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Do the Sharks have enough goalies?

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I came across a poll somewhere, maybe on CSN, asking fans how they thought the Sharks look now, you know, what we think the team could still improve.  One of the options was goaltending.  Most fans chose depth forwards.  Seems reasonable.

Seeing that goaltending option got me thinking.  In theory, the team is pretty well set there.  In theory, Niittymaki should be able to play enough games so Niemi doesn’t play as many as last year.  Like, 30+ would be nice.

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  Tags: antero+niittymaki, antti+niemi, goalie, thomas+greiss

Sharks: Captain’s Practice, Etc

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I took a little tour of South Bay ice rinks this morning into afternoon.  Despite being on the wrong side of the Bay for convenience, I found what I was looking for.  A tour was not what I had planned, it just worked out that way and it’s how I trick myself into driving all over hell and gone.

The skate was a little late getting started at Sharks Ice, which gave me time to wonder if, even after so many trips to this rink, I was wrong about where the unofficial optional and coachless practice-like activity would be taking place.  I had the trusty tweet from David Pollak telling me it was to be in the south rink but the rinks are not labeled.

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Sharks Sign Two Goaltenders

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has re-signed Group II restricted free agent goaltender Thomas Greiss to a two-year contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Greiss, 23, appeared in 57 games for the Worcester Sharks (AHL) during the 2008-09 regular season. He posted club records for wins (30-24-2 record) and goals-against average (2.47) along with a .907 save percentage and one shutout.  He also set a Worcester franchise record making 16 straight starts (1.90 goals against average).

“After a tremendous season in Worcester and an outstanding playoffs, we are excited to have Thomas under contract for the next two seasons,” said Wilson.  “His development towards becoming an NHL goaltender has continued to progress.  We were very impressed with the work ethic and dedication he has put forth and the results have shown in his play.”

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has signed Group III unrestricted free agent goaltender Henrik Karlsson to a one-year contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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