Sharks Rumors & News

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Logan Couture Undergoes Surgical Procedure on Ankle

    CSN Bay Area "Logan Couture underwent what appears to be minor surgical procedure on Saturday, but could play in the Sharks’ home game with Ottawa on Wednesday. Couture, who suffered a fractured fibula at the ankle on Oct. 15, 2015 that required surgery, had one of six screws removed after it started..." December 06

  • Sharks' first-period goals hold up in 2-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Montreal is struggling to score these days, and San Jose goalie Martin Jones made sure Friday night it stayed that way. Jones outdueled Carey Price as the Sharks continued their home domination of the Canadiens with a 2-1 win at sold-out SAP Center. Brent Burns and..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Couture leads Sharks over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks made themselves at home at Staples Center again. Couture had two goals and an assist, and Ryan Carpenter scored his first NHL goal, leading the Sharks to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night. "This is how we..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Burns blast pushes Sharks past Coyotes in OT

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It took overtime in the third meeting, but the San Jose Sharks finally solved the Arizona Coyotes. Brent Burns blasted a power-play goal 19 seconds into overtime to give San Jose a 2-1 win, its first in three tries against a last-place opponent that was giving the Sharks..." November 30

  • Anderson, Cammalleri and Burns named 3 Stars of Week "Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, New Jersey Devils left wing Michael Cammalleri and San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 27. FIRST STAR - CRAIG ANDERSON, G, OTTAWA SENATORS Anderson paced the NHL with four wins,..." November 28

  • Ducks halt three-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Sharks ended a very busy week on a sour note on Saturday. Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf snapped an 18-game goal-less drought as Anaheim beat San Jose 3-2 Saturday night at sold-out SAP Center. "This is a big win for us," Ducks left wing Andrew Cogliano said. "We..." November 27

  • Sharks place Karlsson on IR; recall forwards Goodrow, Carpenter

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks placed Melker Karlsson on injured reserve on Saturday after the forward suffered an ankle injury. Karlsson has been out since Nov. 12 after blocking a shot in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He has missed the last six games. The 26-year-old has four points (two..." November 26

  • Marleau's late goal lifts Sharks; Dell does well again against Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Aaron Dell does not see a lot of action as the San Jose Sharks' backup goalie. Yet the New York Islanders would say they've seen too much of him. San Jose's rookie netminder beat New York for the second time this season on Friday. He stopped 26 shots as the hosts got a..." November 25

  • Matt Carle Retires from National Hockey League "Matt Carle and the Nashville Predators announced Friday that the defenseman is retiring from the National Hockey League after a successful, 12-season career. "It has been an honor to be a player in the National Hockey League and play for four great organizations over the past 12 seasons," Carle..." November 25

  • Jones stops 33 shots as Sharks beat Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In the end, San Jose's Martin Jones was one save better than Chicago's Corey Crawford. The Sharks scored two first-period goals and rode their hot goaltending for a 2-1 win over the Blackhawks on Wednesday at SAP Center. Jones stopped 33 of 34 shots to deny the best..." November 24

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • Sharks' Jones makes 26 saves, blanks Devils

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Sharks' play suggested San Jose was happy to be home again Monday. The New Jersey Devils, meanwhile, looked as if they couldn't wait to get off the road. San Jose goalie Martin Jones made 26 stops for his second shutout of the season, and the hosts got goals from four..." November 22

  • Burns and Sharks making 'serious progress'

    TSN "Brent Burns might not be hitting the free agent market next summer. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports that while the star defenceman and the San Jose Sharks have not completed a new contract just yet, both sides have made, "serious progress." LeBrun adds that there some final details..." November 22

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • Brent Burns, Sharks agree to eight-year contract extension

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks and defenseman Brent Burns agreed to a eight-year contract extension on Tuesday reportedly worth roughly $8 million per season, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. The eight-year deal is maximum allowed under the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement with the NHLPA, and makes Burns..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Sharks’ Hertl could be sidelined for ‘weeks’

    Pro Hockey Talk "After missing their game against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night, it is likely that the San Jose Sharks will be without one of their top forwards, Tomas Hertl, for an extended period of time. Hertl was injured during the Sharks’ game on Thursday night against the St. Louis Blues when he..." November 20

  • Hertl leaves road trip, will undergo MRI in San Jose

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Sharks will finish their six-game road swing on Saturday in Arizona, and they’ll probably be glad to see it end. Having lost their last two games — 1-0 in Carolina, and 3-2 in St. Louis — the Sharks have also lost the services of a key forward, as Tomas Hertl has been returned to San Jose..." November 19

  • Brent Burns will be worth his next massive contract

    Fanrag Sports "With three of their most notable players — Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns — all playing in the final year of their contracts, the San Jose Sharks are going to have some massive decisions to make over the next several months. After reaching the Stanley Cup Final a year ago it..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Vlasic scoffs at report tying CBA extension to Olympic participation

    CSN Bay Area "The biggest story in the NHL earlier this week centered on potential Olympic participation in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018. The league and the owners aren’t too keen on the idea, as shutting down the league for two weeks in the middle of the second half and risking injuries to star players..." November 18

  • Perron's tiebreaking goal lifts Blues past Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- It might have taken a blowout loss for the St. Louis Blues to re-discover their offensive touch. The Blues lost 8-4 in Columbus last Saturday, trailing 7-1 at one point, but since then have broken out of a scoring slump and finally are showing signs of the consistency that they..." November 17

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • Nordstrom's goal lifts Hurricanes to 1-0 victory

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- With more pieces to the defense in place and performing at a rather high level, the Carolina Hurricanes enjoyed seeing the possibilities of going on a bit of a surge. Left winger Joakim Nordstrom scored his first goal of the season midway through the third period to break a..." November 15

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Fast start carries Sharks over Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- The San Jose Sharks have won three straight games, all on the road, and Saturday was much of the same, with two early goals setting the tone for a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday at Amalie Arena. Sharks goalie Martin Jones made 25 saves and took a shutout into..." November 12

  • Wingels rallies Sharks past Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla.-- Tommy Wingels made up for an early mistake and helped the San Jose Sharks continue their winning ways on the road. The San Jose forward scored the game-winning goal at 8:53 of the third period to cap a comeback as the Sharks beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 at BB&T Center on..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Sharks shut out Capitals to end skid

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The San Jose Sharks wanted to stop their losing skid and begin a six-game road trip with a strong performance. They accomplished both objectives Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals. Joe Thornton had a goal and an assist, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Brent Burns each..." November 08

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • San Jose Sharks Recall Kevin Labanc

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have decided he’s waited long enough, and have recalled 20-year old Kevin Labanc from the AHL." November 07

  • Crosby scores twice in Penguins' 5-0 victory over Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sidney Crosby is off to the fastest start to a season during his illustrious career as he helped the Penguins continue their dominance over San Jose with a 5-0 victory Saturday night at SAP Center. "Sid has been unbelievable," Pittsburgh's Carl Hagelin said. "He's the..." November 06

  • Tkachuk tallies twice as Flames edge Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Teenager Matthew Thackuk certainly is ready for the NHL. The 18-year-old Calgary left winger scored his second goal of the night late in the third period to give the Flames a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. Tkachuk beat Sharks goalie Martin Jones with..." November 04

  • DeBoer: Sharks ‘getting a lesson’ in having target on their backs

    CSN Bay Area "More than once, coach Pete DeBoer has remarked that the target on the Sharks’ back this season is a tangible thing. After advancing to the Stanley Cup Final, teams league-wide will approach their games with San Jose at full tilt to see how they measure up with the defending Western Conference..." November 04

  • Sharks' Marleau wants to keep playing after this season

    CSN Bay Area "Patrick Marleau is emphatic. The 37-year-old forward, a pending unrestricted free agent in the last year of a three-year deal with the Sharks, wants to keep going after this season. “Yeah. Oh yeah. Yeah,” he said on Wednesday, when asked if he’d like to extend his career into what would be a..." November 03

  • Domingue, Coyotes edge Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett has lamented his team's inability to win one-goal games. On Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks, the Coyotes answered their coach's call. Brad Richardson, Lawson Crouse and Jamie McGinn scored in an 8-minute and 17-second, second-period..." November 02

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Bankruptcy may end Bauer endorsements for top NHL stars

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and other high-profile NHL players may find their endorsement contacts with Bauer hockey cancelled as early as Monday because the equipment manufacturer’s parent company is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, a person familiar with the matter..." October 31

  • Entry-level contract decisions looming for a number of NHL teams

    TSN "Now that Connor McDavid has played nine games this season, the Edmonton Oilers will have to decide whether he plays No. 10 and burns a year on his entry-level contract. Uh, never mind on that one. This admittedly lame attempt at humour does underline two things, though. One, McDavid,..." October 31

  • Sharks protect lead in win over Predators

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks built a three-goal lead thanks to forwards Joonas Donskoi, Joe Pavelski and Tommy Wingels and defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 at SAP Center on Saturday night. Goaltender Martin Jones made 27 saves for the Sharks (6-3-0), who improved to 4-0-0 at..." October 30

  • Sharks’ Dillon criticizes lengthy goal reviews

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon on Friday didn’t dispute that officials got the call right when they overturned what would have been his first goal of the season the night before. He just wishes everybody could have reached a decision on the play a little sooner. Moments after Dillon thought..." October 29

  • Power play propels Sharks past Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Thanks to two power-play goals and a strong effort in goal from Martin Jones, the San Jose Sharks literally turn out the lights on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. San Jose won 3-1 in its second game of a three-game homestand that included a lighting failure late in..." October 28