Sharks Rumors & News

  • Depleted Pens storm back to down Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- It wasn't the high drama of the Stanley Cup final, but when the two teams from that matchup in June met again Thursday night, they played anything but a boring game. And one with the same outcome. The depleted Pittsburgh Penguins staged a third-period comeback with three..." October 20

  • NHL insider speculates about Edmonton Oilers signing Brent Burns

    Edmonton Journal "When Bob Stauffer talks Oilers hockey rumours, I listen. Stauffer is not only a team insider and employee, he’s also one of the hardest working and most connected of league insiders. Last spring Stauffer telegraphed the Taylor Hall trade, mentioning it as a possibility numerous times on his Oilers..." October 20

  • Dell gets first NHL win as Isles edge Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Aaron Dell is a 27-year-old rookie goaltender who rode the busses in the minor leagues for four seasons with three different organizations before finally making his NHL debut. So he wasn't fazed by waiting until the last second of his first game to secure a win a lifetime in the..." October 18

  • Schlemko hopes to fit in with Sharks’ deep defense corps

    San Jose Mercury News "Brent Burns finished with a career-high in points in his first season under coach Pete DeBoer. So did Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Justin Braun equaled his career-best. It’s not a stretch to say fellow Sharks defenseman David Schlemko will do the same thing this season. Early returns indicate he’ll see..." October 17

  • Brent Burns feeling young as he approaches 800 NHL games

    San Jose Mercury News "Brent Burns sported some discoloration right under his left eye as he came out for the Sharks’ morning skate Monday at Madison Square Garden, a remnant of the scary-looking high stick he received in Columbus a couple of days ago. Burns was high-sticked by Oliver Bjorkstrand in the first period..." October 17

  • Kreider leads Rangers to high-scoring win over Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- General manager Jeff Gorton spent the offseason stockpiling forwards, most of them known for their speed, to reinforce a bottom-six group that had gone from strength to weakness in recent years for the New York Rangers. On Monday night, that depth and speed throughout the lineup..." October 17

  • Sharks open road trip by clipping Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The San Jose Sharks played as a well-oiled machine in the opener of their five-game Eastern Conference road trip, defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Saturday night in front of an announced crowd of 16,546. The Sharks never trailed in the game, scoring two goals in..." October 16

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Sharks edge rival Kings, who lose Quick to injury

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The calendar said October, but the game felt more like one played in late spring. Defenseman Brent Burns scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and goalie Martin Jones slammed the door on his former team as the San Jose Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • Report: Sharks, Burns have started contract extension talks

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to a CSN Bay Area source, the San Jose’s begun negotiations with prized defenseman Brent Burns. More: Sharks general manager Doug Wilson doesn’t comment on contract negotiations, and Burns’ agent is also keeping mum with one week to go until the start of the regular season,..." October 07

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Dan Boyle expected to announce retirement in San Jose

    Today's Slapshot "According to hockey insider Darren Dreger, veteran defenseman Dan Boyle is set to announce his retirement sometime this week. Boyle, 40, spent six seasons with the San Jose Sharks and looks to be working with the club in order to make the announcement. A big part of the Sharks organization,..." October 03

  • Sharks' Meier out 4 weeks with mono

    CSN Bay Area "Timo Meier, a 19-year-old prospect that was expected to challenge for a spot on the Sharks’ opening night roster, will miss approximately four weeks with mononucleosis the club announced on Friday. "Timo Meier is expected to be unable to play in any NHL or AHL games for approximately four weeks..." October 01

  • No timetable for Sharks’ Meier to return from illness

    CSN Bay Area "Timo Meier is back at the Sharks’ practice facility, but a lingering illness kept him off of the ice for the fifth straight day with no timetable to return. What began as strep throat has apparently developed into something more significant, although coach Pete DeBoer said that it’s still..." September 30

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Dell gets a chance to secure Sharks' backup job

    CSN Bay Area "Locking down one of the few available jobs as an NHL goaltender naturally takes a whole lot of skill. Often equally important, though, is timing. There are plenty of goalies out there that could probably play in the NHL, but many of them won’t ever get a chance to show what they can do, buried..." September 25

  • Hertl feels 'really good' as Sharks open training camp

    CSN Bay Area "Missing the World Cup of Hockey due to the aftereffects of a right knee injury was disappointing for Tomas Hertl, who didn’t get a chance to represent his home country of the Czech Republic in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, either. But the good news, at least from a Sharks perspective, is that..." September 24

  • Sharks’ DeBoer says standing for anthem is “everyone’s personal choice”

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks coach Pete DeBoer was asked Friday how he’d feel if one of his players refused to stand for the national anthem. DeBoer, who holds a law degree, said regardless of personal feelings, freedom of speech is paramount. “Whether or not you think it would be my choice to express myself..." September 24

  • Meier aims to 'steal someone's job' at Sharks training camp

    CSN Bay Area "When Timo Meier was reassigned to his junior team during last year’s Sharks training camp he left an indelible impression on head coach Pete DeBoer. It wasn’t just Meier’s observable skill and physicality that impressed DeBoer, but the then 18-year-old’s overall approach towards his first taste of..." September 18

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Rookie Meier could be in Sharks opening night lineup

    CSN Bay Area "Name/Position: Timo Meier, F Age: 19 (turns 20 on Oct. 8) Salary cap hit: $894,166, signed through 2018-19 2015-16 year in review: After he was chosen ninth overall by the Sharks in the 2015 draft, Timo Meier returned to juniors and finished tied for 11th in the league in scoring with 87..." September 13

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Team USA names Joe Pavelski captain, Patrick Kane, Ryan Suter alternates

    Sportsnet "Team USA has announced who will be their captain and two alternates for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks will wear the ‘C’ for the Americans. He serves as captain for the Sharks and has been a part of the American entry at the past two Olympics. The team..." September 07

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Sharks' Dillon likely to have a new partner again

    CSN Bay Area "Name/Position: Brenden Dillon, D Age: 25 Salary cap hit: $3.27 million, signed through 2019-20 2015-16 year in review: Brenden Dillon suited up for 76 games on the Sharks’ blue line, finishing with 11 points (2g, 9a) and 61 penalty minutes. He missed six games due to an upper body injury..." September 04

  • Czech Republic's Hertl, Gudas opt out of World Cup

    The Hockey Writers "The World Cup of Hockey is a few days away, but many teams are still trying to figure out what their final rosters will look like due to many players opting out of the tournament. The most recent players to back out of the tournament are San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl and Philadelphia Flyers..." September 03

  • Raffi Torres: 'I think I can change the way I play'

    Raleigh News & Observer "Raffi Torres realizes there are those who have already judged him, found him guilty, and don’t want him anywhere near their favorite hockey team. Torres also is aware the reaction was sudden, harsh and mostly negative in Raleigh this week when it was learned the Carolina Hurricanes had given..." September 03

  • Hurricanes’ Torres tryout makes no sense

    Raleigh News & Observer "Based on everything Ron Francis has done to date, there’s no reason for the Carolina Hurricanes not to extend his contract as general manager through 2019. While he was unable to effect an immediate turnaround, he has slowly built a foundation for the future. While he still hasn’t gotten the team..." September 02

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Logan Couture added to Team Canada for World Cup "San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture was added to Team Canada's 23-man roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, Hockey Canada announced Tuesday. Couture replaces Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn, who had core muscle surgery last month. Benn was expected to need six weeks to recover and should..." August 23

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Pavelski to captain USA at World Cup

    The Score "Joe Pavelski is your new Captain America. The San Jose Sharks forward is expected to be named Team USA's captain for the World Cup of Hockey in September, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area, backed by " August 18

  • Brent Burns needs a new contract but he’s priceless

    Sportsnet "The more time you spend in the vicinity of Brent Burns, the more a single thought occupies your mind: This is the way we are supposed to live. On this day, a hot midsummer one in Toronto, the San Jose Sharks defenceman enters a state-of-the-art workout gym in the Maple Leafs’ practice facility..." August 18

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Thornton looks to repeat 2004 World Cup victory

    The Score "Only three months removed from the Stanley Cup Finals, Joe Thornton will shoot for gold with Team Canada at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The 37-year-old is one of just six players from Canada's 2004 World Cup roster still active in the NHL. That group also includes Shane Doan, Jarome Iginla,..." August 13

  • Logan Couture bulking up, 'not going to survive out there'

    CSN Bay Area "It's a short offseason for Sharks center Logan Couture, and it’s apparently not all that relaxing. The 27-year-old is working with a trainer back in his hometown of London, Ontario adding weight and muscle to his six-foot-one frame. According to the London Free Press he’s up to 210 pounds these..." August 12

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • Nick Spaling signs as free agent in Switzerland

    Today's Slapshot "The Toronto Maple Leafs picked up former Nashville Predators forward Nick Spaling last season as a free agent, seeing the center put up a goal and seven points through 35 games before dealing him to the San Jose Sharks. After collecting just three goals and 13 points during the regular season,..." August 10

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • San Jose Sharks to give away toothless Brent Burns grills in promotion

    Yahoo! Sports "The San Jose Sharks are trying to capitalize on Brent Burns’ signature toothless look with one of their fan giveaways this year. On March 12 against the Dallas Stars the team will give fans in attendance a ‘Brent Burns grill.’ The date was listed on the Sharks’ promo schedule, which the..." August 09

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03