Friday Sharks Links: Ice surface ready at Levi's Stadium

Your daily assortment of links to news and analysis from around the hockey world.

  • With the teams slated to practice on it this afternoon, the ice surface at Levi's Stadium for tomorrow's Stadium Series matchup between the Sharks and Kings is ready for action courtesy NHL ice guru Dan Craig. []
  • Recaps of the Sharks' 5-2 win over Dallas in their final tune-up prior to the outdoor game. [Fear The Fin] [Mercury News] [CSN Bay Area] [Defending Big D] []
  • Former Shark Jason Demers, dealt for Brenden Dillon in November, talked about playing his first ever game against San Jose. [Mercury News]
  • The setup surrounding the rink at Levi's will have a distinctly Northern California feel. []
  • Antti Niemi said before the game against Dallas that he wasn't paying attention to the trade rumors swirling around him. His brilliant 37-save performance last night certainly seemed to back that up. [CSN Bay Area]
  • John Fogerty, Berkeley native and former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman, Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge, American Idol winner Kris Allen and Symphony Silicon Valley are the musical acts set to perform prior to and during tomorrow's game. [SF Chronicle]
  • Mark Purdy makes the case that Sharks fans are the Bay Area's most faithful. [Mercury News]
  • It's been a long road to both an outdoor game and the national recognition that comes with it for professional hockey in Northern California, and few are more keenly aware of that than Doug Wilson. []
  • Wilson also talked about the importance of this season's stretch run. [Mercury News]/