Morning Mashup: Sharks Bounce Back


The San Jose Sharks have fought back and made the Western Conference final series much more interesting. Unlike years past, the Sharks’ received offensive support from top-to-bottom, most notably by Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton. Marleau was in fine form, notching two goals, including one on the power play. He is currently tied for the team lead with 7 goals in the post season. With that being said, Jumbo Joe Thornton has been the Sharks most consistent and versatile forward during the playoffs. His 14 assists (three last night) and 17 points are both team bests. It was the output by both Marleau and Thornton that enabled San Jose to regain life against Vancouver after being dominated in Game 2.

Playoff Links:

Sharks beat Canucks 4-3, trail series 2-1

Extensive recap of last night’s game.

Other Hockey Links:

The final steps for Winnipeg franchise prior to relocation

There is still work to be done before an official announcement is made on moving the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg.

Rating the NHL’s relocation candidates

DGB looks at several potential destinations for relocation in the NHL.

How a long-time non-Western Leaf guy looks back at the old Winnipeg Jets

VLM provides his thoughts on the rebirth of the Winnipeg Jets.

Memorial Cup Links:

Owen Sound, Kootenay brace for Memorial Cup showdown

Jesse Blacker and the Attack open the tournament against the WHL-leading Kootenay Ice. Blacker was the second highest scorer in the OHL playoffs with 16 points in 22 games.

Memorial Cup could be last hurrah for Majors in Mississauga

An interview with Majors owner Eugene Melnyk on the future of the team in Mississauga.

Your Say:

Will you be tuning into tonight’s game between the Owen Sound Attack and Kootenay Ice? Are you planning on following the tournament closely or only keeping a tab on Jesse Blacker, the lone Leaf prospect still in action?