Archive for July, 2010

Devin Setoguchi signs 1-year contract extension, Jason Demers locked up for 2 more years

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, July 31, 2010

SHARKS RIGHT WING #16 DEVIN SETOGUCHI – PHOTO JON SWENSON SAN JOSE SHARKS HIT LEADERS 2009-10 SEASON The San Jose Sharks announced this morning that restricted free agent Devin Setoguchi signed a 1-year contract extension with the back-to-back Western Conference champions. The 23-year old right wing registered 20 goals, 8 of them on the power [...]

DOH Podcast #109: Steven Zalewski, Kings move off Frolov to Ponikarovsky, remaining offseason acquisition candidates

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, July 29, 2010

DOH BELIEVES RICHARD PARK, LEE STEMPNIAK COULD FIT IN SAN JOSE Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss a new contract for Worcester Sharks center Steven Zalewski, the Los Angeles Kings signing Alexei Ponikarovsky as an Alexander Frolov replacement, whether the Sharks should re-sign Joe Thornton to an extenstion before or after his contract year, what [...]

Winter Classic 2011 press conference at Heinz Field previews Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals outdoor game on New Year’s Day

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

2011 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC LOGO RELEASED YESTERDAY 2011 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS THROWBACK WINTER CLASSIC LOGO RELEASED RED, WHITE AND BLUE THEMED WASHINGTON CAPITALS LOGO The NHL held the 2011 Bridgestone Winter Classic launch party yesterday to mild fanfare at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Winter Classic IV will showcase the 2008-09 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins [...]

Asia League Ice Hockey’s 2009-10 season awards, Anyang Halla first Korean ALIH champions

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, July 26, 2010

KOREA’S ANYANG HALLA WINS 1ST ASIA LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP – ALIH PLAYOFF MVP ANYANG HALLA FORWARD BROCK RADUNSKE – ALIH ANYANG HALLA 2009-10 REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS – ALIH GOAL/POINTS LEADER ALEX KIM, ASSISTS/POINTS LEADER TIM SMITH – ALIH The celebrations were a little more vibrant after the 2009-10 season ended in March for Anyang Halla of [...]

DOH Podcast #108: Ilya Kovalchuk signs with New Jersey, 17 years for #17, NHL rejects monster contract, Simon Gagne trade, Joe Thornton contract year

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana break down Ilya Kovalchuk’s monster 17-year contract with the New Jersey Devils, then they scrap the entire podcast hours later and record a second one after the NHL rejects the Kovalchuk contract, they also discuss what constitutes “circumvention of the salary cap”, the recent Simon Gagne trade, and toss around [...]

Hockey Notes – July 21st

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

- Worcester Sharks intern Bobby DeMarco posted a 2009-10 player rewind video for goaltender Alex Stalock. Three Stalock stats courtesy of DeMarco — 3534 minutes played (2nd in AHL), 1522 saves (4th in AHL), 39 wins (1st in AHL, most ever by rookie). DeMarco also compares Stalock to NHL veteran (and former Worcester goaltender) Dwayne [...]

The Hockey News/XM Home Ice 204 Podcast: Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher, Flyers agitator Daniel Carcillo

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Hockey News may be the most recognized hockey publication in North America, but THN’s podcast and video roundtables are quickly becoming must-view material. Sharkspage obtained permission to post The Hockey News podcast with senior THN writer Adam Proteau and veteran tv/radio host Scott Laughlin. This week on The Hockey News Radio Show with Adam [...]

Ryane Clowe and Jody Shelley in contention for HockeyFights.com 2009-10 year-end awards

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SHARKS LW #29 RYANE CLOWE NOMINATED FOR MOST SKILLED FIGHTER HockeyFights.com editor David Singer, along with contributors Jon Porus and Merlin401, released the latest nominees for the 2009-10 HockeyFights.com year-end awards. One current Shark and one former Shark were each nominated for multiple categories. Newfoundland’s own Ryane Clowe was nominated for the Cam Neely Most [...]

Top 5 soccer games in the Bay Area this summer to fight post-World Cup withdrawl

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, July 16, 2010

CLUB AMERICA MEETS REAL MADRID AUG 4TH IN SF – PHOTO JON SWENSON Casual soccer fans in the Bay Area may be coming off a World Cup high after a strong showing by the U.S. Men’s National Team in South Africa. A blunder through the hands of English goalkeepr Robert Green, a late volley by [...]

Jeremey Roenick discusses Playoffs, Evgeni Nabokov, Rob Blake, Patrick Marleau, Hjalmarsson and golf on CSNBA

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, July 16, 2010

ROENICK FROM THE SAND IN TAHOE – TAHOECELEBRITYGOLF.COM Thursday’s edition of Chronicle Live, the hourlong sportstalk program on CSNBA, was one of the strongest lineups they have had all year. After a roundtable discussion of the sale of the Golden State Warriors to an investment group lead by Joseph Lacob and Peter Guber, proffering the [...]

DOH Podcast #107: Chicago matches offer sheet, Ilya Kovalchuk, defensive roulette

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

If you can get through two comedy skits (they can’t all be Jody Shelley singing show tunes), Mike Peattie and Doug Santana break down Chicago matching San Jose’s offer sheet for Niklas Hjalmarsson, discuss possible defenseman GM Doug Wilson could target via free agency or the trade market, discuss unsigned San Jose RFA Devin Setoguchi [...]

Blackhawks match offer sheet to Niklas Hjalmarsson, tough roster decisions loom

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

C PATRICK SHARP MAY BE CHICAGO CAP CASUALTY – PHOTO JON SWENSON The Chicago Blackhawks matched the 4-year, $14M offer sheet defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson signed with the San Jose Sharks. Instead of waiting the full seven days to make an announcement, Chicago GM Stan Bowman made the decision public after the final day of the [...]

The Ilya Kovalchuk, hour-long Sharkspage unrestricted free agent blog special, including interviews from LA and NJ bloggers

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, July 12, 2010

UFA ILYA KOVALCHUK COULD MAKE A DECISION TO SIGN THIS WEEK KOVALCHUK REGISTERED 338G, 642PTS IN 621 GAMES OVER 8 SEASONS If unrestricted free agent Ilya Kovalchuk decides to sign with the Los Angeles Kings this week, it could become the Joe Thornton trade south for the Pacific Division. Minus the cost of three roster [...]

Massive NARCh Roller Hockey Finals descends on San Jose July 16th-August 1st, could hit over 400+ teams

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, July 10, 2010

NARCH ALUMNI AND CURRENT ANAHEIM DUCKS WINGER BOBBY RYAN Less than 2 years after a record 435 teams competed in the 2008 NARCh Finals at the Silvercreek Sportsplex in San Jose, the North American Roller Hockey Championship returns with a 2010 edition that again could feature more than 400 teams. “Foreign teams have been an [...]

TSN’s Gord Miller reports San Jose signed a 4-year, $14M offer sheet for Chicago defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, July 9, 2010

REPORT SHARKS MADE 4YR OFFER SHEET TO CHI DEFENSEMAN HJALMARSSON HJALMARSSON STEPS IN FRONT OF A PUCK, GAME 2 2010 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS According to Bob McKenzie via twitter, TSN’s Gord Miller is reporting that the San Jose Sharks have signed a 4-year, $15M offer sheet to 23-year old Chicago defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. The 6-foot-3, [...]

Former San Jose Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov signs 4-year, $24M contract with KHL club SKA St. Petersburg

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

#20 EVGENI NABOKOV CONFIRMED A MOVE TO SKA OF RUSSIAN KHL TODAY Former San Jose Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov agreed to a 4-year, $24M contract with SKA St. Petersburg of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League according to reports. His Russian agent, Sergei Isakov, confirmed news of the signing to Sovetsky Sport today. “Nabokov is coming [...]

DOH Podcast #106: slow start to NHL free agency, Antero Niittymaki, Manny Malhotra

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana return from vacation to dicuss the slow start of NHL free agency, the addition of former Philadelphia/Tampa Bay goaltender Antero Niittymaki, the loss of Manny Malhotra to Vancouver, the re-signing of Niclas Wallin and Scott Nichol, and discuss other roster changes around the league on the 106th episode of the [...]

The Hockey News Puck Panel on a quiet start to free agency, Ilya Kovalchuk and Mike Modano

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The latest Hockey News Puck Panel features Ryan Dixon, online editor Edward Fraser, and writer Ryan Kennedy discussing a quiet start to NHL free agency, the facts and rumors surrounding Ilya Kovalchuk’s many alleged destinations, and what the future holds for one of the best American-born NHL players of all-time, Mike Modano.

No San Jose Sharks file for salary arbitration

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, July 5, 2010

No San Jose Sharks filed for salary arbitration by today’s 2PM (PT) deadline. Restricted free agent Devin Setoguchi, who scored 62 goals and 118 points in his first two and a half seasons, said discussions are ongoing between his agent Paul Krepelka and the team. “I told (GM Doug Wilson) I want to be here, [...]

Max Giese: San Jose Sharks 2010 NHL Entry Draft recap part 2

By Max Giese - Last updated: Saturday, July 3, 2010

SAN JOSE SHARKS TABLE AT THE 2010 NHL ENTRY DRAFT IN LOS ANGELES View the 2010 NHL Entry Draft preview here, live from the draft in Los Angeles recap part 1 here, a photo gallery from the draft is available here, video interview with San Jose Sharks first round draft pick Charlie Coyle, 2010 NHL [...]