Sharks Rumors & News

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Recapping the Sharks 2016 NHL Draft

    Fear The Fin "The Sharks only had five picks in the 2016 NHL Draft and all of them came on the second day of action. Still, the less-spectacular day of the two-day event provided plenty of new names for San Jose fans to digest. We’ve got write-ups on every player the Sharks drafted, which you can find links to..." June 26

  • Sharks' Wilson: 'We're looking' as free agency approaches

    CSN Bay Area "There weren’t any internet-breaking, blockbuster trades over the weekend at the NHL draft in Buffalo. The Sharks didn’t make a single move other than using the five picks they arrived with, none higher than the 60th overall selection in the second round in which they chose center Dylan..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Sharks beginning extension negotiations with Burns, Hertl

    The Score "The San Jose Sharks have begun the process of locking up their star defenseman. The team's in the preliminary phase of discussions with Brent Burns on a contract extension, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported during Saturday's "Insider Trading" segment. The Sharks have also started contract..." June 25

  • Sharks open to trading Reimer's rights

    The Score "Everyone knows the Calgary Flames are looking for a goalie. "They tell me (the secret is to) have a good one," general manager Brad Treliving said Thursday, writes ESPN's Pierre LeBrun. "We're in a bunch of different markets on that, so we'll see how it goes," Treliving added. The Flames..." June 24

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • Sharks still uncertain if any players will need offseason surgery

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said Monday he'll probably know in the next seven to 10 days whether any of his players will need offseason surgery. Wilson said there was an extensive list of injured players at the end of the season and added that there are a "couple players that are seeing..." June 21

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • Sharks’ Wilson Anticipates Quiet Offseason: ‘The Majority of Our Team Is In Place’

    The Gackle Report "Doug Wilson is anticipating a quieter offseason this year after wheeling and dealing to acquire Martin Jones, Paul Martin and Joel Ward last summer. With just five picks in the 2016 NHL draft, and five bottom-of-the-lineup players set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1, Wilson isn’t..." June 21

  • Sharks Acquire Maxim Letunov and 2017 Draft Pick "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired prospect center Maxim Letunov and a 2017 sixth round draft selection from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for San Jose’s 2016 fourth round and 2017 third round (previously acquired from Detroit)..." June 20

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • Most Sharks returning, but Marleau's future in teal remains hazy

    CSN Bay Area "There’s always turnover on an NHL roster year-to-year, and the Sharks are no different in that regard now that the Stanley Cup Final has come and gone. Just about all of the key cogs, though, are signed through next season or under team control as restricted free agents. Among players who saw..." June 14

  • Sharks veterans Thornton, Marleau want to return

    San Jose Mercury News "Longtime forwards Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau indicated Monday that they would like to remain with the Sharks following the organization's first-ever run to the Stanley Cup Final. Both players are signed through next season but have the option to waive the no-movement clause in their..." June 14

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Penguins speed past Sharks to win Stanley Cup

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Speed kills, and it wins a Stanley Cup. "We are going to have a little party tonight," Penguins owner Mario Lemieux said. Pittsburgh earned its fourth NHL crown on Sunday with a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center, a victory accomplished in the manner..." June 13

  • Couture feared the worst after early-season thigh injury

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "After his team’s practice Saturday, Sharks center Logan Couture had a little blood oozing out of a gash on his nose. “I got hit last game,” Couture said. “I don't know. A couple of guys ran into me. I don't know if it was a stick or elbow.” Couture didn’t seem overly concerned with the..." June 12

  • Why Stanley Cup pressure should be on the Pittsburgh Penguins, not Sharks

    USA Today "At no point will coach Pete DeBoer address his San Jose Sharks players about Sunday’s Game 6 (8 p.m., ET, NBC) and pretend he’s Knute Rockne trying to inspire them to win one for the Gipper. DeBoer says inspirational speeches are “for movies and Sunday football when you’re playing 11 or 12..." June 12

  • Sharks coach Pete DeBoer says Melker Karlsson turning heads

    San Jose Mercury News "The availability of Tomas Hertl, the Sharks' fourth-leading goal scorer during the regular season, remains in doubt for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Final, but coach Peter DeBoer said the club is getting terrific work from Melker Karlsson in Hertl's stead. Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal..." June 11

  • Jones sensational as Sharks stay alive vs. Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Martin Jones' biggest save of all for the San Jose Sharks was the series. Jones turned aside a flurry of Penguins shots during a frantic but scoreless final two periods in a potential clinching game for Pittsburgh and the Sharks kept the Stanley Cup finals going, winning 4-2 in..." June 10

  • Joe Thornton ignores fading Cup chance, predicts Shark attack

    Yahoo! Sports "Joe Thornton battled through 1,367 NHL regular-season games and 150 playoff games for the chance to finally play for the Stanley Cup. There’s a chance his opportunity ends on Thursday night in Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who can hoist it with a win. If the Penguins fail to close..." June 09

  • DeBoer says ice time won’t change for Sharks blueliners

    TSN "In four Stanley Cup final games, San Jose Sharks all-world defender Marc-Edouard Vlasic has only logged more than 25 minutes of ice time once. And that game went to overtime. Instead, the Sharks coaching staff has managed the bench rather conservatively, particularly on the blueline, with..." June 09

  • Burns on players lacking desperation: 'F***, check your pulse'

    The Score "San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns knows all about desperation. And according to the bearded one, it's about time he and his mates got desperate. Burns dropped the money quote ahead of Game 5 on Thursday morning:" June 09

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Quick start moves Penguins within one win of Cup

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are speeding closer to their fourth Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh's suffocating pace stifled the San Jose Sharks again Monday in a 3-1 win in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals at SAP Center. The Penguins pushed their advantage to 3-1 in the best-of-seven..." June 07

  • Is Joe Thornton's beard slowing him down? Science has the answer

    Sporting News "The Sharks are down 3-1 to the Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final, but could Joe Thornton's luxurious beard be to blame? If you've ever wondered how much Thornton's rebellious bristles (shoutout to Herman Melville) weigh or what it's like to walk around with all that hair on your face or if it's..." June 07

  • Sharks face end of Stanley Cup dream and their own failings

    Yahoo! Sports "Four games can feel like a lifetime when you’re facing elimination. Four games ago, the San Jose Sharks had the best power-play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs at 27 percent efficiency, including a 40-percent conversion rate on home ice. Four games ago, the Sharks had Joe Pavelski leading the..." June 07

  • Young Sharks center Chris Tierney hasn't shied away from tough matchups

    ESPN "Before the Stanley Cup finals began, Evgeni Malkin couldn't have picked Chris Tierney out of a police lineup. Asked before Game 1 what he knew about the San Jose Sharks center, the Pittsburgh Penguins star Malkin didn't try to pretend. "Not much," Malkin said with a faint chuckle. "I'm not..." June 06

  • Tomas Hertl Ruled Out of Game 4

    The Hockey Writers "The San Jose Sharks will be playing Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final without top-line winger Tomas Hertl, who will miss his second straight game with an undisclosed injury. Coach Peter DeBoer confirmed Hertl’s absence Monday afternoon, but offered little in the way of an update. No details about..." June 06

  • Team Canada GM: Thornton among world's top 3 passers

    The Score "Joe Thornton may be 36 years old, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have something to offer Team Canada. The San Jose Sharks forward nabbed one of the final roster spots on Canada's World Cup of Hockey roster, and while he may be the oldest member of the team - by nearly four years - general..." June 05

  • Burns: Donskoi scoring OT winner in Cup Final is 'pretty badass'

    The Score "Joonas Donskoi lived out a dream in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. The San Jose Sharks rookie scored the game-winning goal in overtime, further garnering the respect of his teammates, including all-world defenseman Brent Burns. "It's great for him. What a special moment," Burns said after..." June 05

  • Sharks' DeBoer unconcerned by being out shot by Penguins

    The Score "San Jose Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer isn't as bothered over the shot count in the Stanley Cup Final as one might think. After the Pittsburgh Penguins came out on top in that category in all three games of the series so far, DeBoer admitted at a press conference Sunday his team could probably..." June 05

  • After long road, Sharks' Joel Ward in right place at right time

    Sporting News "The Sharks may be down 0-2 in the Stanley Cup Finals going into Saturday’s Game 3 in San Jose. That doesn’t mean Joel Ward hasn’t been heard from in this series. Or that he won’t be heard from before it’s over. It’s what he does, and what he’s always done, especially when the lights are..." June 05

  • Tomas Hertl misses Sharks practice

    CSN Bay Area "Tomas Hertl missed practice on Friday, as the Sharks prepare for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday at SAP Center. Coach Pete DeBoer called it “maintenance” for Hertl, but stopped short of confirming that the 22-year-old left wing would be available to play. Hertl was seen lightly..." June 04

  • Vlasic looking forward to increased reps vs. Crosby on home ice

    The Score "San Jose Sharks coach Pete DeBoer admitted Friday that matching forward lines with the Pittsburgh Penguins is a challenge, largely due to the fact they boast elite scoring weapons on all three lines. But as the series shifts to San Jose and the Sharks gain last change, it's become quite simple..." June 04

  • Sharks' DeBoer: Crosby, Malkin, Kessel make line matching difficult

    The Score "Line matching against the Pittsburgh Penguins isn't easy. San Jose Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer has learned as much as he noted Friday that shutting down their rival's superstars has been difficult. "They have given us matchup problems," said DeBoer. "When you have Kessel, Crosby, and..." June 04

  • Tomas Hertl out for Sharks in Game 3, huge blow to lineup

    Yahoo! Sports "The San Jose Sharks will be without their “best player” for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night. Tomas Hertl, the team’s top-line winger, is out for the Sharks due to a lower body injury. He made a brief appearance at practice on Friday in a track suit, but did not skate with the..." June 04

  • After accusing Sidney Crosby of cheating on faceoffs, Logan Couture admits he does it, too

    Los Angeles Times "San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture triggered a firestorm in the middle of the Stanley Cup Final when he said Wednesday that Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby cheats on faceoffs, moments after a faceoff play orchestrated by Crosby set up the decisive goal in the Penguins’ 2-1 overtime victory in..." June 04

  • Two men arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit tickets to Stanley Cup finals

    ESPN "Pittsburgh police say two Massachusetts men printed up bogus Stanley Cup finals tickets and tried to sell them outside the Penguins' arena. Police say Quincy resident John Green and Wareham resident Ronald Seeley were spotted Wednesday outside Consol Energy Center, where the Penguins were..." June 04

  • Sheary OT goal helps Pens take 2-0 lead on Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- They were down in the minors when the Pittsburgh Penguins' season started -- Conor Sheary, Matt Murray, even coach Mike Sullivan. Now, improbably, they have the San Jose Sharks down two games in the Stanley Cup finals. Sheary, the rookie forward, scored 2:35 into overtime and..." June 02

  • Sullivan: Crosby's not doing anything Sharks aren't on faceoffs

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said he had “no response” to Sharks center Logan Couture’s accusations that Sidney Crosby “cheats” on faceoffs. “Sid’s not doing anything their guys aren’t doing,” Sullivan said. “Quite honestly, it really isn’t worthy of a response.” After the Penguins’ 2-1..." June 02

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

  • Couture: Crosby cheats on faceoffs, officials give special treatment

    Yahoo! Sports "The sequence that led to Conor Sheary’s overtime winner for the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night began with a Sidney Crosby face-off win, something he did 17 out of 24 times in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the San Jose Sharks. What’s been the secret to the Penguins’ captain’s..." June 02