Top 5

Devin Setoguchi

Of the seven active professional hockey arenas in California (NHL and ECHL), Minnesota Wild right wing Devin Setoguchi has played in six. He ranks his Top 5:


  1. HP Pavilion (San Jose)

  2. Staples Center (Los Angeles)

  3. Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario)

  4. Cow Palace (Daly City)

  5. Honda Center (Anaheim)

NHL Confidential

Willie MitchellFlorida Panthers defenseman Willie Mitchell, formerly of the Vancouver Canucks, recommends Hawksworth restaurant in downtown Vancouver, located inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. "Kind of a west coast with a little bit of a French twist to it – a lot of depth to it," he says. "A lot of meat and a little bit of texture. … The scallops are outstanding – anything for that matter."

JP

Throwback Thursday: What I’m thankful for.

This site wouldn’t exist without the seven minutes, 55 seconds of film you’re about to watch.

On October 4, 1991, the San Jose Sharks played the Vancouver Canucks, as common an autumn sight today as brown leaves covering a city sidewalk. (In a non-lockout year, at least.)

At the time, this game was a total novelty. San Jose had never played a regular-season game in its history and, back then, most people couldn’t even locate the city on a map.

Teal uniforms weren’t cool, but that was soon to change. The NHL had just one California-based team, soon to become two, then three.

Then this game happened.

Brian Hayward’s shark-tooth mask happened (at the 1:40 mark).

A hockey fan was born, and this is my small way of giving thanks:

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