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Video- “Timo’s Night”

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Timo Meier set multiple team records with his five-goal outburst Monday afternoon in the Sharks’ 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings at SAP Center.

Meier became the first Sharks player to score five goals in a single game and his three first period goals, coming in 19:09, set another team record for the fastest hat trick from the start of a game. He then scored his fourth and fifth goals in the second period to stake the Sharks to a 6-1 lead.

Meier’s first four goals came in 18:22 of actual game time, setting another Sharks individual record. The former record of four goals in 22:46 was set by Tomas Hertl on Oct. 8, 2013 against the New York Rangers in what was his third NHL game.

“That’s now a long time ago,” Hertl said Monday. “Today was Timo’s night.”


Meier's five goals are below in one video.

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San Jose Sharks Place Evander Kane On Unconditional Waivers

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) have informed Evander Kane that he has been placed on unconditional waivers with intent to terminate his contract for breach of his NHL Standard Player Contract and for violation of the AHL COVID-19 protocols.

The Club will have no further comment on this matter.


added 5:32pm, Kane's agent responds...

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An Eastern Conference Team May Have Interest In Evander Kane

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

- There is credible chatter reaching Slap Shots that an Eastern Conference team has shown considerable interest in dealing for Evander Kane, the Sharks winger who on Nov. 30 is due to come off his 21-game suspension for violating NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocols, and no, it’s not the Rangers.

Kane, who has faced myriad personal issues throughout his career, was suspended for “an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocol” after being investigated by the league for falsifying his vaccination status. That is not some benign error or oversight. Kane’s current vaccination status is unknown. Of course, Kane apologized for his “mistake.”

The 30-year-old Kane, whose contract, at a $7 million average annual value, runs through 2024-25, led the Sharks with both 22 goals and 49 points last season while alienating multiple teammates...

- From Page Six: Which retired player, honored by his former team in a pregame ceremony, angrily accosted a member of the club’s upper management because a friend of his had been a healthy scratch for the match and was thus unavailable to pose with him in uniform during the pregame festivities?

- You think the idea of putting a TV reporter between the benches was a recent revolutionary development?

Well, in Game 4 of the 1974 semifinals when a drive by the Rangers’ Dale Rolfe struck Barry Ashbee in the right eye and thus ended the Philadelphia defenseman’s career, TV reporter Brian McFarlane not only went onto the ice (!) while Ashbee was being attended to and put on a stretcher, he actually got a comment from lineman Matt Pavelich about what had happened.

Imagine the league allowing that now.

more on Kane plus other notes too...

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Doug Wilson Takes A Temporary Medical Leave

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that General Manager Doug Wilson will be taking a temporary medical leave from his day-to-day activities. In the interim, Sharks Assistant General Manager Joe Will will be handling the team's day-to-day operations.

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Video- A Hearing Today For Kevin Labanc


Video is below.

added 6:05pm, Suspened one game, video is below.

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Goaltending Has Been Great In San Jose

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

No one on the Sharks’ coaching staff has come out and explicitly said that James Reimer is the team’s No. 1 goalie.

Instead, Reimer’s statistics have done all the talking.

Reimer, in his third start in the last four games, stopped 26 of 28 shots Saturday in the Sharks’ 3-2 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils. He was in net for all five points the Sharks earned on their five-game homestand, helping San Jose keep its season on the rails with multiple players still stuck in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

The Sharks have gone 2-1-1 since coach Bob Boughner and several players — including defensemen Erik Karlsson, Jake Middleton, Radim Simek, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic — landed on the league COVID protocol list. Others out right now include forwards Timo Meier, Kevin Labanc, and Matt Nieto.

The Sharks (6-4-1) have received several noteworthy performances in that time, with Reimer at or near the top of the list.

After Saturday’s game, Reimer had a .946 save percentage, second-best among 39 NHL goalies who had played in at least five games. His 1.60 goals-against average was tops among all goalies in that category.


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The San Jose Sharks With Eight Players Out Defeated The Winnipeg Jets In OT

from Curts Pashelka of the Mercury News,

James Reimer said the scene around the Sharks’ dressing room in the hours before their game with the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday was both disorderly and also perhaps strangely peaceful.

“Honestly, it was a bit chaotic,” Reimer said. “But other guys were calm and kind of having fun with it. Obviously, it was kind of a wild scenario.”

The Sharks found out just hours ahead of Saturday’s game that coach Bob Boughner, four of their top six defensemen, two players from their top line, and two veteran depth forwards were all unavailable. All but one had been placed in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

In their stead were five call-ups from the Barracuda, the Sharks’ AHL affiliate, including four who would be making their Sharks’ debut.

Despite the upheaval, the Sharks, with a patchwork lineup of savvy veterans and fresh-faced rookies, responded with one of their most inspired efforts of the last two-plus seasons.

Timo Meier scored a power-play goal at the 1:07 mark of overtime as the Sharks pulled out a 2-1 win over the Jets before an announced crowd of 11,845 at SAP Center.


Catch the game highlights below.

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The San Jose Sharks Win Again

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

It perhaps says something about the Sharks and where they’re at right now as a team when they can play a decidedly less than perfect game and still come out with a victory.

That was the case Thursday as they gave up 24 shots in the final two periods and managed just one goal at even strength and still managed a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.

Kevin Labanc’s second-period power-play goal proved to be the difference as the Sharks improved to 3-0-0, their fastest start to a season since 2015-16 when they won their first four games.


Below, watch the game highlights.

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Evander Kane Suspended 21 Games

NEW YORK (Oct. 18, 2021) – The National Hockey League announced today that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 regular-season games, without pay, for an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocol. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the forfeited pay goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Kane will not be eligible to play prior to San Jose’s game on Nov. 30 (at NJD).

The National Hockey League also announced today that its concurrent investigation into allegations of domestic abuse made against Kane by his estranged wife, Deanna, could not be substantiated.

There will be no further comment.

TORONTO (Oct. 18, 2021) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association is releasing the following statement at the request of Evander Kane:

“I would like to apologize to my teammates, the San Jose Sharks organization, and all Sharks fans for violating the NHL COVID protocols.  I made a mistake, one I sincerely regret and take responsibility for.  During my suspension, I will continue to participate in counseling to help me make better decisions in the future.  When my suspension is over, I plan to return to the ice with great effort, determination, and love for the game of hockey.”​

SAN JOSE, CA (Oct. 18, 2021) – The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) today issued the following statement:

“The NHL has advised our organization that Evander Kane has been suspended without pay for 21 games for an established violation of, and lack of compliance with, the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 Protocols.

While we are encouraged by Evander’s commitment to moving forward, we are extremely disappointed by his disregard for the health and safety protocols put in place by the NHL and the NHLPA.

We will not be commenting further on Evander’s status prior to the conclusion of the NHL’s mandated suspension.”

addeed 8;19pm, Below, watch Kevin Weekes on the suspension/

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The Latest On Evander Kane

from A.J. Perez of FrontOfficeSports,

An investigation of San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane over allegations he violated the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols centers around a fake vaccination card he allegedly submitted, sources tell Front Office Sports.

Punishments for violating COVID protocols are not specifically spelled out, but the NHL makes it clear that a “lack of compliance will result in significant Club and individual sanctions, including potential forfeiture of games, fines and reimbursements of expenses, loss of draft choices, and/or ineligibility for participation in training activities.”

Beyond possible NHL sanctions, using a fake vaccination card is illegal both in the U.S. and Canada.


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