Archive for February, 2011

Sharks could remain quiet, West may have some movement at NHL trade deadline

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, February 28, 2011

#30 ANTERO NIITTYMAKI RETURNED TO PRACTICE AFTER MISSING 16 GAMES The San Jose Sharks could hold fast at today’s 12PM (PT) NHL trade deadline. Waiver acquisition Kyle Wellwood and a January 18th trade with Atlanta for Ben Eager have already solidified the Sharks forward corps. The addition of offensive defenseman Ian White and Justin Braun, [...]

McGinn, WorSharks Chomp Monarchs 5-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Monday, February 28, 2011

The Worcester Sharks used two goals from Jamie McGinn and a solid goaltending performance from Tyson Sexsmith to defeat the Atlantic division leading Manchester Monarchs 5-2 Sunday afternoon at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of a crowd of 5,052. It didn’t take long for WorSharks head coach Roy Sommer’s decision to add [...]

Flame On: Season’s worth of ups and downs in one game for Ryane Clowe — fight, double minor, game tying and OT Shootout goals lead to 4-3 win over Calgary Flames

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Saturday, February 26, 2011

It was not that long ago that alternate captain Ryane Clowe stepped in front of the media and called out his own team. After dropping a late lead and a winnable home game to the Vancouver Canucks on January 3rd, the rugged left winger criticized the Sharks’ third period effort as terrible. “We can’t figure [...]

Western Conference Playoff Push – 94 points or bust?

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, February 25, 2011

Current Western Conference standings: WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS: (before games played Feb 25th, 2011) 1 – Vancouver Canucks* 62GP, 39-14-9, 87 points 2 – Detroit Red Wings* 61GP, 37-18-6, 80 points 3 – San Jose Sharks* 62GP, 35-21-6, 76 points 4 – Phoenix Coyotes 62GP, 33-20-9, 75 points 5 – Los Angeles Kings 61GP, 34-23-4, 72 [...]

2011 Dakar Rally truck classification highlights

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

2011 DAKAR RALLY: ARGENTINA TO CHILE AND BACK – DAKAR.COM The new year traditionally signals the start of the marathon Paris-Dakar offroad rally in Europe and North Africa. Security concerns and the murder of four French tourists forced the cancellation of the 2008 edition, but for the last three years the race has been held [...]

Lights go out in Pittsburgh, Patrick Marleau provides red light goal illumination in 3-2 OT victory over HBO Penguins

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

#12 PATRICK MARLEAU OT GAME WINNING GOAL VS PITTSBURGH – CSNCA Oversaturation is an unfamiliar word to the National Hockey League. After a quartet of inside looks on HBO, multiple nationally televised games on broadcast television and on cable, and the hype surrounding the Winter Classic extravaganza, one south bay area fan was frustrated upon [...]

San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson interviewed by NHL Live on Tuesday

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

San Jose Sharks EVP/GM Doug Wilson was interviewed by NHL on the Fly’s Ken Reid on Tuesday. Wilson discussed the recent play of Antti Niemi, whether the Sharks would need to make additional moves at the 2011 NHL trade deadline, whether he feels the need to react to big trades in the Western Conference, and [...]

WorSharks Give Away Another Game; Goaltending Not Good Enough For Playoff Run

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Worcester Sharks raced out to a two goal lead but again couldn’t hold that advantage, and suffered another third period collapse in a 4-2 loss to the Springfield Falcons Wednesday night at the DCU center in Worcester, Massachusetts in front of 3,306 fans. The loss overshadowed what was a decent performance by the WorSharks [...]

DOH Podcast #136: Ian White acquisition, Western Conference trades, San Jose Sharks winning streak

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana evaluate the acquisition of offensive defenseman Ian White from the Carolina Hurricanes, discuss his first two games as a San Jose Shark against the Colorado Avalanche and the Detroit Red Wings, the second trade of defenseman Derek Joslin to Carolina for future considerations, the recent play of goaltender Antti Niemi, [...]

Bullet Points – San Jose Sharks vs. Detroit Red Wings

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

- A few bullet point notes from the San Jose Sharks 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday night: – The Sharks won their third straight game at Joe Louis Arena, a building where they had built up a 5-26-1-3 record prior to Tuesday night, and swept the regular [...]

The Hockey News/XM Home Ice 204 Podcast: Tomas Kaberle trade, Chris Anderson for Brian Elliot deal, February 28th NHL trade deadline, Calgary Flames interim GM Jay Feaster

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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 joined in the first segment by THN assignment editor and writer John Grigg to talk about the Tomas Kaberle trade, the Craig Anderson/Brian Elliott deal and potential trades [...]

Born to Fight XIV showcased 11 amateur MMA fights Sunday afternoon in Fremont

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

FSA’S ANDRE SALAS (3-0) GROUND AND POUNDS DOYLE CHILDS (1-1) A SUPERMAN PUNCH LANDED IN THE CENTER OF THE CAGE BTF RING GIRLS FROM HOOTERS DUBLIN AND ANAHEIM On August 24th, 2009 The California State Athletic Commission officially designated CAMO (California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization, Inc.) as the official regulator for amateur mixed martial [...]

San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi named NHL first star of the week, Nemo quietly putting together an impressive stretch run

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Monday, February 21, 2011

G ANTTI NIEMI, G JOHAN HEDBERG, RW ALES HEMSKY NHL 3 STARS OF THE WEEK NIEMI IN 2011: 12-6-1, 1.95GAA, .936SV%, 4SO San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi continues to pick up wins and accolades in 2011. After collecting his third shutout of the month with a 25-save performance against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday [...]

Devin Setoguchi celebrates Hockey Weekend in America with first career hat trick, 4-0 win over Colorado Avalanche continues torrid Western Conference pace

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Sunday, February 20, 2011

#31 ANTTI NIEMI STOPPED 25-OF-25 SHOTS, 3RD SO IN LAST 8G #16 DEVIN SETOGUCHI SCORED 1ST CAREER HAT TRICK SAT NIGHT HOURS AFTER TRADE FROM STL, #6 ERIK JOHNSON SUITED UP FOR COL The San Jose Sharks continued their blistering post-ASG pace with a 4-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night at HP Pavilion. [...]

WorSharks Grab Point In Overtime Loss to Springfield, 3-2

By Darryl Hunt - Last updated: Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Worcester Sharks, who choked away potential wins in both of their previous road games by allowing six third period goals, finally turned the tables on an opponent with a game tying goal in the final twenty minutes of regulation but an untimely penalty in overtime led to a 3-2 loss to the Springfield Falcons [...]

San Jose Sharks acquire defenseman Ian White from Carolina for 2012 2nd round draft pick, trade Derek Joslin to Huricanes for future considerations

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, February 18, 2011

5-FOOT-10, 195-POUND DEFENSEMAN IAN WHITE ACQUIRED FROM CAROLINA The San Jose Sharks bolstered the blueline today with the acquisition of 5-foot-10, 195-pound offensive defenseman Ian White from the Carolina Hurricanes for a 2012 2nd round draft pick. “We think Ian is a great fit for our club, based on his abilities, style of play and [...]

DOH Podcast #135: Live podcast, Nashville and Washington wins, trade deadline

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, February 18, 2011

Mike Peattie and Doug Santana produce a live podcast after the Sharks 3-2 win over Washington. Both discuss the recent wins over Nashville and Washington, assess the possible role of callup defenseman and former first rounder Nick Petrecki, evaluate trade possibilities with the upcoming February 28th trade deadline, and talk about recurring Devin Setoguchi rumors [...]

Capitals winless at the Tank for 16th season, Dany Heatley scores game winner on triple tipped shot in Sharks 3-2 win over Washington

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Friday, February 18, 2011

#8 ALEX OVECHKIN SNAPS 1ST PERIOD GOAL FROM SLOT #30 MICHAL NEUVIRTH PREPS FOR SHOT BY DEVIN SETOGUCHI IN 2ND #15 DANY HEATELY CELEBRATES GW GOAL ON TRIPLE TIPPED SHOT IN 3RD President Obama landed at SF International Airport Thursday night just as the San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals took the ice for their [...]

Hockey Notes – 2/17

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, February 17, 2011

THE CAPITALS WALK THE PLANK TO A 7-2 LOSS AT HP PAVILION IN 2008 – The San Jose Sharks (31-21-6, 2nd Pacific) face off against the Washington Capitals (30-18-10, 2nd Southeast) tonight in a high profile battle between the top two teams in the league last season. A flip in the calender year found both [...]

Western Conference Playoff Push – 97 points or bust?

By Jon Swenson - Last updated: Thursday, February 17, 2011

Current Western Conference standings: WESTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS: (before games played Feb 17th, 2011) 1 – Vancouer Canucks* 58GP, 37-12-9, 83 points 2 – Detroit Red Wings* 56GP, 34-16-6, 74 points 3 – Phoenix Coyotes* 58GP, 30-19-9, 69 points 4 – Nashville Predators 57GP, 30-19-8, 68 points 5 – San Jose Sharks 58GP, 31-21-6, 68 points [...]