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  1. Should Bruins fans ‘thank’ Joe Thornton for their Stanley Cup win?

    Oct 22, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT

    Joe Thornton, Tim Thomas

    In an abstract and indirect way it helped open up money for the Bruins’ rebuild, but for the most part, the answer is “No.”

  2. Nicklas Lidstrom prepares for game 1,500 tonight

    Oct 22, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

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    Nicklas Lidstrom is scheduled to become the 14th player in NHL history to cross the 1,500 regular season games played mark tonight.

  3. Scorers who got rich thanks to Joe Thornton

    Oct 22, 2011, 12:30 AM EDT

    Jonathan Cheechoo, Joe Thornton

    Here’s a look at some of the forwards that Joe Thornton made rich in his first 1,000 NHL games.

  4. Joe Thornton will play game No. 1000 tonight, but tomorrow night would’ve been better

    Oct 21, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT

    Joe Thornton

    Tonight, Jumbo will become the 266th player in NHL history to break the 1000 games played plateau. But doing it tomorrow would’ve been cooler.

  5. Dave Bolland returns to frustrate Stars tonight

    Oct 8, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Four

    There’s good news for the Blackhawks and bad news for their star opponents: Dave Bolland should be back in the lineup tonight.

  6. 2011-2012 season preview: San Jose Sharks

    Oct 3, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Once again, the Sharks will battle among the league’s elite as they try to take the next step in their development. Back-to-back appearances in the Western Conference final have set the bar fairly high in the Bay Area; and they have a team that has the chance to fulfill the lofty expectations.

  7. NHL players react to Brendan Shanahan’s run of suspensions

    Sep 28, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    Brendan Shanahan

    Players and coaches shared mixed reactions to Brendan Shanahan’s first run of suspensions in the 2011 preseason.

  8. Blues announce that David Perron will return to team Monday

    Sep 25, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT

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    While he might not actually be ready to practice just yet, the Blues delivered great news today: David Perron will return to the team and hold a press conference on Monday.

  9. David Perron’s concussion issues will prevent him from starting training camp

    Aug 3, 2011, 5:27 PM EDT

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    David Perron

    David Perron’s continued recovery from a concussion suffered last November is going so slowly that he’s going to miss training camp with the Blues.

  10. San Jose’s new scoring lines could have heads spinning

    Jul 9, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    Martin Havalt

    With the moves the Sharks have made to shake things up, everyone’s getting a little dreamy about just how coach Todd McLellan will set up his lines.

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

    Jul 1, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

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

  12. 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)…

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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