FTF Night at the Tank Update
So, it seems that some of you are under the impression that I left the country with your money on an international spending extravaganza. While the thought had crossed my mind, my damn conscience got in the way. Never done me any favors, that conscience.
In all seriousness, no, we have not yet sent out the tickets for FTF Night. I myself have not yet received them, but I will make sure to get them to everyone as soon as I do. Until then, do your best to trust me with your funds.
That new car sure looks nice though...
SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has reassigned forward Benn Ferriero to the Worcester Sharks, the team’s top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.
Ferriero played in the Sharks 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Nov. 6.
At the time of his recall to San Jose, Ferriero was Worcester’s leading scorer with this season (T-16th in AHL) with 11 points (seven goals, four assists) and four penalty minutes in nine games.
SAN JOSE - Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson has locked up team captain Joe Thornton with a three-year, $21 million contract extension that will keep the 2006 Hart and Art Ross Trophy winner in the Bay Area through the 2013-14 season.
"Joe stepped up and made a tremendous commitment to this franchise, his teammates and the fans in San Jose," Wilson said. "We are very pleased that we now have another key piece of this team's core under contract for the next four seasons."
Along with core players like Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski, Ryane Clowe, Dan Boyle, Douglas Murray, Dany Heatley and others, the Sharks have again ensured their most valued assets are under contract long term. Thornton’s commitment to his teammates as the team’s captain played a large role in the deal as the talented center once again relinquished several years of unrestricted free agency to stay in San Jose. Like several players earlier this summer, Thornton negotiated a contract that allows Wilson to keep many of the team’s other core pieces intact.
SAN JOSE – The San Jose Sharks will kick off their first regular season game against the Atlanta Thrashers with a pre-game street rally on Saturday, Oct. 16. The rally will be open to the public from 5-7 p.m. and will take place next to HP Pavilion on Autumn Street between Santa Clara Street and St. John Street.
Festivities for the Opening Night rally will include performances by a BMX stunt team, carnival games, music and a live DJ from Sound in Motion, giveaways, face painting, slap shot booth and more.
Food will be provided at the rally by the Aramark Grill. In addition, a benefit beer booth will be set up with proceeds from the beer sales going to the Sharks Foundation. Corporate partners of the Sharks will also have manned sponsor booths at the rally.
SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has assigned center Tommy Wingels to the Worcester Sharks, the team’s top development affiliate.
Wingels, 22, made his NHL debut with San Jose on Oct. 8 against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Stockholm, Sweden.
Wingels spent the last three seasons with Miami University (Ohio) amassing 99 points (43-56=99) in 127 games played. He helped Miami to consecutive Frozen Four appearances in the last two seasons, including the championship game in 2008-09.
SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has signed unrestricted free agent forwards Michael Sgarbossa and Curt Gogol alongside unrestricted free agent goaltender J.P. Anderson to entry-level contracts. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Sgarbossa, 18, appeared in two of San Jose’s three games during the YoungStars Tournament in Penticton, B.C. from Sept. 12-16 and recorded three goals and one assist, including a hat trick on Sept. 15 vs. Edmonton. His four points were second overall in the tournament.
"Marc Staal has agreed to terms with NYR. Five years, $3.975M per year. Done deal."
FTF Fantasy Hockey is going to be open later this week, so keep your eyes peeled. Currently trying to round up email addresses of people who did well in our top league last year-- sort of like a European soccer style type deal, where the bottom players are demoted if they don't do well etc.
At any rate, look for the announcement to come on Thursday morning.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Sharks today announced the training camp schedule for their 20th anniversary season, which will be held primarily at Sharks Ice at San Jose. This schedule is subject to change without notice. The first day all players will be on the ice is Saturday, Sept. 18.
The training camp roster will be broken up into two squads (Teams A & B) and their schedules will vary for the first four days of camp (Sept. 18-21). A training camp roster, as well as breakdowns for Teams A & B will be released at a later date.
Training camp sessions at Sharks Ice are open to the public and the media.
After scoring 41 goals the past two seasons in Minnesota, Nolan had a chance to play a third with the Wild, but took a pass. Instead he pinned his hopes on being able to sign with San Jose — a more serious cup contender for one thing; his off-season home for another — as a free agent. But it didn’t go the way he wanted as the Sharks are opting to go with younger prospects such as Cameron Macintyre or Frazer Mclaren in the role Nolan would have filled. And by the time that was clear, the Wild had gone out and signed Eric Nystrom, Matt Cullen and John Madden — leaving no room for Nolan to return.