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Power Rankings: Haunting Good Time

Where would the Sharks players haunt if they were the ghosts?

by Ann Frazier & Casey Krygier / sjsharks.com

It's Friday the 13th, the spookiest day of the year (excluding Halloween). Superstitions come out full-force today, lest people walk underneath a ladder/break a mirror/walk by a black cat and earn bad luck. Or encounter a machete-wielding psycho named Jason. Either one. 

In honor of the day, sjsharks.com asked the Sharks players where (or who) they would haunt if they were a ghost, and got some pretty spooktacular answers. 

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Power Rankings: Preseason Portraits

by Casey Krygier / sjsharks.com

It's that time of year again (finally) when the players are back in action at SAP Center. Similar to back to school days when students take an annual school photo, the San Jose Sharks also take, say… back to hockey pictures. Whether the photos are taken in the midst of media day mayhem or as the players are walking into the rink in their gameday get up, there are plenty of cameras flashing for the Sharks starting roster this time of year.

This year's preseason portraits spawned many thoughts. So much so that we decided to rank them. Afterall, a picture is worth a thousand words. 

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Power Rankings: Open Videos

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

There's a reason the San Jose Sharks are well-known for having the best show in the NHL. For one, the giant Shark Head that many teams try to imitate but none come close. There's the Jaws music and the great crowd and the foghorn... But one of the key reasons the show is so good is because of the pregame open videos.

With less than a week away from the newest pregame open video being released to the world (also known as Opening Night), sjsharks.com decided to rank last season's open videos.

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Power Rankings: Signs of Autumn

It's finally fall, and the signs are everywhere

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

After a long, hot summer, the seasons have finally changed and fall has arrived. The temperatures have dropped (however temporarily - this is California, after all), the leaves have started changing colors, pumpkin spice everything has started appearing on store shelves, oh, and hockey games have started being played.

In honor of one of the best seasons of the year, sjsharks.com has decided to rank the top five signs that fall has finally arrived. 

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Power Rankings: Then and Now

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

Media Day is the NHL's equivalent of yearbook photo day taken to the next level, with all sorts of photos and video being taken of the players. Most significantly, the players take their media mugshots that will be used everywhere by everyone for the next year, from the official NHL site to next year's edition of the EA Sports NHL 18 franchise.

The mugshots are also a great way to see how the players have evolved over the years, from their first season with the big club to their current status as a grizzled (sometimes literally) veteran.

In honor of that evolution, sjsharks.com took a look at the mugshots of some of the longest-tenured Sharks players to see how they've changed their look over the years. 

Note: Despite evidence to the contrary, we swear there isn't a reverse-Yankees facial hair requirement on the San Jose Sharks. At least, we don't think there is. 

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Power Rankings: Fish Are Friends

One fish, two fish, cool fish, new fish

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

Earlier this week, a brand new addition to the Shark Tank was built and unveiled: an actual shark tank (plus other fish). Located in the new BMW Lounge, it hosts around 104 fish.

While fish are certainly friends and not food, not all fish are created equal. So here are the big fish in the tank, as ranked by sjsharks.com.

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Power Rankings: Tarps Off

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

A heat wave has swept the Bay Area, with temperatures hitting triple digits this Labor Day weekend. With the heat cranking up, the dress code becomes a lot more… casual, would be one way to put it. 

And one San Jose Shark who's always ready for a heat wave is center Joe Thornton. That is, he's always ready to take his shirt off.  

"[Thornton] doesn't like his shirt on, we know that," head coach Peter DeBoer said in response to one of our ranked moments. 

So here are some of the more memorable times Jumbo Joe has gone shirtless through his time in San Jose. 

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Power Rankings: Biggest Bouts

"I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out"

by Staff Writer / sjsharks.com

You may have heard there's a somewhat significant fight this weekend, between a somewhat famous boxer and a somewhat famous MMA fighter. 

As the great Rodney Dangerfield said, "I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out." Which, since everyone's attention is turned to fighting, begs the question: what are some of the best fights in Sharks franchise history? We decided to comb through some videos to find out.

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Power Rankings: Kid Masterpieces

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

Last season, we asked members of the FINatical Kids Club to draw portraits of their favorite players, then had the San Jose Sharks try to guess who those players were. Seemed simple enough, right? Well, that's what the players thought until they attempted actually guessing the players.

The five portraits the players had to guess from ranged in photo-realism and difficulty, which also meant the videos ranged in hilariousness, from "funny" to "really funny."

Note: The rankings will spoil the masterpieces, obviously, so if you want to try out your guessing skills maybe click here to watch the videos without the captions.

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Power Rankings: SJ Sharkie's Costumes

by Ann Frazier, Casey Krygier / sjsharks.com

For being a fish, SJ Sharkie has a surprisingly large closet full of interesting costumes for every occasion you could think of. From Dia de los Muertos to the premiere of pop culture's biggest movies, Sharkie has got an outfit for it.

Here are some of the best costumes he wore during the 2016-17 season, ranked by how great they are. 

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