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May 30, 1991 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran forward John Tonelli headed a list of 10 Kings left unprotected Wednesday for today's NHL expansion draft. Also thrown into the pool from which either the new San Jose Sharks or the Minnesota North Stars can take one King were defensemen Tim Watters, Bob Halkidis, Peter Prajsler and Tom Laidlaw, and forwards Ilkka Sinisalo and Scott Bjugstad, along with three minor leaguers, goalie Mario Gosselin, defenseman Rick Hayward and forward Jim Thomson.
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May 25, 2013 | David Wharton
Boos rained down from the Staples Center crowd as Anze Kopitar headed for the penalty box. The Kings center had been whistled for tripping even though, on the replay, it appeared his stick had merely tapped San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton on the ankle. Thornton might have been fouled or might simply have lost an edge, going down on his own. But this has been a Western Conference semifinal marked by gamesmanship. Players have traded barbs, accusing each other of faking penalties.
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December 29, 2001 | From Associated Press
Eric Lindros got an assist, but the concussion-prone superstar didn't play the final two periods after a hard hit as the New York Rangers defeated the San Jose Sharks, 5-3, on Friday night at San Jose. The Rangers began a grueling road trip of six games in nine days with a convincing win over the stumbling Sharks, who are winless in four consecutive. What's more, New York did it without significant contributions from Lindros, Theo Fleury or Mark Messier.
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January 31, 2006 | Chris Foster
The San Jose Sharks sit last in the NHL's Pacific Division. An eight-point crevice separates them from the eighth-place Colorado Avalanche for the last playoff spot. Yet, Western Conference teams still hear the "Jaws" theme, which grew louder after the Sharks acquired center Joe Thornton from the Boston Bruins in December. People are a bit nervous.
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March 29, 2001 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teemu Selanne showed off his new busted lip Wednesday. "Ricci gave it to me," said Selanne, trying gamely but ultimately failing to produce his customary broad smile because of an oversized upper lip. "I guess I should have hit him first." The San Jose Sharks apparently had forgotten how to celebrate a victory. It had been a while--six games--since they had won.
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January 31, 2006 | Chris Foster
The San Jose Sharks sit last in the NHL's Pacific Division. An eight-point crevice separates them from the eighth-place Colorado Avalanche for the last playoff spot. Yet, Western Conference teams still hear the "Jaws" theme, which grew louder after the Sharks acquired center Joe Thornton from the Boston Bruins in December. People are a bit nervous.
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August 12, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tony Granato, who underwent brain surgery in February, is returning to the NHL but won't be playing for the Kings. Granato, 32, recently received medical clearance from his doctors as well as from several other team physicians. Additionally, he went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and got doctors' approval there last week. He will be joining former King goaltender Kelly Hrudey and former King center Bernie Nicholls in San Jose, sources said.
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June 6, 1996 | ROBYN NORWOOD and HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The San Jose Sharks have called a news conference for today to introduce Mighty Duck assistant Al Sims as the team's new coach, sources said. Sims, 43, beat out former Boston and St. Louis coach Brian Sutter for the job, even though he has no experience as an NHL head coach. "You just look at his resume; he's really well-prepared," said Shark General Manager Dean Lombardi, who wouldn't officially confirm Sims as the team's choice.
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July 31, 1996 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bernie Nicholls is returning to California, but he will be playing a few hundred miles north of where he had hoped to be. With no offer in hand from the Mighty Ducks, whom he had favored because he lives in Brea, Nicholls on Tuesday signed a two-year, $4.4 million contract with the San Jose Sharks. The deal includes an option for a third year if he meets certain performance levels. Nicholls, 35, began his career with the Kings in 1981-82.
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October 6, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tony Granato was expecting a battery of tests and maybe a series of lengthy consultations. After all, he was sitting with a doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and talking about returning to hockey only a few months after career-threatening brain surgery. "He looked at my charts and said, 'Do you wear a helmet?' " Granato recalled Saturday. "I said, 'Yes.' And he said, 'Go ahead and play.' He was probably an old-time hockey fan when players didn't wear helmets."
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December 29, 2001 | From Associated Press
Eric Lindros got an assist, but the concussion-prone superstar didn't play the final two periods after a hard hit as the New York Rangers defeated the San Jose Sharks, 5-3, on Friday night at San Jose. The Rangers began a grueling road trip of six games in nine days with a convincing win over the stumbling Sharks, who are winless in four consecutive. What's more, New York did it without significant contributions from Lindros, Theo Fleury or Mark Messier.
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March 29, 2001 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teemu Selanne showed off his new busted lip Wednesday. "Ricci gave it to me," said Selanne, trying gamely but ultimately failing to produce his customary broad smile because of an oversized upper lip. "I guess I should have hit him first." The San Jose Sharks apparently had forgotten how to celebrate a victory. It had been a while--six games--since they had won.
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March 7, 2001 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fallout continues . . . Right wing Teemu Selanne underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday and isn't expected to make his debut as a San Jose Shark for at least two weeks. Goaltender Steve Shields will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder later this week and isn't expected to make his Duck debut until next season. Left wing Jeff Friesen will don a No.
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March 6, 2001 | DIANE PUCIN
For Mighty Duck fans, this day is sad more than anything else. They also are angry, of course. Teemu Selanne, a hockey player of great talent, a man of considerable charm and immeasurable optimism, a clubhouse leader and future NHL Hall of Famer, was traded by the Ducks on Monday for a talented young player named Jeff Friesen and an experienced goalie named Steve Shields. This also means that an original Duck, goalie Guy Hebert, is no longer wanted either.
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March 6, 2001 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
Paul Kariya sounded exactly like a kid whose best friend had moved with his family to another school in another town. Kariya and Teemu Selanne always will be buddies, but it won't be the same. "It's been a tough day for me," the Mighty Duck captain said about hearing the news that Selanne had been traded Monday to the San Jose Sharks. "I talked to Teemu early this morning. He's been a real friend and a great teammate for a lot of years. Obviously, I'm disappointed to see him go.
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March 6, 2001 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rumored for more than a year, the Teemu Selanne trade finally came to pass in the wee hours Monday morning. The Mighty Ducks sent the all-star right wing to the San Jose Sharks for left wing Jeff Friesen, backup goaltender Steve Shields and future considerations. The Ducks also put goalie Guy Hebert on nonroster waivers in hopes of dealing him before next Tuesday's trade deadline. It's believed that the Colorado Avalanche and the New York Rangers have contacted the Ducks about trading for him.
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April 27, 1995 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jamie Baker slipped past the defense, faked once and slid the puck into the net and a dagger into the Mighty Ducks' playoff hopes Wednesday. At 11:11 of the third period, Baker sent the Ducks reeling and made San Jose today's favorite to grab the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference. Baker's goal put San Jose ahead, 4-2, en route to a 5-2 victory. Oh, the Ducks still have an outside shot at postseason play.
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January 13, 1994 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe something was lost in the translation. Maybe it was the postgame singing. Or perhaps it was because the best spokesman was not immediately available for comment because he was watching the end of a hockey game on TV. Whatever the reason, the San Jose Sharks simply couldn't come up with an answer to Wednesday night's most pressing question: Why do they dominate the Mighty Ducks? So, Johan Garpenlov, what gives?
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September 21, 2000 | SORAYA NELSON and JIM HODGES
On the day San Jose General Manager Dean Lombardi was scheduled to testify, Jonathan Liebert accepted an offer believed worth $3 million to settle his lawsuit that stemmed from his being hit in the head with a puck while attending a King-Shark game in 1998 at the Great Western Forum. In Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Aurelio Munoz refused a request by lawyers representing the Sharks, Kings and winger Joe Murphy to clear the courtroom during the Wednesday hearing to announce the settlement.
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April 27, 2000 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Jose Sharks enhanced their reputation as giant-killers by upsetting the top-seeded St. Louis Blues in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, adding credence to the notion regular-season performances mean little when the playoffs begin. The Sharks, who had 27 fewer points than the Blues and didn't beat them during the season, became the fifth eighth-seeded team to defeat a top-seeded team since the NHL adopted its current playoff format.
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