Saturday, October 8, 2011

Opening Night 2011 LIVE: San Jose Sharks vs. Phoenix Coyotes

The crazy NHL offseason for the San Jose Sharks has taken us to this destination, Opening Night 2011 at HP Pavilion with a whole different brigade of players in tonight's starting line-up. The Sharks and Wild love affair this offseason sent Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi to Minnesota for Martin Havlat and Brent Burns in two separate deals. They helped both teams immensely with the Wild acquiring offensive prowess, and San Jose acquiring a defensive main-stay and help in the speed department.

However, if you had told anyone that the Sharks would lose Setoguchi and Heatley this offseason, they would think there was no chance San Jose could make the Stanley Cup Finals. But the Sharks are again legitimate contenders probably now more than ever.

Tonight, the Sharks will be without starting goaltender Antti Niemi and key offseason acquisition Havlat. Instead, it will be Thomas Greiss in net and youngster Tommy Wingels at the wing.

Sharks hockey is back!

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