Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Fear The Fin

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 matter what you're celebrating today, we hope you're having an awesome time.

There's a lot to have been thankful for over the past year, not the least of which is the fact that we're currently watching and discussing actual hockey games as opposed to this time in 2012. But we're most thankful for our loyal readers sticking with us through that dreadful lockout as well as the highs and lows of the past year in Sharks hockey. We'll be back later in the week to set up key Pacific Division matchups against the Coyotes and Ducks as well as roll out some features looking back at the year that was.

Thanks for reading, merry Christmas and, as our gift to you, here's a video of Patrick Marleau sweeping the Vancouver Canucks: