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POSTED ON Wednesday, 08.15.2012 / 10:06 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!

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

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 08.14.2012 / 10:00 AM
By Sarah Peters - 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.

Antti Niemi arguably plays one of the toughest positions in sports. However, the 28 year-old netminder has already accomplished more on his resume than some of the greatest to ever play his position. With his eyes firmly trained on adding to his 25 career postseason victories and another coveted Stanley Cup trophy, Niemi enters his third season with the Sharks. This past weekend, Niemi had the honor of his former hockey club retiring his jersey number.

Read the rest of this blog entry and see how you could win an Antti Niemi signed mini-helmet >>

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 08.14.2012 / 9:03 AM
By Frank Albin - Director of Broadcasting / The Daily Chomp
Like you, I enjoy most all sports.  Whether it’s on TV, the radio, television, or in person.  I’d like to address the ‘live in person’ experience.

I grew up a huge fan of the Detroit Tigers and all of major league baseball.  The highlight of most summers was the 1 or 2 games my Dad would take us to.  Attending those games brought the game to life.  Back in the pre Internet and HD satellite days fans connected with their team primarily by the newspaper, radio and baseball cards.  In the late 60’s the Tigers only broadcast 40 games.  So you could go weeks without ‘seeing’ them play.  Like many have said before, it was simply intoxicating for at 10-year-old to visit Tiger Stadium.  

Later we saw some live Red Wings games.  As the years ticked by, my friends and I got our driver’s license and went games on our own.  Older still I supported local teams where I lived.  Baseball has a lot going for it.  It is living Americana. Strategically it can be interesting, But maybe best of all it’s a nice day in the sun with friends or family.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 08.09.2012 / 10:36 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 2005-06 season.

Did you know... Joe Thornton became the first Sharks player to win the Art Ross Trophy (scoring title) and the Hart Memorial Trophy (Most Valuable Player).

More from that year:
  • Acquired C Joe Thornton as part of a four-player deal with Boston on Nov. 30.
  • Acquired LW Ville Nieminen from the N.Y. Rangers in exchange for a third round selection (83rd overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft on March 6, 2006.
  • RW Jonathan Cheechoo received the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for leading the League and becoming the first Sharks player to score 50-plus goals in a season (56).
  • San Jose set franchise records in goals scored (266), power play goals scored (91), most shots on goal (2,483) and power play percentage (18.2).
  • Thornton was also voted as the “Sharks Player of the Year” and was a finalist for the Lester B. Pearson Award (MVP as chosen by the players).
Also, be sure to check out the Sharks History Page and the Photo of the Day.

Pop Culture of that year:
  • The Disneyland Resort celebrated it 50th birthday.
  • London won the right to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
  • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston officially announced their break-up.
  • Tom Cruise infamously jumped on Oprah’s couch, proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes.
Read the rest of this blog entry and see how you could win a Sharks Throwback prize >>

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 08.08.2012 / 1:59 PM
By Dan Rusanowsky - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp


Back in the halcyon days of the NHL, which was when I was growing up for all of you who are under the age of 25, the team that was closest to my home was the New York Rangers. I listened to the radio calls of Marv Albert and Sal “Red Light” Messina and heard the names of players like Eddie Giacomin, Rod Gilbert, and Brad Park battling it out with the likes of Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, and Eddie Johnston, among others. It was my introduction to the National Hockey League.

I had some favorite players, and paid attention to their sweater numbers. Jean Ratelle wore #19, Rod Gilbert wore #7, Brad Park wore #2, Bobby Rousseau wore #22, and Pete Stemkowski (yes, that Pete Stemkowski) wore #21. Thus, when it came time for me to actually try to put on the equipment and learn how to play, I thought that I’d choose one of those numbers as my very own.

What I found out was that circumstances often threw a wrench into the works in my grand plans for a proper sweater number, and that was the case in all sports that I tried to play. In soccer, my number was 26 because that was the shirt that fit the best. In my one season playing lacrosse, I was assigned #46, and I learned to love it, because I was barely on the school team and proud just to be in the locker room.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 08.08.2012 / 10:03 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, 08.07.2012 / 12:22 PM
By Drew Remenda - Sharks TV, Color Commentator / The Daily Chomp
There is a myth that sports teach life lessons. That is only true if the lesson is pointed out and highlighted.

My son Davis was playing for Team Saskatchewan this past week at the Canadian Under 17 Ball Hockey Championships in Vernon, British Columbia and in his last game a lesson in focus, discipline and emotion was unveiled.

I know what you're thinking.

Ball Hockey? Yes it has become a big summer sport in Canada. It’s hockey but played on a rink without ice, kids in shorts and running shoes. It is supposed to be no contact but we all know that hockey is physical. The sport has become so popular in Canada that it is causing diminishing numbers in youth baseball enrollment.

At Nationals my son’s team was overmatched. The other teams were bigger, stronger and more skilled. Team Saskatchewan competed hard but did not have the horses.

Due to quirky scheduling Team Saskatchewan made it to the Bronze Medal game and played a team that had already beat them twice in the tournament. For the better part of the game my son’s team played their best.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 08.07.2012 / 9:39 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 alternate captain Ryane Clowe plays a style of hockey that defines a power forward. In 2011-12, Clowe finished sixth on the team in points (17-28=45) and first on the team in penalty minutes (97). In nearly 400 career NHL games, the Newfoundland native has 260 points paired with 488 penalty minutes. Surely any player with those type of credentials is likely to record the exclusive Gordie Howe Hat Trick and Clowe has done so three times. For his third Gordie Howe Hat Trick, Clowe scored a goal, added an assist, and logged two fighting majors versus the Los Angeles Kings.

TRIVIA: Who is the only other player in Sharks history to record two fighting majors on their way to a Gordie Howe Hat Trick?

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POSTED ON Friday, 08.03.2012 / 3:31 PM
By Drew Remenda - Sharks TV, Color Commentator / The Daily Chomp

I know my esteemed partner the great Randy Hahn usually has Randy’s Ramblings but since I have been on the road all month I am going to borrow from Partner and have a few mental ramblings of my own.

With all due respect to the hockey knowledge of Nashville GM, David Poille and the incredible talents of his defenseman, Shea Weber, I never would have matched the Philadelphia Flyers 14 year $110 million dollar contract offer.

The only reason is strictly financial. The front end loaded contract pays Weber a reported $27 million over the next 11 months and $68 million in bonus monies over the first 6 years of the deal.

Just because one team makes an over the top offer to a talented player doesn’t mean you have to match the questionable decision. Sometimes you just have to push away from the table when the money gets crazy.

My friend and Partner the Great Randy Hahn and I got a nice mention on a sports website regarding our broadcasting of Sharks games. The article noted that even though we work for the Sharks we aren’t over the top in our advocacy of the team.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 08.02.2012 / 11:45 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 2003-04 season.

Did you know... For the first time in franchise history, the Sharks advanced to the Western Conference Finals.

More from that year:
  • The Sharks captured their second Pacific Division title by recording a franchise best 104 points in the regular season.
  •  San Jose set a record by playing 11 consecutive home games without a loss from Nov. 15-Dec. 29 (7-0-4-0) and by recording eight consecutive home wins from Jan. 28-March 3.
  • The Sharks set records in road points (47), shutouts (11) and most wins in a calendar month (10 — March).
  • G Evgeni Nabokov set a franchise record with nine shutouts.
  • LW Nils Ekman set a franchise record by compiling a plus-30 plus/minus rating for the season
  • RW Jonathan Cheechoo set a franchise record with nine game-winning goals on the season.
  • D Brad Stuart scored two goals in the last 17 seconds of regulation on April 4, 2003 vs. Los Angeles.
Also, be sure to check out the Sharks History Page and the Photo of the Day.

Pop Culture of that year:
  • Lance Armstrong won his 5th Tour de France title.
  • The biggest blackout in North American history affected over 50 million Americans and Canadians.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected the Governor of California.
  • Apple launched iTunes, which sold 10 million songs in its first four months of operation.
  • Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, won 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 23 14 4 5 63 56 33
2 VAN 22 15 6 1 67 61 31
3 NSH 21 14 5 2 61 45 30
4 STL 22 14 6 2 59 46 30
5 CGY 23 13 8 2 73 64 28
6 LAK 22 11 6 5 60 53 27
7 CHI 21 12 8 1 63 44 25
8 WPG 23 11 9 3 49 53 25
9 MIN 20 12 8 0 58 44 24
10 SJS 23 10 9 4 62 64 24
11 DAL 22 9 9 4 64 74 22
12 COL 22 8 9 5 57 70 21
13 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
14 EDM 22 6 14 2 51 77 14

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 23 7 13 1 20
J. Pavelski 23 9 10 3 19
L. Couture 23 8 11 0 19
B. Burns 23 7 12 -7 19
P. Marleau 23 6 12 -4 18
T. Wingels 23 6 5 -3 11
T. Hertl 23 4 6 -1 10
M. Nieto 22 1 6 -1 7
J. Braun 23 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 23 2 4 10 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 6 3 .915 2.58
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