A hat trick for 19-year-old rookie Tomas Hertl wasn’t enough. He decided to go for a fourth one and it was a beauty.
That was one of the dirtiest goals I have ever seen. For a rookie with that much swag to pull off a move like that, it’s something to cherish.
It’s like a mic drop during a battle rap. How can you continue playing after that kind of a goal? And that just was the topping on the cake for a dominating performance by the Sharks that night.
Filthy. Dirty. Just wrong. Beautiful.
Back in 2012, the Detroit Red Wings wore white at home and I got real excited. This was the first time in almost a decade that the home team wore white for a home game. The switch the the colored jerseys a decade ago was an attempt to enhance potential merchandising sales for jerseys but numerous NHL fans have been desiring for a return of the white jerseys.
Last night, the Sharks hosted the Canucks for an exhibition game and the Sharks wore their white jerseys. A part of me was really excited to see this, but I knew I had to be cautious.
The previous home exhibition game for the Sharks came three days earlier and they wore their teal jerseys. Was this white jersey just a one-time thing? If the Sharks were going with white at home, then why did they wear teal in their last game?
I’ve wondered about the possibility of the NHL having an outdoor game in the Bay Area. The perfect venue would be AT&T Park and now there is a chance it can come real soon.
The popularity of hockey is growing in California and this would be nothing but beneficial for the league and fans in California. The only concern is whether not it will be successful.
As the outdoor game will be played in Southern California this year, that will be the first testing point for having an outdoor game in California. If this goes well, then it will absolutely open the door for it to happen in the Bay Area. Let’s make it happen!
The San Jose Sharks made some minor changes to their uniform set. In fact, the changes may be minor, yet they make a huge difference.
As you can see by the slideshow, the Sharks look to be emphasizing more on teal and less on the orange. It has been said around the uniform community that orange is a nice color for the team, but should be kept at a minimum.
Now that we’ve seen these minor tweaks, it’s time to break down the uniform, starting from the top of the jersey.
Did you catch this one?
It looks like the black shoulder yoke is no longer part of the team’s home design. Part of Reebok’s design template, the Sharks appear now to not want any part of it. Or maybe this is an entirely new template since they want to take the same fabric and design of the black armor set.
Did you catch it?
The Sharks just unveiled their second teaser and this one is a glimpse at the numerals on the jersey. It shows that the orange outline from the original set has been eliminated.
This is a good sign as the first teaser shows that orange isn’t as prevalent in the uniform. We’ll see the full set later this week.
I wonder what’s next.
The San Jose Sharks were expected to make changes to their home and road uniforms. What kind of changes, we don’t know. Were they going to eliminate orange? Were they going for a minor overhaul or something very small?
They tweeted this video and it appears to be a quick sneak of what the new jersey would look like for their home set.
It’s hard to tell, but it shows that orange is still in the team’s identity. That could be the hem or possibly on the sleeve.
What do you think?
I’ve been a fan of Joe Pavelski since his rookie year. He was the guy I cheered for. It was easy to cheer for Patrick Marleau at the time because he was the big name, but little Joe Pavelski was my guy.
Several years ago I bought a Pavelski shirsey (shirt jersey) during a Black Friday sale. It was the black version and since then. I have been wearing to every single Sharks event that I’ve attended. This five-year contract extension means I get to have a relevant shirt for at least that time.
With the Sharks rumored to change up their home and road sets, the black thirds are expected to remain unchanged. With that knowledge, I am so glad to have a relevant shirsey. And onto the fact that Pavelski is the future of the team, I am happy with this. I am hoping that the team can still put together a winning squad and one day win the Cup.
Joe Pavelski is sticking around a while.
It’s as bad as it looks.
I didn’t watch Sharknado last night, but I will later on. In fact, it was so popular Twitter blew up about it. Everybody started joking about the movie and how bad it was.
ESPN decided to poke fun at the name and ask the Sharks a question about it. As you can see, it didn’t turn out very well. Instead of a playful response from the San Jose Sharks, they instead publicly called out ESPN for their lack of NHL coverage.
I’m pretty sure all NHL teams feel that they are not getting much respect by ESPN and what turned out to be an innocent joke now has the Sharks publicly trolling ESPN and their ways. This probably doesn’t help the NHL’s coverage by ESPN, but hey, that’s what bad movies will do to you. It’ll make you trolls online.
And of course, the Dallas Stars are on board.
The St. Louis Blues on the other hand, don’t get it.
This photo stinks.
I had only gone to Staples Center once prior and it was also a Sharks-Kings game. Of course, that time the game was in December so it was different and it was three years ago before the Kings became the Kings of hockey. The game tonight was Game 7. It was one of the best seven-game series hockey had to offer in recent years. This was what great hockey was about.
Knowing the Sharks, this season was going to be a struggle and this series wasn’t going to be easy. The Sharks were still trying to find their own identity. But as they tried to do so in this shortened season, they also had to win an important playoff game. It was a tough journey.
I could easily just say that Jonathan Quick was too good, but I won’t. He was good. But the Sharks didn’t challenge him enough. The shots on goal were too easy most times. Credit to the Kings for keeping the area in front of the net congested, but there were numerous times where the Sharks just didn’t give Quick a challenge.