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Lapierre Hit On Nichol Questioned

via TSN,

The Sharks took exception to a play in the third period where Maxim Lapierre knocked an off balance Scott Nichol sending him hard into the end boards. A scuffle between the two teams ensued.

Nichol lay on the ice for a time before getting up on his own, but he left the game and did not return.

Lapierre was not assessed a penalty on the play.

After the game Sharks’ head coach Todd McLellan told the Mercury News he thought the hit was “a missed call and a real dangerous play.”

Sharks’ defenceman Dan Boyle had a similar view.

“There was, as far as I’m concerned, a really dirty hit on our guy Scott Nichol.” said Boyle. “Pushing a guy from behind into the boards, I have not seen the reply yet, but you can paralize a guy and there is no place for that in hockey.”

Watch the hit below…

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  Tags: maxim+lapierre, scott+nichol

Nabokov Talks About His Team Russia Exerience

from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

...Nabokov, as usual, wasn’t ducking questions. He took responsibility — but didn’t want to let himself be defined by one game and at one point noted he was in the nets when Russia won the 2008 World Championships.

Here’s the transcript of our one-on-one conversation:

Q: Do you feel added pressure to show people that’s not who you are as a goalie?

“I don’t think one game makes you this or that – whatever it is, a loss or a win. Your whole career makes you who you are.  You always want to prove that you’re playing well, but games like that happen. What is different this game from what happened to us against Chicago, you know what I mean?

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  Tags: evgeni+nabokov, team+russia

Reaction To Heatley On Team Canada

from James Gordon of Hockey Capital,

So I was watching Canada dominate Norway after a slow start Tuesday night and my wife, who is a rabid Ottawa Senators fan, didn’t seem to know how to react to Dany Heatley’s two goals in the first game. If you’re new to this blog and only pay attention to hockey when the Olympics are on, Heatley mysteriously demanded a trade from the capital last summer and was dealt to the San Jose Sharks at the beginning of training camp.

continue & James wants feedback from Senators fans on how they feel about Heatley on Team Canada.  I may as well ask Oilers fans (or any other fan base) the same question.

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  Tags: dany+heatley, team+canada

Jody Shelley To The Rangers

via Darren Dreger tweet,

Jody Shelley to NYR for a draft

added 3:53pm, via Bob McKenzie tweet,

NYR gave up sixth rounder in 2011 for Shelley. Become a 5th rounder if NYR re-sign Shelley.

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  Tags: jody+shelley

Six Teams Head To Europe Next Season

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

A record six teams will be opening next season in three different European cities.

The Carolina Hurricanes and Minnesota Wild will play two regular-season games against each other at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, on Thursday, Oct. 7 and Friday, Oct. 8.

The Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks will square off for two games at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9.

The Boston Bruins and Phoenix Coyotes will play each other at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, on Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10.

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Canes Trade Wallin To Sharks

RALEIGH, NC—Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has traded defenseman Niclas Wallin to the San Jose Sharks. Along with Wallin, the Hurricanes send their own fifth-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft to San Jose for Buffalo’s second-round pick in the 2010 draft.

“We thank Nic for his time in Carolina,” said Rutherford. “He has been a key part of the Hurricanes for the past nine seasons, and we wish him and his family well.”

via the Sharks,

“Niclas is a playoff-hardened, veteran player with lots of postseason experience and a Stanley Cup ring,” said (Doug) Wilson.  “Good, solid character players are hard to come by and we think he will complement our existing group very well.  He has a history of playing his best when the games mean the most.”

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  Tags: niclas+wallin

Does Kovalchuk To San Jose Work?

from Craig Custance of The Sporting News,

Often when blockbuster deals are made, like the one we’re expecting with Ilya Kovalchuk, the trade is made with a team that hasn’t been prominently rumored. So while Kovalchuk rumors continue to surround the Kings, Devils, Bruins and Flyers, I set out today to see if I could discover a mystery team I thought was most likely to land the talented Russian.

Following some conversations, some logic and a little leap of faith, I came to my conclusion: The San Jose Sharks.

It made so much sense. There’s pressure in San Jose to win a Stanley Cup. They have the assets to make it happen and a GM not afraid to make a big deal.

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  Tags: ilya+kovalchuk

Report- Trade Brewing Between Canes & Sharks

via a James Duthie tweet,

Carolina and SJ working on a deal that would send Nic Wallin to the Sharks. Wallin has a no-trade clause. It’s believed he has waived it.

and Darren Dreger tweet too,

another trade is close. Canes working on sending Wallin to SJ. Wallin won’t play in Calgary tonight.

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San Jose & Chicago Have Flaws

from Ross McKeon of Yahoo,

Don’t make too much out of the recently completed season series between the San Jose Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks if you’re trying to project what might happen if the two teams meet in the playoffs, likely to represent the West in the Stanley Cup Finals.

San Jose and Chicago may have figured out ways to, in the least, mask fatal flaws – defensive personnel for the Sharks and goaltending for the Blackhawks.

In the Blackhawks’ 4-3 overtime victory on Thursday, the Sharks’ defensive corps featured their shortcomings. There was a 40-year-old who is basically a power-play specialist when he’s not skating a step behind, or taking that annoying hook or hold at a critical time. Sorry, Rob Blake(notes). Yes, you’re a future Hall-of-Famer, but a No. 1 defenseman no longer fits….

On the flip side, the Blackhawks can’t feel good about putting all their Stanley Cup hopes on Cristobal Huet(notes) – and don’t try to float the idea of turning to the untested Antti Niemi(notes)....

Just the same, is anyone else concerned about the way Huet seems perfectly content to just bat pucks aside, rebounds be damned? He’s not a goalie who has the reputation of controlling things in his end. It’s more like someone battling and hoping his team just outscores the opposition.

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Game Of The Night

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

In a season that passes in a blur thanks to the Olympic break, these games pass by all too quickly: a clash of the two best teams in the Western Conference, and arguably—with all due respect to the Washington Capitals—the two best teams in the NHL.

But talk to players from the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks and they’ll tell you Thursday’s game is important on a number of levels, but remains about keeping things in perspective; another day at the office.

With a win, the Sharks could open a four-point lead in the West. The Blackhawks, meanwhile, could pull into a tie in points and jump ahead by two victories if they can steal another game in San Jose in the final of four meetings between the two conference powers.

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