Drop the puck already.
After an interminable wait, Sharks hockey is finally back. No more empty rhetoric, no more disputes over hockey-related revenue, no more disclaimers of interest. It's all hockey, all the time from here on out, at least for the next eight years. Here's some pre-game reading ahead of this afternoon's 3PM start on CSN-CA:
Sharks vs. Flames: It's a great day for hockey! | Fear The Fin
Sharks vs. Flames: Checking in with Calgary | Fear The Fin
Sharks Gameday: Heart of Darkness | Battle of California
Gomez in Calgary with the Sharks--Not a distraction, says McLellan, as the UFA process plays itself out | Working the Corners
Gomez remains with Sharks, but still without a deal | CSN Bay Area
Sharks-Flames at a glance | CSN Bay Area
Players eager for Calgary opener | Mercury News
Predictions and Previews: Sharks Style | Puck Buddys
Flames Game Day: Threat Level Teal | Flames Nation
Prediction: Sharks win 4-1 on goals by Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski and, fuck it, let's say Jamie McGinn. Go Sharks.