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Brent Burns Like His Food Home Grown

from Gabe Conte of GQ,

Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks prefers to do things his way. On the ice, he excels as a hybrid, elite-level defenseman and point-scorer. Off the ice, his diet is hyper-specific: When he eats meat, he likes it from his own ranch that he and his family maintain in Texas. Burns says he feels healthier when consuming leaner and fresher game, and enjoys the oversight he has over the process of preparing his own meals, a luxury he doesn’t get on the road.

Many professional athletes find and maintain unusual (and expensive) hobbies, but when Burns gets going about how he populated his land with game including white-tailed deer, antelope, and wildebeest—yes, wildebeest—it becomes clear this is more than a hobby. Burns hunts and farms his own food because, he says, he has a genuine love for nature and wildlife.

It took a while to find the right plot of land—roughly two years, in fact—but Texas was always going to be the spot, given that Burns’s wife is from there. “We wanted to get a place where we can go to when everything’s said and done,” he says. “We finally found this place where there was enough space for what we wanted to do. I’m a huge animal lover, and I’ve been collecting all types for a while. I just love them, and I wanted animals to be a part of my kids' lives too.”

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Videos- The San Jose Sharks Welcome Back Joe Pavelski

From the Dallas side.

 

 

Below, the tribute video from the San Jose Sharks.

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Logan Couture Expected To Be Out Six Weeks With Fractured Ankle

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that Sharks forward Logan Couture (@Logancouture) suffered a small fracture in his left ankle in Tuesday's game at St. Louis. He is expected to miss approximately six weeks but will be continually reevaluated during that time.

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Video- A Comeback To Remember For The Washington Capitals

With a minute left in regulation the Sharks had a 4-2.

Caps tie it then win in OT.

 

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Bad Month Continues For The San Jose Sharks

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Jeff Carter scored with 3:29 left in overtime, as the Los Angeles Kings handed the Sharks a devastating 3-2 loss at SAP Center in their first game after the Christmas break.

The Sharks couldn’t hold a two-goal lead entering the final 20 minutes of regulation time, as Martin Frk scored at the 1:30 and 18:36 mark of the third period to help send the game into overtime....

The biggest thing for the Sharks, though, was the missing the two points, as they lost their fourth straight game and fell to 1-8-2 this month.

The Sharks host the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, their last home game in December before they begin a five-game road trip on New Year’s Eve against the Detroit Red Wings.

“We’ve got to take something out of this,” said Bob Boughner, now 1-5-0 as the Sharks’ interim coach. “We put ourselves in a position to win again and I thought we did some good things. Again, we’re still looking for that game where we can score three or four.”

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The San Jose Sharks Need A Second Half Run To Make The Playoffs

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

The math just doesn’t add up for the Sharks.

Over the last four seasons, the average point total for the team that has finished in the second wild card spot in the Western Conference is 91.5. It’s been as low as 87 in 2016 with Minnesota, and as high as 95 in 2018 with Colorado.

To get to 92 points, the Sharks, at 16-20-2 after Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights, will need 58 points in the next 44 games. Roughly 6.5 points for every five games they play.

There’s been next to no evidence this month, and for much of the season, that this Sharks team — as currently constructed — is capable of such a run. They entered Monday, when they began a desperately needed four-day break, nine points out of a playoff spot and tied for 13th place in the Western Conference.

The Sharks’ next game is Friday at home against the Los Angeles Kings, followed by a date with the Philadelphia Flyers. Then comes a five-game road trip with games against Detroit, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Washington and St. Louis.

If it’s going to happen, it has to start now.

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Morning Line- Kevin Kurz On The San Jose Sharks

 

The Sharks are 16-18-2 this season after losing to the Arizona Coyotes last night.

Catch the game highlights below. (Taylor Hall had an assist on the GWG late in th 3rd)

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Why Peter DeBoer Had To Go

from Dieter Kurtenbach of the Mercury News,

Sharks owner Hasso Plattner couldn’t fire the entire team, so he fired head coach Pete DeBoer on Wednesday.

After five straight losses and amid a season where expectations were high, talent was ample, and disappointment has far outweighed success, the move was necessary.

Sharks owner Hasso Plattner couldn’t fire the entire team, so he fired head coach Pete DeBoer on Wednesday.

After five straight losses and amid a season where expectations were high, talent was ample, and disappointment has far outweighed success, the move was necessary.

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Report- Coaching Change Coming In San Jose

added 7:47pm,

 

added 9:37pm, San Jose release is below.

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Road Issues For The San Jose Sharks

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Less than 24 hours after they were smoked by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Sharks trailed by two goals less than nine minutes into the first period Sunday and never fully recovered in a 5-1 loss to the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center....

The Sharks are now 0-2-1 on this trip that ends Tuesday in Nashville, and have been outscored 14-5 so far through regulation and overtime.

On road trips of more than one game this season, the Sharks are now 2-7-2.

Add it all up and the Sharks, on a four-game slide, are a pedestrian 15-15-2.

“I think we’re a little too relaxed right now,” Sharks winger Evander Kane said. “A couple games where we got off to bad starts and weren’t able to fight back, and we really didn’t have much fight-back after we got down. That’s really the most disappointing part.”

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