Sharks apparently going to wear inaugural season throwbacks according to leak

The Sharks’ inaugural uniform set was really good. In fact, it was so good I kind of wish they were around. Well, it looks like they could be coming back according to this leak.

Aside from the collar with the league logo, it looks nearly exactly like what they wore back then.

As the Sharks are celebrating their 25th year in the league, something like this makes sense and it works out real well. Good job, Sharks.

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Stephen Curry Sharks bobblehead is a promotion that had to happen

The Sharks are in rebuilding mode. The excitement for this team and their run of success isn’t as high.

The Warriors on the other hand are on top of the world as champions.

So with the Bay Area love, we have the following promotion. It had to happen. The Sharks need the buzz. The Warriors right now can do no wrong. This move is no surprise. This promotion is exactly what we might be seeing more of with the Warriors and their Bay Area sports neighbors.

I want this bobblehead. It will probably cost a pretty penny on eBay.

Was Todd McLellan really the problem here?

This comes as no surprise and it was expected for the Sharks. After a disappointing year and many early playoff exits, something had to change. The ending to McLellan’s tenure in San Jose started last offseason when the team didn’t make any significant moves to improve the roster. McLellan was not going to make a great run in the postseason with what he had. So this ending isn’t a surprise.

But should McLellan be the scapegoat? Naturally the thinking for many fans is that the general manager Doug Wilson is the one at fault and he is the one at blame. He assembled the roster and didn’t make any major moves to improve it. And when Joe Thornton called him out, it really painted a picture of potential issues within the organization.

So what happens here? I don’t know but it’s tough seeing him go. Even though I expected it, it’s not easy saying farewell to a coach who brought so much success to this team. But for the Sharks, they have been holding on to the same roster, same coaching staff for so long. A change had to be made. This might not have been the change they had to make, but it was the change they needed. It was time to move on.

The Joe Thornton-Doug Wilson beef is just odd

Usually when players and front office have issues, they do their best to try to keep it under wraps and not let anyone know about it. But apparently, that isn’t the case for the Sharks.

I don’t know how much truth their is to what Wilson said. It appears to be true as Thornton’s reaction seems like he was angry at Wilson for spilling the beans. This captaincy issue was a big deal when the season began and I’m sure Thornton is still bitter about it.

Either way, there had to be some kind of frustration stored inside Thornton and this was what triggered him. I don’t know how much Wilson should have gone into detail about Thornton’s attitude, but now we have a front office leader and a team leader not on the same page. The season is already very turbulent. They don’t need more drama. I’m shocked that this would even come about.

Sharks ticket brochure leaks their 25th anniversary logo for next season

In a ticket brochure sent out to season ticket holders, the Sharks unveiled a new logo for next season and all signs point to it being their 25th anniversary logo. (I remember them celebrating their 20th anniversary and somehow five years have gone by just like that.) The logo, courtesy of Pucknology, reveals the shark in front of a diamond with the number 25 placed right in the middle.

This a new look for the logo of the shark with the tail coming from a different angle (instead of the one you see on the thirds). I like the diamond and the number using the team’s original colors and limiting the orange just to the stick and the eyes. It’s a simple anniversary logo and it’s pretty tame. But for a team that is embracing a simple look with their uniform, it seems fitting that this logo is also simple.

What do you think about this logo?

The San Jose Sharks have become left shark

Another disappointing loss for the Sharks on Saturday.

I can’t figure out these San Jose Sharks. They are playing out of sync and they seem to just cough up games left and right. They blew a lead against the Senators and lost on Saturday. They’ve lost three in a row and last week in a game that I think qualified as a near “must-win” against the Kings, they blew a chance to gain ground at the Stadium Series.

The team doesn’t seem to have any cohesion and they just don’t seem to have the discipline you’d expect from a team led by some veterans. They have become left shark.

I am speechless. Sure, I knew this team was in a somewhat rebuilding mode but they still had enough pieces for another playoff run. Not it just looks like they’re going to collapse down the stretch. Surprisingly they are only two points out of the final automatic qualifier spot behind the Kings. But they are five points out of the final wild card spot. Do they even have what it takes to overcome that margin?

I just got back from the Stadium Series game and I’ll tell you about it

A view from my seat.

I just got back from the Stadium Series game at Levi’s Stadium and I had a pretty good time. I went to last year’s game in LA and that was my measuring stick for this one. It didn’t meet the excitement and standard to the LA one, but there were a few highlights.

First of all, I love outdoor hockey games so this one was nicely set up. The ambiance was pretty unique and the setting of the California terrains and the water with the bridge was really unique and nice to the setting. Aside from the actual game, which made me sad because the Sharks lost, there were some few interesting things about the experience that stood out to me.

They kept encouraging fans to be loud and displayed a decibel meter but it never got loud enough to make any significant difference. That was foolish. After all, Levi’s Stadium is still too new and the identity of the place doesn’t warrant such a gimmick.

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