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Matthew_Taylor

  • joined Oct 15, 2008
  • last login Jul 01, 2014
  • posts 425
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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.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB San Francisco Giants
  • NBA Golden State Warriors
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • NCAAF USC Trojans
  • NCAAB Cal Poly-SLO Mustangs
  • NHL San Jose Sharks
  • Tennis Michael Chang
User Blog

Matt Hackett stuns Sharks in rookie debut

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Finish the story. The Sharks start strong, getting an early goal from Joe Pavelski just a minute into the game. Apparently firing on all cylinders, San Jose puts shot after shot on Minnesota,...

Sharks Gameday: Struggling defense gets tested further with Murray out

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A look at the Sharks defense, who will be playing without Douglas Murray tonight against Minnesota.

Second line reunites, gets right in 4-3 shootout win

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The Sharks still can't seem to kick those first period demons, although they somehow have been able to overcome them. For the fifteenth time in their twenty-two games this year, San Jose gave up...

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Sharks face Kings in a battle that's lost some shine

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Fear The Fin previews tonight's game between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.

Schneider steals a victory in San Jose; Sharks lose 3-2

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With two of the Western Conference's elite going head to head tonight, you would expect a tilt with plenty of skill and flash. With the recent history between the Sharks and Canucks, it was fair to...

Niemi shines as Sharks shut out Blackhawks

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An incredible performance by Antti Niemi seals a win for San Jose.

Marleau nets three as the Sharks beat the Avalanche 4-1

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Marleau and Thomas Greiss lead the Sharks to their second consecutive 4-1 win.

Sharks have a goalie conundrum on the horizon

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What are the Sharks to do when Antero Niittymaki comes back from injury? It's not an easy solution.

Marleau and Niemi spoil former Sharks' return, win 3-1

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Fear the Fin recaps tonight's skate between the Minnesota Wild and the San Jose Sharks.

Sharks learn from mistakes, trump Kings 4-2

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Fear the Fin recaps tonight's match between the Sharks and Kings.

Sharks face Penguins in a battle of normalized shooting percentages

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Joe Pavelski and James Neal, who have been roller coaster shooters over the past year or so, meet tonight when the Penguins visit the Sharks.

Sharks look for sixth straight win against Avery-less (but not for long) Rangers

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Sharks Gameday - Sharks face off against Rangers.

Sharks win 3-1 behind Pavelski and a milestone night for Thornton

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Fear the Fin recaps Tuesday night's game against the Nashville Predators.

Dan Ellis earns his paycheck, stops 41 shots for 3-2 win

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The Sharks have lost three in a row, and Fear the Fin recaps the latest head scratching defeat.

Gamethread: Anaheim Ducks @ San Jose Sharks

Duh na nuh na nuh na nuh na, Game Thread.

Sharks stumble against Blues, lose 4-2

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The Sharks wanted to get off to a good start this season after struggling through the first month of last year. A 6-3 drubbing against Phoenix in game one got them going in the right direction. T...

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Preview: Brad Winchester, Andrew Desjardins, and Andrew Murray (now with Jamie McGinn!)

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Fear the Fin previews the San Jose Sharks fourth line in preparation for the upcomming season.

Hockey Prospectus 2012 a good tool for hockey heads

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Recently, Plank and I were given a copy of Hockey Prospectus to peruse, abuse, and revuse. Review.  When I downloaded the book, I immediately flipped to the Sharks section. Initially, that's what...

Sharks trump Canucks 3-0 as youngsters fight for spots

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Thornton, Greiss and McGinn had impressive outings to keep the Sharks undefeated in five preseason games.

Tommy Wingels getting attention with scoring touch

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Once a darkhorse to crack the NHL roster, Tommy Wingels is making a case for himself with three goals in four preseason games.

McGinn looks to stick on new-look third line

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The Sharks head into the preseason with their third line mostly set, a line-up which includes Jamie McGinn. Fear the Fin chatted with McGinn about his upcoming season and this new opportunity.

Sharks core slowly changing

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While it may not happen officially for a few years, the core of the San Jose Sharks has begun to center around different players.

Cam MacIntyre hopes injuries are behind him

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Cam MacIntyre, a young forward who was injured most of last season, is looking to make this year's roster.

Kyle Wellwood still hoping to sign in San Jose

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Although other teams have shown interest, Kyle Wellwood is holding out for San Jose, even if that means he's currently without a contract.

Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment now Sharks Sports & Entertainment

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The Sharks parent company has rebranded to take advantage of the team's recognizeable brand.

Signs point to Sharks choosing not to retain Patrick White, instead will recieve compensation

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With the signing deadline come and gone, it looks like San Jose has chosen not to sign Patrick White.

Sharks deal with Wild again, nab James Sheppard

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The Sharks have made their third deal this offseason with the Wild, getting former first round pick James Sheppard for a third round pick in 2013.

Performance of young forwards crucial to Sharks' success

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Fear the Fin takes a look at Jamie McGinn and Torrey Mitchell, two young forwards who are crucial to San Jose's success next year.

Colin White signs one-year deal with San Jose

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Per David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News, defenseman Colin White has signed a one-year deal with the San Jose Sharks worth $1MM. White was recently bought out of his contract with the New Jersey Devils, but the 6'4, 225 lb defenseman still has plenty left in the tank at 33 years old. White will likely fit in on the bottom pairing. We will have more up on the signing later in the day.

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