Joe Thornton

26 May 19
The Province

Past recipients of the CHL top prospect award include Connor McDavid, Joe Thornton and Eric Lindros

25 May 19

The Auckland Secondary Schools Premier Boy’s competition featured the bottom four teams against the top four in Round 4! The results went exclusively with form as Rangitoto College, St Kentigern College, Rosmini College and Westlake Boys all chalked up wins. Once again Rangitoto College made a fast start on their home court – Harry Payne scoring […]

25 May 19
The Americas Revealed

Archaeological Myth-Busting in the Mountains Union County, Georgia 34°52’57.1″N 83°52’39.8″W By Richard L. Thornton, Architect and City Planner “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” – Adolf Hitler “There are a whole bunch of people out there these days, who are trying to control what we […]

25 May 19
Sully Baseball

Let’s see owned baseball on May 24, 2019 Earning Full WOBs: José Berríos threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing 1 earned run, no walks and struck out 4 White Sox in the Twins 11-4 blowout. Joey Lucchesi struck out 11 Blue in 6 2/3 innings as San Diego doubled up Toronto, 6-3. Eddie Rosario collected 4 […]

25 May 19
News Directory

While some of them, including Billy Bob Thornton, Octavia Spencer and Regina King, played fictional characters, many of them appeared to themselves. Below is a selection of some of the famous people who have a star. Professor Stephen Hawking Professor Stephen Hawking was among the guest speakers on The Big Bang Theory (Philip Toscano / […]

25 May 19

Welcome to Clearing the Puck! Your weekly look at the world of hockey from the week of May 19th-May 25th. This week we look back on the Blues advancing to the Stanley Cup final, the Ottawa Senators have a new head coach and there’s a team who isn’t good but they know it. Incase this […]

25 May 19
Sports Radio Service

photo from Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stops a penalty shot by Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner during Game 4 of their second-round series. On the Stanley Cup Final podcast with Joe: #1 The San Jose Sharks’ season ended last week as the players cleaned out their lockers the discussion of free agency […]

25 May 19
Search Wildly

Kepler played a team-leading 156 games last season and had 20 homers but hit just .224. 18, Washington and his party arrived at the estate of Col. We gave up too many opportunities from the odd-man rushes and they ended up capitalizing, Andy Greene said. The worse a team’s record, the more combinations it had […]

24 May 19
Update News Portal

When he joined the Boston Bruins from the Ottawa Senators, a prized free agent and the newly installed captain of a group he had just met, he was a bit stunned by what he found. “I remember that, 2006,” he said, in a one-on-one interview with this week. “It was so different. It was […]

24 May 19

Karlsson tweet sounds like a goodbye to SJ.

24 May 19
Paradise Post
Even though I haven’t coached this century, except for coaching my boys to a bronze medal at 2014 Western Canadian U18 Ball Hockey Championships, I still have some coaching habits. I always like to watch a game a second time the next day. When Todd McLellan coached the Sharks, he allowed me to join him the next morning to watch the game with the coaches. I loved that; I didn’t love waking up at 5:30 to do it though. Even to this day as a broadcaster, I will re-watch the game I called the night before — with the sound muted, of course. It’s a great exercise. It allows a clearer, more detached, more impartial view of the game. Watching a game live, the emotion and drama in the heat of the moment can cloud anybody’s analytical skills. So after watching the Sharks again bow out of the 2019 playoffs I can affirm Peter DeBoer’s remarks after Game 6 in St. Louis. The 5-1 score was not reflective of the effort the Sharks dispensed. They did make the Blues “earn it.” Effort, work, heart. Use whatever word you want. The Sharks displayed a ton of it. Not just in the final game, missing three of their top performers, but throughout the entire playoff run. I know that does not ease the disappointment of seeing your team bow out so frustratingly close to another Stanley Cup Final. The look on Joe Thornton’s face said it all, a heartbreaking contemplation of coming so close while still being so far away It is simple to break down the St. Louis series. The punishment the Blues dished out game after game worked to perfection. Exhibit A: No Pavelski, No Hertl, No Karlsson for part of Game 5 and all of Game 6. The Sharks offense was stymied by an imposing defenseive core and dedicated backtracking forwards. Do you remember any odd man attacks the Sharks were able to generate? Yeah, neither do I. Time and space were luxuries the Sharks did not have. When they did find a sliver of space and got a chance on net, the Blues brilliant rookie tender, Jordan Binnington, made saves that disguised and defied his rookie status. The healthier, better executing team won. I don’t think there is any shame in that if your team gave every ounce of energy in opposition. You can be confident the Sharks “maxed out.” They competed hard but didn’t have enough. It’s a hard pill to swallow. One of the great American writers and orators from the 1800’s, Robert Ingersoll, wrote:“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” The Sharks didn’t lose heart. They displayed courage and took their defeat as they have won and lost all year — as a team. But this will not be the team when the Sharks return to the ice next September. With the end of the playoffs comes the very tough offseason where it’s very likely that some of your favorite Sharks will become your favorite former Sharks. GM Doug Wilson has some very busy days and sleepless nights ahead.[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] According to CapFriendly, the Sharks have 15 players signed for a total of  $58,296,667. That leaves $24,703,333, based on the salary cap going up to $83 million. The good news is that Doug has done a good job locking up key players to contracts with good term and respectable salaries relative to the rest of the league. Brent Burns, Logan Couture, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Martin Jones and Evander Kane are locked up. Doug will need to address his restricted free agents. Timo Meier — 30 goals at 22 years old — has without a doubt earned himself a big raise. He’s probably looking at something north of $6 million per year and a term of 4 or 5 years. Kevin LaBanc, Joakim Ryan and Dylan Gambrell will shrink the cap space by an estimated $12-13 million. Then there are the unrestricted free agents, those who can leave: The big three, Erik Karlsson and two of the greatest Sharks of all time, Joe Pavelski and Jumbo Joe Thornton. Add Gus Nyquist, Joonas Donskoi and Micheal Hayley… the numbers simply cannot be crunched enough. That is the biggest heartbreak of all.