Sportsnet complementing the Sharks use of speedy guys over grinders, mentioning Nieto by name.


That’s also presumably why you see someone like Jeff Blashill, who by all accounts is an astute hockey mind, unable to trust a player like Andreas Athanasiou despite mounds of evidence that he’s one of his best available options. Athanasiou’s "risky" playing style keeps him buried on the depth chart (not only was he relegated to a fourth line role, but he actually sat in favour of Steve Ott a couple of times to start the year). This presents a competitive advantage for teams that have been paying attention and are willing to break away from the mold of hockey conventions. The San Jose Sharks, for example, have shown no signs of slipping following their extended playoff run last Spring due in no small part to their ability to optimize their assets. By replacing noted defensive anchor Roman Polak with smooth-skating David Schlemko this summer, the Sharks don’t really appear to have a glaring weakness anywhere on their roster. Factor in that their fourth line is composed of Tommy Wingels, Melker Karlsson, and Matt Nieto, and they’re officially a nightmare for opponents to match up with because they don’t let up for the full 60 minutes.

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Sharks fans, help a guy out


Hey guys

Hey guys, great series pulling for you to continue further in the playoffs. Can someone help me out and point me in the direction of a Joel Ward player t shirt? I can't find one to save my life and want to add a SJ one to my Nsh and Wsh ones. Thanks and good luck

AHL's Worcester Sharks to move to San Jose, play at SAP Center


The Sharks will move their minor league Worcester franchise in Massachusetts to SAP Center for the 2015-16 season, this newspaper has learned. The team will play between 30 and 40 games in downtown San Jose, filling up currently vacant dates at the arena.

viaMercury News

The AHL is planning on creating a western division next season, and Worcester is one of the teams that appear to be on the move. Big news.

Logan Couture calls Anze Kopitar the NHL's most underrated center


Kopitar is the most underrated center in the NHL. We see him all the time, unfortunately. ... Offensively, his strength presents a problem. If he gets speed coming through the neutral zone, he’s tough to contain. I try to push him to the outside as much as possible. More than anything you have to take away his space. You can’t let him get his eyes up. If you give him a second on the puck to look up, he’s going to find someone in a dangerous spot.

viaPlayers Tribune, where Couture also gave a free lesson on playing against other elite NHL centers

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Doug Wilson apparently told Todd McLellan three days after the season ended that the Sharks' bench...


Doug Wilson apparently told Todd McLellan three days after the season ended that the Sharks' bench boss was staying. Odd that there's been no announcement, but it sounds like there is a debate about assistant coaches. McLellan would fight hard for his guys, but the discussion appears to be about adding someone who had a lengthy NHL career.

Elliotte Friedman in his always-excellent 30 Thoughts column confirming McLellan will be back behind the bench in 2012-13.

National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is slated to be in Glendale Monday to announce the...


National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is slated to be in Glendale Monday to announce the NHL has reached tentative terms to sell the Phoenix Coyotes to an ownership group led by Greg Jamison. The move is a major step in Jamison’s bid to buy the Coyotes and keep them in Arizona. Bettman is slated to hold a press conference before the Phoenix Coyotes-Nashville Predators playoff game. He is expected to announce the Coyotes are no longer on the market and the league is finalizing a sale with Jamison. The NHL has owned the team since 2009. Jamison is the former CEO of the San Jose Sharks and is a minority owner of that franchise.

>> Phoenix Business Journal

Shooting percentage is a shitty stat.


Shooting percentage is a shitty stat.

Todd McLellan speaking the truth.

SanJoseSharksPR 11:21am via Web Former @SanJoseSharks captain @OwenNolan11 will be making an...


SanJoseSharksPR 11:21am via Web Former @SanJoseSharks captain @OwenNolan11 will be making an announcement regarding the future of his hockey career at HP on Tues. #buster

Probably retirement. Hope they sign him for a day