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We’ve reached the finale of our season review of the San Jose Sharks. Feel free to catch up on anything missed in the series via the links below. This season was an important one, promising in some respects, surprising in others. For the first time in two decades, the Sharks played a season without Patrick
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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
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As mentioned in this article’s companion piece (which you can find here), the Boston Bruins have come out on the winning end of several of the most lopsided trades in NHL history. Milt Schmidt turned around a moribund franchise by acquiring Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield from Chicago for pennies on the dollar.
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Readers continue to respond and now, we’re down to eight first overall picks from the last 32 NHL Drafts (excluding Nico Hischier). As we head into the third round of our little bracket, let’s refresh you on how we’re going to get down to just one top pick at the end. How it Works At
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I’ve been reading and listening to various concerns about the San Jose Sharks and one keeps popping up. It’s a concern about current and future salary cap space. I’m not buying it. I’ve looked over the Sharks’ salary cap situation previously and wasn’t concerned. But since concerns are out there, I thought it’s time to
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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
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This article was originally written in August, 2015. In 2005-06, a 25-year-old native of Moose Factory, Ontario, one of the most northern settlements in the Province located at the base of Hudson Bay, shattered expectations and won the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL’s leading goal scorer. Four year later, he had played in his
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With only one day until free agency, the pieces are starting to fall into place. It’s coming down the wire and players are using teams as leverage, making their final visits and creating backup plans in the event their first choices are not an option come July 1. Marleau and Thornton Playing Hardball? (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA
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