Shark Byte -- Sharks in Newfoundland, Pt. 1
Segment 1 of the new Shark Byte offers a look back at the end of last season and takes you to Newfoundland, where Ryane Clowe is preparing for the upcoming seaosn.
Sucks to lose. It's going to be tough summer thinking about this. Mean at the end of the day you know. The way it happens is one thing that. You're so close you get to the conference finals and had you come up short yeah -- -- -- -- pretty good pretty good team. To get yourself healthy. He's the most grueling tournament in sports. The past two Stanley Cup Playoffs adventure -- how far the San Jose Sharks have traveled and how far they still have to go. Alone among the NHL's. San Jose. Conference final in two straight seasons. Coming close enough to east. Country as the week went. Thirteen minutes into the offseason all through some opportunities from school who lost her. Who run when you play your request. -- away from the bright lights of the NHL. In the quiet summer worn them since the Sharks are in Seoul. Games. -- the challenge. The journey starts here. The thirty -- it's -- 37 point five. -- -- You just walk through there than usual and I -- the ball at twelve of the ball. On the Friday that it would get -- -- serve right along time ago arm. It was I was in high school track meet and I didn't -- News hockey player who's asking me this moment. So it was -- winning -- on what He can -- our group and I was eleven years ago when -- what -- ever since that started when I was first going to play and if someone that the work I was only -- -- but that is what to do. Try to go away and you Georgia -- could. If you go to him and there was some ways if it were ultimately you know I was specifically talking. Bob there still feel -- have proven over here is that we've analyzed. Just the thing. Almost festive. Just the coach Bob Novak and -- that behind. If you miss every right from all the other. Compete and -- very very hard work great. Happy and you know he's has a good amount of skill. On skill doesn't ask you to the National Hockey League in terms of keeping their. The combination of skill and -- work and dedication commitment and He excels in all -- series. And they start making a lot of movement one day after signing -- that in -- two to three year nine million dollar deal they fumbled look forward to trade for a defensive stopper. Incentives in Minnesota so the Sharks traded setting into last year's first round draft pick Charlie -- -- the 28 pick in this year's draft to the wild. And in exchange they picked up Brett burns. Feel we did with him we signed a while ago this deal came together very quickly He was part that they had to have to do the deal and this is they're very difficult. Take the field for us but. I think I can sit here today and they were better hockey team and our defense as a certainly with with -- friend there we feel we've got someone that has talents that can play at both ends of the rink. We feel like we've addressed -- need. Moments it's always a cost him. And the losing governor as it is -- believable but. We just feel we're a better team today than we were yesterday. They went upstairs and it's a weight training and strength training. Some hard for me. Was. Also from. Income level that -- almost two days are pretty well -- not defend the body parts you related upper body how to sort. They did myself for the first. We've kind of step -- That -- come out and played. Normally we'll. Vote for the most part it. Officials hold push you but doesn't -- -- a little to get third year in the NFL or whatever tomorrow they won't be smart and -- that we proved country because it's got some young guys and they wanted to hit. Plus -- -- first thought that's where we'll go with the motivation but I want to put his brother. -- they get a leg up five points themselves felt comfortable. Before we get. Speculation that -- networks that we probably apparently. You know -- work. But what he's. You know workers -- You'll get -- -- back. -- You get to that level of intensity and their coverages you know. Of them. It's pretty fired up. What's best for the team to -- that saved fifty. No wonder body fit and all you lion Nathan shut down there aren't. Good because. We should prepare her little positive woman and normally here and there's we're. He. I'm 62. -- -- fired up for you guys go a little bit. Like that a lot roadblock. -- -- As far back look. Go out there. About so I'm happy couple months also afford to go -- -- -- is well you know -- concentrate always come home there. -- -- It's hard to imagine a greater contrast between friends and Stanley Cup playoff series. This stillness of land that produces and maybe it's combatants. Right close hometown -- moose Newfoundland it's a fishing village that was first settled in fifteen. Not grown much. Since. Also of saint John's right now from from news it's about an hour maybe lower our. The only inaudible I guess we'll -- efficiently and it's only about six people. The -- driveway -- slaves street hockey. You know it's funny my dad made the hole made that argument with the some type of stuff some fish -- And the other night we use was gracious. Six. He's used this vision to that over which you know that's. A couple of home and that's would go out there about six plus -- Did a lot of players. But played. Yeah I -- played a lot of players have problems while Townsend. My it's my house policy brief -- that's the system people what I really enjoyed it I think it was. Was one of those things were. You know close close group of friends that so can -- where it was you know. At times I guess you finally is in trouble because it wasn't a whole lot to do besides all items we will play hockey and you know all the times like that could. Go to school come home play hockey right who operates on -- the whole surrounding communities around new personalities of the people of the large and so funny him. You know just have a -- -- Novak talked to me is just. They're great people so look I like to get back and and I enjoyed my childhood growing up there. Would you brand new members of team -- along this free agent frenzy Friday penalty killer and faceoff. Michael -- deciding to. Your contract -- wind got up graders were always tough guy and all around responsible player Jim Vandermeer tell me about -- signing today of -- Colin White what He brings is a guy that. He always played an all big games He brings that edge to the game He brings after the Cali He got a real good -- A defenseman now on competing for jobs and I mean let's face it that's one of the areas of church knew they had to get better at after being eliminated in the playoffs last year that was on their blue line and I think they're gonna have a better blindness here. I think Johnson's is a lot of history here you go up Signal Hill policy. If Landis policies we point in North America. And if you go up similarly to see all the city pretty well. It's a lot of history. I think the most fit for the most part what. Balancing job for for most of our -- from Iowa people. And attended growth -- -- -- -- people think their attitude personalities are finally there are more -- slows it down. Don't have the glass appearances -- and is good. For me. Winds -- think Johnson's. I went through -- -- coach George trees. It's it's down conferences. For -- this is. Not sure exact mileage how long it is but it's both sides are no one -- after another a lot of problems and shuts down here in the evening. You know it's it's. It's very well normally throat. Upon the world that we throughout Canada. We'll come back a lot of go after. Come back with some comments a couple months and also importantly about -- sounds as well look at home for a couple months of -- Don't think I'll always come home there for those who place their. I don't -- Future retirement were -- but. All right. They're beautiful weather here so movement. It's a vote minus five. On. Great in the -- scenario for us. Summer confrontational. -- more. It's a chance to recharge. Focus. And it leads -- -- for fear of life or golf clubs. The third year He threw. Hopeful friends fall classic I still trying to -- that hey do -- daughter. My best guess that you were cut off of the -- It won't go around the it -- You know -- we have. There's it's tough task. Come on board above the -- Less room. It was the veteran group there. You'll see anywhere. I thought. Well you know it. In the global global patterns really. An elaborate on that in your record so yes. Pretty easy they come out in them they donate Jersey Dix both organizations have been reasonably generous the last. They've dominated alignment. They got a good job there eighth -- and -- Full fitness is at. So the presence of the tournament they go to three cherry picked my line and Tedy. -- -- the -- of the real program and them need. Allow kids and it -- that boards to go into recreation activities and -- and we have -- -- minor hockey association and that's where it started and and -- at the opposite side and then report with us. Just don't have fantastic facility and see. We'll -- wily vet. Didn't. Better way to start another weapon -- wanted to beat San Jose Sharks simple but yet another big -- Minnesota. Sending forward did anything to go wild in exchange for Winger. -- -- -- By the the trade Danny Heatley ultimately -- It's just that the game exchange and He -- changed when I like those deals and I liked the fact that even if they don't work Doug Wilson. Is keeping the core of the team together and making some of those showing that coming in the final four is not good enough. Yeah. That pretty good so far. He's playing good they're good -- good solid team are we are. Yeah. I've pitching look good there might think yeah -- -- out. And -- thought that OK. Okay we'll -- we'll we'll. There's beautiful weather here movement. It's a vote by -- and my defense but worries moves -- afternoon so. I'm the typical midlands. He batted in July. Eleven is not added thirteen degrees it's pretty. It's funny but. The guys that the local NHL players. It's nothing to them because -- -- that -- -- -- giving them extra clothes. It definitely the next level that for the day it would -- -- Saw an all. The camera on me -- five. It's. Okay. That are all breast fed cup -- entertainers -- that -- -- -- again. Only hope my. It that it wants -- cut and then worry would jump ball in the fairway and they're playing and today well today. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Good luck pulled us over. Experience in July but other people are Austin they're down -- -- -- a fun thing to do and experience especially. You and me god that's -- -- Mean that. It didn't do. Susan -- -- Those of. Flying -- hockey may be a way of blowing. But the family business. Is his blunt. I think we'll go up there. We'll be good point and we're right there resolved first probably play in this actually Obama collective point. You just -- Chicago. -- -- -- -- -- In the -- weather but this -- beautiful. Okay. Obviously if you. He had single -- him good food that you. The single. Okay. -- Wow. Those of he's gonna do you have. We're way up but Europe. That's very the very. Best look at the back. -- You know. The guys through. I loved ones who've lost what was. Always -- our new. -- got his fifth -- tries to pull off from the focus when they have ago. Efficient and things -- Okay. What's your Sharks. -- get some legendary inside from none other than Jamie baker -- a lot of moves made by San Jose in this offseason how do you put your finger on. Everything that happens it's tough to lose players guys like said Oguchi Heatley and a bunch of other veterans too but you have to be excited what was brought in. Brent Burns just a big defenseman six foot five over 220 pounds fast. All star the defense wins championships if you look at Boston last year they did it with team defense. Opportunistic scoring I think the Sharks right now probably the most balanced we've ever seen from a defense. Offense standpoint at least from my spot secures the Sharks are the only team to reach the Western Conference finals each of the past two seasons but are all these moves. In combination. The moves that help San Jose make this year different from what I like is that the organization from top to bottom isn't content. On making the conference finals two years -- how many organizations can you say would make these type of changes and this is. It's not got some business this is saying you know I think that same internally and I think there. Telling the fan base our goal is to win the Stanley Cup we've said many times. And we're gonna do whatever we can't make this team better and that's what they try to do this summer. Like most -- from the boys run close motivated by pride in his promise. That's why it was bittersweet for watches felon who think Boston Bruins Michael Ryder carry home the Stanley Cup. Well as productive bottom -- that's his home -- -- -- posted in the second. Second got to bring back. You know. It's very happy. Offensive line I was excited for period. The sports that I get more excited for people who pointed to get the cup back to our. Got to be a little bit jealous of them wrong if -- Love to have that bring it back so popular that will. My mindset is all have the cup back someday and I'm sure about that. We got to make sure we don't look past the start of the season this year thanks. It's always good look towards playoffs but take one step at a time we got to have a good training camp and destructive. -- Among the leaders on the team plays that myself Dan Boyle. Double and we've just got to keep taking charge. -- raise our level of play and me. Guys jump ball border outward you know support group -- there for a while I was prepared for sure make sure you know things are quiet throughout the year of the -- steady consistent. -- -- -- Playoffs. Definitely exist in the steps that go on to let that. That stuff -- What what a lot of always kind of have -- you -- back. Also. Speaking -- you feel like we got all the pieces of placement. Of. For most athletes -- is fleeting. For all its intensity -- -- a season. Or career and past behind like this summer's day. But hockey offers its champions of a rare chance at immortality. To have their names etched on the super -- it is their sports grill. This San Jose Sharks cannot get to know this season's fate that will be settled with the cold steel on ice. Over a period of many months but they hope that the ground work laid here and now far from any NHL -- Pay off. When it matters most.