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POSTED ON Friday, 12.09.2011 / 4:11 PM
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Radio, Color Commentator / The Daily Chomp


Time for my weekly Baker’s Dozen.
  1. Brad Winchester big-timed his 4th line mates by playing on the top line with Jumbo and Pavs and responded by scoring a goal and being named the 1st star in the Dallas game. #BigTimeWinnie

  2. Realignment is set and assuming Phoenix is still in the same conference the Sharks will play 38 intra-conference games against the other seven teams. Four teams make the playoffs, four don’t. #PlayoffIntensityInRegularSeason

  3. Jamie McGinn has goals in three of the last four games, is second on the team in hits behind the Crankshaft and is establishing himself as a bona-fide 3rd liner in the NHL. #GinnerTurningHeads

  4. Minnesota in 29 games this year has given up 2 or less goals 18x and are 17-1-0 in those games. They give up 2.14 goals/game (3rd NHL) and score 2.45 goals/game (24th NHL). They are also 13-3-3 when being outshot. #SmokeAndMirrors_OR_RealDeal?

  5. Todd McLellan on changing the line combinations: “Sometimes when you move your lines around everybody gets a little bit of a wake-up call. They wonder ‘Why is he doing it to me? Why am I in this situation? How come I am not playing with that guy?” #HonestAnalysisComesWithTheTerritory

  6. The Bruins really went after Crosby when they played Pit last week. Ovechkin gets run over by Chris Neil from Ottawa. I remember the day when it was a severe no-no to run a superstar, which kind of makes sense because the fans pay top dollars to come see the superstars play. #OpenGameOnStarsInToday’sGame???
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POSTED ON Friday, 12.09.2011 / 11:41 AM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp


On Wednesday night at Sharks Ice, the Sharks Foundation and the San Jose Sharks continued their longstanding annual tradition of hosting deserving families from the Healthy Start Family and Resource Center for dinner and gift exchange.

Click here to view a photo gallery from Wednesday night's event.

Reporter Ama Daetz of the local ABC affiliate KGO-TV posted both a video and written recap of the event on the station's site. Video has been embedded above, and you can find a link to the complete story below.
[ KGO-TV ]

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POSTED ON Thursday, 12.08.2011 / 2:05 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp


With the Sharks and the Stars set to face each other on Thursday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:

MURRAY MISSES HIS SECOND STRAIGHT, WHITE RETURNS TO THE LINEUP
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that defensemen Douglas Murray and Jim Vandermeer would not be available for Thursday's game against the Stars. Colin White returns to the lineup.
[ SharksTV ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with left wing Brad Winchester, who will start tonight skating on San Jose's top line with captain Joe Thornton and good friend Joe Pavelski.
[ SharksTV ]

SPECIAL TEAMS FLOUNDERING?
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak reports from the morning skate on Thursday's lineup changes and McLellan's thoughts on San Jose's recent play on special teams.
Working the Corners ]

RIVALRY RENEWED, UNTIL REALIGNMENT
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reports on the budding Sharks-Stars rivalry that has just five remaining meetings, the first of three this season at HP Pavilion coming tonight, before conference realignment kicks in for the 2012-13 NHL campaign. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SWIMMING WITH SHARKS
The affable Stars TV analyst Daryl Reaugh, now of 'Hockey Night in Canada' fame, blogs on the only thing he'll miss about the Pacific Division after realignment: the San Jose Sharks and their crack Media Relations staff.
[ Razor with an Edge ]

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 12.07.2011 / 5:11 PM
By Dan Rusanowsky - Sharks Radio, Play-by-Play Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp


Play-by-play announcers craft stories each and every night, and some of the more interesting ones happen in the context of history. It is from this history, and all of these stories, that provides us with insight as to where success comes from in the NHL.

For instance, let’s look at a recent game between the Sharks and the Minnesota Wild on December 6th. In the game, Sharks fans certainly had to be agitated by the fact that after getting seven shots on goal and scoring once in only the first minute of play and seeing the opposing goaltender knocked out with an injury, the resilient Wild still found a way to emerge with their best-record-in-the-NHL moniker still intact.

Because Niklas Backstrom was out with an injury, rookie Matt Hackett was the goaltender summoned to NHL debut duty when starter Josh Harding was injured on a collision in front with his teammate, Nick Schultz. Hackett’s story embraces a variety of angles that are interesting and informative to any hockey fan, including that of the team that he defeated.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.06.2011 / 1:07 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp

Former Jr. Shark and Bay Area native Casey Wellman will play his first game in San Jose on Tuesday night against Marc-Edouard Vlasic and the San Jose Sharks.

With the Sharks and the Wild set to face each other on Tuesday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before the game:

DOUGLAS MURRAY OUT
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that defenseman Douglas Murray will not be available tonight, and that goaltender Antti Niemi will be in net.
[ SharksTV ]

BRAUN RECALLED
Sharks GM Doug Wilson announced Tuesday that the club has recalled defenseman Justin Braun from the Worcester Sharks. Braun will fill in for Murray on a defensive corps looking to imrpove on a less-than-stellar performance on Saturday night.
SJSHARKS.com ]

WELLMAN'S BAY AREA DEBUT
Wild beat writer Michael Russo with a great feature on Bay Area native Casey Wellman. The former Jr. Shark has deep Bay Area sports roots, starting with his father Brad Wellman, a former professional baseball player who made his MLB debut as a member of the San Francisco Giants in 1982. Ironically, Wellman was a college teammate of Sharks defenseman Justin Braun.
Star Tribune ]

HARDING STARTS
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz reporting that Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding will get the start in net for the Wild. Read his game day blog 'What to Watch For' on Sharks Talk.
[ Sharks Talk ]

SHARKS TAKE ON REALIGNMENT
Mercury News writer Mark Emmons fills in for David Pollak, reporting on McLellan's thoughts on the new NHL realignment planned to be in place for the 2012-13 season.
Working the Corners ]

WILD LOOKING TO STAY TOP OF THE LEAGUE
Heading into Tuesday night's action, nobody in the League has amassed as many points as the Wild. The Sharks will look for a similar effort as the one they had on Nov. 10, a 3-1 Sharks victory over the Wild at HP Pavilion. NHL.com's Brian Hunter preview's the matchup.
[ NHL.com ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with left wing Jamie McGinn about his recent offensive output.
[ SharksTV ]

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.06.2011 / 11:55 AM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp



Congratulations are in order for NHL linesman Don Henderson. When the Sharks and Wild drop the puck on Tuesday night at HP Pavilion, No. 91 will have officiated his 1,000th career NHL game.

The Calgary, Alberta native's first NHL game was on March 11, 1995 at the Colisee de Quebec between the Islanders and Nordiques. The 17-year veteran officiated last year's All-Star Game in Raleigh, the first of his career, and had a special tribute to his close friend and fallen colleague Stephane Provost.

While it's frequently a thankless job, linesmen are among the toughest people in hockey. Just ask Jason Demers and Cal Clutterbuck.
 
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POSTED ON Monday, 12.05.2011 / 9:49 PM
By Dan Rusanowsky - Sharks Radio, Play-by-Play Broadcaster / The Daily Chomp

The NHL Board of Governors approved a radical four-conference realignment on Monday night.

I’m liking the fact that the “Eastern-Western” format is eliminated in a way that is reasonable for all concerned.

Their schedule looks like a variant of what I proposed. While there will only be one trip to places like Nashville, Chicago, and Detroit, there will be guaranteed trips to every city, and that’s great for the sport. It’s a worthwhile trade-off.

Now, while my playoff revision would allow for any team to play any other team in the Final, this looks like a revamped playoffs that would increase the possibilities in the final four.

If the four conference champions are seeded in order of points, the Sharks’ potential opponents in a Stanley Cup Final would up from 15 teams to 22, which is an improvement. There is no possibility of the Sharks and LA playing each other in either the semi-final or final now, so I’m not fully satisfied, but I like the potential to face more teams in a Final. It looks pretty good.

Let’s hope that there is no thought about a bracket system for playoffs. The way it is is an improvement over what occurred.
 
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POSTED ON Monday, 12.05.2011 / 4:15 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp

The NHL Board of Governors met in Pebble Beach, California on Monday to discuss, among many other things, the topic of division and conference realignment.

**UPDATE at 6:12 PM Pacific** TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger both reporting that the NHL's Board of Governors have approved a new four-"conference" realignment of the NHL.

With all of the speculation surrounding the NHL’s Board of Governors meetings just down the road in Pebble Beach on Monday, I asked Sharks broadcasters Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker and Dan Rusanowsky to summarize their thoughts on the potential realignment plans.

In case you missed all of the coverage on the topic, there seems to be two schools of thought: the first is a simple one-for-one swap where the Winnipeg Jets switch with either the Columbus Blue Jackets or the Detroit Red Wings, and the second, a more complicated four-division proposal that could have a significant impact League-wide.

Randy Hahn’s view:

I have two main thoughts on the whole realignment issue:

1. A completely interlocking schedule. It's time we got back to a schedule that has every team playing every other team in the League at least once, both home and away. It cheats the fans that they only get to see some of the Eastern Conference teams and their stars once every two years. You build interest in all of the teams and all of the players by exposing them to your fans on a regular basis.

2. If you are on the Pacific Coast you should be in the Pacific Division (Vancouver, LA, SJ, Anaheim), and if you are in an Eastern Time Zone you should be in the Eastern Conference (Detroit, Columbus).

Jamie Baker’s view:

I like Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford's idea of 20 teams making the playoffs with a short best-of-three series of the bottom eight teams to determine who makes the final 16. Then re-slot all 16 teams based on points. This won't pass, but I think it's the best for fans that aren't concerned with additional travel.
 
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POSTED ON Saturday, 12.03.2011 / 2:10 PM
By Alex Aragon - Staff Writer / The Daily Chomp

Forward Chris Higgins faced the Sharks on Feb. 13, 2011 as a member of the Florida Panthers, then again in May 2011 during the Western Conference Final as a member of the Vancouver Canucks.

With the Sharks and the Panthers set to face each other on Saturday night at HP Pavilion at San Jose, here are the links you need to read before tonight's game:

GREISS GETS THE NOD
Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told the media this morning that Thomas Greiss will get the start in net tonight.
[ SharksTV ]

STURM RETURNS TO SJ
Mercury News beat writer David Pollak spoke to former Shark Marco Sturm about playing against the team that drafted him.
[ Working the Corners ]

CLASSY CAPTAIN
CSN California beat writer Kevin Kurz with a great note on Sharks captain Joe Thornton sending Blues forward David Perron a good luck message in advance of his return to the lineup.
[ Sharks Talk ]

VERSTEEG BACK IN LINEUP
The South Florida Sun Sentinel writer Harvey Fialkov reporting that Panthers forward Kris Versteeg, injured on a check by former Shark Derek Joslin earlier in the week, will return to the lineup Saturday against San Jose.
[ Sun Sentinel Blogs ]

GET AWAY DAY FOR PANTHERS
Panthers conclude four-game road trip, game two of four-game homestand for Sharks. NHL.com's Brian Hunter preview's the matchup.
[ SJSHARKS.com ]

KFOX LOCKER ROOM
Sharks radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky talks with alternate captain Ryane Clowe.
[ SharksTV ]

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POSTED ON Friday, 12.02.2011 / 1:44 PM
By Jamie Baker - Sharks Radio, Color Commentator / The Daily Chomp

Time for my weekly Baker’s Dozen.
  1. Loved watching the Habs last night. Looking forward to seeing the revamped Florida Panthers tomorrow night. The Lightening with Stamkos and company are in town on the 21st. #HopingReAlignmentMeansEveryTeamVisitsHP-PavilionNextSeason

  2. Four forwards are in the top 60 TOI (Time on Ice) in the NHL, the other 56 are defenseman. Must be pacing themselves because they are a combined minus 35. #ToTiredToBack-Check

    #18 Ilya Kovalchuk 24:41 -8
    #53 Ryan Getzlaf 22:21 -11
    #54 Corey Perry 22:18 -8
    #55 Zach Parise 22:14 -8

  3. BakesTakes13 takes a look at all the great plays that set up Couture’s goal against Montreal. #OneGoodPlayLeadsToAnother

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SCHEDULE

HOME
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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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