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Sharks Still Hurting

from David Pollak of Working the Corners,

The Sharks’ charter flight was scheduled to leave San Jose 14 minutes ago, but Evgeni Nabokov and Rob Blake were staying behind.

Bottom line is that it looks as if last week’s statements on Nabokov’s condition turned out to be overly optimistic, though Coach Todd McLellan did qualify everything by saying Mother Nature would have the final say as to when his No. 1 goalie returns.

Blake was having his “lower extremity” examined after he was struck by a slap shot in the back of his foot or leg on the same play in which Joe Thornton scored late in the second period of Saturday night’s 3-1 loss to Vancouver.

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McLaren Fails Physical, Trade Off

via TSN, The Philadelphia Flyers have nullified the trade they made on March 4 for defenceman Kyle McLaren.  The 31-year-old did not pass his physical, according to Flyers GM Paul Holmgren.

McLaren had been sent to Philadelphia from San Jose in exchange for a sixth round pick at this year’s draft.

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Sharks Up 3-0, Lose 4-3 to Wild

Joe Pavelski, Brian Boucher and Head Coach Todd McLellan addressed members of the media after San Jose’s 4-3 (OT) loss to the Minnesota Wild.

added 10:40am, Watch below one goal Sharks goaltender Brian Boucher would like to have back…

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McLaren to the Flyers

Per TSN, Kyle Mclaren has been traded from the San Jose Sharks to the Philadelphia Flyers for a 6th round pick.

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Grier & Roenick Out For Sharks

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

The San Jose Sharks are being bitten by the injury bug – again.
Forward Mike Grier is out for four-to-six weeks after getting his knee scoped and veteran Jeremy Roenick is also expected to be out for four-to-six weeks with a shoulder injury.
Both, however, are expected to return to the Sharks lineup prior to the playoffs.


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The Cheechoo Talk

from David Pollak of Working the Corners,

Checked the very readable blog that Adrian Dater writes for the Denver Post this morning and he’s there speculating that San Jose is eyeballing Ryan Smyth and that Jonathan Cheechoo could be coming the other way. Milan Hejduk also comes up as a possible target.

With Smyth’s salary ($7.25 million this year, $16.5 million the next three season) I just can’t see him in teal anytime soon. Hejduk at $4 million now and $4 million next season is even a big stretch. Anything’s possible, I suppose, but from what I’ve been hearing from the Sharks — and misdirection is common at this point in the season — they aren’t inclined to do anything that major.

more on the Sharks…

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Hoping For A Wings/Sharks WCF

from E.J. Hradek of ESPN,

I’ll say it: I’m hoping we get to see a Sharks-Red Wings Western Conference finals series. Hey, I don’t mean to irritate the other 13 Western teams. I wish them all the best. Still, I want to see a best-of-seven series between the defending champs and their top challenger. I think that would be something special.


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Gauthier Deserves A Suspension?

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Denis Gauthier has been suspended for two games, without pay, as a result of an incident during NHL Game #870, Feb. 19 against the San Jose Sharks, the National Hockey League announced.

    Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Gauthier will forfeit $22,580.64. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

    Gauthier was assessed a minor for boarding after making contact with Sharks’ forward Patrick Marleau on an icing play at 10:14 of the third period. There was no injury as a result of the play.

note:  original post date was 8:07am today.

from Jamie Baker of the Broadcasters Blog at SanJoseSharks.com,

You have to love Todd McLellan’s response to other teams (Edmonton and LA) taking runs at some of the Sharks players. “”It’s hockey and it’s supposed to be rough. We can stand our ground and hold our own. We are a big team and we can stick up for ourselves.”

Denis Gauthier should get suspended for his intent to injure Patrick Marleau last night (Thursday). This will be interesting to see how the NHL determines disciplinary action when a player is not hurt, but it’s obvious the intent was there. Gauthier made no attempt to play the puck, which would have been an icing call. He kept two hands on his stick, his feet were wide and planted for a hit and his eyes never left Marleau. If that is not an attempt to injure I don’t know what is.

continue for more on Marleau and the Sharks and watch a video of the Gauthier hit below….

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  Tags: denis+gauthier, patrick+marleau

Sharks May Make A Defensive Depth Move At Trade Deadline

from David Pollak of Working the Corners,

Because the March 4 trade deadline is just a little more than two weeks away and that’s what hockey writers are supposed to do at this point. I know that because we exchange emails a lot and I’m starting to get a few of them asking what I think the Sharks might be up to.

The limited salary cap space is an obvious limiting factor. Beyond that? I’m not in the room when these matters are discussed and Doug Wilson has earned a reputation around the NHL as a non-gabber on such matters.

But if I had to (educated) guess, I’d say he might be in the market for a depth defenseman, not because the team has soured on Alexei Semenov or Derek Joslin — it hasn’t — but because another veteran with more playoff experience couldn’t hurt if any one of the Top Six end up injured.


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Game Still On In Buffalo

From David Pollak at Mercury News:

A very sad day here in Western New York, but there will be hockey tonight.

Several Sabres players live in Clarence Center, the suburban-rural area where the commuter flight from Newark crashed and they talked about the experience. Defenseman Teppo Numminen heard both the sound of the plane coming down and the noise from the impact. He and his wife opened the shade on the bedroom window and could see the flames and the red sky. Goalie Patrick Lalime lived even closer. Former Shark Craig Rivet lived nearby, but far enough away that he and his family weren’t aware of the 10:20 p.m. crash until they woke up this morning.

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