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Sharks Review

from Mark Purdy of the Mercury News via Inside Bay Area,

This is terrific. This is awful.

This is terrific, how the Sharks are off to their best start in history. They won their 11th game Tuesday night. Let’s put that in perspective. The Sharks of 1992-93, back in the Cow Palace days, won only 11 games in that entire season. And they did not win the 11th game until April 6.

So, yes, the current Sharks are ahead of that pace. By five months.

This is awful, because those of us who have watched the Sharks since the Cow Palace can tell you how meaningless the results of October and November are by the time the NHL gets to the second round of the playoffs.

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Blake Wants Another Cup Shot

from Eric Stephens at NHL.com,

Goodbye, Los Angeles. Hello, San Jose.

“To be honest with you, I knew I wanted to play after last season,” (Rob) Blake said. “I started to feel better over the summer and I wanted to continue to play. When the option wasn’t there with L.A., I had to look elsewhere. With San Jose being in close proximity, but also being a very hungry team, I looked at it and thought it would be a good fit.

“When I had to look elsewhere, it was ‘Where do I think I can go that has the most opportunity to win?’ At this stage, I follow that.”

read on

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Get To The Net To Score

from P.J. Swenson of Sharkspage,

A new component of the Todd McLellan offense in San Jose is getting traffic in front of opposing goaltenders. A quick survey of ESPN’s excellent flash shot chart feature shows that 26 of San Jose’s 42 total goals this season through 12 games have been scored on shots taken in front of the crease (in front of the net, between faceoff circles).

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Sharks Playing Their Game

from Damien Cox at ESPN,

Somebody somewhere presumably believes this blood-and-guts stuff sells. It’s 2008 and hockey is still writhing over the value of fighting in the sport. That says it all.

The Detroit Red Wings, needless to say, proved there was another way last season, riding skill, speed and Tre Kronor power to an impressive Stanley Cup title. The Wings hardly fought at all, didn’t carry an enforcer and roared through the postseason.

That left the San Jose Sharks, to name one team, in a bit of a conundrum.

Follow the Ducks or follow the Wings?

Simply being the Sharks, after all, wouldn’t do.

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Two Big, Early Season Games Tonight

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Count me in for some NHL viewing tonight. OK, so I do that every night (much to my wife’s chagrin), but seriously, there’s a pair of real compelling matchups tonight with Detroit at San Jose and Montreal at Minnesota….

As expected, the Wings and Sharks already top the Western Conference standings. It’s only late October, but you know these kinds of games are important for a San Jose team trying to finally break through after four seasons of contending.

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Scary Sharkie

Watch out for S.J. Sharkie!

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All Todd McLellan

Todd McLellan took part in a tele-donference today and Sharkspage has the transcript,

[Q] How do you go into facing the Detroit Red Wings for the first time Thursday? Have you talked with Mike (Babcock) at all about it?

[TM] We haven’t talked about the game in particular, we talk quite often about how the families are doing. The game in particular, we have not addressed it one bit. We will approach it like any other game. Head coaches will always tell you that. We are going to prepare for the things they do well, and they are going to counter against us. Probably more will be made out of it by the media than will be made out of it by the two coaches, because it will be just another night and we have to do the best we can do for our team.

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Boyle Returns To Tampa, Wants To “Stick It To ‘Em”

from Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times,

(Dan) Boyle said “it’s only natural” to want to play well against a former team. “I’m like anybody else.” He was more direct with San Jose’s Mercury News.

“I’m not going to sit here and lie and say that it doesn’t mean anything,” he told the paper. “As a player, as a competitive person, you want to stick it to ‘em. I want to win, and I want to win bad. I want to go out there and have a good game and win decisively.”...

“It’ll be exciting to see him,” Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier said. “He’s a great player, one of the best in the league. We’ll have to try to contain him because we know he’ll come hard.”

But Boyle, who had an assist Friday for five points in his past three games, insisted he is not coming to Tampa to even a score. “I know it’s cliche, but it’s about us playing a hockey game. It’s more about that than me versus the owners.”

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Tkachuk Finding The Net

from Pierre LeBrun’s blog at ESPN,

I’m scrolling through the NHL stats Thursday morning and do a double take. Keith Tkachuk is tied for the NHL goal-scoring lead with seven?!

What gives Mr. 36-year-old, I’m-supposed-to-be-in-the-twilight-of-my-career?

“I wish I could tell ya,” Tkachuk told ESPN.com Thursday. “I think it’s just being around the net and playing with players who are finding you. Just putting yourself in position and being in the right place at the right time is the reason why….”

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St. Louis Picks up David Koci, and Other Transactions

From the St. Louis Blues:

St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the team claimed forward David Koci on waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning also waived Jason Ward today while claiming Matt Pettinger off re-entry waivers from Vancouver.

In other transaction news [TSN]:

Also, Vancouver’s Kyle Wellwood, Darren McCarty of Detroit and Sharks defenceman Lukas Kaspar all cleared the transaction wire, New York Rangers forward Patrick Rissmiller and Anaheim Ducks defenceman Ken Klee have been placed on waivers.

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  Tags: darren+mccarty, david+koci, ken+klee, kyle+wellwood, lukas+kaspar

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