Archive for 'San Jose Sharks' Category

An open letter to San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dear Doug Wilson: First off, I’d like to welcome you back to Worcester. It’s been pretty cold here, and most everyone is hoping that it will warm up a little in the near future. Of course, we have lots of New England curmudgeons that think it will never heat up, but there are a few [...]

Does Mike Mudd’s departure signal the beginning of the end for the WorSharks?

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Professional hockey is a business. Sometimes players you like don’t make the cut, other times players are pushed out by cheaper alternatives or maybe by the latest up and coming future superstar taking over the spot of an aging fan favorite veteran. If a player has the ability to play at the next higher level [...]

WorSharks 2012-2013 final report card

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

As the American Hockey League playoffs continue on and many more teams join the Worcester Sharks in having the summer off it’s time to grade the WorSharks players. We’ve set the arbitrary limit at 30 games, and then made an exception for enforcer Jimmy Bonneau. The players are listed by position, with forwards going first, [...]

NHL/AHL organizational scoring rankings

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, March 3, 2013

This is just a straightforward list of combined goals per game for each NHL team and its AHL affiliate. The NHL uses live scoring, so the stats used are as of 1930 EST (or so) today. The AHL stats are as of yesterday’s games. For Sharks fans it shows exactly what’s been seen with their [...]

San Jose Sharks player waiver statuses

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

With the NHL season now in full swing and many transactions taking place between the San Jose Sharks and Worcester Sharks there’s lots of questions about waivers and the new collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA. The major change in the new agreement involves re-entry waivers, where a player making more than $105,000 [...]

A look at this season’s free agent list for the WorSharks

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Friday, April 27, 2012

With the off-season for the San Jose Sharks and Worcester Sharks coming far too soon for fans’ tastes, the focus now goes to the draft and free agency. Below is a list of free agents that spent time on the WorSharks roster this season and what this writer thinks the chances are they’ll be back [...]

WorSharks hold “State of the Sharks” gathering featuring San Jose hockey operations

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday afternoon the San Jose Sharks hockey operations held their first “State of the Sharks” gathering in Worcester where they answered the questions of season ticket holders, fans, and several media outlets. The panel members included Doug Wilson, Wayne Thomas, Tim Burke, John Ferguson Jr., Bryan Marchment, and Mike Ricci. The original plan was for [...]

Antti Niemi shuts down former team with impressive 34-save performance, earns first shutout against Chicago Blackhawks

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, November 24, 2011

Although the casts have changed slightly, a 2010 Western Conference Final rematch with the Chicago Blackhawks could be looked at as a statement game, an opportunity to offer an unsolicited exculpation to a playoff rival. It could also be looked at as a measuring stick game, a chance to evaluate where the Sharks are at [...]

DOH Podcast #172: season debut vs Phoenix, Columbus Blue Jackets vs American Horror Story, Andrew Desjardins, Western Conference/Pacific Division re-alignment

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the Sharks season opening debut against Phoenix, compare the Columbus Blue Jackets to the new show American Horror Story, discuss the early play of Andrew Desjardins and Colin White, the Sharks penalty kill problems, and evaluate the proposal to move Vancouver into the Pacific Division along with Winnipeg to [...]

DOH Podcast #171: 2011-12 NHL Season Preview, Northwest and Pacific Division previews, Sharks final cuts, Tommy Wingels, Brad Winchester contract, injury speculation, fantasy draft

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana preview the 2011-12 NHL season, offer previews for the NorthWest and Pacific Divisions, discuss the final roster cuts and the new 1-year contract offered to Brad Winchester to open the season, the prospects for Tommy Wingels and Jamie McGinn to make an impact, injury speculation about whether Martin Havlat and [...]

Cam MacIntyre waiver error

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First off, allow me to apologize for getting Cam MacIntyre’s waiver status wrong. He is exempt from waivers (and as such, from recall waivers) for this season. Here is what happened… Cam MacIntyre signed an entry level contract at the end of his 2009-2010 NCAA season, but unlike most other college players that have contracts [...]

San Jose Sharks waiver eligibility list for 2011-2012

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Recently there has been a lot of buzz on Twitter about the San Jose Sharks roster and the waiver status of several of players. Below, listed in alphabetical order, is every player that currently holds an NHL contract with the San Jose Sharks, and their waiver status as of the start of the 2011-2012 season: [...]

Hockey Notes – 10/3

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, October 3, 2011

SAN JOSE SHARKS SIGNED F BRAD WINCHESTER TO 1-YEAR CONTRACT MON. – Update: The San Jose Sharks announced late this afternoon that they signed hulking, 6-foot-5, 230-pound winger Brad Winchester to a 1-year contract. Winchester is expected to anchor a grinding fourth line with fellow veteran Andrew Murray and young “Crazed Rat” Andrew Desjardins. “We [...]

Much Ado about Guerilla Marketing: Bad Boys Bail Bonds vs freedom of speech

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, October 1, 2011

FREEDOM TO WEAR NEON SHIRTS IS ENSCONSED IN THE CONSTITUTION Sometime’s hockey can be ridiculous. Without as much mainstream attention as other major sports, coverage can occasionally veer off into the nonsensical. That was the case last week when San Jose Mercury News reporter Bruce Newman published an item titled Tempest in a t-shirt. It [...]

New rink improvements league-wide could have a dramatic impact on player safety for 2011-12 season

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, October 1, 2011

NEW ACRYLIC SEAMLESS GLASS, BOARDS, SOFTCAP IMPROVE PLAYER SAFETY AND VISIBILITY AT TANK NEW U-CHANNEL INSIDE BOARDS ADDS SHOCK ABSORPTION TO ACRYLIC GLASS The National Hockey League pre-season is traditionally a time for teams to complete internal assessments and evaluations and prepare for a long 82-game regular season grind, hopefully one that ends in a [...]

DOH Podcast #170: preseason play, penalty kill, Brad Winchester, Tommy Wingels

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss preseason play against Anaheim, Phoenix and Vancouver, and whether or not it was meaningful or meaningless, evaluate who the Sharks could use on the penalty kill this season, examine a Brad Winchester, Andrew Desjardins and Andrew Murray fourth line, discuss injuries to Martin Havlat and Antti Niemi and a [...]

San Jose Sharks have a lengthy travel schedule for 2011-12, but they lose NHL’s Frequent Flyer title to the Los Angeles Kings by a wide margin

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

2011-12 NHL TEAM TRAVEL SCHEDULE: (miles to travel, back-to-back-games, 1 game road trips) 1. Los Angeles Kings – 55,591, 15, 13 2. Florida Panthers – 52,751, 14, 8 3. Anaheim Ducks – 50,296, 13, 10 4. Edmonton Oilers – 50,006, 12, 10 5. Dallas Stars – 49,622, 14, 17 6. Phoenix Coyotes – 49,192, 13, [...]

Tommy Wingels scored twice, Sharks hold on for penalty filled 4-3 preseason win over Vancouver Canucks

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, September 26, 2011

The Sharks returned to the scene of last year’s playoff exit, but there remained a considerable amount of tension bubbling just under the surface for an average preseason game. Right wing Tommy Wingels continued his solid exhibition season for San Jose with 2 goals. One on a nice off the wall feed by Joe Pavelski [...]

Finnish goaltender Harri Sateri posts 28-save shutout, Benn Ferriero notches game winner as roster battle intensifies

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, September 25, 2011

FINNISH GOALTENDER #35 HARRI SATERI STOPPED 28 SHOTS FOR SHUTOUT OVER PHOENIX NET FRONT PRESENCE WAS A THEME SATURDAY, CLOWE DEFLECTED PUCK ON NET IN 2ND SATERI STOPPED 1 OF ONLY 3 PHOENIX SHOTS ON GOAL IN THE SECOND PERIOD, SJ EARNED 3RD STRAIGHT PRESEASON WIN The Sharks are in a different place as an [...]

Sharks look crisp, polished in 5-1 preseason stomping of Anaheim Friday night at HP Pavilion

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, September 24, 2011

ANAHEIM D #40 ZIMMERMAN CHOPS LEGS OUT FROM UNDER LW #10 BRAD WINCHESTER IN 3RD #72 BRANDON MASHINTER THROWS WITH #23 FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN AFTER BIG MASH HIT RW #28 ANDREW MURRAY FINISHED WITH 1G, 4SOG, AND 15:07 TOI The San Jose Sharks earned their second heavily lopsided preseason victory over the Anaheim Ducks in three [...]