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DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? SHARKS STILL BITE

@StanFischler The almost extinct Sharks swimmingly return to San Jose Sunday alive — if not thriving — for Game 6 of the suddenly pulsating Stanley Cup Final, after escaping Pittsburgh with a 4-2 triumph. In their wake, these Skating Fish leave dozens of unopened champagne bottles, the contents of which were to be swilled by […]

PENGUINS-SHARKS CUP FINAL: THESE PENGUINS CAN FLY

@StanFischler The San Jose Sharks play on ice. Right now the Sharks also are playing on the precip-ice. One push and San Jose is over that precipice — and out! On Thursday night in Pittsburgh, the Penguins can heave the Californians right over the Stanley Cup cliff with just one more win. Based on their  […]

PENGUINS-SHARKS CUP FINAL: CAN GAME 2 GET ANY BETTER?

StanFischler You’re never going to see a more exciting, well-played hockey performance than you did in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins. Then again, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the encore contest on Wednesday at Consol Energy Center could be a topper. […]

Maven’s Ravin’: About Playoffs, Draft, Awards And More

@StanFischler 1. If I’m in Steven (Still Sidelined) Stamkos skates, I’d get it over with and pledge allegiance to the Tampa Bay Lightning with a new contract.  As the club he still captains battles toward the Cup Final, such a move would galvanize his teammates when they most need it. 2.  What’s more, with a […]

Islanders: GM Garth Snow Views Past, Present And Isles Future

@StanFischler Getting to the second playoff round is not equated with winning the Stanley Cup and nobody knows that better than Garth Snow. Reaching hockey’s Supreme Silverware remains the primary goal of the Islanders GM. But to do that, there are more immediate challenges to meet. Signing one, two or all three of his unrestricted […]