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POSTED ON Wednesday, 07.18.2012 / 9:11 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!

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

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.17.2012 / 3:12 PM
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.

On Wednesday, July 11 the Sharks re-signed defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to a five-year contract extension.  At only 25, Vlasic already ranks 11th in games played in franchise history and his +62 career plus/minus rating ranks second. Vlasic finished third on the team, first among defensemen, with a +11 rating. He has been a double-digit plus player in five out of his six season in the League. He also led the team and was T-12th in the League with 171 blocked shots, including a franchise-record eight blocks on Dec. 23 vs. Los Angeles.

TRIVIA: How many regular season games has Marc-Edouard Vlasic played in the NHL?

(HINT: Check out the official news release of Vlasic's signing)

This trivia contest has ended and is closed for any further submissions.

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POSTED ON Monday, 07.16.2012 / 12:59 PM
By Frank Albin - Director of Broadcasting / The Daily Chomp

Sharks fans may not know it but the contract extension signed by defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic might be the best deal of the off-season. 'Pickles' at age 26 has already played 471 games over 6 NHL seasons. Selected in the 2nd round, #35 overall in the 2005 draft, Vlasic has become one of the most steady and dependable stay-at-home defenseman in the league.

His style of play might not bring fans to their feet, but his contributions are equal to that of a 40-goal scorer in its impact to the game. He is neither speedy nor flashy. What he does have is great balance, an active stick, superb positioning and a knack for reading the rush. Rarely will you see Vlasic out of position or beaten one on one. He is an enthusiastic shot-blocker and eats up minutes in every situation. I would dare say his play eliminates 3 to 5 scoring chances every game. The role of a shut-down d-man is probably the least appreciated position in hockey. His teammates know, his coaches know. He impacts games.

Locking up #44 for the next 6 season bodes well for the Sharks' future.

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POSTED ON Friday, 07.13.2012 / 11:18 AM
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

If you walk around San Francisco you’ll see babies, young little babies, especially boys, wearing the orange and black colors of the SF Giants. These little kids don’t know baseball from badminton but the likelihood they will be lifelong Giants fans is pretty good, especially when they look back and see all the wonderful cute baby pictures.

And so it is….

August 31, 1966: I was born. September 1, 1966: I already hated and cheered against the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. My dad didn’t like either of those teams, and thus, neither did I.

And so it was…

From 1976 to 1979, the Montreal Canadians won four Stanley Cups bolstered by the goaltending of Ken Dryden, key forwards in Guy Lafleur, Steve Shutt, Bob Gainey, Jacques Lemaire and stellar defenseman Serge Savard and of course Larry Robinson.

Because of Larry Robinson, I cried annually when his team won the Stanley Cup. And then a freak meeting…

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POSTED ON Thursday, 07.12.2012 / 10:16 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 2000-01 season.

Did you know... goaltender Evgeni Nabokov received the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's Rookie of the Year.

More from that year:
  • Vincent Damphousse became the 58th NHL player to score 1,000 points when he assists on LW Marco Sturm’s goal on Oct. 14 vs. Boston.
  • Gary Suter became the 153rd NHL player to appear in 1,000 games on Oct. 25 at Columbus. He also scored San Jose’s first goal in a 3-1 win.
  • The Sharks finished with the sixth-best road record in the NHL (fourth-best in the Western Conference) and set a franchise record with a 10-game unbeaten streak on the road.
  • The Sharks advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a franchise-record fourth consecutive season and became just the fifth franchise in NHL history to improve its point total for the fifth consecutive season, setting franchise records for wins (40) and points (95).
  • Signed Scott Thornton and Bobby Dollas, acquired Jeff Norton, Bill Lindsay and Teemu Selanne.
Also, be sure to check out the Sharks History Page and the Photo of the Day.

Pop Culture:
  • 51 million viewers watch the first season finale of the reality show "Survivor"
  • Every kid had a Razor scooter
  • Tiger Woods becomes the youngest player to win a Grand Slam in Golf
  • Y2K passes without the serious, widespread computer failures and malfunctions that had been predicted
  • The Dot Com Bubble Bursts and thousands of DotComs go bust
Read the rest of this blog entry and enter to win a Sharks Throwback prize >>

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 07.11.2012 / 1:30 PM
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 fan photo >>
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POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.10.2012 / 4:58 PM
By Dan Rusanowsky - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

One day after getting the attention of the hockey world when they brought Hall of Fame defenseman Larry Robinson into the fold as an associate coach, the San Jose Sharks made another exciting addition to their coaching staff on Tuesday.

Jim Johnson has joined the organization, and his addition brings another experienced hand into the coach’s office. You’ll likely see that he’s 49 years old, a 14-year NHL veteran, another former defenseman, and a man who has coached internationally for USA Hockey, for Lugano in Switzerland and with several NHL teams, including the Washington Capitals where he assisted Dale Hunter last season.

But I want to focus on the apropos age, 49. That intersects with my first thought upon hearing the name, Jim Johnson. Now that Jim is here, I’ll have to have him solve a little question that I have concerning him.

It was during one of the Cow Palace seasons. The Sharks were an exciting, new expansion team with more enthusiasm than wins and everyone was coming to Daly City to check out the Bay Area’s new sports arrival.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.10.2012 / 1:31 PM
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.

On Monday, July 9, longtime player and coach Larry Robinson was named associate coach of the San Jose Sharks. Robinson has tallied over 1,300 NHL games played, 10 NHL All-Star appearances and has served as head coach of two seperate NHL teams (Kings and Devils). The legend was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995 and is considered one of the best defensemen to have played the game.

TRIVIA: How many Stanley Cup Championships has Larry Robinson been a part of, both as a player and as a coach?

(HINT: Check out the official news release of Larry Robinson's hiring)

Prize: Submit your answer in the form below for a chance to win a puck signed by Larry Robinson. Submissions must be received by Thursday, July 12 at 12 p.m. (Pacific).

This trivia contest has ended and is closed for any further submissions.

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POSTED ON Monday, 07.09.2012 / 3:31 PM
By Drew Remenda - Sharks TV, Color Commentator / The Daily Chomp

"We're not making money, and that's one reason we need to fix our system. We need to fix how much we're spending right now. [The Wild's] revenues are fine. We're down a little bit in attendance, but we're up in sponsorships, we're up in TV revenue. And so the revenue that we're generating is not the issue as much as our expenses. And [the Wild's] biggest expense by far is player salaries." — Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold to the Star Tribune on April 11, 2012

Fast forward 84 days and Mr. Leipold signs the two big free agents this summer to a collective $196 million dollar contract. On July 4th Zach Paise and Ryan Suter gained lifelong financial independence by signing identical 13-year $98-million contracts with the Minnesota Wild.

Much has been written regarding Mr. Leipold's hypocrisy, complaining about player expenses then spending $196 million on two players. I don't think of the Wild owner as a hypocrite, I think of him as a competitor.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 07.05.2012 / 11:01 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 1999-2000 season.

Did you know... Defenseman Brad Stuart was named as a finalist (second) for the Calder Memorial Trophy. He is also named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team.

More from that year:
  • RW Owen Nolan and LW Jeff Friesen record the Sharks first dual hat trick game on Oct. 4, 1999 to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks, 7-1.
  • G Steve Shields is named NHL Player of the Week for Oct. 11-17, posting a 3-0-0 record, .083 GAA and a .979 save percentage. He set the franchise record for scoreless streak by a goaltender at 141:46.
  • RW Owen Nolan was named NHL Player of the Week for Dec. 6-12 with six points (4-2=6) and a plus-5 rating in three games. He would go on to set franchise records for most points (84), goals (44), and PP goals (18) and would finish fifth in voting for the Hart Trophy as the league’s MVP.
  • Sharks upset the President’s Trophy-winning St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in seven games. The team improved its points total for the fourth consecutive season, setting a new franchise mark for points (87).
  • The team sets a franchise record for winning percentage (.530).
  • C Mike Ricci was named as a finalist (third) for the Frank J. Selke Trophy.
Also, be sure to check out the Sharks History Page and the Photo of the Day.

Pop Culture:
  • Leading up to the new millennium, Y2K panic swept the world.
  • Budweiser’s “Wassup” advertising campaign first appeared on television during Monday Night Football.
  • Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace was released in theaters.
  • The music downloading site Napster was launched online.
  • The finale of the first season of Survivor attracted over 51 million viewers.
Read the rest of Throwback Thursday and enter to win a Sharks Throwback prize >>

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 24 7 13 1 20
J. Pavelski 24 9 10 3 19
L. Couture 24 8 11 -1 19
B. Burns 24 7 12 -7 19
P. Marleau 24 6 12 -5 18
T. Wingels 24 6 5 -3 11
T. Hertl 24 4 6 -1 10
M. Nieto 23 1 6 -1 7
J. Braun 24 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 24 2 4 10 6
 
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A. Niemi 7 7 3 .917 2.49
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