Brent “Chewbacca” Burns

The San Jose Sharks acquired Brent Burns in a trade with the Minnesota Wild. He instantly became a fan favorite. Burns is eccentric on and off the ice. He has a little shimmy routine when players have their warm up skates. When he first joined the Sharks he left his house which was referred to as “Burns Zoo” because of all of dogs, cats and reptiles mostly snakes. He is a huge animal guy and a huge supporter of the armed forces. He even said if he wasn’t a hockey player he would have joined the military. Continue reading

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Recent signings

The San Jose Sharks announced that the have signed Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi to new contracts on May 12th. Karlsson signed a three-year contract while Donskoi was signed to a two-year contract. Both players are in their twenties and have a lot to offer the team. Although both had a bit of a decline this a past season, they also suffered injuries that sidelined them for a bit. Continue reading

Sharks history 2005 – present

After hitting the 100 point mark and winning the division, the NHL had a lockout during the 2004-05 season. The players association and the league agreed on terms after a year and the regular season began again for the 2005-06 season. The Sharks found themselves in a hole which is when they traded for Joe Thornton. After that trade the Sharks have been consistently in the playoffs and even held the record for second longest streak at 10 times. Continue reading

Trophies

After the Stanley Cup playoffs are over the NHL hosts an award show.  They hand out trophies to individual players for outstanding performances during the regular season. They have different trophies for the different positions and even one for the head coaches. Obviously the ultimate trophy the teams want is the Stanley Cup but there are around fourteen other trophies. Continue reading

Zamboni’s

Frank J. Zamboni created the first ice-resurfacer, he originally was in the refrigeration business.  He created a plant for making ice blocks that could be used in refrigeration. As the demand for ice blocks fell, he looked for another way to capitalize on his expertise with ice.  In 1939, Zamboni created the Iceland Skating Rink in Paramount, California. The process to resurface the ice called for three or four workers scraping, washing, and squeegeeing the ice then adding a thin layer of water for fresh ice. This was a time consuming procedure and Zamboni wanted to find a more efficient way. Continue reading

“Jumbo” Joe Thornton

The San Jose Sharks acquired Joe Thornton in 2005 in the middle of the 2005-06 season which changed completely changed the organization in the long run. Joe Thornton was the 1st overall draft picked in his draft year with Patrick Marleau being the second.  The Sharks traded Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau, and Brad Stuart to the Boston Bruins for Thornton.  In the season he was traded he put up 125 points in 81 games with both teams and won the Art Ross Trophy, leagues tops scorer. Continue reading

Injured Plagued

The Sharks were eliminated from the first round of the 2017 season in six games by the Edmonton Oilers. After beating the Oilers 7-0 San Jose just did not look great in the final two games they played. They lost game six at home 3-1,  after a good run last year losing in the first round is very disappointing. The Sharks were looking to repeat the success of last year but unfortunately fell short. Continue reading