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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.04.2012 / 6:16 PM
By Patrick Hooper - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp


Tuesday Trivia is a weekly feature of the Daily Chomp. Answer this week's question, then check back next week for a new question and prize.

A 1991 draft selection by the San Jose Sharks, Sandis Ozolinsh was part of the historic group that led the franchise to its first ever playoff run in 1993-94. After fighting to stay healthy in his rookie campaign, Ozolinsh exploded with what would arguably be his best statistical season of his career. The Latvian native known for the offensive skills he brought to the game played four seasons in San Jose before a trade sent him to Colorado as part of a deal for Owen Nolan. Ozolinsh returned to the Sharks in 2007-08 where he registered 16 points in his final 39 games in the NHL.

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POSTED ON Friday, 11.30.2012 / 11:11 AM
By Randy Hahn - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

The annual Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony recently got me thinking. What if there was such a thing as a San Jose Sharks Hall of Fame? Who would be the inaugural inductees?

First of all these would be my ground rules. Current NHLers wouldn’t be eligible in the player category and the basic rule of thumb would be that any player considered for induction would be judged solely on his contribution to the Sharks franchise during his time with the team no matter how many other clubs he eventually played for.

I’m going to go with three “SJSHOF" categories: Player, Coach and Builder.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 11.29.2012 / 12:33 PM
By Patrick Hooper - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp




Keep submitting Sharks Territory photos, because every week we will post the best 3-5 photos of the week on the Daily Chomp blog. Fans will vote on their favorite photo each week. The winner of the week's best photo will receive a mini Sharks Territory sign autographed by their favorite Sharks player!

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POSTED ON Thursday, 11.29.2012 / 8:37 AM


American Thanksgiving was last week, which was strange for me because it was a few weeks after Canadian Thanksgiving. This was my first Thanksgiving in America. It's a bigger holiday here than in Canada with most stores closed and football on TV all day. Most of the team gathered for a dinner that was put together by some of the players' wives and girlfriends. I think all the boys would agree that they did a great job with the meal. Although I did not get to spend Thanksgiving with my family for the first time, it is nice that we have such a close team in Worcester that gets together for nights like this.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.27.2012 / 9:30 AM
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp


Tuesday Trivia is a weekly feature of the Daily Chomp. Answer this week's question, then check back next week for a new question and prize.

Ulf Dahlen was drafted seventh overall by the New York Rangers in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. Dahlen recorded 655 points in 966 career NHL games over fourteen seasons. A native of Sweden, Dahlen was traded to the Sharks on March 19, 1994 along with a 7th round pick for Doug Zmolek and Mike Lalor. With the aquisition of Dahlen, the Sharks moved on to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 11.22.2012 / 9:00 AM
By Patrick Hooper - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp




Keep submitting Sharks Territory photos, because every week we will post the best 3-5 photos of the week on the Daily Chomp blog. Fans will vote on their favorite photo each week. The winner of the week's best photo will receive a mini Sharks Territory sign autographed by their favorite Sharks player!

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 11.21.2012 / 11:02 AM
By Drew Remenda - Sharks TV, Color Commentator / The Daily Chomp

This winter I have been able to watch a lot of minor hockey. What has made these last couple of months even more enjoyable is watching my twin sons play and watching other games with them.

Now there are many horror stories about hockey parents. They are out of control, screaming at officials, other players and coaches. Well from my experience this last couple of months nothing could be further from the truth.

The parents and supporters watching the minor hockey games I've attended cheer for their team and maybe once in a while shake their heads at a questionable referee decision. However they have everything in perspective. Despite all the stories the parents are respectful and supportive.

There was one situation the other day though that bothered me. A player on my boy's team took a hard hit from behind. It was the kind of play we have all seen many times.

The young defencemen put himself in a vulnerable position by turning his back at the last second to avoid a check. His opponent could not stop and put him into the boards. There was no call from the ref, the young man was not hurt. In fact he stayed on the ice.

A face-off ensues and the play heads up the ice. The boy that was hit makes a beeline for the young man that hit him and chops him with a high stick that would have made the producers of Slapshot cringe. He then jumped on the fallen opponent and began to rain punches on his head.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.20.2012 / 12:35 PM
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp


Tuesday Trivia is a weekly feature of the Daily Chomp. Answer this week's question, then check back next week for a new question and prize.

Known as a hard-hitting defenceman, Bryan Marchment was acquired by San Jose from Tampa Bay on March 24, 1998 and was originally selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round (16th overall) of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.  Marchment played in 926 NHL games over 17 seasons with Winnipeg, Chicago, Hartford, Edmonton, Tampa Bay, San Jose, Colorado, Toronto and Calgary.  Of those 17 seasons, Marchment spent parts of six seasons with the Sharks playing in 334 games and racking up 66 points. Today Marchment still works in the Sharks organization, serving as a scout who also assists in player development.

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POSTED ON Monday, 11.19.2012 / 4:38 PM
By Dan Rusanowsky - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

November 19th is not an auspicious date in San Jose Sharks history, but whether you decide on picking this particular date or if you throw a dartboard at a wall calendar and pick the date that you hit, you usually find something interesting. Let’s take a quick snapshot of November 19th in Sharks history and see what we find:

2011: SHARKS 4 at DALLAS 1 (FINAL)

  • The Sharks arrive in “Big D” fresh off an impressive 5-2 home win against Detroit.
  • San Jose trail Dallas by one point in the battle for second in the Pacific Division. LA leads the division with just two more points than the Sharks, but Todd McLellan’s team has two games in hand on Dallas and three in hand over the Kings.
  • Off the ice, 43-year-old Tom Galiardi is confirmed as the new owner of the Stars. He is introduced in a news conference along with new team president , Jim Lites.
  • As the action commences, the Sharks’ strong power play gets them off to a 2-0 lead. Brent Burns scores on the man advantage to give the defenseman his very first goal against the Stars franchise. That leaves only Minnesota, his former team, on the list of clubs that Burns has not scored against – a mark that would end with a goal on February 26th at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
  • Logan Couture makes it 2-0 with a power play goal at 1:23 of the second period. Couture already is having an interesting night. He lost his stick during a Douglas Murray penalty in the first period while defending against the Stars’ point men. Making a snap judgment to skate about 10 feet to the bench to get a new stick, he gets back in position just as Dallas sends a shot to the net that is stopped by Antti Niemi, causing a sigh of relief. By the end of the night, he could have had a hat trick: one great opportunity at the 4:00 mark of the second was saved by an outstanding block by defenseman Stephane Robidas, and he was stopped on another sure-looking chance by goaltender Andrew Raycroft.
  • No love is ever lost between these two teams, but things got extracurricular at 4:13 of the second period when Jim Vandermeer and Krys Barch dropped the gloves and battled it out. Two seconds later, Eric Nystrom and Jamie McGinn were going toe-to-toe. 37 seconds later, Brad Winchester took a pass from Andrew Desjardins and made it 3-0.
  • A total of 100 minutes in penalties were called in this game. Barch should have been called for instigating an altercation with Ryane Clowe at 18:16 of the third, which would have brought suspensions, but officials Chris Lee and Tom Kowal elect to call him for unsportsmanlike conduct instead. The mitigating circumstance was a late third period slash by Clowe on Stephane Robidas that was missed, but was replayed several times on the big screen, much to the displeasure of Stars fans and the referees.
  • Mike Ribeiro, who always seems to bring it against the Sharks, ended an 11-game goalless drought in the third period to notch Dallas’ only goal. It ended a 194:11 goalless drought for the Stars.
  • Three Stars: 1. Logan Couture; 2. Joe Thornton; 3. Patrick Marleau


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POSTED ON Friday, 11.16.2012 / 11:30 AM
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

Oh how the aging process sneaks up on you…

When I went back to St. Lawrence University a couple of weekends ago to celebrate the amazing career of my college hockey coach, Joe Marsh, I was reminded that I am getting older. Let’s say reminiscing with old teammates and friends about college stories isn’t quite as enticing now that I have a daughter who is a freshman in college.

I was reminded again this past week of this aging dilemma that we apparently can’t control. The NHL inducted four new players into the prestigious Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF). Of the four players, I played on the same team as two of them and played against the other two.

JOE SAKIC

Joe Sakic was the quiet assassin, quiet leader and quiet champion after winning two Stanley Cups. He is now quietly forever enshrined in hockey history as a member of the HHOF.

Sakic is also one of the reasons I decided at my first NHL training camp with the Quebec Nordiques that if I was ever going to play in the NHL I better be a good defensive player. Joe’s backhand was harder and more accurate than my slapshot, and his on ice vision and hockey sense was off the charts.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 11 8 3 0 31 21 16
2 NSH 9 6 1 2 23 17 14
3 VAN 10 7 3 0 34 29 14
4 LAK 10 6 2 2 24 18 14
5 SJS 12 6 4 2 38 34 14
6 CHI 10 6 3 1 27 19 13
7 MIN 9 6 3 0 31 17 12
8 CGY 11 5 4 2 27 24 12
9 STL 9 5 3 1 22 18 11
10 DAL 9 4 2 3 32 33 11
11 COL 11 3 4 4 27 32 10
12 WPG 10 4 5 1 20 26 9
13 EDM 10 4 5 1 27 36 9
14 ARI 9 3 5 1 22 34 7

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Burns 12 4 9 0 13
P. Marleau 12 4 8 0 12
J. Pavelski 12 5 6 5 11
L. Couture 12 5 6 -1 11
J. Thornton 12 3 8 4 11
T. Wingels 12 5 3 -1 8
M. Nieto 12 1 4 2 5
J. Braun 12 0 4 4 4
M. Vlasic 12 2 1 7 3
T. Hertl 12 2 1 0 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 1 2 1 .924 2.22
A. Niemi 5 2 1 .921 2.67
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