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News, Notes and Hockey Insights - 1/17/2013

Thursday, 01.17.2013 / 1:16 PM
By Frank Albin - Director of Broadcasting / The Daily Chomp
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News, Notes and Hockey Insights - 1\/17\/2013


Well it was a bit late in coming, but Sunday will mark the start of the 2012-13 season for the San Jose Sharks.
Due to the work stoppage this year the NHL will play an abbreviated 48 games schedule vs only Western Conference foes. The Sharks will be playing 48 games in just 97 days. Every game will be a 4-point swing and teams must be ready to play after a very brief training camp. Any team that gets off to a slow start will have a devil of a time trying to climb the ladder to a top 8 playoff position. More than ever before the shootout format could very well determine who makes the post-season.

On the Sharks side, there could be some factors that they can use to their advantage. The club is virtually the same squad as last season with the addition of free agents defenseman Brad Stuart and gritty veteran forward Adam Burish. The Sharks had 12 players who played competitive hockey while the NHL was on ice. So far in this short training camp several young men from Worcester could make it difficult for coaches to get a final roster in place for this weekend.

The Sharks broadcast team is rested and ready to bring Sharks fans the best coverage ever. CSN California will air 47 of the 48-game schedule. NBC/NBC Sports Network will carry the season closing game on April 27th vs the Cup champion LA Kings at Staples Center. No change in announcers. Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda will call the game with their combination of insight and humor. Brodie Brazil will be the show host at home games and will anchor the pre and post-game shows on road games. Bret Hedican will make a number of cameo appearances ‘inside the glass’ at HP Pavilion as well as a mainstay on Sharks Pregame Live. Former Sharks centerman Jamie Baker will be a regular CSN contributor.

CSN will continue to bring Bay Area fans as close as possible to the game and team they love. All games are in high definition. We will have cameras in the dressing room, in-game interviews on the bench and interviews with star players. Your team’s magazine show ‘Shark Byte’ is back again this season. Get to know the players and coaches on and off the ice.

Dan Rusanowsky will again anchor flagship station KFOX and the Sharks radio network broadcasts. Jamie Baker will offer his insight and analysis, often stationed at ice-level where the game gets real.

SJSharks.com is your go-to site for everything Sharks. In addition to great team reporting, there is always fresh video with player preview and reactions as well as post-game comments from Sharks coaches. Then there is always the fan favorite ‘Hockey Hot-Stove’ segments.

The puck drops this Sunday at 3pm from chilly Calgary, followed by a Tuesday night game in Edmonton. The home opener is Thursday the 24th vs the Pacific Division Champion Phoenix Coyotes.

Are you ready? The Sharks broadcast team is.

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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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