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SJHN Daily: Who’s Best Shark at Pre-Game Soccer?



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As far as hockey goes, San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier has had himself an excellent season with 30 goals and 51 points so far. However, if he is ever looking for a career change in the future, he showed on Thursday night that he may be able to make a go of it in soccer.

After initially appearing to want to swat the puck in the clip above with his hand, Meier instead headbutted a pass back to Erik Karlsson, much to the delight of the announcers. They weren’t the only ones impressed, either, as MLS team San Jose Earthquakes also took notice of the unique yet skillful play.

The San Jose Sharks, like most NHL teams, kick a soccer ball around in warm-ups. And naturally, Timo is tops in that pre-game routine.

At least, according to Meier himself!

“I would probably say I’m top-two,” Meier told San Jose Hockey Now last month. “Me and Bonino. [Oskar Lindblom] is pretty decent too.”

Of Connecticut native Bonino, Meier added, smiling, “He’s pretty good for an American.”


Is the Vladimir Tarasenko trade a sign of what’s to come for Timo Meier?

Despite a valiant effort, the San Jose Sharks fell to the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

Tomas Hertl spoke about what he needs to do to get past his scoring slump.

After some injury-riddled seasons, Erik Karlsson is back to being an elite defenseman.


Sharks prospect Michael Fisher sat down to give fans an idea of the player he is.

The San Jose Barracuda are preparing for Pink the Rink on Saturday night and jerseys are now on sale.

Amanda Cain, the first Black female team photographer in the NHL, spoke about what it is like working with the San Jose Sharks.

Plenty of Sharks showed up to Thursday night’s game in some great attire.


Boston Bruins’ forward Jake DeBrusk is nearing a return from injury, but will be unavailable this weekend.

In order to qualify for the playoffs, the Colorado Avalanche will need their blue line and goaltending to be at its best.

The Philadelphia Flyers have placed winger Kieffer Bellows on waivers.

Despite showing a ton of promise, don’t expect to see Detroit Red Wings prospect Simon Edvinsson in the NHL this season.

Even with the addition of Bo Horvat, the New York Islanders may be sellers at this years trade deadline.

Calgary Flames’ defenseman Rasmus Andersson was forced to miss Thursday’s game after being hit by a car.

The Edmonton Oilers are considering putting forward Jesse Puljujarvi on waivers.

The NHLs latest power rankings was released earlier today.

The Vladimir Tarasenko trade could change what happens with Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane.

Vancouver Canucks forward Vasily Podkolzin has gone through plenty of adversity while trying to make an impact for his team.

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