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Top 25 Sharks Under 25: No. 7 Rudolfs Balcers is an Ottawa Senator

Well, this is awkward. If this article had gone up on Wednesday or earlier, I’d have told you that Rudolfs Balcers was going to be the face of the San Jose Barracuda in 2018-19. Since being drafted by the Sharks in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Balcers has grown to become one of the more […]

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Top 25 Sharks Under 25: No. 11 Sasha Chmelevski may be a diamond in the rough

April 4, 2018 will go down as one of the biggest days in Alexander Chmelevski’s career. Just hours after signing his entry level contract with the Sharks, Chmelevski began his pro hockey career by deking San Diego Gulls goaltender Kevin Boyle and scoring his first American Hockey League goal as a member of the Barracuda. The Huntington Beach native […]

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Top 25 Sharks Under 25: Antoine Bibeau is a difference maker in Barracuda net

When the San Jose Barracuda made their unbelievable late season push to claim an AHL playoff spot, just about no player made a bigger contribution than Antoine Bibeau. After three years of service in the crowded Toronto Maple Leafs system, Bibeau came to San Jose on a one-year deal last season with a chance to start fresh in […]

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Taking my talents to South…Bay

Hey everyone, it’s been a while! I’ve been on a planned hiatus from the blog for the last month to focus on my college finals. But now that the semester is in the books, I’m getting right back to work in time for the Stanley Cup Final…and starting a brand new chapter in my writing […]

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Three Takeaways from Barracuda-Roadrunners Game 2

On Saturday I was one of the nearly 5,200 fans in attendance to watch the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda take down the Tucson Roadrunners 6-3 in Game 2 of their Pacific Division semifinal series. The minor league affiliates of the local San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes put on an intense back-and-forth affair, until the […]