What the Sharks mean to me.

jessicarita

I was born and raised In San Jose, CA but it wasn’t until I moved to LA that I became a Sharks fan. I came up in a soccer family and I never understood the dedication my father had for his team, but when I found myself lonely in a city I was so new to, I turned to Hockey to feel some closeness to home. Now, 7 years later, I understand the conviction my father has. This game matters to me. It matters to me because it’s my home. I might be 383 miles away from the Shark Tank but those moments when I get to walk up those stairs to see a home game are never taken for granted.

I am and will forever be a San Jose Shark. 

misterjoobear

I watched my first Sharks game when I was one day old, my dad holding me in his arms and explaining each play to me. So many of my memories with my father involve hockey, from watching the Predator’s fans throw rats on the ice when they scored to watching Owen Nolan and Nabokov and SO many other great Sharks play games in the Tank. The Sharks are much more than just a hockey team; they are a catalyst in my relationship with my father and I. Something that we have always been able to bond over. Can’t wait for that cup to come to town. 

Regarding the other post.

What does/do the Sharks/hockey mean to you?
What have they done for you?
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Submissions

I’m pretty sure submissions are open on this blog.
And I know Emilia and I haven’t posted much, and nowhere near as much as we did during our hey day, but that’s what happens with becoming an adult, you end up with bigger issues to worry about.

But enough about us, 
I hope this turns out alright, but I want you folks to submit some stuff to the blog and if you want a “prompt”

What has hockey/the Sharks done for you?
Or what do they mean to you?
Submit it, we’ll post it.

-Gabe

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Things to know in case you plan on attending a game throughout the rest of the season.

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For those that plan on attending games throughout the rest of the season.

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Olympic Break

With a record of 37-16-6 or 37-22 if you want to simplify it.
Sharks have 80 points, five behind the Ducks for the division lead.

Definitely not a bad record..but being the ever critical fan I am, had the Sharks won a few games they let slip away, they very well could be in the division..even league lead right now.

But..80 points after 59 games..not bad.

Hard to believe there’s only 23 games left in the regular season.
Sharks would get on really good runs..then find themselves in a rough spot just as quickly..and yet they’ve managed to keep themselves right on Anaheim’s tail. So things aren’t terrible, that’s for sure.

Things to hope for?
Tomas Hertl hopefully making an appearance in the post-season because it looks unlikely he’ll be back for regular season business.

The return of the Dark Lord Demon Toe Raffi Torres.

And of course, Logan Couture.

I know there are few guys still hurt right now, but they’re still playing..or playing every now and then, so hopefully come playoff time they’re all patched up and more or less ready to go.

23 games left in the season.
Hopefully the Olympic break allows most of the team to rest and recuperate, and hopefully the guys out in Russia don’t get too banged up.

You can do it, boys.

-Gabe 

Joe Pavelski..now has a hat trick?…a natural hat trick at that..

This game..interesting.

Congrats, Pavelski

Stay

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Low Oil: Sharks 5 Oilers 1

From a rather terrible effort, to a much more solid one. Granted that it was against a lower ranked opponent, a solid effort is a solid effort. 

The Sharks closed out 2013 in a terrible fashion, with a humiliating 6-3 loss courtesy of the Anaheim Ducks, now the first game in 2014 the Sharks were looking to bounce back and they did just that.

Early in the first it seemed that both teams had little interest in the game at hand as both were skating slow and sloppily to pucks, before things finally picked up.  Brent Burns would take a simple pass from Pavelski and send it by Edmonton goaltender Devan Dubnyk to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead. Followed shortly after by a beautiful shot from Patrick Marleau, and the Sharks would take a 2-0 lead into the 2nd period.

The Sharks would strike quickly again in the 2nd period, as Bracken Kearns netted another goal, followed by Logan Couture with an incredible breakaway goal and suddenly the Sharks were up 4-0.
Nail Yakupov(Nail polish as we called him for a while) would score a nifty could him self, snagging the puck (pretty sure he did) then dropping it to himself, then scoring, then celebrating like he just won the game.

The third period would be capped off with a slap shot from Joe Pavelski which would give the Sharks a 5-1 lead. 
Definitely a strong rebound from their lousy effort back in Anaheim, and a good start to the new year.

Still plenty of work, and hockey to be done, but it’s looking better.
Final score
Oilers 1
Sharks 5

-Gabe

Looks like Patty was in a car accident. My heart skipped a beat or two when I saw this pop up, because I was thinking of the former Raider and other man that were killed in a car accident earlier.

I guess Patty’s ok, but no word on the other folks involved or full details of what happened.

I hope whoever was in the other car is alright. 

Scary stuff

Sharks win in Ottawa 5-2

Alex Stalock gets the win in his first NHL start. 38 saves.

Sharks offense shows that it still exists, even when shorthanded.

'Murican Boys leading the way today.

Sharks improve to 10-1-1 with 21 points. Still first in the Pacific.

What’s that arcade game, Whack A Gopher?
—Randy Hahn
Twitter folks

If Sharks hold on to win game.
And when Sharks ask for the headline to be tweeted.

"Stay Locked"

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Good goal, Sharks 5. Senators 2

Sharks with another slam dunk goal.
Pavelski, much like Wingels, had a nice open net and wasted no time putting it away.

11:30 left in 3rd

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