National anthem demonstrations have been gaining steam throughout the world of sports. Numerous NFL teams engaged in pregame protests on Sunday, and MLB catcher Bruce Maxwell has been doing the same since late last week. Now, an NHL player is considering taking a knee in solidarity with these protestors.
San Jose Sharks forward Joel Ward says he hasn’t ruled out kneeling in protest of racial injustice during the national anthem at an upcoming game, reports The Mercury News’ Paul Gackle. One of roughly 30 black players out of over 700 in the NHL, Ward would be the first to kneel in a league that’s […]
It's been more than eight years since the San Jose Sharks last played a single game without Patrick Marleau on the ice, much less an entire season. Marleau's departure from the Sharks to Toronto this offseason is the end of a two-decade era in San Jose. ''Guys have got to step up,'' forward Logan Couture […]
The San Jose Sharks are an aging bunch, with even younger players carrying some mileage. James Neal has experienced his fair share of bad breaks, including a literal one in injuring his right hand during the Nashville Predators’ run to the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. Neal was able to skate for the Vegas Golden Knights, […]
San Jose Sharks veteran Joel Ward has not made a decision whether to take a knee during the national anthem this NHL season, but it is something he "would not cross out". Ward, 36, is one of around 30 African-American players in the NHL and has experienced racial injustice both on and off the ice. […]
It’s unclear if San Jose Sharks winger Joel Ward will end up being the first black NHL player to kneel during the national anthem, following in the footsteps of Colin Kaepernick and other professional athletes. Ward might be the first one to state that he’s mulling it over, though. Earlier today, PHT took a look […]
According to reports, Ekman-Larsson suffered a lower-body injury during overtime and had to be helped off the ice. “He will get re-evaluated tomorrow — lower body,” said head coach Rick Tocchet, per Arizona Sports. At 26 years of age, Ekman-Larsson is a huge piece of a rebuilding Coyotes team and, based on previous comments from […]
There was – justifiably – a lot of shock when Evgeni Malkin was left off the NHL 100 list, but you could make a sound argument that Patrice Bergeron was snubbed, too. Perhaps we should add “underrated funny guy in commercials,” as Bergeron was a part of a fun VISA spot that also included bickering […]
Timo Meier appeared in 34 regular-season games for the San Jose Sharks in 2016-17, and he also suited up for five postseason contests. Meier was held pointless in the playoffs, and he wasn’t a whole lot more effective in the regular season, generating three goals and three assists while averaging 12:28 TOI per game. It’s […]
Let’s not forget that there were very reasonable arguments made in favor of forward being his ideal position, even as recently as his early days with the San Jose Sharks. Burns was traded to the Sharks almost exactly six years ago (June 24, 2011) in a deal that sent Devin Setoguchi and Charlie Coyle to […]
The San Jose Sharks are just two seasons removed from their first and only trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Unfortunately, they were unable to take down the Penguins in that series. The biggest change happened this summer, when Patrick Marleau surprised the hockey world by leaving the Sharks to sign with the Toronto Maple […]
Yep, the San Jose Sharks star hasn’t totally gotten over that injury, which forced him to have false teeth up top and some painfully sore ones on his bottom row. “There’s good days and bad days,” Couture said. “My bottom teeth are still my real teeth.