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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Jose Sharks player Ryan Clowe practicing with the San Francisco Bulls at the Yerba Buena Ice Rink Tuesday morning as Bulls director of media announces Clowe will be signing with the Bulls.

Sharks standout Clowe works out with ECHL’s Bulls

Ryane Clowe participated in his first official hockey practice since last year’s…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSan Jose Sharks player Ryan Clowe practicing with the San Francisco Bulls at the Yerba Buena Ice Rink Tuesday morning as Bulls director of media announces Clowe will be signing with the Bulls.
Justin K. Aller/Getty ImagesMissed connection: A Pittsburgh Penguins fan expresses himself during a baseball game between the Pirates and the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. The NHL canceled the first two weeks of the season Thursday.

NHL lockout forces canceled games through Oct. 24

What seemed inevitable for the NHL has now become reality. The league…

Justin K. Aller/Getty ImagesMissed connection: A Pittsburgh Penguins fan expresses himself during a baseball game between the Pirates and the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. The NHL canceled the first two weeks of the season Thursday.
AP File PhotoNo movement: NHL locker rooms have remained empty as the league is in the midst of a lockout that shows no signs of ending prior to the season opening on time Oct. 11.

NHL still waiting for new union proposal

The rhetoric is rising, while the time before the planned start of…

AP File PhotoNo movement: NHL locker rooms have remained empty as the league is in the midst of a lockout that shows no signs of ending prior to the season opening on time Oct. 11.

Lockout forces cancellation of 60 preseason games

The NHL lockout claimed its first casualties as the league said Wednesday…

Alexis Terrazas/Special to the S.F. ExaminerRemodeled: The San Francisco Bulls have invested nearly $2 million into updating the aging Cow Palace.

Bulls bring Cow Palace up to date with renovations

Pat Curcio may have had the dream of owning his own hockey…

Alexis Terrazas/Special to the S.F. ExaminerRemodeled: The San Francisco Bulls have invested nearly $2 million into updating the aging Cow Palace.
Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRESan Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31) watches a replay as fans celebrate a goal by the St. Louis Blues during the third period in game 5 of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at Scottrade Center. The Blues won 3-1.

San Jose bounced from playoffs faster than any other Shark team

And just like that, the Sharks are done, venturing into an offseason…

Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRESan Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31) watches a replay as fans celebrate a goal by the St. Louis Blues during the third period in game 5 of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at Scottrade Center. The Blues won 3-1.
Getty Images file photoPenalties kill: Joe Thornton (19) and the Sharks need to limit the Blues’ power plays.

Killing penalties crucial in Sharks' bid to move on

SAN JOSE — Special teams are the buzzwords heading into Game 4…

Getty Images file photoPenalties kill: Joe Thornton (19) and the Sharks need to limit the Blues’ power plays.
Getty Images file photoLead the way: Joe Thornton had three assists Monday

Sharks hope wins will follow Big Joe’s breakout

SAN JOSE — If there was a bright spot to the Sharks’…

Getty Images file photoLead the way: Joe Thornton had three assists Monday
Robert Galbraith/ReutersBlues center Andy McDonald puts the puck past Sharks goalie Antti Niemi to score in the second period of their playoff game Monday in San Jose.

Sharks stumble on power plays as Blues seize series lead

SAN JOSE — Payback can be sweeter than honey, but on the…

Robert Galbraith/ReutersBlues center Andy McDonald puts the puck past Sharks goalie Antti Niemi to score in the second period of their playoff game Monday in San Jose.
Getty Images file photoFacing off: Joe Pavelski

Scoring a premium for Sharks against stingy Blues

One word sums up the St. Louis Blues rather neatly: defense.And that’s…

Getty Images file photoFacing off: Joe Pavelski

Penguins: Crosby dealing with neck injury

Sidney Crosby isn't just dealing with the lingering effects of a concussion.…

Alfredsson to test his shot skills against Chara

Daniel Alfredsson will have a big challenge on his hands in the…

Blackhawks get Morrison from Flames

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired veteran center Brendan Morrison from the Calgary…

Columbus to host NHL All-Star game in 2013

In a season in which very little has gone right for the…

NHL commissioner: Plan B for Coyotes is premature

Price is not holding up the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes, and…

Alfredsson honors homefronts in NHL All-Star draft

Daniel Alfredsson's kids should be happy. And so should be much of…

Bettman reveals 3rd group interested in Coyotes

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says there are three groups showing "serious" interest…

Growth means Southern hockey not just for NHL now

Children fill every bench and sprawl over the floor lacing up hockey…

No Sid? No problem: Plenty of NHL stars in Ottawa

Three first overall NHL draft picks. The Sedin twins, Daniel and Henrik.…

Sharks C Couture takes being picked last in stride

A few text messages from San Jose Sharks teammate Joe Thornton helped…