• Paul Gackle
7 episodes
The Gackle Report is a Bay Area hockey website produced by two Canadians devoted to covering the San Jose Sharks. Throughout the 2014-15 NHL season, Paul and Patrick Gackle, who grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, will produce a daily hockey podcast to fill the Bay Area’s puck talk void while also providing daily news articles about Sharks hockey. The Gackle Report is the place to go for insider coverage of the Sharks and fresh analysis about the latest happenings around the NHL. Paul Gackle grew up in the newsroom and he’s determined to carry sports journalism into the future. Gackle started covering sports for his father’s newspaper, the McLean County Independent, in North Dakota as a teenager and he recently reported on the Giants, 49ers and A’s as a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner. In addition to the Examiner, Gackle has published work with the East Bay Express, the Winnipeg Free Press and PBS Frontline. Growing up in Canada, Gackle fell in love with hockey at a young age and he crossed into the U.S. in his twenties while the river was frozen. Gackle blogged about the now-defunct San Francisco Bulls in his first iteration of The Gackle Report and he was the team’s color analyst for radio on KNBR.com and TV with Comcast Hometown Network. Gackle has also appeared as guest on KNBR 680 and 1050, 95.7 The Game, Yahoo Sports Radio and the Doug Gottlieb Show.

Episodes

Listen: was Sharks' Thornton's hit on Caps' Oshie dirty?
2017 Dec 0520m 15s
On today's show, host Paul Gackle discusses Joe Thornton's hit on Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie, the melee that ensued and why Kevin Labanc needs to return to the AHL Barracuda.
Listen: Can the Sharks absorb an injury to Donskoi?
2017 Nov 3019m 26s
On today's show, host Paul Gackle discusses the Sharks goaltending situation this weekend, the potential for a trade with the Winnipeg Jets and whether the team could absorb the potential loss of Joonas Donskoi.
Listen: Could the Sharks absorb an injury to Martin Jones
2017 Nov 2720m 47s
On today's show, host Paul Gackle discusses the Sharks return to Las Vegas, Logan Couture's disallowed goal and whether the team has the goaltending depth to absorb an injury to Martin Jones.
Listen: Is Brent Burns the solution to the Sharks scoring problems at forward?
2017 Nov 2223m 11s
On today's show, host Paul Gackle discusses Danny O'Regan's recall from the AHL Barracuda, the reshuffling of the Sharks power play and whether head coach Pete DeBoer should move Brent Burns back to forward.
Listen: Can the Sharks solve their scoring problems without a trade?
2017 Nov 1724m 37s
On today's show, host Paul Gackle discusses the Sharks disallowed goals Thursday, Pete DeBoer's walk back on Joe Thornton's health and whether the team can solve its scoring problems internally.
Listen: Do the Sharks need to split up Thornton, Pavelski?
2017 Nov 1325m 57s
On today's show, host Paul Gackle discusses Timo Meier's fine, the Sharks power play's continued struggles and whether head coach Pete DeBoer should split up Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski on the top line.
Listen: which Sharks defenseman is most likely to be shipped out in a trade?
2017 Nov 0825m 20s
On today's show, host Paul Gackle discusses the Sharks upcoming bout with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Matt Duchene trade and which Sharks defenseman is most likely to be dealt if the team does swing a deal for a scoring forward.