Sharks Rumors & News

  • Thornton’s 1,200th point helps Sharks past Devils

    Pro Hockey Talk "Joe Thornton‘s third period, empty net, goal was his 1,200th career NHL point – it was the insurance marker as the San Jose Sharks doubled up the New Jersey Devils 4-2 Saturday night. Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau had the other Sharks goals while Adam Henrique and Mike..." October 19

  • Sharks capitalize early, hold off Devils

    CSN Bay Area "Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski had three points apiece and the Sharks held on to spoil the Devils’ home opener with a 4-2 win at Prudential Center on Saturday night. San Jose has still not lost a game in regulation, improving to 4-0-1. The first two Sharks goals came on the power..." October 19

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    Hayes in, Niemi starts, Demers and Scott out tonight for #SJSharks

  • Sharks blow lead, beat Capitals 6-5 in SO

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks jumped out to an early lead and surrendered a pair of three-goal cushions, but found a way to get past the Washington Capitals in a shootout on Tuesday at Verizon Center, 6-5. San Jose improved to 3-0 on the season in what was the first of a five-game East Coast road trip. Leading..." October 15

  • Sharks' Hannan reaches milestone of 1,000 games played

    CSN Bay Area "Scott Hannan had to adapt to make it to the impressive milestone of 1000 NHL games, which he reached on Tuesday night against the Capitals. The 35-year-old entered the NHL in 1998, smack in the middle of an era when clutching and grabbing the opponent was a necessity in defending. The league..." October 15

  • Sharks' Thornton hit by puck, visits dentist

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks center Joe Thornton skipped the team's morning skate because he was in need of dental work. Thornton was hit by a puck during warmups before Tuesday night's 6-5 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals. He played 22 minutes, 25 seconds and picked up two assists, but required a trip..." October 15

  • Sharks win ugly, make history in 3-0 shutout over Jets

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks jumped out to an early lead and recorded their second straight shutout to start the season, blanking the Jets at SAP Center on Saturday night, 3-0. San Jose improved to 2-0, winning its home opener after starting with a victory in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Alex Stalock made 30 saves..." October 12

  • Sharks' Couture disappointed he's not an alternate captain

    CSN Bay Area "When the Sharks revealed the four players that would be rotating alternate captains for the upcoming season, there was some surprise not just for who was on the list, but who was left off of it. Logan Couture, painted by management all summer long as one of the new young core players that was..." October 11

  • Sharks spoil champion Kings' home opener

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Kings defeated the San Jose Sharks in historic fashion last April, but the Sharks stole the spotlight in the season opener Wednesday night as they blanked the Kings 4-0. The Kings' Stanley Cup banner-raising ceremony proved to be the true highlight of the evening for L.A. and..." October 09

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Sharks give former captain Thornton an 'A'

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton had the captaincy taken away from him during the offseason after wearing the "C" on a full-time basis for four seasons, but he'll still wear a letter on his sweater in 2014-15. The Sharks on Wednesday named four alternate captains -- Thornton, Joe Pavelski,..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Goalie nods: Niemi opens for San Jose

    Pro Hockey Talk "All the latest from the blue paint… For now, it’s Niemi For opening night, anyway, Antti Niemi is the starting goalie in San Jose. Niemi was the first goalie off at today’s morning skate — the Sharks kick off their campaign in Los Angeles this evening — meaning he’ll be in net to start..." October 08

  • Sharks haven't decided on starter in goal: report

    NHL.com "The San Jose Sharks have not announced who their starting goalie will be in the season opener at the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Coach Todd McLellan had not revealed if it would be last season's No. 1 Antti Niemi or Alex Stalock, the San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday. "They both..." October 08

  • Complete Preview for the San Jose Sharks' 2014-15 Season

    Bleacher Report "The gap between the impressive rhetoric in San Jose and the team’s near total inaction over the summer is staggering. “We now become a tomorrow team,” general manager Doug Wilson told NHL.com in mid-June. He spoke of the team’s “reset/refresh” period as having ended, and a full-fledged rebuild..." October 02

  • Sharks' Vlasic ready for more responsibility

    CSN Bay Area "From a purely reputation standpoint, it was a breakthrough season last year for defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic. The Sharks blueliner, already known in San Jose as one of the most underrated players in the NHL headed into 2013-14, Vlasic was named to the Canadian Olympic team and played in every..." September 26

  • Important year for Sharks' Niemi in net

    CSN Bay Area "It’s a significant season for Antti Niemi, coming off of a down year and entering the final year of his contract, even if he doesn’t want to think about it in those terms. “You ask the question any day, you’re going to say it’s an important year,” Niemi said. “I don’t think you can ever feel..." September 26

  • Sharks' starting goalie job up for grabs

    Oakland Tribune "Antti Niemi and Alex Stalock talk as if very little has changed in their world, though it has. The Sharks, after all, pitted the two against each other in a battle for the starting goalie job as part of the fallout from last spring's playoff demise. But the competition here is anything but..." September 23

  • Sharks' John Scott here to 'patrol the ice'

    CSN Bay Area "John Scott is just like any other player skating with a new team – he wants to make a good first impression on his coaches and teammates. On the third day of training camp, that’s what he did in an intra-squad scrimmage. Scott took exception to Taylor Doherty’s thundering hit on linemate Eriah..." September 22

  • Sharks' McGinn may be frontrunner to fill void left by Torres

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks have a pretty big hole to fill in their forward group, now that Raffi Torres is confirmed to be out for months. One of the more compelling storylines in training camp is who will step to take advantage of the unexpected opportunity, much like Matt Nieto did last season when Torres..." September 21

  • Justin Braun signs five-year, $19 million extension with Sharks

    CBSSports.com "The San Jose Sharks brought some long-term stability to their blue line by signing veteran defensive defenseman Justin Braun to a five-year extension. The 27-year-old blue liner is now under contract with the club through the 2019-20 season. He would have been an unrestricted free agent after the..." September 17

  • Mirco Mueller has added roughly 30 pounds in a year

    Pro Hockey Talk "If nothing else, Mirco Mueller looks like an NHL player at this point. The 6-foot-3 defenseman was listed at 175 pounds when he reported for training camp in 2013, but he’s up to 205 now, per CSN Bay Area. That’s including 10-to-12 pounds added since the end of the 2013-14 campaign, but the..." September 13

  • Raffi Torres still hasn't had surgery

    CSN Bay Area "Raffi Torres has still not had surgery to re-repair the ACL in his right knee, general manager Doug Wilson told CSNCalifornia.com over the weekend. Torres, who suffered multiple infections in his repaired knee after the 2014 playoffs, is expected to have surgery later this month. The forward..." September 09

  • Sharks explain moving Burns back to the blueline

    Pro Hockey Talk "The San Jose Sharks made a lot of debatable statements this offseason, but they didn’t really blow things up like some feared (and others requested). One significant move involved a tweak from within, as the organization decided to move Brent Burns back to defense. GM Doug Wilson explained the..." August 31

  • Sharks Outlook: Burns going back to blue line

    CSN Bay Area "Less than a month after the Sharks’ season ended, general manager Doug Wilson surprisingly announced that Burns would return to the blue line for the start of 2014-15. Wilson cited the Sharks’ need for a Drew Doughty/P.K. Subban type, and the hope is that Burns develops into that kind of dynamic..." August 29

  • Sharks take away Thornton's captaincy

    San Jose Mercury News "When the Sharks open training camp next month, Joe Thornton won't have the C on his jersey. Sharks coach Todd McLellan said Wednesday that the team will begin without a captain or assistants, part of the franchise's intent to change the locker room hierarchy following San Jose's epic playoff..." August 23

  • Sharks' Raffi Torres could miss half the season

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks left wing Raffi Torres must undergo a second surgery on the right knee injury that caused him to miss all but five regular-season games last season, the team announced. That could cause him to miss half the season. The problem developed after an infection from the ACL repair that Torres..." August 21

  • Thornton on losing captaincy: 'It's a big responsibility so it's a little strange when they take it away from you'

    TheScore.com "The San Jose Sharks announced on Wednesday that captain Joe Thornton and alternate captain Patrick Marleau (who was stripped of the captaincy in 2009) will come into training camp without letters on their jersey. "We are going to have a fresh slate at training camp as far as leadership goes,"..." August 20

  • Thornton no longer Sharks captain

    CSN Bay Area "It's official - Joe Thornton is no longer the captain of the San Jose Sharks. On Tuesday, general manager Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McLellan confirmed that the team would enter training camp with no captain and no alternates, meaning former captain Patrick Marleau will also be losing a..." August 20

  • Todd McLellan teases Sharks captain change, redefines ‘rebuild’

    Yahoo! Sports "“The rebuild is committed to. The players that fit for now and the future, their growth is going to be the primary thing. … Remember where we’re trying to get to. It’s not about here, it’s about there.” – Sharks GM Doug Wilson, June 2014 “We’re a tomorrow team … This is a phase that this..." August 12

  • Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks will take it outside next season

    L.A. Daily News "It worked so well once, the NHL decided to try it again. The league announced Wednesday it would stage a second outdoor game in as many years in California, with the San Jose Sharks playing host to the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings on Feb. 21 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The Kings..." August 07

  • Trying to make sense of the ‘rebuild’ in San Jose

    Pro Hockey Talk "San Jose general manager Doug Wilson has always maintained that any conversations he had with Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau would remain private, so it’s impossible to conclude, exactly, what’s been said between the club and the two veterans since the Sharks blew a 3-0 series lead versus the..." August 06

  • San Jose Sharks' future looks awfully familiar, but is that bad?

    SI.com "Despite loud promises of impending change, tomorrow is starting to look an awful lot like yesterday in San Jose. That's not sitting too well with the Sharks' fired-up fans, but once they get past their anger and frustration they just might realize that stability isn't the worst thing. Granted,..." July 29

  • Sharks, defenseman Braun talking contract extension

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks have started discussions with defenseman Justin Braun's camp on a contract extension, Braun’s agent indicated to CSNBayArea.com on Monday, although nothing is imminent at this point. “Nothing yet. We will be talking more later in the month after Justin’s wedding,” Neil Sheehy said..." July 28

  • Mueller could break through with Sharks this season

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson repeatedly has talked this offseason about his plan to rebuild the team around its younger players. Mirco Mueller, a 19-year-old defenseman from Switzerland, heard Wilson's message loud and clear. "When Doug Wilson says he trusts in younger players..." July 27

  • Couture physically and mentally slow to recover from Sharks' playoff collapse

    Yahoo! Sports "Logan Couture doesn't have to look far to be reminded of the San Jose Sharks' playoff collapse against the Los Angeles Kings. His surgically repaired right hand still has scars from last month's surgery, and the recovery has been slow. He expects the hand, injured in a fight with Kings centre..." July 26

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    SJ settles with Jason Demers -- two years, $3.4 AAV

  • Some Sharks fans object to plan of using 'ice girls'

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks are not backing down from their plan to recruit "ice girls" to help clean the playing surface during each game despite a backlash from a segment of their fan base. "Fans take pride in the Sharks not objectifying women. Please keep the Tank a family environment," SharksFanTX wrote on..." July 16

  • Sharks forward Matt Nieto expects bigger role during upcoming season

    San Jose Mercury News "When general manager Doug Wilson talks about more responsibility being given to younger players as the Sharks enter a rebuild phase, one of those players he routinely mentions is forward Matt Nieto. Nieto, who is among the 44 players taking part in the team's development camp this week even..." July 12

  • Wilson explains the ‘rebuild’ in San Jose

    Pro Hockey Talk "When hockey fans hear the word “rebuild,” they usually think of a team like the Edmonton Oilers. Haven’t made the playoffs since 2006. Three first overall picks in a row from 2010 to 2012. The plan in Edmonton was to be bad, and rebuild a winner through the draft. It hasn’t quite worked out that..." July 11

  • Sharks Sign Forward Micheal Haley

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Micheal Haley to a one-year contract. "Micheal plays with an edge and competes hard on every shift," said Wilson. "His hard-working, physical game brings a different dimension that..." July 11

  • Sharks' Sheppard gets chance to build on strong '14 finish

    CSN Bay Area "It took a few years, but the Sharks were finally rewarded for their patience and belief in James Sheppard late last season. The former first round pick (ninth overall), whose career nearly ended in the 2010 offseason due to an ATV accident, showed that he still has the skills to play regularly..." July 10

  • Sharks notes: Hertl tweaks knee in prospect camp

    CSN Bay Area "Tomas Hertl will likely miss the Sharks’ prospect scrimmage on Wednesday with a knee injury, general manager Doug Wilson revealed on Tuesday. Wilson termed the injury as a “little tweak” due to Hertl not having skated in awhile. It wasn’t immediately clear which knee Hertl hurt, but the rookie..." July 09

  • Sharks give James Sheppard a one-year deal

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks signed forward James Sheppard to a one-year, $1.3 million contract Tuesday, leaving defenseman Jason Demers as the only regular from last season's lineup not in the fold. Sheppard's contract came 24 hours after forward Tommy Wingels agreed to a new three-year, $7.4 million contract...." July 08

  • Sharks re-sign Wingels to three-year, $7.4 million deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tommy Wingels had a breakout season with the San Jose Sharks last year and he’s reportedly going to be rewarded for it. Our friends at CSNBayArea.com report Wingels has agreed to a three-year deal with the Sharks. Wingels is coming off a two-year contract that paid $1.55 million and he’ll be..." July 07

  • Wingels, Sharks agree on three-year contract: report

    NHL.com "The San Jose Sharks and forward Tommy Wingels have agreed on a three-year contract, CSN Bay Area reported Saturday. The Sharks made a qualifying offer to Wingels, a restricted free agent, on June 30, the report said. Wingels had 16 goals and 22 assists in 77 games last season. He has 24..." July 06

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    The #SJSharks have agreed to a one-year contract with John Scott (700k)

  • Sharks Acquire Tye McGinn from Philadelphia

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired forward Tye McGinn (@TyeMcGinn) from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. "Tye is a hardworking player who plays an honest game," said..." July 02

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Tyler Fedun to SJ

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    Hearing #SJSharks getting a 2nd rd. pick in 2016 and 6th round pick in 2017 back from Colorado for Brad Stuart