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INSIDE SHARKS

November 21, 2011 Tweet Back in the 90’s I took on a second job to make ends meet for our family while my wife stayed home with our young children. Almost any kind of employment would have sufficed, but I … Continue reading

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Inside Sharks – Training Camp 2011

TweetThe teal-clad faithful arrived early last Saturday morning to welcome new and returning players to Sharks Ice as training camp officially got underway for the 2011-2012 NHL season. During the off-season, forwards Devin Setoguchi and Dany Heatley were dealt in … Continue reading

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Inside Sharks

June 4, 2011 Rush hour traffic on Guadalupe Parkway last Wednesday afternoon was very ordinary. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final had just gotten underway, but there was no buzz outside a dormant HP Pavilion as classic rock played … Continue reading

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Inside Sharks/Conference Final Preview

It may not have been the prettiest highlight goal of Marleau’s career, but perhaps none has ever offered more relief to the veteran forward. And more importantly, it held up as San Jose went on to win 3-2 and vanquish the Red Wings. Continue reading

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Inside Sharks/2nd Rd Playoff Preview

For the past two weeks, hockey fans have been treated to eight thrill-packed first-round playoff series’. Four of them went to seven games, and another two went six. Fourteen games were decided in overtime, two of them in Game 7. … Continue reading

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Is the NHL Point System Flawed ?

We’ve all heard the expression, “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.” That’s just fine if we’re talking about sportsmanship in general, but when it comes to the National Hockey League, how you win … Continue reading

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Inside Sharks/NHL Playoff Preview

It’s hard to believe that just a couple of short months ago, the Dallas Stars sat solidly atop the hotly contested Pacific Division and the San Jose Sharks were barely clinging to the final playoff spot heading into the All-Star … Continue reading

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Thanks, Coach – A Special Tribute

by Tom Walker In memory of Thomas Welles Gough; July 13th,1925 – March 23rd,2011 Coach Gough was born in Long Beach, California in 1925. Like everyone else in his generation, he grew up in a nation struggling through the Great … Continue reading

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Sharks Swimming Home

Inside Sharks by Tom Walker March 27, 2011 The San Jose Sharks have played ten games in the three weeks following the NHL trade deadline, which provides some opportunity to assess the subsequent performance of the squad since GM Doug … Continue reading

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BYU Honor Code & Brandon Davies

by Tom Walker March 13, 2011 American cultural schizophrenia is alive and well. When it comes to athletes and celebrities, we often turn a blind eye to behaviors we otherwise scorn and sometimes even punish under the law. Witness the … Continue reading

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