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ANTTI NIEMI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sharks' starting goalie job up for grabs

Antti Niemi and Alex Stalock talk as if very little has changed in their world, though it has. The Sharks, after all, pitted the two against each other in a battle for the starting goalie job as part of the fallout from last spring's playoff demise. But the competition here is anything but cutthroat. Last month, for example, Niemi and his wife flew to Minnesota to attend Stalock...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back on One of Stan Bowman’s Biggest GM Decisions

After the 2009-2010 season, Blackhawks fans everywhere were nearly heartbroken by the amount of moves the front office had to make in order to get under the salary cap for the following year. One of those moves was letting go of the now, fan favorite goaltender, Antti Niemi. Niemi Says No Niemi played great in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs going 16-6, with a 2.63 GAA and .910 SV...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Antti Niemi Fantasy Projections 2014 2015

Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group Year Team G W L GAA SV% SO 2008 CHI 3 1 1 3.4 0.864 0 2009 CHI 39 26 7 2.25 0.912 7 2010 SJ 60 35 18 2.38 0.92 6 2011 SJ 68 34 22 2.42 0.915 6 2012 SJ 43 24 12 2.16 0.924 4 2013 SJ 64 39 17 2.39 0.913 4 Antti

What is going on with the San Jose Sharks?

It has to be tough to be a fan of the San Jose Sharks these days. It was bad enough watching the Sharks, a perennial regular-season powerhouse, take a 3-0 series lead on the Los Angeles Kings only to see that lead disappear, ending in a heart-breaking Game 7 loss to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions. Having a historical comeback like that happen against you can be traumatizing and...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Niemi doesn't know if he's starting Sharks' playoff opener

Antti Niemi said on Tuesday that he still doesn’t know if he’s going to be the man between the pipes for Thursday’s playoff opener against Los Angeles. But, just like he has all season, he’ll prepare as if he’s getting the call. "Either way, you've got to prepare yourself to be ready to play,” he said. “So, I do anything I would (normally do). Just like in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

There could be a storm brewing for the San Jose Sharks

Seriously, the San Jose Sharks are way too hot right now. Currently, the Sharks are on a six-game win streak and are tied with the Anaheim Ducks as leaders of the Pacific Division. Who exactly have the Sharks beaten? In six games, they have taken down three playoff-contending teams. Most notably, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Also, Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (who I spent my last week...
Via isportsweb.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: This town may not be big enough for the both of us

San Jose Sharks: This town may not be big enough for the both of usAntti Niemi first signed with the San Jose Sharks in 2010. He was 26 years old at the time and was the proud owner of one Stanley Cup title from the year before. Upon his arrival, Niemi understood the situation that the Sharks were putting him in. He would be replacing the best goalie in Sharks’ history: Evgeni...
Via isportsweb.com
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi has new mask dedicate to Finnish Winter War

San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi had a new mask painted for him that will be used next season and it is pretty cool.  On the mask he has the San Jose Sharks logo as well as  soldiers from the Legendary Finnish Winter War.  The creator provided some insight on the mask: It is a tribute to the Finnish people and the legendary heroes of the Finnish Winter War from year 1939 to...
Via Diehardsport
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

How to Beat the Goalie: Niemi

(Jason O. Watson-US Presswire) Since winning the Stanley Cup in 2010 with the Chicago Blackhawks, Antti Niemi's stock (and play) has risen high. Niemi, now the starting goalie with the San Jose Sharks, hasn't had the same success in the playoffs with San Jose, but isn't entirely his fault, but rather the players in front of him. The Finnish goaltender will...
Via Fang Faction
February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Niemi leads Sharks past Blackhawks, 1-0

Antti Niemi made 34 saves against his former team for his first shutout of the season and Jason Demers broke a scoreless tie late in the second period with his first goal to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Niemi was tested often as San Jose was sluggish at the start and also helped kill off a power play late in the third...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2011  |  Discuss
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