Archive for June, 2010

A Stunning Saturday — Fabrico Werdum’s submission of Fedor Emelianenko in San Jose considered greatest upset in MMA history

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

FABRICIO WERDUM CELEBRATES AFTER 69-SECOND UPSET OVER EMELIANENKO ‘ONE THAT DOES NOT FALL, DOES NOT STAND UP’ FEDOR EMELIANENKO Stunned. After Fabrico Werdum submitted top-ranked Fedor Emelianenko 69 seconds into the Strikeforce/M1 Global main event with a combination triange choke/armbar, many media on press row and fans in the stands stood in stunned silence. Mouths [...]

2010 NHL Draft – San Jose Sharks draft recap part 1

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, June 28, 2010

2010 San Jose Sharks entry draft selections: 1st round (28th overall) – Charlie Coyle Position: RW/C 2009-10: 42GP, 21G, 42A, 50PIMS South Shore Kings (EJHL) Birthplace: Boston, MA Size: 6-foot-2, 202-pounds Shoots: Right 3rd round (88th overall) – Max Gaede Position: RW 2009-10: 25GP, 19G, 17A Woodbury High (Minn.), 11GP, 1G, 1A 2PIMS Sioux City [...]

2010 NHL Draft – Los Angeles Kings general manger Dean Lombardi interview from the rail

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, June 28, 2010

Former San Jose Sharks and current Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi broke down the lack of moves on day one, recent trades, and the impact hosting the NHL Draft will have on Los Angeles and his franchise. Earlier in the week Lombardi, Kings assistant GM Ron Hextall, and Kings head coach Terry Murray [...]

2010 NHL Entry Draft photo gallery

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, June 28, 2010

2010 NHL ENTRY DRAFT – STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES SHARKS COACH MCLELLAN AND GM WILSON DISCUSS 1ST PICK ON THE CLOCK SJ 2010 FIRST ROUND PICK 6-FOOT-2, 202-POUND C/RW CHARLIE COYLE A photo gallery from the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

2010 NHL Draft — Media interview with Anaheim Ducks first round draft pick Emerson Etem

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, June 28, 2010

Anaheim Ducks 2010 first round draft pick (29th overall) Emerson Etem spoke with the media Friday after he was selected. Etem was born in southern California, and transitioned from roller hockey to ice hockey as a youth. He mentioned that he had never been to an Anaheim Ducks game despite living in the area.

2010 NHL Draft — Media interview with San Jose Sharks first round draft pick Charlie Coyle

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, June 28, 2010

San Jose Sharks 2010 first round draft pick (28th overall) Charlie Coyle spoke with the media Friday after he was selected. “It was kind of a surprise,” Coyle said of his selection by San Jose. “I am a good two-way player, I like to battle hard, and win battles down low,” he said when asked [...]

Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski sign 4-year contract extensions, lock up future of team until 2013-14

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, June 25, 2010

SAN JOSE’S PATRICK MARLEAU RE-SIGNED FOR 4 YEARS, $27.6M ON THURSDAY SAN JOSE’S JOE PAVELSKI RE-SIGNED FOR 4 YEARS, $16M ON THURSDAY The San Jose Sharks locked in a sizeable chunk of their foreseeable future Thursday, re-signing former captain Patrick Marleau and potential future captain Joe Pavelski to 4-year contracts. Marleau, the franchise’s longest tenured [...]

DOH Podcast #105: Evgeni Nabokov departure, offseason trades, and the Dudes on Hockey roast of Jon Swenson

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, June 25, 2010

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the news that Evgeni Nabokov will not be re-signed in San Jose, speculate on veteran goaltenders that could come in to platoon with Thomas Greiss, examine offseason trades that have hit the wire and those that could be pending, and interview Sharkspage editor Jon Swenson on roster possibilities and [...]

Fight Notes – June 24th

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, June 24, 2010

OAKLAND’S ANDRE WARD ADVANCED TO SEMIS IN SUPER SIX BOXING TOURNAMENT ANDRE WARD EARNED A 12-ROUND UD WIN OVER ALLAN GREEN SATURDAY – June 2010 might be one of the most significant months for Bay Area fights sports in recent memory. Last Saturday at Oracle Arena, former Olympic gold medalist and WBA Super Middleweight champion [...]

Sharks moving on from starting goaltender Evgeni Nabokov after 10 seasons

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SAN JOSE SHARKS GOALTENDER EVGENI NABOKOV WILL NOT BE RE-SIGNED The San Jose Sharks announced today that negotiations to re-sign starting goaltender Evgeni Nabokov were over. In an article on SJsharks.com, it was announced that the team would move in another direction with in-house unrestricted free agents (Marleau, Malhotra, Nichol, Wallin) and restricted free agents [...]

NHL announces San Jose Sharks 2010-2011 Schedule

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The NHL announced today the schedules for all its member clubs. As previously announced, the San Jose Sharks begin their season with a home and home series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Stockholm, Sweden. The Sharks will have to wait until November 24th to get their first look at the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago [...]

San Jose Sharks trade enforcer Brad Staubitz to Minnesota for 5th round draft selection

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, June 22, 2010

BRAD STAUBITZ REGISTERED 4G, 5A AND 186PIMS OVER 2 SEASONS IN SAN JOSE BRAD STAUBITZ FIGHTS KRIS BARCH – PHOTO JON SWENSON The San Jose Sharks traded 6-foot-1, 215-pound forward Brad Staubitz to the Minnesota Wild Monday afternoon for a fifth round selection (129th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. In two seasons with [...]

A bit of old school leaves the game, San Jose Sharks captain Rob Blake retires after 20 years

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, June 18, 2010

SAN JOSE SHARKS CAPTAIN ROB BLAKE RETIRED TODAY AFTER 20 YEARS GRANATO, NABOKOV, MARLEAU, THORNTON, SETO, MURRAY, EMERSON ATTENDED SHARKS PRES/CEO GREG JAMISON, GM/EVP DOUG WILSON, CAPTAIN ROB BLAKE It is difficult to hold a low-key retirement ceremony when you are a first ballot Hall of Fame candidate and one of the best defenseman to [...]

Max Giese: Sharkspage 2010 NHL Entry Draft Preview

By Max Giese - Last updated: Thursday, June 17, 2010

The San Jose Sharks enter the 2010 NHL Entry Draft with only four picks in hand, but based on past history they could make anywhere from five-to-seven selections before it’s all said and done. General Manager Doug Wilson has future draft picks at his disposal to provide more ammunition for Sharks Chief Scout Tim Burke. San Jose has all of their 2011 [...]

Tournament Season: Sharks announce participation in 5-team rookie tournament near Vancouver, 2010 NARCh roller hockey Finals set for SJ, Sweden season opener dates vs Columbus plus exhibition notes

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A flurry of news updates were released today by the San Jose Sharks. First, they announced plans to join the Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks for a 5-team rookie tournament prior to training camp from September 12-16 near Vancouver. The Sharks previously competed in a 4-team Pacific Shootout with Anaheim, LA [...]

DOH Podcast #104: Chicago Blackhawks championship, Rob Blake retirement

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the Chicago Blackhawks first Stanley Cup Championship in 49 years, how bonuses and overages this year will affect the Blackhawks cap next year, discuss the upcoming press conference scheduled for defenseman Rob Blake, and debate whether UFA Patrick Marleau or Evgeni Nabokov should be resigned on the 104th episode [...]

Shark Notes – June 14th

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, June 14, 2010

WILL UFA EVGENI NABOKOV RETURN TO SAN JOSE? – PHOTO JON SWENSON A few San Jose Sharks hockey notes: – The Sharks announced an official press conference Friday at 11AM where captain Rob Blake will discuss his future, and whether he will or will not retire. Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area reported last week that his [...]

Boxing Returns to San Francisco: Karim Mayfield earns lopsided TKO in SF ‘Civil War’

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, June 13, 2010

SF’S KARIM MAYFIELD DROPPED DE LA TORRE TWICE IN 2ND, EARNS 5TH ROUND TKO FORMER RAIDER/SABRECAT TONY HIRSCH OVERWHELMED JOVANNI RUBIO UNLIMITED’S BRUNO ESCALANTE DIGS TO THE BODY VS JONATHAN ALCANTARA Saturday night at Kezar Arena saw the first professional boxing return to San Francisco in 6 years according to the SF Chronicle. A flamboyant [...]

Sharks President/CEO Greg Jamison interviewed on CSNBA’s Chronicle Live

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, June 11, 2010

CHRONICLE LIVE HOST GREG PAPA, SHARKS PRES/CEO GREG JAMISON – CSNBA San Jose Sharks President/CEO Greg Jamison was a guest on CSNBA’s Chronicle Live program hosted by Greg Papa on Thursday. The opening segment featured Jamison covering topics from conference and divisional realignment in the West, a reaction to the Stanley Cup Championship won by [...]

Chicago Blackhawks end 49-year Stanley Cup Championship drought with 4-3 OT win over Philly, in a class by themselves in 2009-10

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, June 11, 2010

PATRICK KANE’S SHARP ANGLE OT GW GOAL BEATS MICHAEL LEIGHTON – NBC The best team in the NHL won the most coveted championship trophy in all of sports. After fighting off a late Philadelphia comeback in regulation, Patrick Kane beat Kimmo Timonen along the boards and flicked a seeing eye wrist shot that iced a [...]