2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions

April 12, 2015

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami For the first time in 10 seasons (12 years due to lockouts), the San Jose Sharks are not in the playoffs. However, the Stanley Cup playoffs will go on, which means the best time of the year is on the brink of starting.  Our Sharks writer here at BASTA, Joe Lami, dishes out his predictions for the next two months, when the Stanley Cup will be raised…


Warriors Make Franchise History With Win Over Suns

March 9, 2015

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami For the first time in franchise history the Golden State Warriors have won 50 games in back-to-back seasons, as the Warriors improved to 50-12 with a 98-80 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.  With the victory, the Warriors are riding a four game winning streak and now own the best record in the NBA. Once again, it was Steph Curry that led the…


Irwin’s Time Is Up In San Jose

January 5, 2015

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami With World Juniors coming to an end on Monday, Sharks’ rookie defenseman, Mirco Mueller, is prepared to return to his NHL club. His return means the Sharks will have one too many players on their roster, forcing Doug Wilson to make a move. Matt Tennyson’s name comes to mind as a player that could move back to Worcester, and his stat line is superior to current defenceman…


Sharks’ Tennyson Makes Franchise History on Thursday Night

December 19, 2014

By: Joe Lami Thursday night marked the eighth straight game in which the San Jose Sharks’ won at home, but the bigger story is regarding Matt Tennyson’s prowess. Tennyson scored a power play goal to tie the game 3-3 at 8:29 of the third period, beating the Oilers’ goaltender, Ben Scrivens, with a wrist shot from the right circle, to help propel the Sharks to a victory. For Tennyson, it was his…


Why Kennedy’s Return is so Important for San Jose

November 9, 2014

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami Sharks’ forward, Tyler Kennedy, was seen as one of the team’s biggest disappointments last season. So much so, that the player acquired for a 2nd round pick at the 2013 Entry Draft, was left out of the line-up for the entire first round of the playoffs last season. It was so severe that it looked like there was not space on the roster for the…


Scott Suspended; Everyone Else Off the Hook

October 27, 2014

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami Five games into his San Jose Sharks career; the NHL has already suspended John Scott for two games. The reason being is that he came off of the bench to start an altercation, which is an automatic hearing handed out by the NHL rule 70.2. He is the second Shark to receive a suspension for this action in recent memory. The last being Ryan Clowe a…


Decision Time for San Jose Sharks

October 2, 2014

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami With less than a week left before the NHL Regular Season starts, the San Jose Sharks have some decisions to make. The first of which is finalizing the roster. They made progress on Monday by making significant cuts, reassigning four Forwards, two defenseman and two goaltenders to their American League affiliate, Worcester. Among the cuts was Matt Tennyson, a defenseman in the Sharks system who…


Sharks Training Camp Marks Most Important Yet

September 17, 2014

Follow @joe_lami By: Joe Lami This week training camp opens for NHL teams, and Friday marks the start of the most important training camp in arguably team history for the San Jose Sharks. Much uncertainty comes this season, after last year’s epic collapse in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Sharks enter camp without any official leaders, after Dan Boyle was traded away before his contract expired…