Tag: TJ Galiardi

Calgary Flames v San Jose Sharks

Wideman, Monahan placed on IR

The Calgary Flames’ list of ailments has grown by two key ones. The club announced today that veteran defenseman Dennis Wideman (fractured hand, out 6 to 8 weeks) and rookie forward Sean Monahan (hairline fracture in foot, week to week) have been placed on injured reserve.

In response, the Flames have called up center Paul Byron from AHL Abbotsford.

Other Calgary players on injured reserve:
— D Mark Giordano (broken ankle, week to week)
— F Curtis Glencross (knee, 2 to 3 weeks)
— F TJ Galiardi (back spasms, day to day)

The Flames have just two wins in their last 10 games and are facing a pair of tough outings in Anaheim Friday and Los Angeles Saturday.

Wideman leads Calgary in average ice time (26:15) and has 12 points in 24 games. Suffice to say, his absence will be felt on a team that was already among the NHL’s worst.

‘Pisses me off’: Galiardi peeved at Calgary’s last-place projections


One of the newest Calgary Flames isn’t happy with pundits picking his team to finish in the basement this season.

“It kinda pisses me off when I hear people say all these negative things, ‘Oh yeah, have fun finishing last,’ stuff like that, even from people from Calgary,” TJ Galiardi told the Calgary Sun. “People like that should just not bother talking.”

The 25-year-old winger, acquired from San Jose in July, is one of the new faces on a team that finished 25th in the league last season.

Other new faces include David Jones and Shane O’Brien (Galiardi’s former Colorado teammates), ex-Blues defenseman Kris Russell, a slew of rookies and a pair of goalies (Reto Berra, Karri Ramo) looking to replace recently-retired Miikka Kiprusoff.

The point is the Flames will be decidedly different from last year.

As such, Galiardi sees no reason to have low expectations.

“I don’t really care what the media says about where we’re going to finish and stuff like that. I don’t want to go out there and lose games,” Galiardi added. “I didn’t come here to do that, and I’m going to personally do everything I can to make sure we don’t.

“And I know there are 20-plus guys that are going to do the same thing.”

Report: Sharks shopping Galiardi

TJ Galiardi

The San Jose Sharks acquired forward Tyler Kennedy from the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday. It looks like that move might impact restricted free agent TJ Galiardi.

The Sharks have put the 25-year-old forward on the trading block, according to a CSN Bay Area source.

Galiardi had five goals and 14 points in 36 games last season. He’s coming off of a one-year, $950,000 contract.

San Jose acquired Galiardi, Daniel Winnik, and a seventh round pick from the Colorado Avalanche in 2012 in exchange for Jamie McGinn, Mike Connolly, and Michael Sgarbossa.

Sharks’ Galiardi: Quick also guilty of embellishment


Earlier today, we passed along a report of Sharks forward Logan Couture accusing Kings captain Dustin Brown of diving.

Turns out there’s more!

Now, it’s another Sharks forward — TJ Galiardi — claiming Kings goalie Jonathan Quick embellishes too.

“What kind of bugs me about him, I don’t know if I should say it, but a little embellishment every now and then,” Galiardi told the San Jose Mercury News. “You skate by and you don’t even touch him or you barely even touch him and he’s throwing his hands in the air.”

Galiardi was in Quick’s kitchen early and often in Game 4.

It began with this:

And culminated with Galiardi getting a goalie interference call midway through the second period — a call Galiardi said Quick sold to the officials.

“The thing is, with video, something we like to say around here is ball don’t lie,” Galiardi explained. “It’s an old basketball term, but when you watch the video, the video doesn’t lie.

“So I’m skating by and I barely touch him and he’s throwing his hands in the air, it’s kind of one of those things — he looks bad on video, not me.”

L.A. defenseman Drew Doughty said we should consider the source of said complaints.

“It’s not even playoff talk,” Doughty told The Times. “It’s just funny to even hear that from a guy who is the biggest diver on their team.

“Like it’s just ridiculous he can even say that, to be honest.”

The Sharks and Kings will do battle in the men’s 3-meter springboard Game 5 tonight from the Staples Center.


Ex-referee Fraser: Brown hurting his reputation with diving

Bieksa calls out Thornton, Couture for embellishment, ‘lack of integrity’

Video: Kings’ Quick roughs up Sharks’ Wingels

Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks - Game Three

L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, who was assessed a game misconduct for abuse of officials at the end of Game 3, doesn’t appear to be in a pleasant mood in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal against the San Jose Sharks.

Quick, who has had to deal with constant traffic in front of him throughout these playoffs, gave Sharks’ forward Tommy Wingels a solid glove to the face after a whistle in front of the Kings’ net in the first period of Tuesday’s game.

No call on the play. Perhaps the San Jose player causing trouble for Quick has been TJ Galiardi, who was called for interference on Kings’ defenseman Drew Doughty in the Kings’ crease, and then got away with a trip on Quick.

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