San Jose Sharks sit with a modest 4-4-0 record. While the first two games of the season were not good, the Sharks have been strong since then. In most of these six games, the Sharks have either matched or outplayed their opponents. What has been working?