The San Jose Sharks are celebrating their 25th anniversary season (though it’s only their 24th season because of the 2004-05 lockout) this year. Tonight is the first of five throwback games, and they’re wearing their original sweater designs against the Blue Jackets (seen above).
For hockey fans who want a highlight in the non-McDavid, non-Eichel category, check out Kings center Tyler Toffoli working around Sharks goalie Martin Jones for a goal in Thursday’s game. That looked much easier than it actually was.
Sharks winger Raffi Torres has been suspended 41 games—a full half of the NHL season—for an illegal check to the head of the Ducks’ Jakob Silfverberg. This surprisingly tough suspension signifies two things: the Department of Player Safety is not fucking around this season, and the NHL is damned sick of Raffi Torres…
Sharks defenseman Brent Burns won the Something-or-Other Award for his community work. As Ryan Lambert puts it, “he looked like a lunatic who robbed a formal-wear shop and ran a comb through his hair for the first time in years.”
The Sharks will reportedly hire Peter DeBoer, which appears to clear the way for Dan Bylsma to the Sabres.
We only have one more game of the Oilers this NHL season—Saturday at 10 p.m. against the Canucks, if you’re a fan of sadness—so let’s send them off with a highlight. Here is a legitimately positive feat done by a member of the Edmonton Oilers from Thursday night’s game. This is not a joke.
Who could possibly have ever foreseen that the decision to strip Joe Thornton of the Sharks' captaincy would become a festering source of strife that came up again and again?
The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks took their game outside at Levi's Stadium last night, and the setup made for some beautiful photos.
San Jose's John Scott took a swipe at Anaheim's Tim Jackman in the second period last night, and connected with the Duck's jaw. Whether it was the butt of Scott's stick or his hand, Jackman fell to the ice.
Sharks rookie netminder Troy Grosenick didn't just get his first NHL start yesterday, and he didn't merely win. He shut out the Hurricanes with 45 saves. And his family was there to see it.
Hockey is finally back, and the most enticing match-up on the opening night of the season was San Jose at Los Angeles. But instead of letting the Kings celebrate on the night of their Stanley Cup banner ceremony, Sharks forward Tommy Wingels is out here making them look like fools.
Yesterday was the Flyers' first preseason game since the offeason announcement that its female, lightly dressed ice cleaners were being done away with, to be replaced with 12 dudes in orange jackets. Fans most definitely noticed the change:
Larry Robinson gives lots of explanations for why Joe Thornton is no longer Sharks captain, which is to say he doesn't really give a real explanation.
Brand-new Levi's Stadium will play host to the latest edition of the NHL's Stadium Series, with the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks meeting in Santa Clara on Feb. 21.
The San Jose Sharks, already widely considered the chokingest team in hockey history, bolstered their reputation on Wednesday night. Now they've got a big decision: soldier on with the same pieces, or blow the whole thing up. Hopefully they keep in mind the fact that no one ever got better by blowing up a great team.
If you know a Sharks fan, hug them—unless you're a Kings fan. San Jose lost to Los Angeles 5-1 in Game 7 to completely blow a 3-0 series lead. It's history in the worst way.
From reader Ben comes this shot of Larry David at last night's playoff game between the Kings and Sharks. Looks like Larry enjoys playoff hockey about as much as he enjoys Knicks games.
The Sharks' 20-year-old Czech center Tomas Hertl had a pair of points in his first career playoff game, but I don't really care about that right now. I care that earlier this month, Hertl was introduced to the wonders of Dave & Buster's.