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Timo Meier Fined For Roughing

NEW YORK (Nov. 12, 2017) – San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier has been fined $2,403.67, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for roughing Vancouver Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto during NHL Game No. 260 in San Jose on Saturday, Nov. 11, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 18:37 of the third period. Meier was assessed a major penalty for elbowing and a game misconduct.

You can watch the play here starting at the 1:35 mark or so.

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Video- A Questionable Penalty Shot And An Elbow From Timo Meier

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Why the San Jose Sharks were awarded a penalty shot with such little time in a one sided game on an infraction that was not clear is confusing, so the panel tries to clear up why it happened and talks about lack of a response on the Del Zotto hit.


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Videos- Ryan Johansen Hit On Marc-Edouard Vlasic And Joe Pavelski/Johansen Fight

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

The Sharks’ game against the Predators became testy after Marc-Edouard Vlasic was hit and knocked out of the game by Ryan Johansen in the third period. One fight and a handful of roughing penalties ensued before the Sharks finished off a 4-1 win....

Johansen said he was going after Pavelski after he felt the Sharks captain delivered a questionable hit in the Predators’ zone.

“I actually went at him because he hit me in the same spot, a blind side hit, boarding probably,” Johansen said. “So I just didn’t like the hit. I didn’t think anyone would come after me because it was a clean hit (on Vlasic), just unlucky.”...

Vlasic’s head appeared to make hard contact with the glass and he stayed on the ice on all fours for several moments before he was assisted off. He had 15:55 of ice time up until the time he was injured.

“I hope he’s OK, first of all. I totally thought it was clean. I would never, ever try and hit someone in a bad position,” Johansen said. “I felt like I was just getting body position on him, but I really hope he’s OK because you never want to see anybody go down.”


Below, watch the hit on Vlasic and the Pavelski/Johansen fight...

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Patrick Marleau Returns To San Jose Tonight

from Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com,

The tears have been forming for almost two decades.

Patrick Marleau will do everything in his power to keep them from trickling down his cheeks.

Easier said than done.

Marleau will make his highly anticipated hockey homecoming when his Toronto Maple Leafs visit the San Jose Sharks on Monday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCA, SNO, NHL.TV). The 38-year-old forward played the first 19 seasons of his NHL career in San Jose.

Marleau knows the Sharks will have some kind of in-game tribute for him. He doesn't know when it will take place or what it will be. But when that moment does come, with his wife and four sons among the family, friends and thousands of fans at SAP Center, he admits it will be difficult to hold back the emotions.

And the tears.

"I don't know how I'll react when it happens," Marleau said recently, fighting to find the right words. "Hopefully there is someone beside me making jokes or something. Keep things light."


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Video- No Goal Buffalo

You make the call...


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The New York Rangers Are Not A Good Team Right Now

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The Rangers are less than the sum of their parts. They look like a bad team and have looked like a bad team through sizable portions of nine of the 10 games they have played, the 2-0 victory over Montreal on Oct. 8 serving as the lone exception.

What’s more, they have often looked like a bad team getting bad goaltending. Henrik Lundqvist either surrendered two or three bad ones, depending on whether you think the goaltender should be held responsible for Logan Couture’s 50-footer that may have ticked off Chris Kreider at 1:56 of the first period.

There could be no arguments on the second goal that came from a weak-angle right-corner shot from Tim Heed at 12:45 of the first period or on Melker Karlsson’s 4-0 goal at 2:51 of the third after Lundqvist had been stripped by Couture trying to play a wraparound behind the net.

The Rangers may be shy some young talent after having traded away four consecutive first-rounders from 2013 through 2016 in attempts to win it all, but when you get nights on which your goaltender’s save percentage is under .900 — as in this one in which Lundqvist allowed four goals on 24 shots, and as in six of his nine starts, including three under .870 — even the most splendiferous young talent extant wouldn’t necessarily make a difference.


Highlights of the Rangers' 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks are below...

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The Buffalo Sabres Are Without A Win After Four Games

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

It's only mid-October but you can already feel the exasperation bubbling in the Buffalo Sabres' dressing room.

The Sabres don't have much going on right now in the wake of Thursday's 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks in SAP Center that opened their four-game road trip. They're 0-3-1, tied with Arizona for the worst record in the NHL and off to their worst start since 2013. They have nine goals in four games and three players have accounted for all of them.

"We've got to just figure a way to be sick of losing," said Jack Eichel. "I know I'm sick of losing. There's a lot of guys that are sick of losing. There's a difference between playing hard and playing hard and smart. We've got to execute our game all the way through the lineup, myself included."

There were no good-job, good-effort backslaps after this one even though the Sabres did substantially tidy things up on the defensive end. There was no epidemic of odd-man rushes like we saw in their previous two games. No breakdown of the power play to allow yet another backbreaking short-handed goal.


Highlights from the game are below...

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Is Joe Thornton A Fit For The New York Rangers?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Regarding the Rangers, whose logo could well be a question mark heading into Tuesday’s Game 4 of the season, at the Garden against the Blues:

1. It is a long way to the Feb. 26 trade deadline, 60 games through which the Blueshirts must navigate from here to there. But the inability of longshot 18-year-old Filip Chytil to materialize into a lighting-in-a-bottle find in the middle makes it very likely that general manager Jeff Gorton will be hunting for an upper-echelon veteran rental center as the season evolves.

And Joe Thornton fits the profile perfectly.

The Post has learned the Rangers and Thornton had several productive conversations during the 38-year-old center’s free-agency period last summer that extended into midday of July 1.


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Joel Ward Will Not Take A Knee

Legit concerns too.


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Are The San Jose Sharks A Playoff Team?

from Dieter Kurtenbach of the Mercury News,

Their era is nearing an end, as first signified by Marleau’s exit.

And yes, players like Vlasic (29), Logan Couture (28), defenseman Justin Braun (29), and goalie Martin Jones (age 28 season) are in those prime years, but that’s not a big enough group to overlook the overarching issue at hand.

The Sharks have a group of established, been-around-the-block players, and general manager Doug Wilson is keen to carry some young players that went deep in the playoffs last year with the team’s AHL affiliate on this year’s NHL roster.

Together, the veterans and the young players probably aren’t enough to make the playoffs, much less the Stanley Cup Final.


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