3.75 months of anticipation: NHL Presser for Stadium Series between Sharks and Kings @ Levi’s Stadium

After years of hoping, months of speculation, and a short announcement, the league brass will descend on Silicon Valley to formally announce (with all the bells and whistles) the Sharks-Kings Stadium Series game at Levi’s Stadium today.

3pm PT presser is expected to have Bettman and more.  (You can watch live, locally on CSNCA; or around North America on the NHL Network. And streaming live on nhl.com + CSNBayArea.com. And will be on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio live.)

WTC whetting whistle for presser

NHL formal announcement of presser

Excitement building for NHL Stadium Series game (NHL)

Nearly 65,000 seats sold for Sharks-Kings outdoor game (AP)

Video from Thursday’s presser

CSN: Sharks outdoor game will be sellout, Bettman says

CSN: 49ers staff has hockey in its blood

MercNews: Sharks, Kings close to selling out game at Levi’s Stadium

MercNews: WTC: Busy day: Near sellout for outdoor game, coach has high praise for Thornton — plus Bettman says Sharks opening season at Staples “not by accident” and Chuck Reed’s cap

Event videos

  • Randy Hahn
  • Jed York
  • Gary Bettman
  • John Tortora
  • Luc Robitaille
  • Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Mathews
  • SJ Mayor Chuck Reed
  • Mathieu Schneider
  • Sharks Players – Vlasic, Pavelski, Couture

Outdoor ice hockey in Silicon Valley? That’ll be the day Levi’s Stadium freezes over (SVBJ)

Taking it to the streets

For the first time in forever….

The Sharks are taking it to the streets (or actually, outside).

The biggest news of the week is that the Sharks will be hosting the Kings for Coors Light Stadium Series(TM) at Levi’s Stadium on February 21, 2015.  (Arguably the worst kept secret since the schedule was announced.)

The other humorous news is the ALS Ice Bucket challenge has hit the Sharks (and former Sharks) with Finz (Worcester Mascot), Sharkie, Burns, Couture, Demers, Grosenick, Nieto, Sheppard, Zettler, Acolaste, and Stalock responding to the challenge (as of Saturday evening).

NBC/PHT had their focus on the Sharks this past week.