1. NHL Playoffs 2012: Why the Coyotes and Kings Went Deeper Than the Sharks

    Since 2007, the Pacific Division has belonged to the San Jose Sharks . Well, at least during the regular season. For four straight years, San Jose finished on top of the Pacific, twice finishing first in the entire Western Conference...

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  2. San Jose Sharks: How Doug Wilson Can Avoid Repeating Last Offseason's Mistakes

    During the summer of 2011, San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson was arguably the most active executive in the NHL . He replaced eight regulars in his team's lineup after falling short of Stanley Cup aspirations once again...

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  3. NHL 2012 Award Nominees: Biggest Snubs in Each Category

    The 2012 NHL awards nominees have been chosen. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sports awards exist for two purposes. First, they are meant to honor amazing athletes and management personnel...

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  4. Falling out of Contention: NHL Players Likely Moving to Non-Playoff Teams

    The NHL is more competitive now than it has ever been. Out west, the 10th-place Dallas Stars finished the regular season with only eight less regulation or overtime wins than the Presidents' Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks...

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  5. San Jose Sharks Player Grades: Who Lived Up to Expectations in 2011-12?

    The San Jose Sharks entered the 2011-12 season looking like a Stanley Cup favorite in the eyes of many. After two straight seasons as the NHL 's third-best team, San Jose strengthened ...

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  6. San Jose Sharks: Is It Time for Panic or Patience?

    There are plenty of positives to take away from the San Jose Sharks ' 2011-12 season. Logan Couture avoided a sophomore slump in a big way. Joe Pavelski had a career year. Joe Thornton was dominant once again...

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  7. NHL Playoffs 2012: San Jose Sharks Come Home, Play Worst Game of Series

    Actually, it was the Sharks' worst game in weeks. The San Jose Sharks had been in desperation mode ever since March 29...

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  8. Golden State Warriors: Five Steps to Build a Championship Contender

    You probably know what's coming. "The Warriors need to get rid of Andris Biedrins contract. They need to re-sign Dominic McGuire and let Nate Robinson go. They need to trade Dorell Wright...

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  9. NHL Playoffs 2012: San Jose Sharks Did Not "Steal" Game 1 from St. Louis Blues

    The St. Louis Blues were heavily favored coming into this series, and for good reason. The Blues had a much better season than San Jose and beat the Sharks all four times they met during the regular season...

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  10. NHL Playoffs 2012: 6 Most Important Players in the Sharks vs. Blues Series

    The Stanley Cup playoffs are beautiful. There's no better way to put it. Coming into this season, the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues looked like they could very well end up playing in the first round of the playoffs...

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  11. NHL Playoffs 2012: 4 Sharks Who Need Big Postseasons to Remain in San Jose

    The San Jose Sharks were moving closer and closer to a Stanley Cup Championship for years. They went from perennial playoff team to perennial division winner to perennial conference finalist...

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  12. NHL Playoffs 2012: 10 Scoring Lines That Will Be Looked at to Pick Things Up

    Today's NHL is full of talent, possibly more than ever. In the past, there were players that played well without much skating ability, strength or skill...

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  13. NHL: 4 Biggest Races to Be Determined on Season's Final Night

    Five games have been played today or are in progress, but that's just a warm-up. There will be ten games played tonight across the NHL, starting in Washington and ending in San Jose...

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  14. San Jose Sharks: Team's Success or Failure Hinges on Patrick Marleau

    On January 29, Todd McLellan sat behind the bench in Ottawa . In front of him sat Daniel Sedin, Steven Stamkos, Shea Weber and Scott Hartnell. This was not due to the Sharks making an insane flurry of trade—it was due to their first-half success...

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  15. NHL Pacific Division: How Will the Final Week Play Out?

    On April 7th, around 9:30 PM Pacific Time, the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks game in British Columbia will go final...

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  16. San Jose Sharks: 5 Trends That Must Continue Following Win over Avalanche

    The San Jose Sharks played one of the biggest regular season games in franchise history on Monday night. A win over Colorado would put the Sharks into third place and the Pacific Division lead following losses by Dallas and Los Angeles ...

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  17. San Jose Sharks Beat Red Wings in OT; Martin Havlat Has Given Team New Life

    The San Jose Sharks opened the 2011-12 season 1-3-0. They only managed to score three goals in one of those first four games, and the team needed a boost...

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  18. Andrew Bogut Trade: Simple Statistical Breakdown Reveals Glaring Need for Center

    Monta Ellis is the one of the most exciting players in the NBA to watch. His 22 points per game are ninth in the NBA, and his quickness and off-guard skill set are second to none...

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  19. Sharks Beat Oilers, Todd McLellan Keeps His Job...For Now

    The Edmonton Oilers always seem to catch the San Jose Sharks at a low point. Two years ago, the Sharks were dominant during the first four months of the season...

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  20. San Jose Sharks: Grading Doug Wilson's Tenure as GM

    Doug Wilson took over as the San Jose Sharks ' General Manager on May 13, 2003. He replaced Dean Lombardi. Patrick Marleau is the only player on the Sharks currently who was also in San Jose when Wilson began...

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  21. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Who Would Survive Round 1 If the Playoffs Started Today?

    The regular season is far from over. Sure, no team has any more than 17 remaining games, but no team has clinched a playoff spot either. Much less has any seeding been decided...

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  22. San Jose Sharks: Making Sense of Newly Added Forward Depth

    Five weeks ago, I wrote an article titled " San Jose Sharks ' Forward Depth Is Better Than Ever." This is a claim that I'm willing to stand by...

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  23. NHL Pacific: Grading Each Team's Deadline Moves, Non-Moves

    And just like that, the Pacific Division is again the most competitive in the NHL . On Wednesday, January 4th, the San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1. The win gave the Sharks a record of 21-11-4...

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  24. NHL Trade Deadline: Which San Jose Sharks Are Expendable?

    Two days ago, I published an article about why the San Jose Sharks must "stay the course." Now I'm discussing who is fair game to be traded...

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  25. NHL Trade Deadline: San Jose Sharks Fans and Management Must Stay the Course

    There are countless factors that go into winning the Stanley Cup. We can present these questions—Which goalie gets the hottest? Which players produce the farthest above their ...

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