May 1, 2013; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (22) is congratulated by forward Joe Pelech (8) and defenseman Matt Irwin (52) and forward Tommy Wingels (57) after scoring against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) (not pictured) during the third period of game one of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at Rogers Arena. The San Jose Sharks won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Bay Area Buzz 4/2: Sharks Victorious, Tebow to Raiders?

Sharks Victorious in a Game of Hard Knocks

Just once in San Jose Shark history, it would be nice to have an angst-free playoff series. As if it would ever happen.

As we all know, no such thing exists for our beloved Los Tiburones. The team specializes in never-easy victories and agonizing defeats. Wednesday night, it was the former. Yet, even though the Sharks prevailed by a score of 3-1 in Game 1 here Wednesday night against the Vancouver Canucks, there were the usual moments of torment and discomfort along the way.

– Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News

Tim Tebow to the Raiders? 

Tebow, since being dropped by the New York Jets on Monday, could bring new offensive plays for the Raiders since they are going to the power-running scheme.

Tebow would be a nice asset to assist the Darren McFadden in the running game, to throw off defenses on who is going to run.

Yes, Pryor is there to do that job as well, but Tebow is a veteran. Also, Tebow would be huge with the wildcat or shotgun formations.

– J.L Herrera,

Kings’ Ransom: Sacramento Pays, Its Team Should Stay

That has nothing to do with Seattle’s investment group, its arena plan nor its fans. This is about Sacramento, its mayor Kevin Johnson and the fact he used everything but a sledgehammer to ram through an arena plan at great public cost and then wrangle together enough millionaires to put together a comparable bid for the team.This was never a heads-up comparison between two cities to determine which was the better spot for a team specifically and the league in general. This was about whether Sacramento would offer the necessary ante to keep the team, and Hansen’s purchase was the edge of the knife being held to that city’s throat to see if it would fund a new arena and find a new owner who wanted to keep the team in town.

– Danny O’Neil,

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