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Matt is a commercial real estate professional in the Silicon Valley with a background in economics and financial analysis. He was born and raised in San Jose, leaving only shortly to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

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  • NCAAF USC Trojans
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  • NHL San Jose Sharks
  • Tennis Michael Chang
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Sharks win game four, head back to LA

The Sharks in the first period. Wow... just... wow. Have you ever seen a more dominant performance in a period? Well, um, until the Kings in the third. Yes, the Sharks almost let this one get...

Sharks looking for a win headed into game four

San Jose looks to even the series by holding serve on home ice for the second straight game.

Sharks prepared to take series stranglehold

Behind strong play by Patrick Marleau and Antti Niemi, San Jose has the chance to move one game closer to a first round win after taking two in Vancouver.

Torres, Niemi, Marleau lead Sharks to 2-0 lead

The San Jose Sharks took a two game series lead with some late game heroics.

Thoughts _ and _ Things

The great Matt_Taylor makes his triumphant_return to FTF (part_time).

HELP TCY - It’s the carpenter who blames his shoddy - [BLEEP]

All, Long time no talk from me, but I thought I would return to my friends at FTF for a little help on a project. Most of you here, I believe, have at least some love for Arrested Development. I...

Buccigross says Dan Boyle for Marian Gaborik almost happened


This morning on Twitter, ESPN anchor and NHL writer John Buccigross stated that a Dan Boyle for Marian Gaborik trade almost happened. In follow-up discussions, he stated that the deal killer was Gaborik's shoulder surgery, which he underwent on June 1st. The injury will sideline him up to six months. Marian Gaborik has two years left on the five year, $7.5 AAV deal he signed with the New York Rangers that started in the 2009-2010 season. Dan Boyle has two years left on his $6.66 AAV deal. Boyle's deal includes a limited no-trade clause, which came into effect on June 30th, 2012. His NTC stipulates that he can choose 8 teams that he will not accept a trade to, which gives the Sharks flexibility in negotiations. Remember, Buccigross has been wrong before, most notably in the Marleau to the Kings fiasco of 2009. Still, it's an interesting tidbit of information and Buccigross definitely has the credentials that you have to at least raise your eyebrows. If the Sharks are indeed shopping Boyle, or even listening to offers, it could significantly alter the look of the team next year.

Season Review: Andrew Desjardins


Fear the Fin starts season end player evaluations with Andrew Desjardins

Sharks Playoff Gameday: When their best is better than your best


@ 4:30 PST Series Blues lead 3-1 Series Preview - Game One Game Two - Game Three - Game Four Television CSN-CA, NBC Sports Net Radio 98.5...

Additional takeaways from last night's win


Fear the Fin looks at some of the positives from a big win in St. Louis.

Havlat and Niemi shine brightest in series opening win


If there are two moves that Doug Wilson has been criticized most for, they would be the additions of Martin Havlat and Antti Niemi. Wilson looks like a smart man right now. Havlat scored the series...

Fourth-line storylines included in first-round matchup


How has the Desjardins/Nichol decision worked out for the San Jose Sharks? FTF investigates.

Niemi, new acquisitions crucial in Sharks 5-2 stomp of Dallas


It's been a long road to get here, and it's been a bumpy road at times. But tonight, in a game that the Sharks almost had to have, they turned in one of their most complete games of the season,...

Sharks inconsistent season comes down to four game stretch


Preview of the San Jose Sharks crucial matchup against the Dallas Stars on March 31, 2012.

Sharks playoff chances take a huge blow in 2-0 loss to Phoenix


Mike Smith shut-out the San Jose Sharks for the third time this year, becoming the only goalie in history to accomplish that feat, and sent the Sharks spiraling into 9th in the division. It's...

The sound of silence....


@ 7:30 PST 42-27-3, 87 points 36-27-10, 82 points 2nd in Eastern Conference 10th in Western Conference Television CSN-CA ...

Marty Havlat's healthy... could it really be that simple?


@ 7:00 PST 30-32-11, 71 points 36-25-10, 82 points 12th in Western Conference 9th in Western Conference Television CSN-CA Radio 98.5 KFOX, S...

Sharks slide over, but for how long?


@ 6:30 PST 34-25-9, 77 points 32-25-12, 76 points 9th in Western Conference 10th in Western Conference Television CSN-CA ...


Gameday Thread: Sharks @ Oilers

Hang on to something...

Sharks scratching heads as they try to claw for wins


@ 6:30 PST 33-25-9, 75 points 26-35-7, 59 points 10th in Western Conference 14th in Western Conference Television CSN-CA (HD) Radio 98.5 KFOX, S...

Sharks lose in unfitting fashion, fall 3-2 in the shootout


As old as the company line might be getting, the Sharks advanced numbers show that they are a much better team than the record indicates. Unfortunately, again, those numbers meant little in the...

Daniel Winnik, Antti Niemi instrumental in 1-0 win


Newcomers breath life into a struggling Sharks team and the franchise netminder comes up huge to stop a potent offense


Gameday Thread: Flyers @ Sharks

Todd McLellan is out with concussion like symptoms, Douglas Murray is out, Moore is also out and Couture is out as well according to rinkside reporter Jason Plank, but the newest Sharks are ready...


Why not A. Korolyuk

With the trade deadline approaching I was wondering why there hasnt been any mention of the possibility of bringing back A. Korolyuk to the organization. He is 36 years old so definitely not past...


Gameday Thread: Sharks @ Wild

If any Sharks trades happen during the game, I'll update this thread with links.

Sharks try to gain foothold against struggling Wild


@ 3:00 PST 32-21-7, 71 points 27-25-9, 63 points Oh man oh man oh man in Western Conference 12th in Western Conference Television CSN Radio 98.5...


Gamethread: Sharks @ Jackets

Simply pretend I linked you to the relevant news of the day.

Skidding Sharks try to stabilize against Columbus


@ 4:00 PST 31-19-7, 69 points 17-35-7, 41 points 3rd in Western Conference 16th in Western Conference Television CSN-CA Radio 98.5 KFOX, ...

Sharks battle hard, fall short against Detroit


Say what you will about the slumping Sharks right now, but you can't call their commitment level into question. Joe Pavelski, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Colin White all took injuries blocking shots,...


Gameday Thread: Sharks @ Wings

It's 8:30. You really think I had time to gather links? Enjoy the game.

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