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Power Rankings: A Big Year for the Beard

by Casey Krygier /

Happy Birthday Brent Burns! In honor of the bearded beauty's birthday, we're taking a look back at the defenseman's past year. After all, birthdays are a great time to reflect on the year gone by and remember all the cool things that happened.

There's no question that at the age of 32, Brent Burns had a year for the books, so we decided to rank some of the top moments.

Giveaway Items
Burns green suit bobblehead, Burns grill, Burns nutcracker, Burns wine glass, Burns camoflauge suit bobblehead. You name it, it's probably been made for a San Jose Sharks giveaway item. Brent Burns takes the (birthday) cake for inspiring the most giveaway items this past year.


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Power Rankings: Top Sharks Jerseys

by Ann Frazier /

Happy Hockey Weekend Across America! This weekend, we're honoring the fastest sport on earth across the nation, and it kicks off with "Wear Your Favorite Jersey" Day. In honor of trying to choose which of the many, many, many jerseys to wear from the closet, we decided to rank our favorite Sharks jerseys. 

In the interest of fairness, we're excluding our current set of jerseys due to recency bias. Retired jerseys only!

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Power Rankings: Punder Years

by Ann Frazier /

To many internet writers (and would-be comedians), puns are an essential joke format. The group at and @SanJoseSharks are no different, relying on puns to make the 562nd morning skate photo posted that season seem a bit more exciting. 

So when the Sharks acquired forward Eric Fehr, it's Fehr to say there was a mini-celebration in the basement of SAP Center: more punderful joke opportunities! 

Which got thinking: which players on the Sharks roster has given use the most opportunities to make these play on words?

7. Tim Heed

Take Heed; this rookie's name has huge pun-tential. 

6. Barclay Goodrow

"Let the good times row. " "That's a good(row) goal!" The equation is easy: have a common English word in your name, it will be used in place of that word. 

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Power Rankings: Year of the Dog

by Ann Frazier /

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Today marks the beginning of the new Lunar New Year, which means it's time for family and red envelopes as everyone celebrates the transition from the Year of the Rooster to the Year of the Dog. 

The Sharks will be fully celebrating Lunar New Year on Sunday, but there's no reason not to kick it off today. As it is the year of the dog, felt that it'd be the perfect time to celebrate some of the best dogs we've seen over the past year.

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Power Rankings: Pizza Toppings

by Casey Krygier /

Pizza. Who likes pizza? Pretty much everyone does. But in a world full of endless toppings which do you prefer on top of your basic dough, sauce and cheese foundation?

In honor of National Pizza Day, we decided to ask some Sharks players and pizza connoisseurs alike about their ideal pizza pie. And of course, their decisions were ranked.

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Power Rankings: Groundhog Day

Which days this season would we like to live over and over and over again?

by Ann Frazier /

Every February 2, the United States waits with bated breath as a groundhog's shadow will predict whether or not spring will come early. 

However, being a California-based team, the difference between winter and spring is whether it will be 55F and sunny or 65F and sunny, so Groundhog Day isn't a huge thing. Unless you're talking about the classic Bill Murray movie, of course.

So in honor of Groundhog Day the movie, has decided to list the top days this season we wouldn't mind living over and over again. One catch, though - no hockey stuff allowed. That'd be too easy. 

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Power Rankings: Brent Burns All-Star Moments

by Ann Frazier /

For the fourth straight year - and fifth season overall - Brent Burns has been chosen to go to the NHL All-Star Game. Between his award-winning skills and huge personality, it's an obvious choice. Plus, Burns always seems to have tons of fun over the weekend between the skills competition, local attractions, and the game itself.

In honor of the festivities fully kicking off tomorrow, here are the top six All-Star moments from Brent Burns. 

6. Suit Game

While those in San Jose are well-acquainted with Burns's sense of style, the rest of the league remains largely in the dark. That is, until the annual All-Star Game reminder, where Burns pulls out his most impressive suit to walk the red carpet.

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Power Rankings: Karaoke Songs

by Ann Frazier /

Whether you try to belt out the high notes, spit out rhymes like a rap god, or go for the nostalgia with your favorite throwback, everybody has a go-to karaoke song they have ready to pull out when necessary. And the players on the Sharks are no different.

Earlier this season, asked the men of teal what their go-to karaoke song was, and they gave us some classics. So of course, we had to rank them. 

8. Chris Tierney: Beachin' - Jake Owen

There's no bad choices in this list, just ones that aren't as good. This popular country tune is one of them.

7. Logan Couture: Mud on the Tires - Brad Paisley

The kind of song that starts out slow but really picks up in the chorus, this is a solid - if not traditional - choice of karaoke song by Couture.

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Power Rankings: Nicknames

by Ann Frazier /

What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet. And in that case, hockey thrives: players are often known not just by their name, but by a nickname as well. 

Prior to the season, we asked some Sharks players to vote for their favorite and least favorite nicknames. Here at, we compiled those answers, found the mode averages, and created a list that serves as the officially unofficial rankings of nicknames. 

Note: The players generally stayed away from the [Last name]-y convention that makes up 99% of the hockey nicknames in their rankings, because those obviously go straight to the bottom.

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Power Rankings: Stop Pulling Our Beards

by Ann Frazier /

Beards. We at the San Jose Sharks are huge fans, with many of the players rocking beards that range from scruff to commercial-worthy. Other teams have rules against the facial hair, which are just simply inconceivable to those in San Jose.

But being the owners of such impressive examples of chin curtains does not come without its perils. Over the past three seasons, a couple of the beards on the team have been victims of beard violence multiple times.

To shed light on this issue, here are the rankings of the times beards have been pulled. 

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