Archive for November, 2010

Eleven fights cap a solid amateur mma card at Born to Fight 8 Sunday in Fremont

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Amateur fightsports can feature wildy different skill levels. Two takeaways from the Born to Fight 8 amateur MMA event this Sunday in Fremont was how equally matched the competition was, and how polished several of the individual competitors were. Several hundred fans who packed the Saddlerack western bar saw decisive wins by a trio of [...]

Hockey Notes – 11/8

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, November 8, 2010

- In Saturday night’s 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, right wing Jamie McGinn took umbrage with a second period hit along the endboards on linemate Torrey Mitchell. As Mitchell played the puck in the offensive zone, defenseman Randy Jones released coverage to a closing 6-foot-2, 220-pound Ryan Malone. A discombobulated Malone check first [...]

With Joe Thornton out, Patrick Marleau, Dany Heatley and Antero Niittymaki lead Sharks 5-2 over East powerhouse Tampa Bay

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, November 7, 2010

SJ GOALTENDER #30 ANTERO NIITTYMAKI MADE 33 SAVES IN WIN OVER TB TB CAPTAIN #4 VINCENT LECAVALIER REGISTERED 2A, 5SOG #43 MCCARTHY, #10 MAYERS, #21 NICHOL CELEBRATE GOAL IN 2ND Conventional wisdom would suggest that losing your top scorer would make it more difficult to break a 156 minute, 59 second long scoring drought, but [...]

Fan Photo of the Game

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, November 7, 2010

SHARKS FAN DISPLAYS THORNTON CAPTAIN MORGAN SIGN SAT. NIGHT Fan of the game Saturday night vs. Tampa Bay.

WorSharks Power Themselves To Victory Over Manchester, 3-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Worcester Sharks scored three power play goals and got a solid goaltending performance from Alex Stalock in route to a 3-2 win over the Manchester Monarchs Saturday night at the DCU center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 3,419 fans. The two teams meet again Friday night in Manchester to complete the divisional home-and-home series. [...]

The Hockey News/XM Home Ice 204 Podcast: Angela James and Cammi Granato HHOF induction, blindside hits, Columbus Blue Jackets

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, November 7, 2010

Last Friday on The Hockey News Radio Show with Adam Proteau and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon on XM Satellite Radio Home Ice Channel 204: Adam and Boomer are in Toronto for another edition of THN Radio – and in the opening segment of the show, women’s hockey legend and CBC reporter/analyst Cassie Campbell-Pascal speaks with the [...]

Saturday’s NHLPA appeal of Thornton suspension rejected

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, November 7, 2010

HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA PANEL DISCUSSES THORNTON SUSPENSION – CBC The NHLPA appeal hearing for Joe Thornton’s suspension was held Saturday morning via a conference call with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, NHL Sr. VP Colin Campbell, San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan and GM Doug Wilson, NHLPA lawyer Matt [...]

Blues forward David Perron scratched from Saturday night game against Boston with headaches

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, November 7, 2010

An unfortunate development in the Thornton-Perron situation played out Saturday as the 22-year old St. Louis Blues left winger was held out of a game with complications from a Joe Thornton hit delivered on Thursday. According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun and St. Louis radio host Andy Strickland, Perron was a scratch from last night’s 2-1 [...]

WorSharks Still Having Problems Closing Out Opponents, Drop 3-2 Contest to Albany

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Worcester Sharks, playing without leading scorer Benn Ferriero, allowed a last minutes goal to give up the lead and then went scoreless in the shootout to drop a 3-2 decision to the Albany Devils Friday night at the DCU center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 3,419 fans. The Devils franchise, which made an [...]

Sharks captain Joe Thornton suspended two games for Perron hit, team expressed “confusion” at decision

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, November 5, 2010

SJ CAPTAIN JOE THORNTON SPEAKS WITH REPORTERS AFTER SUSPENSION SJ ASST COACH JAY WOODCROFT, THORNTON DISCUSS FRI. PRACTICE The NHL announced late this afternoon that Sharks captain Joe Thornton would receive a 2-game suspension after he was ejected from Thursday’s contest for a hit to St. Louis winger David Perron. The 13-year veteran will forfeit [...]

Joe Thornton given 5 minute major and game misconduct after second period hit on David Perron

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, November 4, 2010

#19 THORNTON 2ND PERIOD CHECK ON #57 PERRON – FSN BLUES 2010-11 NHL Rule Addition – Illegal Check to the Head 48.1 Illegal Check to the Head – A lateral or blind side hit to an opponent where the head is targeted and/or the principal point of contact is not permitted. 48.4 Game Misconduct – [...]

Anatomy of a blown call, Martin Havlat’s game deciding staged hook on Torrey Mitchell

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ON SECOND PERIOD PK #17 MITCHELL PURSUES #24 HAVLAT – VERSUS #24 MARTIN HAVLATT SQUEEZES #17′S STICK BEFORE HITTING BOARDS #24 HAVLAT LIFTS STICK INTO AIR FAKING A HOOK, THEN FALLS It was a coup when the goal-starved Wild were able to nab former Blackhawks team-MVP Martin Havlat in the summer of 2009. After signing [...]

DOH Podcast #122: SF Giants World Series, chemistry vs performance, Sharks wins over New Jersey and Anaheim

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana discuss the recent San Francisco Giants World Series victory, whether chemistry or performance is more important for a Stanley Cup championship winning NHL team, recent San Jose wins over New Jersey and Anaheim, the play of captain Joe Thornton, compare the play of defenseman Niclas Wallin and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, and [...]

San Jose Sharks drop tight checking 1-0 game to Wild, Minnesota earns first regulation win against San Jose in 4 years

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Minnesota Wild overcame a major hurdle early in their surprising 2010-11 season. A tight checking and disciplined Wild team lead by former Sharks assistant coach Todd Richards earned a 1-0 win at the Xcel Energy Center, Minnesota’s first regulation win against San Jose in almost 4 years. During that span the opposition side registered [...]

Mashinter, WorSharks Pound Providence, 6-1

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Monday, November 1, 2010

The Worcester Sharks got multiple point nights from four players and a steady performance from Carter Hutton in his first start for the WorSharks en route to a 6-1 win over the Providence Bruins Sunday afternoon at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island in front of a crowd announced at 3,306. The WorSharks [...]