Nicholas Goss, NESN --- (Matt) Cooke’s history of dirty hits, fines and suspensions has made him one of the most hated players in the league among fans. San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres, who also has multiple suspensions on his NHL resume, doesn’t like all the criticism Cooke has received since Monday’s incident. “I think he’s done a heck of a job the last couple of seasons to re-establish his game,” Torres said.r/
Tuesday, per ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun. “But with the media getting involved and especially social media, they make him out to be a serial killer. It’s kind of painful when you have to read that kind of stuff. I’m sure his family and close friends have to read that kind of stuff.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
I find this quote by Sharks forward Raffi Torres to be interesting. Torres much like Cooke has cleaned up his act and has been a major contributor to the San Jose Sharks.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
L.A. Kings forward Mike Richards spears San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture in the mid-section.
14:44 LAK Mike Richards Spearing - double minor - 4 min against Logan Couture
Monday, April 14, 2014
Zach Hawkins has made his predictions for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, here's mine. Feel free to chime in with your picks.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Last night, San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels fell victim to the infamous intent to blow the whistle by the referee call. In my opinion, this is a horrible call. Looks like it should have been a goal.
Situation Room Blog --- At 9:37 of the first period in the Toronto Maple Leafs/San Jose Sharks game, the Situation Room initiated a video review because the puck entered the Toronto net. The referee informed the Situation Room that he was in the process of blowing his whistle to stop play while the puck was under James Reimer's body in the crease. According to Rule 78.5, apparent goals shall be disallowed "when the Referee deems the play has been stopped, even if he had not physically had the opportunity to stop play by blowing his whistle." This is not a reviewable play therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no goal San Jose.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
|Centres Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks and Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks face-off during a game on December 16, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
ForwardsJamie Benn, Dallas Stars
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Jeff Cater, L.A. Kings
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh Penguins – Ferris State
Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks
Rich Nash, New York Rangers
Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks
Patrick Sharp, Tampa Bay Lightning – Vermont Catamounts
John Travares, New York Islanders
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks – North Dakota
DefensemanJay Bouwmeester, St Louis Blues
Drew Doughty, L.A. Kings
Dan Hamhuis, Vancouver Canucks
Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks – Michigan State University
Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues
P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens
Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks
Shea Weber, Nashville Predators
GoaltendersRoberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
Mike Smith, Phoenix Coyotes
Snubs from Team Canada – Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning, Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks, Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes, Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers, Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks - Miami University
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Update: The NHL has thrown the book at Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton for his attack on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik.
According to Darren Dreger of TSN, Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton is suspended 15-games for his attack on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik. That means that Thornton will not be eligible to return to the ice until January 11, 2014 against the San Jose Sharks. Developing.
Thornton gets 15 games. #TSN
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) December 14, 2013
Chiarelli: "We respect the process including the ability to attend and present our case in person. At this time, we will decline comment..."
— Bruins Daily (@BruinsDaily) December 14, 2013
Boston Bruins issue statements regarding the suspension of Shawn Thornton. Read: http://t.co/s7xLfTAG57 ^BB
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 14, 2013
Via a team press release, Shawn Thornton says he'll discuss suspension with team, NHLPA and his reps, will address publicly after that.
— Matt Pepin (@mattpep15) December 14, 2013
- Doesn't look good for Shawn Thornton (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
- Throw the Book at Shawn Thornton (thehockeywriters.com)
- Settling the Debate: Thornton Hit Worse Than Neal Knee (thehockeywriters.com)
- The Character Assassination of Brooks Orpik (thehockeywriters.com)
- VIDEO: Loui Eriksson concussed after hit from Brooks Orpik: Shawn Thornton Attacks Orpik (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
Thursday, December 12, 2013
This is a bad call, actually it's pathetic, as Wild tough guy Zenon Konopka was given a double minor for high sticking. You can see by the GIF that Konokpa never touched Jason Demers. The Sharks scored on the power play. You can bet that the Wild GM might be giving the NHL front office a call tomorrow. s/t CJZERO
@blldgshockey11 Nope, not at all
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 13, 2013
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
s/t Duck Daddy. Check this out, the San Jose Sharks got hosed last night, it appears that the Sharks did in fact score the game-winning goal. I am surprised that this wasn't reviewed by the war room in Toronto. The Buffalo Sabres would go on to win the game in a shootout, that was only the third win of the season for the Buffalo Sabres.
I know NHL is going to get destroyed for no-goal in SJ, but neither broadcast had it quickly and BUF's didn't show it at all. If ref says...
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 6, 2013
no-goal on-ice, I'm not sure how that one is getting caught. Not a great moment...but I can see how it happens. Ugh.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 6, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
In my opinion, this suspension isn't long enough. I would have liked to have seen Maxim Lapierre get a longer suspension. When are the players going to learn, you can't make these hits? Someone is going to get killed on the ice.
- Blues Rat Maxim Lapierre suspended indefinitely for dirty hit on Dan Boyle (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
Friday, October 11, 2013
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler, a repeat offender was given a Shannaban for this dirty and bush league hit on Sharks forward Tomas Hertl, who's taken the NHL by storm with his play so far this season. Hertl has scored (6g-1a--7pts) in four games this season and scored four goals in one game against the New York Rangers. My question is; did Edler target Hertl to make a point, or is Edler just a just a dirty player that finally got burned for making a dirty hit? Thoughts?
NEW YORK – Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl during NHL Game No. 56 in Vancouver on Thursday, October 10, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
Edler is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and based on his average annual salary, he will forfeit $182,926.83. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 19:46 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Brad Stuart has been suspended by the NHL for three games for this hit on Rick Nash. I think it's the right call in this situation. Thoughts on this hit? Do you think the suspension is excessive?
- NHL Hockey: Brad Stuart has hearing for hit on Rick Nash (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
- Rangers await ruling on Brad Stuart's hit on Rick Nash (newsday.com)
Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart has a hearing for his brutal, dirty, and unneeded hit on Rick Nash. These are the kinds of hits that the NHL is trying to ban from the game of hockey. Also, Nash was suffering from headaches after the game. Again, there are some people that are appalled by fighting in the NHL, I am appalled by these types of hits.
NHL.COM -- San Jose Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart will have a hearing Wednesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an incident during a game Tuesday night against the New York Rangers at SAP Center.Here's my question; do you think that Stuart will be suspended for this hit? If so, how many games? I think this is going to be a 2-3 game ban.
At 2:32 of the first period, Stuart was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing after a hit on New York forward Rick Nash.
Nash played several more shifts in the first period, but did not return after the first intermission.Rick
The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: illegal check to the head. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.
San Jose won the game, 9-2
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Hey @SanJoseSharks, thoughts on changing your name to the San Jose #Sharknados?
— ESPN (@espn) July 12, 2013
Check out this exchange on Twitter... I couldn't agree more, show more hockey highlights on ESPN. How about show some hockey. I rarely if ever watch ESPN, unless it's for the NCAA Hockey playoffs, NFL Football, or for an occasional FCS football game. That's it.
Hey @espn, thoughts on showing more hockey highlights?
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 12, 2013
Sunday, June 30, 2013
@KThomps48 @AnaheimDucks welcome to the organization man.
— Bobby Ryan (@b_ryan9) July 1, 2013
Here are some of today's tweets from the future UND hockey players that were drafted in the 2013 NHL entry draft....
@wmurphy93 congrats man!
— Tucker Poolman (@PuckerToolman) July 1, 2013
Today, was a good day for the UND hockey program as future forwards Adam Tambellini, Luke Johnson and Wade Murphy, in addition, defensemen Keaton Thompson, Tucker Poolman and Gage Ausmus, were all drafted in today’s 2013 NHL entry draft that held in Newark, New Jersey
Honoured to be picked by the @PredsNHL thanks to everyone who has helped me in life and especially my dad whos always been there for me
— Wade Murphy (@wmurphy93) July 1, 2013
. @wmurphy93 needs some Smashville followers!
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) July 1, 2013
Very humbled to be apart of the cup champs @NHLBlackhawks thanks to everyone who has supported me over the years. The work starts now..
— Luke Johnson (@LJohns7) July 1, 2013
With the 151st pick, #SharksDraft defenseman Gage Ausmus from USA U-18 (USHL)
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 1, 2013
Proud to be apart of the @SanJoseSharks organizations #greatoppurtunities
— Gage Ausmus (@Gausmus47) July 1, 2013
The #NYR select forward Adam Tambellini from Surrey of BCHL with 65th overall pick
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) June 30, 2013
Sunday, June 02, 2013
I have a feeling a lot of people will be framing this one twitter.com/HawksTalkCSN/s…
— Blackhawks Talk (@HawksTalkCSN) June 3, 2013
Here are some interesting pictures that were posted on twitter right after the game. This has been an interesting and intense series so far, very rough and very hard hitting. Tonight, there were 82 hits in this game, with L.A. dishing out 46 hits.
You know your favorite hockey team is screwed when Jon Toews is smiling. twitter.com/theroyalhalf/s…
— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) June 3, 2013
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Some Vancouver Canucks fan that posts videos under the name MAKAVELI posted a couple of these spoofs directed towards the Boston Bruins on YouTube.com this the same guy that came up with the Embellishment City Video as well. His latest video is kind of funny as well, Diver vs. Diver. These videos are semi entertaining.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Wow! Looks like a blown call that went in the San Jose Sharks favor. I am not a fan of either team, but I want to see the games called correctly. It appears that Dustin Penner had scored a goal.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I said this the other day. --> I don't know... Raffi Torres doesn't leave his feet, he keeps his elbow in and he attempts to hit him in the torso, I think this call is based on reputation. Just for the record, I am not a Sharks fan by any stretch, I think the Chris Kelly elbow on James van Riemsdyk was worse and there wasn't a suspension for that hit. I am not saying that Torres doesn't deserve a suspension, he does, but in this case I think the league is piling on and is going to make an example out of Torres like they did with Matt Cooke.
I am going to stand by these comments. Raffi Torres is a reckless player, but he has cleaned up his act, a bit this year. I don't think that this hit is worthy of a 4-6 game suspension. This hit is worthy of a suspension. But whatever.
I am going to pose a question; what if this was the Kings Dustin Brown laying this hit on the Sharks Patrick Marleau or Joe Pavelski, how long of a suspension would he get for the same hit? Has he not made some of the same kinds of plays only to escape suspension? Thoughts?
Monday, May 06, 2013
"Whether you think we’re embellishers or not doesn’t take away the fact those 2 guys are doing it as well. Forget about the past." - Bieksa
— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) May 6, 2013
This is funny stuff... apparently, Vancouver Canucks Defenseman Kevin Bieksa is accusing the San Jose Sharks of embellishing and head snapping. You can't make this stuff up. Seriously! This is coming from a guy that has on it's team roster such clownish buffoons as Alex Burrows, and Maxim Lapierre, two of the biggest frauds in the NHL. I don't know how he can say this with a straight face. Let's not forget that this is the roster that also includes accomplished divers Henrick and Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kessler, evidence included below. This is way too funny. Maybe Bieksa should worry about his own team first.
More Bieksa: “Those are 2 Canadian guys who are supposed to be playing the game with integrity. Maybe our team has to do more of that.”
— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) May 6, 2013
(This stuff is gold.) Bieksa: “Couture has been snapping his head back. This isn’t my opinion. The evidence is in the video.”
— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) May 6, 2013