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POSTED ON Wednesday, 07.04.2012 / 12:00 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!

Check out this week's top fan photos and be sure to vote on which one you think is the best in the form below.

Anne Wong
At the Pyramids of Egypt
Igor Ruderman
At TatNeft Arena in Kazan, Russia.
Nicole Parianos
At the Tour de France
Rick MacLean
In Gladstone, Australia
Zach Levine
In Barcelona, Spain

Request your own Sharks Territory sign at SJSHARKS.com/sharksterritory.

Click here to view all Sharks Territory Fan Photos.


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.03.2012 / 11:58 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.

On the first day of the Free Agency period, the Sharks signed former Dallas Stars forward Adam Burish. In five-plus seasons, he has played for Dallas and Chicago totaling 297 regular season games played, 54 points (25-29=54) and 490 penalty minutes. He has recorded a positive plus/minus rating in each of his last four seasons and averaged 1:26 of shorthanded time on ice per game last season.

TRIVIA: Which current Sharks player did Adam Burish play with in college?

(HINT: Check out the SJSHARKS.com Q&A with Adam Burish)

Prize: Submit your answer in the form below for a chance to win a puck signed by Adam Burish when he reports to San Jose. Submissions must be received by Thursday, June 28 at 12 p.m. (Pacific).

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


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POSTED ON Monday, 07.02.2012 / 12:36 PM
By Frank Albin - Director of Broadcasting / The Daily Chomp



A few years back I remember I was killing some time in a bookstore and I noticed a book entitled "Everything I Learned I Learned in Kindergarten". It was filled with simple life lessons on how to treat people and conduct a good life. You know, stuff like wait your turn, clean up after yourself, say please, etc.

Well I was thinking about hockey and it crossed my mind that the game has lots of life lessons too. so here is my version of, "Everything I Learned I Learned in Hockey".

1. Be on time. Practice, games, bus rides and flights are all scheduled at a predetermined times. Know your schedule and get there early. Being late hurts you and hurts the team.

2. Be prepared. Make sure your sticks and equipment are in good condition. Free your mind of unnecessary thoughts and focus on the task at hand. Be ready to play.

3. Listen to your coach. The coach's job is to maximize the skills of each player in the context of a team. He's seen a lot of hockey and you can learn from him. He might need to raise his voice from time to time but it's only for the good of the team.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 06.30.2012 / 12:00 PM
By Drew Remenda - Sharks TV, Color Commentator / The Daily Chomp

There is a very contentious debate growing within the circles of minor hockey in Canada. That debate is about body checking. When should body checking be introduced? Should it be introduced at all? If we take body checking out of the game will it be the beginning of the end for the sport?

This debate often gins up extreme emotion from both sides. Arguments, anger and insults unfortunately cloud an intellectual discussion.

In a recent secret ballot, Calgary Minor Hockey Association voted to defeat a ban on body checking at the pee wee level. The group also voted down a motion to eliminate body checking in bantam and midget below the elite level.

In Quebec, hitting is not allowed among 11 & 12 year old players. In British Columbia's Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association, they voted 76% in favor of banning body checking at all house levels but it remains in all elite and competitive levels. Ontario also has rules banning body checking at various competitive levels.

The main reason for the ban on body checking is obviously a safety issue. Study after study confirms that minor hockey players who participate in games that allow body checking are getting injured more than those who play non-contact games. With what we are starting to understand about concussions, parents are concerned.

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POSTED ON Friday, 06.29.2012 / 12:05 PM
By Dan Rusanowsky - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp
They came from different countries, and different ways of life, but they were blessed with the love of the game of hockey and the desire to be the very best. They weren’t playing for the Stanley Cup, or for the IIHF World Championship, but were instead competing for the joy of achievement and for the pride of their country. It could be said that they represented opposing ways of life.

Forty years ago, a team of legends from the USSR and another from Canada caused the hockey world to stop, stare, and shake its collective head in awe. There was nothing routine about it, from the fact that it was an eight-game series instead of a best-of-seven, to that it was played in September instead of May and June, and that it marked the first time that the Soviet and Canadian hockey cultures had ever collided at the very top level.

On Wednesday evening, some of the Russian legends came to Sharks Ice at San Jose to begin a commemorative tour of California with their former teammates, holding a clinic with some lucky young hockey players, and playing in an exhibition against a few former Sharks and Jr. Sharks coaches in a fundraiser for the Jr. Sharks Scholarship Fund.

The appearance of the Russians brought back all of the memories of that 1972 Summit Series, which was ironically called the “Friendship Series,” a name that was soon forgotten alongside the détente that inspired it. It was a series for the ages, and one that changed professional hockey forever.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 06.28.2012 / 2:07 PM
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 1998-99 season.

Did you know... Owen Nolan became the fifth captain in franchise history on October 28, 1998. Nolan still ranks atop the franchise list in short-handed goals (14) and game-tying goals (6).

More from that year:
  • Head Coach Darryl Sutter becomes franchise’s all-time winningest coach with his 56th win at Vancouver on March 3, surpassing Kevin Constantine’s 55 wins.
  • That season the Sharks tied or set six club records, including most ties (18), lowest goals-against average (2.28), fewest goals against (191), short-handed goals against (4, T-1st in NHL), and shutouts (8).
  • Winning percentage of .488 tied all-time mark set in 1993-94.
  • Trade deadline acquisition C Vincent Damphousse scores 13 points (7-6=13) in 12 games with San Jose to help boost the Sharks into the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive season.
Also, be sure to check out the Sharks History Page and the Photo of the Day.

Pop Culture:
  • The Furby became the most coveted child’s play toy around the world.
  • Apple Computer unveiled the first version of the iMac.
  • “I see dead people” was used in everyday speech after the release of The Sixth Sense.
  • ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire began airing, starting a world-wide phenomenon.
  • Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for the first time.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 06.27.2012 / 1:00 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!

Check out this week's top fan photos and be sure to vote on which one you think is the best in the form below.

Kim Said
St. Petersburg, Russia
Charles Young
Fijian Warrior in Hawaii
Patty & Mark Marosek
Loch Ness, Scotland
Greg Johnston
Ziplining in Occidental, CA
Paul Grattan
Car Museum in Barranquilla, Colombia

The voting period has now ended for this week's photos. Results will be posted in the following week's Daily Chomp entry.

Request your own Sharks Territory sign at SJSHARKS.com/sharksterritory.

Click here to view all Sharks Territory Fan Photos.

Last Week's Winner
Shahan Vartivarian

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 06.26.2012 / 2:55 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.

Today, the Sharks announced that defenseman Justin Braun and forwards Andrew Desjardins and Tommy Wingels have all re-signed contracts with the club.

TRIVIA: What is the combined total number of points scored by Braun, Desjardins and Wingels?

(HINT: Check out the Sharks signing news releases: Braun | Desjardins | Wingels )

Prize: Submit your answer in the form below for a chance to win a set of pucks signed by the three players. Submissions must be received by Thursday, June 28 at 12 p.m. (Pacific).



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

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POSTED ON Sunday, 06.24.2012 / 3:00 PM
By Drew Remenda - Sharks TV, Color Commentator / The Daily Chomp

The day after the Miami Heat won the NBA Championship, Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban was on ESPN's First Take. Cuban had some choice words for First Take's Skip Bayless.

Mark Cuban made some persuasive points. As media we do speak in generalities. We should be more factual and use specific game breakdown to portray successes and failures during a game.

I agree with the Mav's owner when he dismisses Skip's opinion that LeBron played harder or that the Heat "wanted it more" than the Thunder.

The exchange reminded me of a lesson I learned my first year as a Sharks Assistant Coach.

We were in Minnesota playing the North Stars. We never matched up well against the Stars. Actually we didn't match up well against any team that year. We were down 4 or 5 zip after two periods. I came down from my perch in the press box and I was not happy about the way we had played for 40 minutes.

Head Coach George Kingston and Associate Coach Bob Murdoch asked me what I saw upstairs and I started my rant. We were getting outworked. We weren't sacrificing. They have more heart. All those hockey cliches we spew out when we're mad. The generalities that Mark Cuban spoke about.

George Kingston let me go on and as usual "took it under advisement." However before I went back upstairs to the press box , George told me to come out to the bench for the third period.

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POSTED ON Friday, 06.22.2012 / 10:01 AM
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

It’s been a light week, so Friday Baker’s Dozen is a special edition of the Friday Baker’s Half-Dozen.
  1. The NHL season is officially over from an on-ice standpoint but now we have the NHL Awards, Draft and then free agent frenzy. Lots to still talk about though and the draft could be very interesting.
    #NashNews?

  2. Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin was the right choice for MVP. He carried the team when Sidney Crosby was hurt and his team made the playoffs. Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos, as great as his season was, didn’t get his team into the playoffs, which has to be a factor in the criteria.
    #MalkinWonThePrestigiousLindsayAwardToo

  3. Big night for Sweden with Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist getting the Vezina and Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson getting the Norris. Pretty good week for Karlsson, who is 22 and signed a seven-year, $45 million contract on Tuesday. I guess Ottawa isn’t going after Nashville's Ryan Suter!
    #Moneyball
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 20 11 4 5 54 50 27
2 NSH 18 12 4 2 52 37 26
3 VAN 19 13 6 0 58 56 26
4 CGY 20 12 6 2 63 53 26
5 STL 18 12 5 1 49 35 25
6 LAK 19 10 5 4 50 42 24
7 WPG 20 10 7 3 40 43 23
8 SJS 21 10 9 2 57 57 22
9 CHI 18 10 7 1 51 36 21
10 MIN 17 10 7 0 50 39 20
11 ARI 19 8 9 2 48 59 18
12 COL 19 6 8 5 47 61 17
13 DAL 19 6 9 4 53 67 16
14 EDM 19 6 11 2 48 65 14

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 21 7 12 3 19
B. Burns 21 7 11 -6 18
J. Pavelski 21 8 9 2 17
L. Couture 21 7 10 -1 17
P. Marleau 21 5 11 -2 16
T. Wingels 21 5 5 -4 10
T. Hertl 21 4 5 1 9
J. Braun 21 0 7 9 7
M. Vlasic 21 2 4 11 6
M. Nieto 20 1 5 -2 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 6 1 .917 2.61
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