Two dudes blogging and podcasting about the San Jose Sharks, straight from sunny California.

post DOH 301 – Final Stretch Coming

April 2nd, 2015, 4:05 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Sharks have rebounded, but it probably too little, too late.  With points in their last four games, and a weak schedule to end the season, it’s possible they could still make the playoffs, but the odds are stacked hard against.  The Worchester Sharks, however (next year, the San Jose Barracuda) are more likely to make the playoffs.  So playoff hockey is most likely coming for Sharks fans either way.


post DOH 217 – Bulls Are Coming To Town

December 13th, 2012, 10:25 pm

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Dudes try to talk about the two goods thing happening to San Jose hockey – the Bulls coming to play at HP Pavilion, and the success of the Worchester Sharks.  But the depressing lockout talk continues on.


post Cheechoo in Worchester

October 6th, 2010, 8:57 am

Filed under: blog — Written by Mike

Life’s a big circle, right?  Our old pal Cheech is back, but only sorta.  He’s in Worchester on a pro tryout.  This is a bit confusing, so I’ll try to explain.  Feel free to stop reading if you know this already.  Every NHL team has a contract limit of  50 (not counting junior players).  That’s every single player the Sharks have the rights to- SJ Sharks, Worchester Sharks, Stockton Thunder, European leagues, etc.  As a practical matter, that means everyone on the Worchester Sharks, even though that is the AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, isn’t necessarily SJ Sharks property.  Roy Sommer and the crew over there can sign a limited number of free agents to fill out the roster.  That’s what Cheech might be, and that’s what Claude Lemieux was once upon a time.  He’s not even signed to an AHL deal yet, he’s just on a tryout.   Even if he does make the team, any NHL team at any time could sign him to an NHL SPC (that’s “standard player contract”).  San Jose would have the benefit of a little inside information, being it’s their affiliate, but they would have no priority in signing Cheech to an NHL deal if he happens to regain some of his past glory.

Personally, I’m really pleased about this.  I like the idea of having Cheech back in the Sharks “family”.  And I’m also a little relieved that the big club isn’t on the hook for anything.   But don’t worry, Cheech will be ok- he is getting over a million bucks this year in buyout money from Ottawa.

post DOH 103 – Eric Lindquist Educates

June 9th, 2010, 8:31 am

Filed under: podcast — Written by Mike

The Dudes continue the quest to understand the issues facing the Sharks; this week, they talk to Eric Lindquist, voice of the AHL Worchester Sharks.  Eric gives first-hand info on the Baby Sharks’ top players, and how they might fit into the San Jose roster next year.  Eric talks about Alex Stalock, Mike Moore, Derek Joslin, Nick Petrecki, and several others.