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POSTED ON Tuesday, 06.12.2012 / 10:59 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.

Forward Andrew Desjardins was named PlayStation "Sharks Rookie of the Year" for 2011-12. He skated in 76 games for the Sharks and registered 17 points on four goals and 13 assists. Three of Desjardins' goals went as the game-winner, tying him for third all-time among Sharks rookie single-season leaders in game-winning goals.

TRIVIA: Who holds the Sharks record for most game-winning goals as a rookie in a single season?

Prize: Submit your answer in the form below for a chance to win a Andrew Desjardins signed puck and a Joe Thornton signed photo. Submissions must be received by Thursday, June 14 at 12 p.m. (Pacific).



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POSTED ON Friday, 06.08.2012 / 9:25 AM
By Drew Remenda - Sharks TV, Color Commentator / The Daily Chomp


"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul." - General Douglas MacArthur

I don't know if its fair to call Boston Bruins Tim Thomas taking a season off as quitting. To read Thomas' explanation, is to find a man who wants to reconnect with the truly important things in life.

"Most important thing I can do in my life is reconnect with the three F's. Friends, Family and Faith."

You certainly can't argue or condemn a man who wants to give more of himself to his family, and his God. Mind you if you read some of the comments on various online articles, you will notice a litany of people making an effort to do just that.

I sympathize with Tim Thomas. I can speak with experience on missing your family. Since the lockout I have spent all but two seasons away from my family. It is time you never get back. There are school outings, hockey games, lunches, dinners and family drama that I have abdicated to my wife because of my job. It is impossible to be a good Dad from 1800 miles away. There is not a day during the season when you don't feel guilty about missing the fantastic monotony of family with the most important people in your life.

On the other hand, this is a choice that we made. My job is a great job with a great organization that I love. My wife understands my passion for broadcasting and hockey.

I understand that she is a Saskatoon Girl and she is comfortable at home. My kids "get it." They understand their father has a rocking job and I am providing as best I can for them. With the perks some sacrifice is required.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 06.07.2012 / 9:49 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 1995-96 season.

Did you know... owner George Gund received the prestigious Lester Patrick Trophy, awarded for outstanding service and contributions to hockey in the United States.

More from that year:
  • Acquired Doug Bodger, Owen Nolan, Ray Sheppard, Martin Spahnel and Darren Turcotte via trades.
  • Named Jim Wiley head coach and announced dismissal of Head Coach Kevin Constantine on Dec. 2, 1995.
  • Owen Nolan represented the Sharks at the 1995-96 NHL All-Star Game in Boston on Jan. 20, 1996.
  • Rookie Alexei Yegorov became the first Sharks player to record a hat trick in the first game which he has ever scored a goal, accomplishing the feat in Calgary on Feb. 20, 1996.
  • On the third goal of his hat trick on Feb. 20, Yegorov also posted the 1,000th goal in Sharks history, assisted by Viktor Kozlov and Owen Nolan.
  • Marcus Ragnarsson was a leading candidate for the Calder Memorial Trophy, presented annually to the league's top rookie.
Also, be sure to check out the Sharks History Page and the Photo of the Day.

1995 Pop Culture:
  • A crazy kids fad called X Games debuted in Rhode Island.
  • "Houston, we have a problem" and "No soup for you" lived well beyond Appolo 13 and Seinfield.
  • Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album was flying off the shelves.
  • DVD, optical disc storage media format, is announced.
  • In southern France a network of caves are discovered that contain paintings and engravings that are 17,000 to 20,000 years old.

Sharks Throwback Giveaway

Fill out the form below for a chance to win a unique Sharks Throwback prize. Increase your chances of winning and tweet using #SharksThrowback or text "Throwback" to 74499.


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POSTED ON Wednesday, 06.06.2012 / 11:19 AM
By Randy Hahn - Sharks TV, Play-by-Play Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

Before I began working on Sharks broadcasts in 1991, I worked for the Los Angeles Kings. There, I’ve said it. I once worked for one of the Sharks biggest rivals. (Geography aside, I still believe that Detroit is “Rival #1".)

From 1988 through the 1990 season I was the host of Kings Korner, a 30-minute pregame show that aired before every game, home and away. It was in the early years of the Wayne Gretzky era. It was a very exciting time to be doing my first ever television work in the NHL, so it is with that backdrop that I get ready to watch Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight at 5 PM Pacific on NBC Sports Network.

Will I be cheering for the Kings? Well, yes and no.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 06.06.2012 / 10:00 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!

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.

Joseph Hospodor
  Taking Over the Skies
Sharon Bauer
Adding to Mount Rushmore
Sylvia Do
Gates of the White House
Darla Andresen
Top Deck of the USS Carl Vinson
Drew Whited
Outside the Hockey Hall of Fame

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

Check out all of our Sharks Territory Fan photos here.

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

Remember to submit new photos here.


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 06.05.2012 / 3:25 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.

Since patrolling the blue line for the Sharks, Dan Boyle has been one of the most prolific offensive defensemen in team history. His four seasons in San Jose each rank in the top five in scoring among defensemen.

TRIVIA: Which former Sharks player holds the franchise record for the highest scoring season from a defenseman?

Prize: Submit your answer in the form below for a chance to win a Dan Boyle prize pack including a signed puck and photo. Submissions must be received by Thursday, June 7 at 12 p.m. (Pacific).



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POSTED ON Monday, 06.04.2012 / 11:41 AM
By Frank Albin - Director of Broadcasting / The Daily Chomp

As it stands at this moment the Los Angeles Kings are just 2 wins short of being crowned the best hockey team in the world. However they are well aware the last 2 wins will be very difficult ones as they square against a proud New Jersey Devils squad. The question of the day, is it wrong for a San Jose Sharks fan to be pulling for the LA club? I say cheer away.

The Kings entered the NHL in 1967 along with the first wave of expansion. The league doubled by expanding to LA, along with Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Minnesota, St. Louis and the Oakland Seals. The new teams were slotted in the a division of their own, the western division. Big League hockey was now entering long-time minor league markets.

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POSTED ON Friday, 06.01.2012 / 8:34 AM
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Radio, Color Commentator / The Daily Chomp


Time for my weekly Baker's Dozen.
  1. Winning the Cup has never been easier because the salary cap has created parity and any team making the playoffs has a chance to win the Cup. Winning the Cup has never been harder because so many teams have a viable, legitimate chance. It’s great for hockey and makes the playoffs unpredictable from year to year.
    #NHLPlayoffs_TheBEST

  2. Who to cheer for? I think it would be great for hockey in California, the Pacific Division, the Western Conference and pacific standard time zone teams if the Kings win despite the fact they are huge rivals to the Sharks. The only team I would actually like to see win the Cup other than the Sharks is Ottawa because it’s my hometown. Otherwise it’s addition by subtraction or for some other hockey related reason. Plus, I know all the broadcasters for the Kings and they are great guys and I would be thrilled for them.
    #Miller #Nickson #Fox #Evans

  3. NHLcom staff, NHL.com International staff and NHL.com Hockey Analysts made their predictions on who wins the Stanley Cup. A total of 23 individuals made their picks. 12 picked the Devils and 11 picked LA. Now that just shows you how close these teams are and everyone agreed that it would likely be a long series that goes 6 or 7 games.
    #Parity

  4. When it comes to Nicklas Lidstrom hockey fans know about the 7 Norris trophies, 4 Stanley Cups and other stats. You can see more of his amazing stats by clicking on this link. Here are some other stats you might not know about:

    • He was +40 or higher 4 times in his career (+43 in 93/94 and +40 in 02/03, 06/07, 07/08)
    • In 4 games at the Cow Palace he had 1G, 1A, 2PTS, +1 and had 9 shots
    • In 33 games at HP Pavilion he had 7G, 22A, 29PTS, +5 and had 75 shots
    • The only building other than HP Pavilion (not including Joe Louis) where he had more points is the United Center in Chicago where he had 41 points. (He had 5PTS in 11 games at Chicago Stadium.)
    • Including neutral site arenas he has played in 56 different arenas
    • In 937 wins he had 205G, 647A, 852PTS, +768 and took 2,272 shots
    • Took 3,875 shots in his career
    • Played 80 or more games in 14 seasons
    #Incredible
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POSTED ON Thursday, 05.31.2012 / 11:20 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 1994-95 season.

Did you know... the Sharks qualified for the playoffs and advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals for the second consecutive season.

More from that year:
  • NHL season postponed from October 1994-January 1995 due to labor strike.
  • San Jose opened the shortened season by winning five of their first six games.
  • Ulf Dahlen was the leading scorer with 34 points in 46 games.
  • Goaltender Arturs Irbe picked up 14 wins in net.
  • Acquired RW Kevin Miller and C Craig Janney. Janney had 20 points in 27 games in teal as the Sharks second leading scorer.
Also, be sure to check out the Sharks History Page and the Photo of the Day.

1994 Pop Culture:
  • Street Sharks made its TV debut.
  • Forrest Gump won the award for Best Film at the Oscars with the famous quote"My momma always said that life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get."
  • Seinfeld was the most popular show on television.
  • A dozen eggs cost 89 cents.

Sharks Throwback Giveaway

Fill out the form below for a chance to win a unique Sharks Throwback prize. Increase your chances of winning and tweet using #SharksThrowback or text "Throwback" to 74499.


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POSTED ON Wednesday, 05.30.2012 / 2:42 PM
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 3-4 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.

Jessica Howell
  USS Iowa & Golden Gate Bridge
Ron VanVarden
Sharks in Disneyland!
John Morrison
Old Faithful Sharks Territory
Phil Horcajo
Indy 500

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.

Remember to submit new photos here.

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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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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