Special Features

VIDEO: NHL Teams Through the Years


A visual look at NHL expansion, relocation, and logo changes set to Brass Bonanza (of course).

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from FTF


On behalf of Ann, Mike, the Jons, the Jakes, Patrick, Nick, our wonderful moderators and myself, merry Christmas, happy holidays, happy non-denominational Snowflake Day or happy Wednesday. No...

Is Niemi Starting?: A Flowchart


EXCLUSIVE: Scientists have discovered the methodology behind determining a starter for Sharks games.

More fun with the Sharks' Fin Facts


The San Jose Sharks include fun facts about their players on each player page. They are often hilarious.

Beware The Return Of Bad San Jose Sharks Habits


Just when it seemed like we thought we'd seen the last of them, San Jose's worst habits returned over the past week.

Should a healthy Havlat draw back into the lineup?


With the winger's return to full health considered imminent, we examine whether the Sharks should throw a Marty Party.

Vlasic making his case for Team Canada


Now in his seventh year with the Sharks, the team's best defenseman keeps getting better and better.

Fear the Fin-tasy hockey leagues now open!


Okay, the title was low-hanging fruit. But you should still sign up!

Win My Tickets For Friday Night


Live hockey returns to San Jose and you can be there without paying a cent (except for gas, wear-and-tear on your transportation of choice, and $7 per beer).

Who's responsible for San Jose's scoring woes?


The biggest story of the first half of the Sharks' 2013 season was their anemic offense. We look at who's to blame for their lack of scoring and whether they can right the ship in the second half.


Patrick Marleau is good at hockey


Apart from Antti Niemi, no player has been more valuable to the Sharks this season than their oft-maligned former captain.

Crash Course: Season ends in the first round


Despite going through the second semester undefeated, the Spartans couldn't keep that momentum going in the first round of the ACHA Regional playofffs, falling 3-2 to San Diego State.

Solving The San Jose Sharks Goal-Scoring Problem


Hey, have you noticed that the San Jose Sharks can't score goals anymore? Desperate times call for desperate measures, and I'm not talking about some real outside-the-box thinking here...

Crash Course: Talking with Head Coach Matt Adams

Before the San Jose State Spartans travel to the west regional tournament this weekend, I sat down with Matt Adams to discuss college hockey level strategy, preparation and keys versus San Diego...

What changed?: San Jose's schizophrenic season


Following a perfect opening month, the Sharks have yet to win a game in February. What's gone wrong and what can the team do to fix it?

When Will The Real San Jose Sharks Arrive?


A hot start masked a lot of problems stemming from injuries, illness, and conditioning. But is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

Crash Course: Two more down, one to go


With two convincing wins against UCLA under their belt, only one regular season game remains for San Jose State. And that means its time for fans to support the two graduating Spartan seniors one...

Thoughts _ and _ Things


The great Matt_Taylor makes his triumphant_return to FTF (part_time).

Crash Course: Spartans knock off #1


In one of the most exciting weekends of hockey I've ever seen, San Jose State pulled off the upset of the #1 ranked Utah State Aggies.

What will be the narrative when Marleau "slumps"?


Despite his amazing start, Patrick Marleau probably isn't going to score 96 goals this year. What will be widely cited as the reason for his upcoming cold streak?

A Refresher Course On The Shark Tank Experience


Excited for the Sharks home opener? It's not all awesomeness, though. Here's a quick refresher on some of the less-than-stellar parts of the HP Pavilion experience.

Crash Course: So-Cal Sweep


The Spartans played some very entertaining hockey last weekend, and earned a sweep over three Southern California rivals. They'll need that momentum as they prepare for one of the most important...

Crash Course: Back in business


The Spartans needed to get their feet back under them against College of the Canyons. A big test awaits with the final road trip until the playoffs.

What Sharks Fans Learned From The 2012 NHL Lockout


From local crime statistics to the one Shark who appears to be as good a negotiator as a federal mediator, take a look at what San Jose Sharks fans learned during the 2012 NHL Lockout.

Join the FTF fantasy hockey leagues!


The FTF fantasy hockey leagues are now open! Join in if you want bragging rights over your fellow commenters and your favorite* writers! *And also me!

Crash Course: The stretch run begins now

The Spartans are ready to hit the ice for the start of the second half of the season. But how will they react to a dramatically smaller roster this semester?

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