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Coaching From The Couch

Examining the Sharks' offensive-zone forecheck

In the first part of this series, we look at the Sharks' offensive zone forechecking system when the opposition does not have control of the puck. As pictured above, an active pinching defense is one of the keys to San Jose's aggressive forecheck.

Video Breakdown: Sabres triple-team Thornton

Sure, the Sharks' loss to the Sabres was frustrating on a bunch of levels. But it did give us one of the funniest visuals of the NHL season.

Video Breakdown: Braun, Pavelski with Olympic goal

Justin Braun and Joe Pavelski gave us a possible taste of Team USA's Olympic squad four months early on Sunday afternoon in Ottawa. We break down their brilliant goal.

Five questions for the Sharks to answer in camp

With training camp beginning today, we ask five questions the Sharks will need to answer before the 2013-14 regular season gets underway.

Analyzing Zone Exits: Defensive Zone Face-Off Win

A breakdown of the "Rim" play commonly employed by the Sharks after a defensive zone face-off win.

Rare footage of Handzus doing good hockey things

There was a palpable tremor in the Force on Tuesday as Michal Handzus made good hockey plays that led to a great hockey goal. We break down the veteran center's first marker of 2013.

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Preview: Antti Niemi, Antero Niittymaki, and Thomas Greiss

Fear The Fin takes a look at Antti Niemi, Antero Niittymaki, and Thomas Greiss in the final edition of our season preview series.

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Preview: Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Fear The Fin analyzes Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic in our annual season preview series.

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Preview: Brad Winchester, Andrew Desjardins, and Andrew Murray (now with Jamie McGinn!)

Fear the Fin previews the San Jose Sharks fourth line in preparation for the upcomming season.

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Preview: Michal Handzus, Torrey Mitchell, and Tommy Wingels

Fear The Fin previews Michal Handzus, Torrey Mitchell, and Tommy Wingels in our annual season preview series.

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Preview: Dan Boyle and Douglas Murray

Fear The Fin looks at Dan Boyle and Douglas Murray in our annual season preview series.

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Preview: Colin White and Jason Demers

Fear The Fin previews the third pairing of Jason Demers and Colin White in our annual season preview series.

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Preview: The Penalty Kill

Fear The Fin previews the San Jose Sharks penalty kill in our annual season preview series.

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Preview: Martin Havlat, Logan Couture, Ryane Clowe

Fear The Fin preview Martin Havlat, Logan Couture, and Ryane Clowe in our annual season preview series.

2011-2012 Sharks Season Preview: Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Joe Pavelski

Fear The Fin previews the San Jose Sharks top line of Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, and Joe Pavelski in our annual season preview series.

Sharks swimming in new waters during 2011-2012 season

A look at the San Jose Sharks offseason departures.

Turns out, Joe Thornton is not a lousy babysitter

With Devin Setoguchi gone, who plays with Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau?

Sharks searching for goals despite high shot totals

Sharks searching for goals despite high shot totals. A look at shot selection over the last 3 games, and how the team's recent losses may have deserved a better fate.

On Matchups: A look at Logan Couture's first night against one the NHL's best defensive pairings

On Matchups. A look at Couture's first night against a top defensive pairing.

Antti Niemi's improvement a good sign for the Sharks

Antti Niemi's improvement a good sign for the Sharks

Carlyle: "People don't forget those things"

Randy Carlyle expresses his dissatisfaction of Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan's decision to put Joe Thornton on the power play in a 5-0 game.

Jamie McGinn taking big strides in 2010-11 campaign

A look at Jamie McGinn and his improvement in the 2010-2011 season.

Odds and ends from the first two days of training camp

Breakdown of the current Sharks news from training camp.

Could Andreas Lilja crack the Sharks lineup with a strong camp?

Could Andreas Lilja crack the Sharks lineup with a strong camp?

Todd McLellan - One Year Older, One Year Wiser

Going into this next season, coaching is the least of our concerns in San Jose. A look at the lessons Todd McLellan learned in his second year as Sharks' head coach.

A Simple Solution for the NHL to increase scoring

A Simple Solution for the NHL to increase scoring. Change the benches where the home team sits.

San Jose Sharks Depth Chart: Center

A look at the San Jose Sharks depth at the Center position in preparation for next year.

Joe Thornton sees unusual TOI splits against Minnesota

Joe Thornton sees unusual TOI splits against Minnesota.

Ryane Clowe beginning to flourish as Sharks flounder

Ryane Clowe beginning to flourish as Sharks flounder

Sharks struggles continue as The Blame Game begins

Sharks struggles continue as The Blame Game begins.

Play of McGinn & Couture could help determine outcome of playoffs, offseason

Play of McGinn & Couture could help determine outcome of playoffs, offseason

Trade Deadline passes, Sharks stand pat; Let's talk playoff line combos

Recap of the deadline deals, and a look at Sharks playoff lines.