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  1. Fun-killers: Four players who could have made today’s free agent frenzy more exciting

    Jul 1, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    charaandbergerongetty

    Today’s free agent frenzy should be fun, but what if Zdeno Chara, Joe Thornton, Alex Semin and Patrice Bergeron were available?

  2. 2011 Draft Profile: Sean Couturier

    Jun 24, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    2011 IIHF World U20 Championship - Day Four

    Sean Couturier is a big body center who has excellent vision and hands. He’s responsible in his own zone, can grind with the best of them, and is one of the best face-off guys in this year’s draft. If this were the pre-lockout NHL, scouts would be drooling all over him (more than they are)…

  3. Could Roberto Luongo match Dirk Nowitzki, eliminate two ‘choker’ labels in two nights?

    Jun 13, 2011, 2:56 PM EDT

    NBA Finals Mavericks Heat Basketball

    There are a ton of differences between Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo and Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki, but Luongo could follow in Dirk’s footsteps by shedding an antiquated “choker” label one night after the German basketball star did the same.

  4. Your requisite San Jose Sharks playoff injuries post

    May 26, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

    Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley

    With the Sharks out of the playoffs, we now know the injuries that Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, Ryane Clowe and Jason Demers dealt with. Win or lose, it validates the impression that hockey players are tough.

  5. What Went Wrong: San Jose Sharks

    May 25, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT

    Antti Niemi, Roberto Luongo

    Another year and another loss in the Western Conference finals for the Sharks. What went wrong? You mean stuff other than the Sedins, right? There’s a couple things.

  6. Five Thoughts: Canucks get all the puck luck while Sharks shake off “choker” label

    May 25, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Last night’s Game 5 series clincher by Vancouver gives us the chance to look back on the performances (or lack there of) from Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler, Joe Thornton, and Dany Heatley.

  7. Joe Thornton will be in the Sharks lineup in Game 5, but he can’t win it alone

    May 24, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v San Jose Sharks - Game Four

    Even with Joe Thornton in the lineup for Game 5, it’s clear that other Sharks players must step up to keep their hopes alive.

  8. Sharks coach Todd McLellan expects Joe Thornton to play Game 5

    May 23, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT

    Joe Thornton

    While Joe Thornton declared that he was going to play Game 5 no matter what, now his coach is expecting him to suit up as well.

  9. Five Thoughts: Sharks defensive issues as well as Dany Heatley’s disappearance

    May 23, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v San Jose Sharks - Game Four

    Five thoughts today looks through the job the Sedins are doing to take advantage of a weaker defense while we wonder aloud about where in the world has Dany Heatley been.

  10. Joe Thornton says he’s “100 percent” and playing in Game 5

    May 23, 2011, 1:53 AM EDT

    Joe Thornton

    While the Sharks have no official update on Joe Thornton’s condition after getting banged up thanks to a hit from Raffi Torres, Thornton’s playing doctor for himself.

  11. Joe Thornton’s status in doubt after a wicked hit from Raffi Torres

    May 22, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Joe Thornton, Alex Burrows

    The Sharks may be without captain Joe Thornton for Game 5 on Tuesday after he was knocked out of today’s Game 4 loss by Raffi Torres after a wicked hit in the third period.

  12. Special teams makes the difference for Canucks; Vancouver takes 4-2 win and 3-1 series lead

    May 22, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT

    Alex Burrows, Antti Niemi

    The Sharks and Canucks switched roles from Game 3 to Game 4, as special teams fueled Vancouver’s 4-2 win. San Jose finds themselves down 3-1 in the series with their captain Joe Thornton’s health in question.

  13. NHL Extra: Watch Canucks-Sharks Game 4 with PHT

    May 22, 2011, 2:55 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v San Jose Sharks - Game Three

    Want to join us to watch Game 4 between San Jose and Vancouver from HP Pavilion in San Jose? Sure you do and we’ll provide the snark for free.

  14. Has Joe Thornton really ever been a ‘choker’ since he came to San Jose?

    May 22, 2011, 12:10 AM EDT

    Joe Thornton

    One of the biggest stories of the playoffs has been Joe Thornton’s supposed transformation into a true playoff performer. Yet if you look at his numbers with San Jose, the change hasn’t been as drastic as many believe.

  15. Five Thoughts: Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton are shaking off preconceived notions

    May 21, 2011, 9:18 AM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v San Jose Sharks - Game Three

    It might be the day of rapture, but we’re soldiering ahead and giving you five thoughts on last night’s Game 3 from the Western Conference finals highlighting Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, and Kevin Bieksa among others.

  16. Canucks embarrass Sharks 7-3 to take 2-0 series lead

    May 19, 2011, 1:04 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Two

    Vancouver dominated in Game 2 earning a 7-3 win over a Sharks team that looked slow, frustrated, and dumb all at once.

  17. Joe Thornton challenged Ryan Kesler to a fight during opening faceoff of Game 1

    May 17, 2011, 9:26 PM EDT

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    It might seem odd that Joe Thornton asked Ryan Kesler to drop the gloves during the first puck drop of Game 1, but this post reveals that Jumbo Joe has done that before.

  18. Five Thoughts: Breaking down some goodies from Canucks-Sharks Game 1

    May 16, 2011, 12:03 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

    We’ve got some thoughts on sagging third period efforts, diving, and the Sedins getting the breakout game they needed right off the bat.

  19. Canucks dominate third period, take 1-0 series lead over Sharks with 3-2 win

    May 15, 2011, 11:30 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

    The Canucks wore down the Sharks in the third period to take a 3-2 win and 1-0 series lead. This post recaps that exciting game.

  20. Five players with most to prove in Western Conference finals

    May 15, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT

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    Roberto Luongo

    With the Western Conference finals kicking off tonight featuring a pair of teams with players that have a lot to prove, there are five that have a lot more pressure to win than the others.

  21. PHT Predicts the Western Conference finals

    May 14, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks

    While we’re in the predicting mood, PHT takes a look at what we think shakes loose in the Western Conference finals between Vancouver and San Jose.

  22. Five Thoughts: Sharks and Red Wings provide a Game 7 for the ages

    May 13, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton

    Last night’s Game 7 gave us more than a few thoughts about what’s going on including takes on Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, Antti Niemi, and Jimmy Howard.

  23. Poll: Who will win the Stanley Cup now?

    May 13, 2011, 1:45 AM EDT

    Canucks Practice

    Now that we’re down to the Conference finals in the East and West, we want to know… Who do you have winning it all now?

  24. Sharks hang on in a classic Game 7, beat Red Wings 3-2 and move on to West finals

    May 13, 2011, 1:21 AM EDT

    Joe Thornton

    A classic series ends in a classic Game 7 that sees the Sharks hang on to beat the Red Wings and move on to the Western Conference finals.

  25. The greatest Game 7 heroes in NHL history (and who might become one tonight)

    May 12, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

    Pavel Datsyuk, Joe Pavelski

    Some of the game’s greatest (and least expected) players came up big in Game 7s. Who might do so for Detroit or San Jose tonight?

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