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Vdeo- Dust-Up With Joe Thornton And Petr Mrazek

Mrazek and Thornton get 2 for slashing plus Thornton receives 2 for roughing.


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Video- Late Night Line- Joe Thornton And Tom Wilson

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Video- Evander Kane With A High Hit On Radko Gudas

two minutes for elbowing and a game misconduct.


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Morning Line- Kevin Kurz


The Sharks had a 4-0 lead and hung on the win 6-5 agains the Wild.

Karlsson did not have a good game, watch the highlights below.

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Las Vegas Casino Files Lawsuit Against Evander Kane

from Mike Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has 500,000 more reasons to dislike Las Vegas.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas filed a lawsuit Monday in Clark County District Court alleging Kane failed to pay back $500,000 in gambling markers the casino extended to him in April.

The court documents state Kane, who is a Canadian citizen, took out eight credits of varying amounts between $20,000 and $100,000 on or about April 15. That date would have fallen between games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup playoff series between the Sharks and the Vegas Golden Knights.


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The San Jose Sharks Are Not Playing Well

from Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet,

San Jose is in a world of trouble right now. The Sharks, losers of five straight, are last in a Pacific Division that has seen the Canucks, Oilers and — to a lesser degree — the Ducks get off to surprisingly great starts. Just as a team like Vancouver can arrive ahead of schedule, an older club like San Jose gets over the hill so fast in today’s NHL. More than any other organization that has not hung a championship banner, San Jose — which has missed the playoffs just twice in two decades — deserves the benefit of the doubt. But the Sharks cannot get a save right now, a trend that’s carried over from last year when they were still able to overcome substandard goaltending. This is as ugly as it gets in Northern California.

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The San Jose Sharks Need More Time To Find Their Game

from Matt Porter of the Boston Globe,

Not all good teams have it together in October (or December, right St. Louis?), so I’m willing to give the Sharks a pass for their early-season malaise. While they might be missing offseason departures Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi a bit, and the goaltending remains a major problem, there’s enough firepower and leadership on the roster to pull out of the 4-8-1 hole they sat in entering Friday. And if not, GM Doug Wilson has shown a masterful touch in retooling his roster.

Their 5-1 loss Tuesday in Boston was their fifth game in seven days, three time zones away from home, on a 1-3-1 road trip. Causeway Street was the end of the line, and no one looked particularly sharp. It happens.

But if it goes on like this, and Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau are cooked (possible, given their ages) . . . they don’t get a save all year (by the way, shouldn’t the Coyotes listen to offers for Antti Raanta?) . . . and Erik Karlsson remains in a funk, the Tiburones could spend the second half trying to swim away from their first DNQ in five seasons.

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A Bad Start To The Season For The San Jose Sharks

after a 5-1 loss in Boston Tuesday night...

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Martin Jones, under siege for most of the night, had 36 saves as the Sharks finished with the road trip with a 1-3-1 record and ended the month of October at 4-8-1....

“We’re a little fragile right now and you can see that,” DeBoer said. “We’ve got to help ourselves out, too. At the end of a road trip and you take eight minor penalties and five in the first two periods against the best power play in the league. I think we have to be smarter in helping ourselves.

“I don’t question that our hearts are in the right place. We’ve got guys that over my four years here that have gotten deep in the playoffs, to a Stanley Cup Final that are warriors. I would never question their effort.”

The Sharks players say they do not want to see changes to the coaching staff or personnel.

“Oh yeah, absolutely the answers are in this room. That’s not a question and that’s not a doubt in my mind,” Couture said. “I don’t think it’s a doubt in anyone’s mind. I think a lot of guys in here are obviously frustrated. We’re upset individually how we’re playing, we’re upset as a team. At times tonight you could say it was almost embarrassing out there.

“They were taking it to us for a lot of that game. It hurts your pride. As an NHL player you’re a proud person, you’re a proud athlete to play in this league. Games like that hurt, but it’s how you respond. And we need to respond. It’s been too long now. We’ve got to respond and play up to our capabilities individually and as a team.”


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Morning Line- Shawn Simpson On Erik Karlsson

In 2016-17 Karlsson played 96 regular season & playoff games for the Sens. It was his best and most complete season in the NHL. 71 regular season points, along with 18 in playoffs. He should have won the Norris, and Conn Smythe had the Sens reached the finals.

Karlsson also put his career and future earnings on the line, playing badly injured during the long playoff run. Physically he has never recovered, and that dynamic first step is long gone. Luckily for him the Sharks stepped up and handed out the 8 year, 92 million dollar deal.

Karlsson still has the elite sense & skill, but the lack of natural size and injuries show a player past his prime, and certainly on decline. Not a guy who can play 27 minutes/all situations. Sharks D overall is in big trouble, and this club will be lucky to make the playoffs.

-Shawn Simpson via Twitter on Erik Karlsson

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The Struggling San Jose Sharks

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

...as after four fruitless games, they still can’t seem to avoid hurting themselves. Tuesday, they committed ghastly turnovers and allowed a handful of odd-man rushes in a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

The Sharks broke through for a second goal for the first time this season. But by the time Brent Burns scored at the 15:37 mark of the third period to cut the Predators lead to 4-2, it was already too late.

The Sharks trailed by one entering the third period, but allowed a goal by Kyle Turris on an odd man rush at the 2:31 mark. Filip Forsberg then effectively put the game away, scoring at the 7:24 mark shortly after an egregious giveaway by Erik Karlsson, to make it 4-1.

The Sharks have still not owned a lead this season as they found themselves down by two goals for the third time in four games.

“This is a league where you have to combine work ethic with a smart game,” DeBoer said. “We made a few glaring mistakes and the ones we made, they stuck in the back of the net. That’s what a good team will do to you.

“We played from behind a lot of the night again, that’s been kind of a theme, which is tough. I did see some good signs from a compete point of view. We’re starting to find what our game should look like. I thought tonight was the first night I really saw it for longer stretches than I had so far. But we’ve got to be smarter, too.”

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Below, watch one example of a bad turnover by the Sharks.

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