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San Jose Reaction To Shootout Loss

from Working the Corners,

The stakes weren’t as high. This wasn’t Game 4 in a second-round Stanley Cup series against Detroit. But the pattern, well, it fit — give up tying goal in last minute of third period, lose in overtime.

Don’t think that wasn’t what Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov — and others –had on their minds Thursday night after the Sharks’ 3-2 shootout loss to Phoenix.

“It’s tough to be in this position. It almost sounds funny, that we have to learn from our mistakes, but it’s happened too often,” Nabokov said. “I don’t know what to tell you, to be honest with you. It sucks to lose that way, to lose the point.”

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Sharks Go To The Video Again

from Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

Players knew they had played poorly and didn’t seem surprised the video session was called. It was the third time the coaches went this route, one player said.

“Just trying to learn from our mistakes, that’s all,” Sharks captain Patrick Marleau said.

Sharks forward Jeremy Roenick acknowledged it wasn’t always a quiet meeting, but stopped short of saying whether players or coaches were the ones ratcheting up the volume.

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Carle Struggles Put Him Off The Ice

from Media News,

Matt Carle was on the ice early for Monday’s Sharks practice. Then he was among the last group skating long after it had officially ended.

“Just come to the rink every day, work hard and try to get better,” Carle said. “I need to prove to the coach that I should be in the lineup.”

It’s a place where, surprisingly, where he has been spotted only sporadically recently. Carle has been a healthy scratch in three of the last four games. Already he has watched six games in street clothes from the press box.

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Groin Problem Slows Down Cheechoo

via MediaNews,

The team is listing him as day-to-day, and Cheechoo said he honestly had no idea if there was a chance he could play tonight against the Minnesota Wild at HP Pavilion.

“It’s a little sore right now,” Cheechoo said. “It might take a little time to heal. I’ll just have to see how it reacts.”

On his sixth shift Saturday, Cheechoo was digging for a puck in the corner when the ice gave way beneath a skate. He slipped and felt something pull.

He also doesn’t know if the groin injury is related in any way to the double hernia surgery he had last May. But the medical staff, he added, is treating this as a new injury.

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Pass Of The Year

from Media News,

Maybe the only person unimpressed with the incredible pass that San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton made six minutes into the second period Wednesday night was Thornton himself.

“It was just unbelievable,” said Sharks captain Patrick Marleau, who converted Thornton’s cross-ice feed for the Sharks’ second goal.

“If that’s not the play of the month,” said Sharks coach Ron Wilson. “Man, that was a pass and a half. That was Gretzky and then some.”

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No Recchi In San Jose

via Working the Corners,

Veteran right wing Mark Recchi cleared waivers today and TSN’S Darren Dreger has reported that both the Sharks and the Stars could be interested as the two teams had been in trade talks with Pittsburgh in recent days. A source with the Sharks advises me, however, that I’d be smart not to give any credibility to the idea of Recchi ending up in teal.

So, there you have it.

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The Ideas Of Ron Wilson

from Working the Corners,

Limit teams to only four skaters in their own defensive zone. That does two things — unclogs the scoring areas and legitimizes the cherry-picking scoring threat who never wanted to worry about defense anyway. Opposing coaches would have to decide whether to have someone hang with the cherry-picker or go for the man advantage in the offensive zone. Linesmen would have responsibility for whistling a new penalty — too many men inside the blue line.

Wilson acknowledges that he and his fellow coaches deserve some of the blame for the current drop in scoring since play resumed after the lockout.

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Wilson Not Happy With Sharks Play

from Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

Ron Wilson had the entire team standing near him, but not huddled together as players usually are when he’s providing direction. And as soon as I got within earshot, it was clear he was upset.

He talked about a lack of professional pride. He talked about being mentally prepared. He questioned why his players didn’t apply more pressure on the player with the NHL’s worst plus-minus rating, their former teammate Scott Hannan. And he clearly was unhappy with his team’s attention to detail — an important matter throughout the Sharks’ hierarchy — when it comes to things like short passes and clearing the puck out of the defensive zone.

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Line Of The Day

“I feel when we’re confident and playing our best, there aren’t too many teams that can compete with us,” Thornton said. “That’s the raw deal. But we just haven’t been getting it from everybody right now. But I really do still believe that after 20-something games, we haven’t even hit the sky yet. We’ve got a lot to improve, but we’ll get there this year.”

more on the Sharks in this piece from Scott Burnside of ESPN.

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Marleau Needs To Heat Up

from the Mercury News,

And of course, when you’re talking about a hockey team’s attitude, you tend to look at the captain. That would be Patrick Marleau. He is the ultimate Mr. Climate Control. A coincidence?

Marleau’s biggest asset might also be his biggest weakness. His demeanor seems to stay the same, no matter what goes on around him. He’s never too excited. He’s never too depressed.

But when Marleau is stuck in a scoring slump, as he is right now, his climate-control personality
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makes his critics want to smash their thermometers in frustration. They would like to see - heck, so would I - him show a little more fire on crucial shifts.

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