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POSTED ON Wednesday, 08.29.2012 / 11:11 AM
By Patrick Hooper - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp


Sharks fans, are you traveling this offseason? Then make your destination Sharks Territory!

Every Wednesday between now and September 19, 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. Then, the 19 weekly winners will square off for the best photo of the offseason and the Grand Prize - a team signed, full size Sharks Territory sign plus two tickets to a 2012-13 game!

Read the rest of this blog entry and vote on this week's finalists >>

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 08.28.2012 / 10:05 AM
By Patrick Hooper - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp


Tuesday Trivia is a weekly feature of the Daily Chomp. Check back next week for a new question and prize.

The value of a Marty Havlat in the lineup for the Sharks cannot be undervalued. In 2011-12, the dynamic playmaker missed 39 straight games after suffering a lower body injury on Dec. 21. While Havlat recovered on the Injured Reserve, the Sharks suffered their worst team performance of the season. Contrastingly, when having a healthy Havlat in the lineup, the Sharks were 25-11-3. Havlat also stole the show in a couple of key games for San Jose after returning from injury, including his two-goal performance in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Quarterfinals versus St. Louis. The veteran winger also tied a franchise record during his first season in teal when he recorded at least one assist in each of his first four games with the Sharks.

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POSTED ON Monday, 08.27.2012 / 3:00 PM
By Frank Albin - Director of Broadcasting / The Daily Chomp

Hockey by the Numbers...

3 -- the number of time in the past 8 years that the Sharks have appeared in the West Conference Final.

0 -- the number of time in the past 8 years that the Sharks have missed the playoffs.

17 -- Gordie Howe's first Red Wing sweater.

15,234 -- Capacity of the NHL's smallest arena, Winnipeg's MTS Centre.

21,273 -- Capacity of the NHL's largest building, Bell Centre in Montreal.

2,696.79 square feet -- How much larger the Olympic ice sheet is compared to a standard NHL rink.

20 to 22 degrees -- Ideal temperature of hockey ice.

63 inches -- longest legal stick as measured from the heal to end of the shaft.

14 -- Patrick Marleau's fist San Jose sweater number. Veteran forward Ron Sutter had number 12.

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POSTED ON Friday, 08.24.2012 / 9:58 AM
By Dan Rusanowsky - Sharks Radio, Play-by-Play Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp


While much of the hockey world is focusing on such topics as Gary Bettman, Bill Daly, Donald Fehr, Steve Fehr, and the CBA, many fans are clamoring for anything else of note that will pique their interest in these summer months. So, while scanning the news, I noted a pleasant story that I thought I’d share with you:

NIITTYMAKI SIGNS DEAL WITH TPS TURKU
Last season, Antero Niittymaki endured a year filled with health problems that led to a condition that many thought spelled the end of his hockey career. Faced with a hip joint replacement after several seasons of labrum tears and other hip problems, the goaltender was in a situation that no other goaltender had overcome.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 08.23.2012 / 10:00 AM
By Patrick Hooper - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp

To celebrate Sharks history, each week we will highlight moments of the past. So check back to the Daily Chomp each week to celebrate with us for Throwback Thursday. In addition, we will be giving away special Sharks throwback items every Thursday.

This week the Daily Chomp takes a look at the Sharks 2007-08 season.

Did you know... San Jose set then-team records for most points (108) and points percentage (.659), road wins (27), most road points (58), fewest shots allowed (1,981), fewest power play goals allowed (44) and fewest regulation losses (23) in a single season.

Read the rest of this blog entry and see how you could win a cool throwback prize >>

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 08.22.2012 / 10:39 AM
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp


Sharks fans, are you traveling this offseason? Then make your destination Sharks Territory!

Every Wednesday between now and September 19, 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. Then, the 19 weekly winners will square off for the best photo of the offseason and the Grand Prize - a team signed, full size Sharks Territory sign plus two tickets to a 2012-13 game!

See this week's finalists and vote on your favorite photo >>

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 08.21.2012 / 10:52 AM
By Patrick Hooper - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp


Tuesday Trivia is a weekly feature of the Daily Chomp. Check back next week for a new question and prize.

Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic has steadily put together a consistently good start to his career. The man nicknamed "Pickles" will begin his seventh season in teal, fresh after signing a five-year extension to his current contract. Vlasic can consider it a reward for having, perhaps, his best season along the Sharks blueline just last year. Most notably in 2011-12, the defensive defenseman led his team in blocked shots and finished 12th in the league in the same category.

Read the rest of this blog entry and see how you could win a Marc-Edouard Vlasic autographed puck >>

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POSTED ON Saturday, 08.18.2012 / 12:00 PM
By Drew Remenda - Sharks TV, Color Commentator / The Daily Chomp
Dennis Rodman once stated,"there is so much hypocrisy in sports." I agree but it is overshadowed by the hypocrisy of the sports media. It is never more prevalent during the Olympics.

I'm not sure how it was in the States but in Canada it was unbearable listening to various sports talk shows expressing disappointment or concern over an athlete finishing out of the medals or conversely celebrating another national athlete standing on the podium.

My problem is that as a group the sports media virtually ignore all of the sports for 3 years and 330 days then spout off like they care but lack credibility to voice an informed critique of any of the 302 events.

In Canada one of the most controversial moments came in Women's Soccer. In the semi-final Canada played the eventual Gold Medal Champs from the United States. Going into this game the U.S. had not lost to Canada in 26 consecutive matches. Now I'm no soccer guy but that defines dominance.

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POSTED ON Friday, 08.17.2012 / 2:14 PM
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Radio, Color Commentator / The Daily Chomp

I remember where I was when:

Paul Henderson scored the GWG for Canada in 1972 in the 8th game of the incredible series against the Soviet Union...

I was listening to the game on the radio in a school-yard at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Nepean, Ontario.

When Bob Nystrom scored the series-clinching goal in overtime as the NY Islanders defeated the Flyers to win the Stanley Cup in 1980...

Watching the game on a fuzzy, small, black and white TV at our family cottage in Golden Lake, Ontario. Man I loved that cottage and have some of my fondest memories from there, including this one because the Islanders were my favorite team.

When Wayne Gretzky scored goal number 801 to tie Gordie Howe’s record for most goals in an NHL career...

On the bench wondering why Todd Elik was on the ice for the defensive zone faceoff in the last minute of the game while I was sitting on the bench. Uh oh, must have been in the coach’s doghouse!

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POSTED ON Thursday, 08.16.2012 / 10:12 AM
By Sarah Peters - Digital Content Developer / The Daily Chomp

To celebrate Sharks history, each week we will highlight moments of the past. So check back to the Daily Chomp each week to celebrate with us for Throwback Thursday. In addition, we will be giving away special Sharks throwback items every Thursday.

This week the Daily Chomp takes a look at the Sharks 2006-07 season.

Did you know... Patrick Marleau broke the franchise record for most goals in franchise history (Owen Nolan, 206) on Jan. 11. Marleau also surpassed Nolan’s all-time marks for points (451), assists (245) and Mike Rathje’s standard for games played (671).

More from that year:
  • Acquired Craig Rivet and Bill Guerin.
  • Ron Wilson became the 13th coach in NHL history to coach in 1,000 games on March 18 at Colorado.
  • San Jose set a franchise record and led the League with 26 road wins. In addition, the Sharks set club marks for wins in a season (51) and points (107).
  • San Jose set an NHL record by playing in 49 consecutive games without going into overtime (surpassing Toronto’s 41 in 1996-97).
  • Defensemen Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Matt Carle were named to the NHL All-Rookie Team. The duo became the second pair of defensive teammates in NHL history to be named to the team in the same year (1991-92 — Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom and Vladimir Konstantinov).
  • Goaltenders Evgeni Nabokov (seven) and Vesa Toskala (four) combined to tie a San Jose record with 11 shutouts.
Also, be sure to check out the Sharks History Page and the Photo of the Day.

Pop Culture of that year:
  • Barry Bonds hit his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth on the all time greats list
  • The one billionth song was purchased from Apple iTunes
  • Pluto was downgraded from a Planet to a dwarf planet by The International Astronomical Union
  • Zinedine Zidane infamously head-butted Marco Materazzi during the World Cup Soccer Final
  • Borat was released, making the sayings “High Five!!” and “Niiicee!” worldwide phenonmenons

Read the rest of this blog entry and see how you could win a cool Sharks Throwback prize >>

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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