After Joe Thornton's controversial comments about the Rangers being soft led to their coach telling him to 'just shut up,' the Sharks' captain admitted Wednesday morning that he said a 'boneheaded thing.'
Joe Thorntons verbal jab at the Rangers is making its way around the blogosphere, and rightfully so. The term soft isnt one thats tossed around very often in hockey.
After receiving a night off on Saturday, Antti Niemi will be back in net tonight as the Sharks look to make it a perfect 6-0 road trip.
Marc-Edouard Vlasics positioning and ability to defend has begun to allow Brent Burns do what he does best -- fly around the ice.
In their road win over the Islanders Saturday night, the Sharks got power play goals from Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns. The timing of those goals put San Jose in rare company in the record books.
A report recently surfaced that some Western Conference general managers may be pushing for an overhaul of the American Hockey League, and possibly adding a western wing to the top development league of the NHL.
Thomas Greiss will make his fourth start, and first since Oct. 15 vs. St. Louis, when the San Jose Sharks visit the New York Islanders tonight.
Although coach Todd McLellan would neither confirm or deny the possible line change, he may be shaking up the Sharks' third line defensive pair. What else should you be paying attention to?
Former Sharks GK Evgeni Nabokov left the game early on Thursday night for the Islanders due to fatigue, putting his start against the Sharks on Saturday in doubt.
Should visors be mandatory in the National Hockey League? The topic heated up after Chris Pronger skated off the ice after a stick to the eye earlier this week.
Even with their 25th-ranked penalty-kill success rate, the PK was probably the biggest reason San Jose increased its winning streak to three games with its 3-1 victory in Nashville.
San Jose leads the league in shots per game 38.8, as well as shots against per game 25.3. The Predators? Its the exact opposite, as they are last in the league in shots 22.1 and shots against 33.9.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic: "They the Predators forecheck hard, with two guys very aggressive and a D that pinches. Its good for us to practice that before we play Nashville.
Last season, the Sharks split time in net between Antti Niemi and Antero Niittymaki. Todd McLellan is taking a different approach this year, handing the reigns to a now-healthy Niemi.