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Sharks at Wild, Jan 24: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Sharks at Wild, Jan 24: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via After being kept to just one goal in the Minnesota Wild’s home opener, the San Jose Sharks are switching up wingers ahead of the rematch in St. Paul. They’ll also start Martin Jones in net. Wild goaltender Cam Talbot was injured in the first period on Friday and replaced with Kaapo Kahkonen. Kahkonen will will get the start tonight. Lines SAN JOSE SHARKS Ryan Donato — Logan Couture — Kevin LabancJohn Leonard — Tomas Hertl — Evander KaneTimo Meier — Dylan Gambrell — Noah GregorMarcus Sorensen — Patrick Marleau — Matt...
Fear The Fin Jan 22, 2021
Sharks at Wild, Jan 22: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Sharks at Wild, Jan 22: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Time to get a streak going. The San Jose Sharks are in St. Paul for a two-game series against the Minnesota Wild, the first time the teams will meet since the Sharks acquired both Devan Dubnyk and Ryan Donato from the Wild. The Sharks will be keeping their winning lineup from Wednesday night against the St. Louis Blues, where Donato is featured on the top line, while rookie John Leonard is paired with the third line of Dylan Gambrell and Stefan Noesen. DUbnyk will start in net against his former team. The Wild, second in the...
Fear The Fin Jan 21, 2021
Deep Blue Sea: Logan Couture on being a long-suffering Bills fan

Deep Blue Sea: Logan Couture on being a long-suffering Bills fan

Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Plus prospect rankings, puck tracking and more in today’s news and notes. Like any good Ontario boy, Logan Couture is part of the Bills Mafia. Now that the Buffalo Bills are one win away from their first Super Bowl appearance since 1993, Couture’s work/life balance consists of making sure he can follow along with the Bills game — even if he’s getting scores from the trainers during Sharks practice. The Mercury News posted a Q&A with the Sharks captain, all about his Bills fandom. Since it’s a straight Q&A, I won’t give away...
Fear The Fin Jan 20, 2021
Sharks at Blues, Jan. 20: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Sharks at Blues, Jan. 20: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via One down, seven to go. It’s Dylan Gambrell’s turn to take a crack at bottom-six center duties. That’s not the only change to the San Jose Sharks’ lineup as they head into the second game of their series against the St. Louis Blues. Gambrell will center a new-look third line of John Leonard and Stefan Noesen, shifting Ryan Donato up to the first line. Fredrik Handemark and Noah Gregor will be healthy scratches. Talking about who’s starting in net will never inspire confidence, but tonight it will be Martin Jones. The...
Fear The Fin Jan 18, 2021
Sharks at Blues, Jan. 18: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Sharks at Blues, Jan. 18: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Dubnyk will see his first start with the Sharks. The San Jose Sharks are still figuring out their fourth line. Tonight, Fredrik Handemark will make his NHL debut, taking over 4C duties. The 26-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Sharks in May after ranking 10th in Sweden’s top men’s league in points last season. It’s not much of a surprise that the Sharks would bring in Handemark ahead of this particular series. Among his talents, the 6-foot-4 forward is a physical player, something the St. Louis Blues have never had in short supply. Radim Simek will also make...
Fear The Fin Jan 17, 2021
Deep Blue Sea: Joel Kellman placed on waivers

Deep Blue Sea: Joel Kellman placed on waivers

Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Plus Marleau vs. DoorDash, Jimmy Howard retires and more in today’s news and notes. The San Jose Sharks have placed center Joel Kellman on waivers this morning. The 26-year-old played in the Sharks’ opening day game win against the Arizona Coyotes, but was a healthy scratch in yesterday afternoon’s loss. He logged 12 minutes of ice time on the team’s fourth line, putting up on shot on goal, one penalty, one blocked shot and a 50 percent success rate in the faceoff circle. Kellman earned a two-year contract in August and...
SFGate Jan 16, 2021

Sharks fall to Coyotes, split first two games in Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Sharks’ bid for a 2-0 start to their season was foiled Saturday. Coyotes wing Phil Kessel was a big reason for that. Kessel scored two goals, Antti Raanta stopped 31 shots and Arizona bounced back from a shootout loss to San Jose on Thursday with a 5-3 victory. “It’s good to get off to a good start after last season,” Kessel said. “It couldn’t have gone worse for me personally, so it’s nice to start good and hopefully I can continue.” The Coyotes pulled off the biggest move of the 2019 season by acquiring Kessel from Pittsburgh. The Coyotes have...
Fear The Fin Jan 16, 2021
Sharks at Coyotes, Jan. 16: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Sharks at Coyotes, Jan. 16: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Round two between the San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes is an afternoon tilt in Glendale. Here’s everything you need to know: Lines SHARKS Timo Meier — Logan Couture — Kevin LabancEvander Kane — Tomas Hertl — John LeonardMatt Nieto — Noah Gregor — Ryan DonatoPatrick Marleau — Joel Kellman — Marcus Sorensen Mario Ferraro — Brent BurnsMarc-Edouard Vlasic — Erik KarlssonNikolai Knyzhov — Nicolas Meloche Martin JonesDevan Dubnyk Expected Scratches: Dylan Gambrell, Stefan Noesen, Jacob Middleton Injured Reserve: Radim...
Fear The Fin Jan 15, 2021
Deep Blue Sea: John Leonard and lofty expectations

Deep Blue Sea: John Leonard and lofty expectations

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Plus, best-and-worst case scenarios, Ottawa’s creepy headshots and more in today’s news and notes. Bob Boughner isn’t the only one who thinks that Sharks rookie forward John Leonard might be the real deal. Boughner, on well John Leonard played: "I'm almost kicking ourselves for not putting him out on the 4-on-3...I think as we move along here, we'll see more added duties. A little bit more ice-time, for sure, I think he deserves it."— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) January 15, 2021 John Leonard played 13:13 in last night’s overtime...
Fear The Fin Jan 15, 2021
Sharks 4, Coyotes 3 (SO): San Jose makes win harder than necessary

Sharks 4, Coyotes 3 (SO): San Jose makes win harder than necessary

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via New year, same Sharks. Until the final minute of regulation, I was ready to say that a win is a win and the two points spent the same. Did the San Jose Sharks look good in tonight’s win over the Arizona Coyotes? Not really, but was I ready to write that off as them just shaking the lead out after ten months off? Of course I was, because at my core I am but a hopeful fool. And the truth is that the Sharks really didn’t look terrible ... but they never really looked dominant either, even after leading 2-0 through the first...
Fear The Fin Jan 14, 2021
Sharks at Coyotes, Jan. 14: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Sharks at Coyotes, Jan. 14: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via It’s time: let’s go Sharks! The 2021 season opens tonight at Gila River Arena, not too far from the facilities the Sharks have had to make their home away from home during training camp over the last two weeks. Of note in the Sharks’ lineup, rookie John Leonard will make his debut on the second line, while newcomer Ryan Donato will play on Noah Gregor’s wing on the third line. Patrick Marleau will be playing on the team’s fourth line and the Sharks’ third D-pairing will see rookies Nikolai Knyzhov and Nicolas Meloche. The forward...
Fear The Fin Jan 14, 2021
Sharks at Coyotes Series Preview: Away at a home away from home

Sharks at Coyotes Series Preview: Away at a home away from home

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The Sharks will start their season on the road. It’s been ten months since the San Jose Sharks have played NHL hockey. More than 300 days since we last watched the Sharks and now we’re in for over 100 straight days of hockey. We know it’s going to be a weird season, but just how weird? The Sharks won’t come home until at least February 1, if not longer, starting the season as a team with no home. Patrick Marleau has returned for his third stint with the Sharks and there isn’t a single Joe in the locker room. Every game is a...
Fear The Fin Jan 14, 2021
Deep Blue Sea: How soon before Sharks come home?

Deep Blue Sea: How soon before Sharks come home?

Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Plus power rankings, preseason picks and more in today’s news and notes. The San Jose Sharks open their season tonight in Airzona, where they’ve also held their training camp due to COVID-19 regulations in Santa Clara County banning all indoor and contact sports. The team has anticipated that they may not be able to return to SAP Center during the month of January, scheduling only road games until February 1, when they’re set to meet the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose. Is it possible they’ll need to delay their return...
Fear The Fin Jan 13, 2021
Sharks announce 2021 opening night roster, taxi squad

Sharks announce 2021 opening night roster, taxi squad

Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via San Jose is carrying a six-man taxi squad. Tomorrow marks the official start of the 2021 San Jose Sharks season, but this isn’t exactly “new year, new Sharks.” Head coach Bob Boughner and company are hopeful that several key players can bounce-back, and just a few tweaks to the roster will suffice. Matt Nieto is returning to the Bay Area after a stint with the Avalanche. Patrick Marleau is also back from 12 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ryan Donato was added to helping with scoring and Devan Dubnyk was brought in to say that...
Fear The Fin Jan 13, 2021
Deep Blue Sea: Martin Jones ranked as second-worst starting goalie

Deep Blue Sea: Martin Jones ranked as second-worst starting goalie

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Plus: the Sharks’ helmet sponsors, O’Ree’s number is retired with the Bruins and more in today’s links. It’s the day before the San Jose Sharks return for the season, and if you’re looking for good news on that front ... well ... at least the team is healthy? The Athletic anonymously polled a group of six general managers, four head coaches and five goaltending coaches about their opinions on every team’s starting goaltender. They ranked each on a scale of one to five and assigned them to one of four tiers, based on the average...

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