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When I was 11, the San Jose Sharks made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. I started watching hockey. Since then, my life has been wasted in front of the television watching a little black dot go back and forth on the ice. Now I have the internet. I'm really screwed now.

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The Foundation Of The Los Angeles Kings Compared To The San Jose Sharks

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Is the balance of power in the Pacific Division shifting? Sure the LA Kings won the Stanley Cup, but are they going to start dominating the division? We look at what makes the roster tick and how...

San Jose Sharks 2011-12 Review, With A Look At The Roster And Potential Changes Next Season

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New contributor Rishi Narain breaks down the San Jose Sharks' 2011-12 season with an in-depth look at the roster and how it might be changing (or not changing) heading into next season.

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Banishing the Negativity Part 2: The Crunch Time Edition

As of this writing, the Sharks have 17 games left in their regular season, and there is a legitimate question as to whether there will even be 4 games beyond that. It's almost inconceivable that...

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The Penalty Kill: A Painful Look at the Suckitude

When the San Jose Sharks finished the 2010-2011 regular season with a 79.6% penalty kill percentage, and a 76.3% for the playoffs, it signaled major changes for the unit, which had been a...

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Fear The Fin: Night At the Pizza Place Episode IV, A New Hope, 12/17

Greetings Ladies and Gents, I've had some last minute family obligations come up, and will not be able to attend our first installment of FTF Pizza nights. However, I know several people expressed...

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FTF Night at the Pizza Place

Greetings fellow Fin-atics and Fin-addicts. Due to real life commitments, our benevolent blog overlords have been unable to plan the third annual FTF Night at the Tank. In related news, Plank's WoW...

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How the Sharks have scored their goals: a look at the 30 goals scored this season

The 2011-2012 campaign for the San Jose Sharks has reached the 10 game mark. And already, the team has seen a bit of everything. A dominating win against Phoenix that showed that the current squad...

Interesting article about the World Series, could be about the NHL

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Jeff Passan has generally given pretty fair and even handed coverage to every sport, so I found this article to be pretty interesting. I feel as though his message, "one day, just one day, watch one game" is the same rallying cry for me trying to convince people to watch hockey. It's also interesting given the NBA lockout. Everyone keeps saying that this will be the time the NHL really grows. I'm not sure I feel as though it NEEDS to do anything different. The NHL's core strength is local teams, and so long as fans in markets are invested in the game in large enough numbers, the league will be just fine. It has an entertaining product, and shouldn't worry about comparing itself to anyone else. Get fans in a seat, and let the game sell itself.

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Five Greatest Sharks to leave the team for a Stanley Cup

  As uncomfortable as it is to admit, even though they've been outscored by a healthy margin, the Vancouver Canucks may still yet win the Stanley Cup. If they do, former Sharks Christian Ehrhoff...

Live Blogging Elimination Tuesday, 4/26

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Three potential elimination games today, MTL/BOS, BUF/PHI and of course, CHI/VAN. Comment away here.

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An Unofficial Eulogy for the Anaheim Ducks

Rudy from BoC got tapped by Puck Daddy to Eulogize the Ducks. And I thought to myself, that's awesome! This'll be full of snark and humor and crude jokes! And then Rudy decided to get all serious...

NCAA Championship Game Open Thread

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All right all your roundball fans, get it out of your system before the big boys play.

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March OT Thread

Well, March Madness is in full swing. For starters (ha, see what I'm doing here), Antti Niemi got paid. And I mean paid. He's makin' it rain with a 4 year, $15.2M contract. It's so much money, that...

Manny Malhotra's Impact on the Canucks this season

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From Pass it to Bulis, via Puck Daddy. A stats based analysis of Manny Malhotra's impact on the Canucks' lineup this season. The conclusions: Manny has taken on many of the defensive burdens for the season, enabling the Sedin line and the Kesler line to have more offensive starts, and even somewhat sheltering them in terms of QComp. I was a huge fan of Manny while he was on the team, and was very sad to see him go. It's probably true that the emergence of Logan Couture make Manny expendable, but for right now, I have to think that if we had made Patty take a pay cut, or just not resigned him, we could have afforded Manny AND a Defensive upgrade. Imagine if Manny was on the team and providing a similar spark for the Thornton and Pavelski lines? With Couture in the mix, you have four legitimate centers, to say nothing of the contributions of guys like Nichol and Mitchell. Heatley-Thornton-Setoguchi Ferriero-Pavelski-Clowe Mitchell-Couture-McGinn Nichol-Malhotra-Mayers Boyle-Murray Volchenkov-Vlasic Wallin-Demers Oh what could have been...

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Banishing the Negativity: Believing harder for the rest of the season

The following post is written by me not as a moderator or anyone with any sort of position of authority here at Fear The Fin. These are my personal thoughts, opinions, viewpoints and feelings, and...

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November OT Thread

Happy All Saints Day all you Sinners out there. It's finally November. And you know what that means! Baseball! ...Wait, what? The World Series in November? What sort of nonsense is this? Next thing...

Very moving tribute to Pat Burns

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This article about the late great Pat Burns is probably the best tribute to the man I've read. It'll teach you about hockey, about Canadian culture, hell, about life. Definitely worth a read.

The effect of Shot Margins in the 2010 Season to date

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A fairly general discussion of shot margins in the season thus far. The key figure being as follows: "so far this season teams being outshot are a combined 112-73-24 while teams who outshoot the opposition in a game are 97-94-18." Interesting considering the discussions on the board the past few days.

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Let the Debate Begin: The Sharks Mt. Puckmore

[Editor's Note]: Elvis gets us rolling with a very good Fanpost on who should be placed on the San Jose Sharks Mt. Puckmore. Leave your thoughts in the comments. We all know Puck Daddy has been...

SENATORS RECALL CHEECHOO FROM BINGHAMPTON!!!

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I loathe the Sens, and I'm a bit of a Penguins fan, but I can sortuv cheer for Ottawa now.

Kesler signs 6 year extension with Canucks

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So much for my dream of putting Kesler and Pavelski on a Vengance Line for the Sharks...

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Behind the Numbers: A look at the season series between the Sharks and the Western Conference Playoff Teams

I did a bit of a breakdown looking for insights into strengths and weaknesses in the matchups between the Sharks and the various Western Conference Playoff Teams. This is intended as a companion to...

Fear the Fin, Live from Vancouver, Day 1. There are Canada jerseys, sweaters, sweatshirts, caps,...

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Fear the Fin, Live from Vancouver, Day 1. There are Canada jerseys, sweaters, sweatshirts, caps, hoodies and drunken renditions of the National Anthem EVERYWHERE. I'm somewhat intimidated, but I intend to hold my own for our boys tomorrow. GO USA!

Finland-Slovakia, Bronze Medal Game

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FTF's Vancouver Correspondent checking in from the Dragon Lounge in Downtown Vancouver. Is anyone around for this game? Gameday thread?

TORE'S HAMMER!

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Vikingstad is FTW!

Bob Gainey steps down as Montreal GM

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Who is going to trade for awful Glen Sather contracts now?

Olli Jokinen Trade on Hold

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Looks like I pulled an Eklund on this one. The Jokinen-Prust for Kotalik-Higgins trade is not final yet. Jokinen and Prust are expected to be on the Flames roster for the game today. It's unclear what happens to Kotalik, who was either told to return to NY or remained behind on the Rangers' current 3 game road trip pending a trade. Stay tuned.

Dan Boyle on After Hours from Hockey Night in Canada

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Dan Boyle on After Hours from Hockey Night in Canada

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Olympic Rosters: The Salary Cap Edition

Happy New Year hockey fans! Today, the US announced its Men's Olympic Hockey roster, meaning that all the contenders for medals at the 2010 Vancouver games will be announced. These games have been...

Credit to idunno723 for finding this gem.

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http://www.svse.net/holidays2009/

Credit to idunno723 for finding this gem.

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