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Power Rankings: Nicknames

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

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 sjsharks.com, 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 / sjsharks.com

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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Power Rankings: Top 17 Moments of 2017

by Ann Frazier & Casey Krygier / sjsharks.com

Whatever your feelings are about the year, there's no denying it's been an eventful 2017 for the Sharks. From historic milestones to awards to heartwarming events, there are many great memories made and shared by the San Jose Sharks this past year.

As it is the final Friday of 2017 - and therefore the final Power Rankings of 2017 - it's the perfect time for sjsharks.com to look back at the year that was and rank the top 17 moments of the year. 

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Power Rankings: Santa-Like Beards

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

As Andy Williams once sang, it's the most wonderful time of the year. Especially for beard enthusiasts, as Santa Claus brings into vogue the giant white beard for at least a month each year.

The San Jose Sharks are no stranger to beards - the team even made a commercial about them. Which got us thinking - which Sharks beard is the most like Santa's? 

As it turns out, the answer is kind of obvious. 

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Power Rankings: Holiday Videos

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

It's that time of year again. The smell of peppermint fills the air as people deck the halls with boughs of holly while singing their favorite festive tune... and clamour for the newest Sharks holiday video to be released. 

With the tradition starting back in 2009, this season's video will be the eighth iteration of the Sharks holiday videos, and from the sneak preview that sjsharks.com got of it, it looks to be just as amazing as the other ones.

But it got us thinking: which of the already-released holiday videos is the best? Okay, that one's obvious. But how about how the rest of them stack up? 

So here are all the Sharks holiday videos so far, ranked. 

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Power Rankings: Comeback Celebrations

Ranking the celebrations from last night's overtime win

by Casey Krygier / sjsharks.com

Last night's win over the Carolina Hurricanes wasn't written on the wall from the start. After the Sharks went down 3-0 in the first period, it was hard to imagine a quick bounce back. The beauty of the early deficit though, was that the Sharks set the stage for an epic comeback, and that's exactly what they did, celebrations included. 

So of course, we decided to rank them.

On the board!

The first Sharks goal last night came from what was probably one fo the best plays- on a short-handed breakaway. With such a beauty of a pass and perfect execution you would expect a bigger celebration. A very introverted celly- but relative to the game's current situation.

Video: CAR@SJS: Karlsson, Tierney combine for great SHG

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Pizza Factory Power Rankings: Movember Week 5

by Ann Frazier & Casey Krygier / sjsharks.com

It's the final day of November, which means it's time to award the crown for top mustache on the San Jose Sharks now that the players have had a full 30 days to grow out the most impressive 'stache possible. 

But first, a primer. Every season, players around the NHL grow out their mustaches to raise awareness of men's health issues during the month of November. The San Jose Sharks are no different, with six players officially taking part in Movember (the majority of the other 17 or so players already have full beards).

The players, alongside Pizza Factory, are growing out there mustaches to raise money. And each week, sjsharks.com will rank how good the mustaches look through our completely arbitrary Movember rules, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Follicular density
  • Overall grooming
  • Week-by-week progress (no coasting)
  • Can we see it?

Donate to the player (or mascot) who you think rocks the best 'stache. 

Compare to week one's rankings.
Compare to week two's rankings.
Compare to week three's rankings.
Compare to week four's rankings.

So: who takes home the crown of top mustache? It's time to find out.

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Pizza Factory Power Rankings: Movember Week 4

by Ann Frazier & Casey Krygier / sjsharks.com

Week four of November has just ended, and at this point most of the Movember-grown mustaches are looking incredibly solid.

For those new, a quick primer: Every season, players around the league grow out their 'staches to raise awareness of men's health issues during the month of November. The San Jose Sharks are no different, with six players officially taking part in Movember (the majority of the other 17 or so players already have full beards).

The players, alongside Pizza Factory, are growing out there mustaches to raise money. And each week, sjsharks.com will rank how good the mustaches look through our completely arbitrary Movember rules, including (but not limited to) the following:

Follicular density
Overall grooming
Week-by-week progress (no coasting)
Can we see it?

Donate to the player (or mascot) who you think rocks the best 'stache. 

Compare to week one's rankings.
Compare to week two's rankings.
Compare to week three's rankings.

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Pizza Factory Power Rankings: Movember Week 3

by Ann Frazier & Casey Krygier / sjsharks.com

With the third week of November wrapping up, it means there has been ample time for mustaches to grow during Movember.

Every season, players around the league grow out their 'staches to raise awareness of men's health issues during the month of November. The San Jose Sharks are no different, with six players officially taking part in Movember (the majority of the other 17 or so players already have full beards).

The players, alongside Pizza Factory, are growing out there mustaches to raise money. And each week, sjsharks.com will rank how good the mustaches look through our completely arbitrary Movember rules, including (but not limited to) the following:

Follicular density
Overall grooming
Week-by-week progress (no coasting)
Can we see it?

Donate to the player (or mascot) who you think rocks the best 'stache. 

Compare to week one's rankings.
Compare to week two's rankings.

This week, we decided to surprise the players and take photos at last night's game, rather than let them prep the mustaches after practice, to see which stache has been least affected by performance-enhancing grooming.

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Pizza Factory Power Rankings: Movember Week 2

by Ann Frazier & Casey Krygier / sjsharks.com

It's the second week of November, which means it's time to check in on the status of the mustaches for the second week of Movember.

Every season, players around the league grow out the hair on their upper lip to raise awareness of men's health issues during the month of November. The San Jose Sharks are no different, with six players officialy taking part in Movember (the majority of the other 17 or so players already have full beards).

The players, alongside Pizza Factory, are growing out there mustaches to raise money. And each week, sjsharks.com will rank how good the mustaches look through our completely arbitrary Movember rules, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Follicular density
  • Overall grooming
  • Week-by-week progress (no coasting)
  • Can we see it?
  • Mood

Donate to the player (or mascot) who you think rocks the best 'stache. 

Compare to week one's rankings. 

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