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#2676617 WCF: St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

Posted by sharkfan20 on 26 May 2016 - 07:16 PM

Since, there is a sharks topic in here. I've talked to a few people in here. And I'll tell you what went on as a Sharks fan perspective and who went to the game. 


It was a sold out game( It felt like the early 2000's tbh and the arena felt like the most intimidating arena again). This game was a emotional game for the fans. All the Hardcore fans came back to this game. Most of the hardcore shark fans have been boycotting the Sharks home games. It all started with the Reverse sweep from the Los Angeles Kings ( I was at that game 7 also). Obviously none of the fans were happy including me. After that year, 50-75% of the season tickets dropped out. ( Including me).They raised prices at the beginning of last year. Sharks didn't make the playoffs. After that year, they still raised prices.  Sharks fans were getting pissed at ownership of why they would need to raise prices when they sucked last year. Only 12 out of the 40 some games were sold out this year. 


You already know the final score. You guys probably know the heartbreak the Sharks have had over the years in the western conference. You should know since you were one of the teams that caused us to be heartbroken especially when Marleau couldn't clear the zone in game 4 with about a minute left and Lang scored from the left face off circle and beat Nabokov 9-hole and then Schenider won it in double overtime. ( Yes, I still remember every key moment in every playoff loss). But when Couture scored that empty netter, you look around you see people hugging. You see people wiping their faces because they were crying. I was sitting next to this old couple, they have been season ticket holders for 25 years. They said to me earlier in the game" I just want to live long enough to see the Sharks make it to the Stanley Cup Final". As the buzzer sounded, I just gave them a group hug and said" We did it! We're finally going to the Stanley Cup Final after all these heartbreaks". 


After the game and the ceremony, I just sat in my seat not moving from my seat. Remembering all the Heart breaks. Remembering all the former players that helped this organization and seeing them try their hardest to us in this position like Nolan, Damphousse, Cheechoo, Nabokov, S. Thornton, Sundstrom, Mccauley, Murray, the list can go on. And I just sat in my seat and started crying. The Shark fanbase has gone through so much. It's great to see the Fanbase and the organization rewarded. And not to mention, Marleau and Thornton deserve this more than anyone on the Sharks team. 

#2653827 Thanks for helping me. First time at the Joe.

Posted by sharkfan20 on 18 February 2016 - 11:17 PM

It's been the rule for 2 seasons now.  It's posted on their website.  They even handed out bags at the home opener the last 2 years because of it.  They really should post it right outside the arena somewhere though.  They were pretty lax about it last year, but I saw several women this year get sent back to their car.


Glad you had a good time!  

I didn't know that at all! I should have checked a while ago. Do you know why they have those rules? 


Although it was unfortunate that your friends couldn't get in because of her purse, they should have a baggage check or something imo. perhaps, you should give us pointers on what to do, places to visit, etc if it's their first time to the D. I know I'd appreciate that ;)

 I agree on the baggage check. Just doesn't make sense. I was just over the college town kinda. I was in Greektown ( lots of good places to eat there, there is this pizza place that is really good and lots of good bars in midtown also) There is this greekplace that is really good also. And Kony's, I guess thats one of Detroit's famous food? Correct me if I'm wrong Detroit residents. 



And you're welcome for beating the Panthers. Sorry, we couldn't beat them in regulation;) 

#2653421 Thanks for helping me. First time at the Joe.

Posted by sharkfan20 on 16 February 2016 - 10:33 PM

Did she try going to another spot to go in? I've been there with people who had huge purses and they didn't say squat. Sounds like you got someone who was powerhungry

She didn't. I didn't know there were other spots. I honestly have no heard of that rule before in a NHL Arena. So, I was surprised when my friend texted me that. 


Great pics man! Can't wait until I go to The Joe on March 12th vs. the Rangers.


I always notice Zetterberg always has to stand behind Datsyuk when he's in the faceoff circle during warm ups. Must be a superstition? I have a couple pictures of them, one taken in Detroit another one in Buffalo.

Thanks! I love taking pictures for pre game. I couldn't take my long lens so I took my short lens. I always risk about trying to bring by big lens in and the person tried to say you have to take it back to your house. I'm like uh no, nice try. haha. 


Hey Sharkie!  Glad you had a great time.  I'd have lost the purse somehow if it was me  :lol: .  

 It was super fun! Just never heard that rule before. -_-

#2653404 Thanks for helping me. First time at the Joe.

Posted by sharkfan20 on 16 February 2016 - 07:31 PM

Hello Everyone,


A few weeks ago, I posted a new topic about going to the Joe and asking you what seats were the best seats to go for. And a few of you answered me which was really appreciated. And you were right, there is no bad seat at the Joe. So, thank you for the people that answered my questions. I did have a great time at the game. I mean it was a 6-5 Redwings game. The only thing that was missing in the game was a fight! I really liked the arena and how it seems like the crowd is on top of the players, you don't get that in many arenas for any professional sports game. It was just a bummer that my friend and his girlfriend couldn't come because she couldn't come in because her purse was too big. I've never seen or heard that was a NHL rule of coming into games? The purse wasn't that big either.


But here are some of my pictures from pre game:) Enjoy. Thank you again and good luck the rest of the way!


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#2646570 Going to the Joe. Best place to sit at the Joe?

Posted by sharkfan20 on 07 January 2016 - 10:13 PM


Absolutely false, you can go down. I usually head back to my real seat when warmups end, though. And no cameras over 80mm IIRC. 

Thank you very much for your tips and information. I'm really excited to go. It's one of my bucket lists to go visit one of the Original Six teams arenas, no matter the team. And I wanted to do this before the Wings move in that new arena. 

#2471989 1/9 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Sharks 4

Posted by sharkfan20 on 11 January 2014 - 01:37 AM

I don't know if you guys remember me at all?  I was here a while ago.I don't know if any of you are still on here when I was on here.  I'm also not here to talk smack. 


I was on twitter and overheard some things and wanted to get your guys unbiased opinions on the Sharks. Do you think they are the dirtiest team in the league?  


I do miss the rivalry the Sharks and Redwings had over the years. It's not the same without you guys in the Western Conference. Hope you guys get healthy. You guys still bring the best out of the Sharks. 

#2031137 Sharks sign Niemi

Posted by sharkfan20 on 05 September 2010 - 11:11 AM

Griess could also leave to a team where he'd get more playing time.

Greiss basically just asked to be traded.

and to the poster about wait yourf****** turn. It was Osgood and Conklin. Not Howard.

It was greiss's turn after Nabokov, Nabokov Left. This was greiss chance. He waited for 3 years for this chance, and DW basically signed two goalies. DW made it clear in a few years, its Alex Stalock's team. Alex Stalock is our goalie in the minors, that is probably our best goalie prospect.

And DW I don't think well trade Nitty. He usually doesn't usually do a sign and trade, if he does trade Nitty. I'll be surprised. I wouldn't be suprised if Greiss is traded before training camp. Or package him with Clowe for a top four d man at the deadline.

#1988587 LOL at the Sharks

Posted by sharkfan20 on 23 May 2010 - 06:18 PM

Sharks had a good season. I'm not that depressed like I have been in recent years. We played 100 percent, all the games were close execpt for game 2. My main concerns who stays? Marleau or Nabokov? Marleau will demand lots of money, 6-7 million. WIll he stay here or go on the market and go to LA or Calgary? If we do sign Marleau, Will Nabokov give us a hometown discount. I can't see Nabokov or Marleau in a diffrent jersey. THey've been in this franchise since they were 18. I still am digusted at versus biased for the hawks.

I want the Sharks to get better D. Our D sucks so much ass. I want the WIlson to sign Hamnuis or Volenchenkov, or Michalek on D. Lots of decisions for Mr. WIlson. His biggest offseason yet.

#1979893 WCSF Game 4 GDT: Sharks 1 at Red Wings 7

Posted by sharkfan20 on 08 May 2010 - 11:57 AM

Posted Image (thank you Drake Marcus for this)

On your first point..... Not trying to Injure anyone??? Hmmmm
LETS GO TO THE VIDEO TAPE!!! shall we??????

In This little video I have put together, I would like to point out you are in fact WRONG!!!!

Notice 3 key areas...
1) The Face-off "attempt" by Thornton vs. Zetterberg... Never puts his stick on the ice 1st (which the visiting team has to do) and Hits Zetterberg in the upper leg...(I slowed it down so you could see it better... Face-offs are on the ICE not the Upper Leg.
2) Instead of going after the puck he skates away (with his back to the play) to go after our Captain Nick Lidstrom, keeping him on the boards and even giving him a shot with his stick... But the fact is HE went After Nick and targeted him.....
3) the obvious attack on Holmstrom.... Looks like Homer was really ready for the hit AFTER the whistle....

2nd point on your post....

ANY TEAM would of done that!!!... No sir Not us.... If you read the boards here enough you will see that the biggest complaint is that we don't goon up enough... Our guys wont be made into avatars saying "Yourf****** Dead"

Good Day!

Take off your homer glasses right now. Any team would have done that, the islanders would have done that, the oilers would have done it, the leafs would have done it. And your making that the wings are a God like team. Your REDWINGS WOULD HAVE DONE IT. Obviously your team will never be down 5-0 at the end of the first.

So your saying , we are looking like the ducks? which is laughable. If the Sharks wanted to be the ducks, we could be like the Ducks.

And your avatar comment, its a freaking joke, its a joke of our failures in the playoffs for us, I can't have fun anymore? I didn't know fans can't have fun anymore.

#1979881 10 O'Clock Start Time Show's NHL's Disdain

Posted by sharkfan20 on 08 May 2010 - 11:49 AM

Oh come on man, Its a freaking Saturday. Shark fans had to get off of work to watch games 3 and 4 at 4- 4:30. And their still usually at work.

Its a Saturday, you guys can do your thing until 10, and watch the game until midnight.

#1973236 WCSF Game 3 GDT: Sharks 4 at Red Wings 3

Posted by sharkfan20 on 04 May 2010 - 10:23 AM

Is this a national Versus game or will VS show Pittsburgh/Montreal?

What do you think? Versus is in love with Crosby, they'll show every Pittsburgh game on Versus. Like they have ALL PLAYOFFS LONG.

At least, we will have our locals guys in today. You can always try to get the games online.

For us to win, Nabokov has to steal a game at the Joe and obviously dive. :lol:

Just kidding wing fans, just trying to create some humor.

#1972933 Dan Boyle

Posted by sharkfan20 on 03 May 2010 - 10:23 PM

needs to step it up and get the Wings some goals. I'm disappointed. :lol:


Once, you get into overtime that might happen.

needs to step it up and get the Wings some goals. I'm disappointed. :lol:


Once, you get into overtime that might happen.

#1972640 I Respect-ED The Sharks

Posted by sharkfan20 on 03 May 2010 - 05:52 PM

Fair enough and very vaild points. Diving doesn't belong the game at all, and honestly one call against the Sharks in the first two games would have stopped it. Why not keep selling calls if the officials are letting you get away with it?

I expect the refs to do a poor job. I am just very surprised at the Sharks coming out in this series and diving so much. It has completely dictated the outcome of the first two games in their favor.

I agree with this. The Sharks aren't usually divers at all. But When Seto dove in game and the refs didn't call it, the Sharks will dive until they get called. THe refs hasn't called anything, so they will keep diving unitl they get called. The only diver we have is Nabokov, he is a pretty damn good diver, and he proved it last night.

#1964762 Bring on the Sharks --- Again!

Posted by sharkfan20 on 28 April 2010 - 07:44 PM

So avs decided they would skate slow for no apparent reason? You guys are slow mofos and thats why you guys are going to lose to the us. The sharks will bow down, kiss our feet, and have fun golfing this summer. Joes pretty good at that.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
i'm not even going to try and argue with your comment. I'm trying to be civil and your just being immature.

#1963829 Bring on the Sharks --- Again!

Posted by sharkfan20 on 27 April 2010 - 11:53 PM

Should be a good series. I'm expecting a physical series right off the bat. Can't wait till thursday.

ANd series should start on thursday, a concert at hp will be on friday and saturday as the eagles are coming to town. Second game should be on sunday, ij ust hope the sunday game is not in the morning.

But should be a good fought series. If the Sharks win, our pysch will be wayy upp since most of our playoff ghosts\demons are there and if they lose, they haveno shame to lose to the wings.

Here to a good fought series. I've been waiting for this series since 2007. Should be a epic series.