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No tickets? No whining
3/30/04 - by Mike Lee

Three regular season games to go before the start of the NHL's second season, and with it comes the mad scramble for playoff tickets. Funny thing is, I can't think of 17,496 people worthy of the right to buy playoff tickets. All things considering, the Sharks sold out HP Pavilion 3 times this season, so there certainly can't be that many people who deserve to see this team play in the playoffs. I shelled out my season ticket money (for the 13th consecutive season) back in July without blinking. Just an average Joe that digs deep into his pockets each year and shells out cold hard cash for the chance to see the best hockey players in the world do their thing.

Sure, the excuses were plentiful last Summer. Owen Nolan had been traded. Teemu Selanne finally showed off that legendary speed, albeit as he bolted out of San Jose. Things looked bleak. If you're one of the unlucky few who doesn't land playoff tickets AND you skipped out on renewing season tickets last season, then you've got nothing to complain about.

Frozen Four

Sharks prospect Matt Carle will get a little TV time next week when he laces them up for the NCAA Frozen Four. Carle and his Denver University teammates will play in one of the semi-final games on April 8th and potentially in the Championship game on April 10th.

ESPN2 will cover all three games. Semis are at 9am PST and 3pm PST on Thursday and the Championship games is at 4pm PST on Saturday.

Hats off for Erik

Kudos to TheFeeder's very own Erik Kuhre for being named the "7th Man Fan of the Year" by the Sharks. Erik won by submitting a 250 word essay on why he's the Sharks number one fan.

He will receive a Sharks jersey, tickets to the April 4th Sharks vs. Kings game, a ride on the Zamboni, the chance to attend a morning skate, meet his favorite players and get a behind-the-scenes locker room tour.

Erik also gets to drop the ceremonial first puck before the Sharks final home game this season.

Nabokov named NHL Defensive Player of the Week

Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov was named NHL Defensive Player of the Week for March 29, posting a 3-0-0 record, 1.64 goals-against average, .944 save percentage. Nabokov recorded a 5-2 victory over Detroit on March 23 (37 saves, 1.80 GAA and .949 SV%), a 3-2 win vs. Calgary (28 saves, 1.80 GAA and .933 SV%) on March 25 and a 2-1 overtime win against Dallas on March 28 (20 saves, 0.96 GAA and .952 SV%).

Nabokov improved his season record to 29-19-9 (along with eight shutouts) with a 2.23 goals-against average and .921 save percentage - tied for third in the league with Toronto's Ed Belfour.

Damphousse nominated for Masterson

The Sharks also announced that center Vincent Damphousse has been nominated for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the Bay Area Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The Masterton Trophy is an annual award under the trusteeship of the PHWA presented to the "National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."

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