Archive for September, 2010

Sharks finish preseason with 6-2 win over Vancouver Canucks, head to Europe today

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010

#40 KENT HUSKINS CHALLENGES #42 BILL SWEATT IN 2ND #30 ANTERO NIITTYMAKI STOPPED 19 OF 21 SHOTS FOR WIN 6-FOOT-5, 250-POUND LW #68 FRAZER MCLAREN LINES UP IN 3RD A recap of the San Jose Sharks 6-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks to finish the preseason will be posted shortly. A photo gallery from the [...]

DOH Podcast #117: end of Sharks preseason, roster battles, goaltending

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss Wednesday’s 6-2 lamping of the Vancouver Canucks in the preseason finale, assess the Sharks defense and whether Andreas Lilja or Mike Moore will be best suited for the final slot on the blueine, and talk about new goaltenders Antti Niemi and Antero Niittymaki among other topics on the 117th [...]

Interview with Comcast Sportsnet Sharks reporter Brodie Brazil on goaltending, coach Todd McLellan and Europe trip

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010

Comcast Sportsnet’s San Jose Sharks reporter Brodie Brazil answered a few questions in an interview with Sharkspage yesterday. Brodie discussed the addition of new goaltenders Antti Niemi and Antero Niittymaki, the status of the Sharks defense heading into the regular season, the behind the scenes coaching style of head coach Todd McLellan, the leadership core [...]

Darryl Hunt: WorSharks Drop Preseason Opener 4-0

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Worcester Sharks–or maybe more correctly, a bunch of guys wearing Worcester Sharks jerseys–dropped their exhibition opener 4-0 to the Providence Bruins Wednesday night at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, Massachusetts. Worcester continues its exhibition schedule Friday night in Springfield against the Falcons. The WorSharks used a line-up that contained just two players [...]

The Hockey News/XM Home Ice 204 Podcast: Eastern Conference preview, Nino Niederreiter

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

On this Sunday’s The Hockey News Radio Show with Adam Proteau and Scott Laughlin on XM Satellite Radio Home Ice Channel 204: Adam and Scott are back at Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant in Toronto – and this week, they break down the Eastern Conference team-by-team, as well as taking a sneak peek of the Western Conference [...]

War of the Heroes 7 hybrid Muaythai Kickboxing/MMA card in Santa Clara featured a prodigious 17 fights

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, September 28, 2010

KRISTINA ALVAREZ (R) QUALIFIED FOR IFMA W.C. IN THAILAND WITH WIN YOMEL COLON LANDS A PUNCH AGAINST VICTOR CHAN WOTH WILL RETURN TO SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER NOVEMBER 13TH War of the Heroes FC7 Muaythai Kickboxing/MMA Championships presented by Fairtex and X-Fight Promotions held their seventh event Saturday, September 18th. After venturing to Pleasanton for [...]

Sharks halve split-squad games with Coyotes: 3-1 win in San Jose, 2-1 loss in Phoenix

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, September 26, 2010

#31 ANTTI NIEMI MAKES SAVE OF THE NIGHT ON #53 DEREK MORRIS #8 JOE PAVELSKI PRESSURES #54 BRACKEN KEARNS IN 2ND #3 DOUGLAS MURRAY ELBOWS HIS WAY PAST A FORECHECK IN 2ND The clock is ticking down on the San Jose Sharks pre-season. After a pair of split-squad contests with the Coyotes in San Jose [...]

Sharks forward Joe Thornton interviewed by ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, September 24, 2010

San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton was interviewed by ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun during the veteran hockey reporter’s tour across Western NHL training camps. LeBrun spoke with Thornton about his new baby girl, disappointment after losing to Chicago in the Western Conference Finals, expectations for next year, his current line configuration with Ryane Clowe and Devin [...]

DOH Podcast #116: betting odds, Teal and White game, roster battles, Niclas Wallin, Andreas Lilja

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, September 24, 2010

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss Tuesday’s Teal and White Game for San Jose season ticket holders, recent Clowe-Thornton-Setoguchi and Marleau-Pavelski-Heatley lines, defenseman Niclas Wallin and veteran tryout Andreas Lilja, pre-season NHL betting odds in Las Vegas, prospects competing for jobs on the opening night roster, the Antti Niemi and Antero Niittymaki goaltening tandem, Dan [...]

Media Day photo gallery

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, September 23, 2010

NEW GOALTENDER #31 ANTTI NIEMI STARTS TRAINING CAMP IN SJ #16 SETOGUCHI BACKS INTO #44 VLASIC IN TRAINING CAMP DRILL DEFENSIVE TRYOUT #6 ANDREAS LILJA SPEAKS TO THE PRESS A photo gallery from the first day of the Sharks training camp is available here.

The Hockey News/XM Home Ice 204 Podcast: Steven Stamkos, Dan Ellis twitter, Toronto and Ottawa playoff chances

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, September 17, 2010

Last week on The Hockey News Radio Show with Adam Proteau and Scott Laughlin on XM Satellite Radio Home Ice Channel 204: Adam and Scott return for another off-season edition of THN Radio from Toronto. In the opening block, Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos joins the show and talks about the change in his [...]

First overall draft pick Taylor Hall not enough as Sharks rookies down Edmonton 4-3

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, September 17, 2010

2010 PENTICTON ROOKIE TOURNAMENT FINAL STANDINGS First-overall 2010 NHL Entry Draft selection Taylor Hall, 2008 first round draft pick Jordan Eberle and 2009 first round draft pick Magnus Paajarvi(-Svensson) were not enough for the previously undefeated Edmonton Oilers prospects on Wednesday night. Despite a clear speed advantage 5-on-5, the physical play and blue collar work [...]

Janesville Jets hire Red Line Report and Sharkspage’s Max Giese as a scout

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MAX GIESE NOW A SCOUT FOR THE NAHL JANESVILLE JETS The Janesville Jets announced the hiring of Red Line Report and Sharkspage.com scout Max Giese today via a press release. The Jets are co-owned by San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski. Janesville began their second NAHL season last Friday with a 5-2 win over the [...]

DOH Podcast #115: Rookie Tournament, Sheldon Souray, Sharks training camp

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the San Jose Sharks rookie team playing in Penticton, British Columbia, defenseman Sheldon Souray being turned away from the upcoming Edmonton Oilers training camp, fantasy hockey, potential trade scenarios and jury duty on the 115th episode of the Dudes on Hockey podcast. This Sharks podcast is posted here with [...]

Rookie Sharks lose to Canucks 5-3 in second game of Vancouver Prospect Tournament, face Edmonton tonight

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Sharks rookie team ran into a hot goaltender in 6-foot-4 Eddie Lack Monday night in Penticton, British Columbia. Instead of building a four goal lead as they did a night earlier against Anaheim, a younger San Jose squad was forced to battle back from a 3-0 deficit in the third period. Leigh Salters and [...]

Devin Setoguchi visits San Jose Earthquakes-FC Dallas game as part of Sharks Night

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, September 13, 2010

SETOGUCHI INTERVIEWED BY CSNCA’S DAN DIBLEY SATURDAY – CSN Two south bay sports behemoths collided Saturday as San Jose Sharks right wing Devin Setoguchi visited the 2-time MLS champion San Jose Earthquakes for a match against FC Dallas in Santa Clara. The Earthquakes (9-7-6) battled FC Dallas (10-2-11) to a 0-0 draw, and remain in [...]

Sharks rookies learn how to pummel Anaheim early, earn 4-1 win over Ducks at Vancouver Rookie Tournament

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, September 13, 2010

T/O GOALIE J.P. ANDERSON STOPPED 26 OF 27 SHOTS – CANUCKS.COM Goal number one for the San Jose rookie squad at the Vancouver Young Stars prospect tournament was to beat Anaheim, and make an impression in doing so. Unlike the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks prospects earlier Sunday, there was no feeling [...]

First day of San Jose Sharks rookie camp preps for prospect tournament in Vancouver

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, September 11, 2010

SHARKS FORWARD #71 KEVIN HENDERSON ON FIRST DAY OF SHARKS ROOKIE CAMP FREE AGENT SIGNEE #34 CARTER HUTTON MAKES A SAVE The Sharks opened their first day of rookie camp practice Friday afternoon in preperation for the Youngstars rookie tournament from Penticton, British Columbia that begins on Sunday. San Jose, Vancouver, Calgary, San Jose, Edmonton [...]

Hockey Notes – 9/10

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, September 10, 2010

- The Hockey News Puck Panel takes a look at the upcoming 2010-11 season for the San Jose Sharks. Ryan Dixon, John Grigg and Ryan Kennedy weigh the scales on the departure of Evgeni Nabokov and the addition of goaltenders Antti Niemi and Antero Niittymaki. Kennedy also takes a look at the loss of Rob [...]

Interview with Finnish journalist Risto Pakarinen

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Friend of the blog Risto Pakarinen spoke with Sharkspage this week about recently signed Finnish goalie Antti Niemi, Antero Niittymaki, the upcoming NHL Compuware Premiere games in Finland and Sweden, Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray and goaltending prospect Hari Sateri, and which team to look out for in the Swedish Elitserien among other topics. Risto watched [...]