With the San Jose Sharks making their return to the Bay Area following their extended All-Star break, let’s take another look at what some of the guys got up to.
This was last week:
Sharks on Vacation: Couture Meets Pavelski in Vegas
Mario Ferraro gave us a sneak peak of his new look after he blocked an Owen Tippett shot with his jaw to close out his January.
Why Was Boughner “Shocked”? Behind Ferraro’s “Warrior” Return Tonight
The guys took to Instagram to compliment the defenseman with Matt Nieto even commenting, “Still the best looking guy on the team!!”
Enjoy those salmon nuggets, Mario, you’ve more than earned them. Also, have you ever seen anybody more excited about salmon nuggets? I wonder if that’s what Mario has to eat because of his jaw injury?
Presumably far away from any salmon nuggets, Logan Couture spent a nice day just outside of Annadel State Park, enjoying this fantastic view. The San Jose Sharks captain was treated to one of those ideal California days that everybody dreams of.
Jeffrey Viel and his dalmatian Koda headed out to Carmel-by-the-Sea for a bit of the more local beach life and honestly, are you more jealous of Koda or Viel being at the beach?
There were plenty of Sharks in Hawaii — and not necessarily in the water.
Nicolas Meloche enjoyed island life at a golf course on Oahu and come on, who isn’t at least a little jealous of that view? He happened to be playing with Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph.
If you’re looking for a snack while on Maui, Jonah and Alli Gadjovich have a recommendation for you:
Tomas Hertl and his family also headed to the Hawaiian Islands, enjoying some sun and relaxation while looking like it was the time of their life. With a trio of smiles that infectious, you can’t help but have your mood lifted by this photo alone.
There are a ton of adorable photos on Tomas and Aneta Hertl’s Instagrams.
Timo Meier may not be too enthusiastic about leaving Cabo San Lucas, but the team needs their All-Star back for this second half.
Let’s all hope Nieto took it easy on those waves down in Mexico, the Sharks need him in one piece. Also, for his own health and well-being of course.
The San Jose Sharks return to practice Saturday and with a game coming up on Monday, let’s hope that the team is rested and ready to jump right back into the swing of things. Let’s also hope that they spent some nice quality time with their significant others during this stretch because gameday happens to be Valentine’s Day. Yes, this is also your reminder that Monday is Valentine’s Day.
What better way to celebrate than to head down to the SAP Center and catch the Sharks as they take on the Edmonton Oilers? Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 pm PST. Can’t make it to the arena? Catch the game on NBC Sports California or on the Sharks Audio Network.
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IN OTHER SHARKS NEWS…
Sharks assistant GM Joe Will is pleased with Bob Boughner’s performance. (East Bay Times)
28 Questions with Timo Meier. (NHL)
A history of San Jose Sharks’ Trade Deadline transactions. (The Hockey Writers)
Sharks 2021 draft pick Gannon Laroque and the Victoria Royals are raising funds for cancer research. (BC Cancer Foundation)
Five Sharks prospects to keep an eye on. (The Hockey Writers)
AROUND THE NHL…
Thoughts on the Vegas Golden Knights LTIR and cap situation. (SinBin.vegas)
The St. Louis Blues look to improve on weak start following the All-Star break. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Keep up with Olympic hockey scores for both the women and men. (Bleacher Report)
Scott Niedermayer joins Anaheim Ducks as special advisor. (Sports net)
Casey Mittelstadt nearing return for the Buffalo Sabres. (Buffalo News)
Boston Bruins Brad Marchand is appealing his six-game suspension:
Boston Bruins Marchand Believes Incident Not ‘Suspension Worthy’
Philadelphia Flyers to be without Sean Couturier for remainder of the season:
Flyers’ Sean Couturier out for season after back surgery; Risto won’t play Sat.
Detroit Red Wings rookies are still performing well:
Rookies Still Delivering For Red Wings
Cole Caufield talks about new Montreal Canadiens GM Martin St. Louis:
Caufield On St. Louis: ‘I Grew Up Wearing 26 Because Of Him.’
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith’s recent performance could change Trade Deadline plans:
DeSmith Rebound Could Affect Penguins Trade Deadline Plans
Thoughts on the current Colorado Avalanche roster:
Boulding: Maybe this Avs team really IS special
Florida Panthers rookie Anton Lundell is eyeing the Calder Trophy:
Florida Panthers rookie Anton Lundell making run at Calder Trophy
New York Islanders change some lines and find success:
Clutterbuck With Barzal, Why Wahlstrom Still Waits For Opportunity
Another option for the Vegas Golden Knights to solve their cap space problem:
Option 1 for Golden Knights, Eichel Cap Space: NHL Trade Market
Vancouver Canucks mid-term report cards:
Vancouver Canucks Midterm Report Cards – Top 6 Forwards
Mid-season grades for the Calgary Flames defensemen and goaltenders:
Grading the Flames defence, goaltenders at halfway mark
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