Sharks Rumors & News

  • Marchand keeps Bruins unbeaten under Cassidy

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With all the talk of teams coming out of their five-day break struggling the first game back, the Boston Bruins managed just fine on Sunday. Brad Marchand scored a breakaway goal 2:36 into overtime as Bruins sent the San Jose Sharks into their five-day break with a 2-1..." February 20

  • Burns scores twice as Sharks stop Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The San Jose Sharks had a pair of objectives Saturday in Arizona: Solve goalie Mike Smith and the Coyotes, who had won three of the teams' prior four meetings this season, and go into their week off on a high note. Brent Burns, the Sharks' fourth line and their backup..." February 19

  • Sharks have reason to wait on Thornton, Marleau extensions

    San Jose Mercury News "For an elephant in the room, Patrick Marleau sure skates deftly on the ice. The other night, Marleau was honored by the Sharks for his recent 500th career goal. In the 100-year history of the National Hockey League, only 45 men have reached that plateau. Even fewer have done it with just one..." February 17

  • Panthers need OT to earn 6-5 win over Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Florida's ageless Jaromir Jagr was just as happy to have his familiar linemates back as he was about collecting career point No. 1,900 during the Panthers' wild 6-5 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. Jagr's milestone point, which came on a primary assist..." February 16

  • Sharks' Brent Burns is a throwback offensive defenseman

    Sporting News "Sharks defenseman Brent Burns is putting together a goal-scoring campaign the NHL hasn't seen in more than two decades. With two goals in the Sharks' 4-1 victory Sunday over the Devils in New Jersey, Burns raised his season total to 24, putting him on pace to finish the season with 35. No..." February 13

  • Sharks beat Devils to end road trip on positive note

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, NJ -- Determined to end their four-game road trip on a positive note, the San Jose Sharks did just that Sunday afternoon, skating to a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. The Sharks (34-18-5) were 0-1-2 in the first three games of their trip out East, but..." February 12

  • Sharks’ Paul Martin having a role in Brent Burns’ success

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks defense partners Brent Burns and Paul Martin have a pretty special relationship. One of a kind, perhaps. “We just have a great marriage, I think. He’s a great partner,” Burns said of Martin. “We don’t fight. He puts the toilet seat down. It’s nice.” Burns is enjoying his best season..." February 11

  • Simmonds, Flyers beat Sharks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Struggling offensively and looking to end a disappointing five-game homestand with a win, the Flyers needed someone to make a big play in overtime. Wayne Simmonds did. Sixty-four seconds into the extra period, Simmonds stripped San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns of..." February 11

  • Sharks-Bruins game will go on in Boston, despite blizzard

    Sportsnet "There is a big winter storm blowing through Boston this evening, but the Sharks-Bruins game will go on as scheduled. Weather reports indicate that 12-18 inches of snow could fall on the city through Thursday and schools have already been cancelled on Friday. The game is scheduled to start at..." February 09

  • Bruins rout Sharks in first game without Julien

    The Sports Xchange "Bruce Cassidy made one lineup change after taking over for the fired Claude Julien behind the Boston bench Thursday and the move paid quick dividends. The Bruins interim coach, the first coach other than Julien this franchise has played for in almost 10 years, moved slumping David Backes up..." February 09

  • Sharks Players Hope NHL Participates in 2018 Olympics

    CSN Bay Area "There is exactly one year and one day before the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in PyongChang, South Korea, and still there is no word on whether NHL players will be participating on that world stage. If the season does shut down for the Olympics in 2018, as it has every four years..." February 08

  • Havlat retires after 14 NHL seasons

    TSN "Winger Martin Havlat announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday after 14 seasons and 790 career games. Havlat, 35, scored 242 career goals and tallied 594 career points with the Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, New Jersey Devils and St. Louis..." February 08

  • Sabres rally for 5-4 win over Sharks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres were booed off the ice after two periods Tuesday night. They responded with an unlikely and improbable comeback win against one of the league's very best. Evander Kane scored 1:05 into overtime to lead the Sabres to a 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks...." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Sharks recall Sorensen, another of Wilson’s European finds

    Pro Hockey Talk "If Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi have shown anything, it’s that San Jose GM Doug Wilson knows how to find NHL talent in Europe. Now, we’ll see if that applies to Marcus Sorensen. Sorensen, the speedy 24-year-old forward signed out of the Swedish League last summer, has been recalled by..." February 06

  • Coyotes stop Sharks in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Arizona may be at the opposite end of the Pacific Division from first-place San Jose, but the Coyotes sure seem to have the Sharks' number. Forwards Brendan Perlini and Radim Vrbata converted while goalie Mike Smith stopped two of three shots as Arizona improved to 3-0-1..." February 05

  • Marleau scores 500th as Sharks win in Vancouver

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- There was as much relief as celebration for Patrick Marleau when he scored his 500th NHL goal Thursday night. Marleau wrote his name in the record books at 9:30 of the first period, scoring on a power play as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks..." February 03

  • Hertl's late tiebreaking goal lifts Sharks past Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Patrick Marleau was more concerned about winning than reaching a career milestone. Tomas Hertl scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:03 remaining to give the Sharks a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on a night Marleau pulled to within one of his 500th career..." February 01

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Oilers make statement with victory over Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The surprise team in the Pacific Division made a final statement before the All-Star break Thursday night. Edmonton shrugged off fatigue and playing on the road to grind out a 4-1 victory over the Sharks and move into a virtual first-place tie with San Jose at sold-out..." January 27

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Sharks' DeBoer: Marleau's 'still got a lot of gas in the tank'

    San Jose Mercury News "For his next trick, perhaps Patrick Marleau may want to pull a rabbit out of his helmet. Because the veteran center is proving to be the ultimate on-ice magician lately. One night after Marleau scored four third-period goals to lead his team to victory, he was again responsible for some..." January 25

  • Marleau (four goals) helps Sharks jolt Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "By Michael Kelly, The Sports Xchange DENVER -- Patrick Marleau entered the week seven goals shy of 500 with the hope of reaching the milestone before season's end. If the 19-year veteran was given another 20 minutes Monday, he might have reached the mark in one night. Marleau put..." January 24

  • Marleau, Sharks slip past Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Patrick Marleau keeps finding the back of the net. And his San Jose Sharks keep finding ways to win. One night after scoring four goals in the third period to lead his team to victory, Marleau came through with some late-game heroics once again. The veteran center..." January 24

  • Sens nab Wingels in trade with Sharks

    Ottawa Citizen "The Senators have acquired a forward but it’s hardly a blockbuster. GM Pierre Dorion acquired depth by sending Buddy Robinson and Zack Stortini along with a draft pick to San Jose for forward Tommy Wingels. He will fill some depth needed with the loss of Clarke MacArthur for the balance of..." January 24

  • Sharks’ Patrick Marleau scores 4 goals in single period

    Fanrag Sports "San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau made NHL history on Monday night during the team’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. The game entered the third period tied at one apiece, just for Marleau to smash that tie single-handedly; he would score four goals in the final period alone, becoming..." January 24

  • Schlemko's OT goal lifts Sharks over Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Sharks needed overtime heroics from an unlikely source to beat the worst team in the league Saturday night. Defenseman David Schlemko scored his first career overtime goal 1:18 into sudden death to give the Sharks a hard-earned 3-2 victory over Colorado at sold-out..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Sharks' Couture bounces back to score winner vs. Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sick one night, Sharks' savior the next. An ill Logan Couture was left home when San Jose beat the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, but Thursday the alternate captain scored a tie-breaking goal early in the third period to lead the Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa..." January 20

  • Sharks slip past Kings, 3-2

    The Sports Xchange "By Dennis Bernstein, The Sports Xchange LOS ANGELES -- The final game of the regular-season series between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings had the signature of recent matchups -- physical play, solid defense and a one-goal margin of victory. Joe Pavelski scored the..." January 19

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Jones, Sharks jolt Jets to end two-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Martin Jones made 26 saves for his 22nd victory of the season, and the San Jose Sharks rolled to a 5-2 victory against the Winnipeg Jets at SAP Center on Monday afternoon. Joel Ward, rookie Timo Meier, Brent Burns, Chris Tierney and Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks..." January 16

  • Hutton-led Blues blank Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It won't erase what happened the last time the Blues were in town, but the St. Louis Blues certainly made their mark Saturday. The visitors played a physical brand of hockey and received stellar goaltending from one-time Sharks farmhand Carter Hutton en route to a 4-0 win..." January 15

  • Sharks lose DeMelo for eight weeks to broken wrist

    Pro Hockey Talk "The San Jose Sharks announced on Friday morning that they will be without defenseman Dylan DeMelo for an extended period of time due to a broken wrist that he suffered on Tuesday against the Edmonton Oilers. He underwent surgery on Thursday and is expected to be sidelined for at least eight..." January 13

  • Hamilton goal lifts Flames past Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Chad Johnson won the battle of Calgary-raised goalies on Wednesday. Johnson made two big stops on Mikkel Boedker -- one on a late penalty shot and the other on a breakaway with nine seconds left -- to pull out a 3-2 win for the Calgary Flames over Aaron Dell and the San..." January 12

  • Boedker's hat trick powers Sharks past Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The battle for first place in the Pacific Division didn't last very long Tuesday in Edmonton. Aside from a few tense minutes early in the third period, it was all San Jose Sharks in a 5-3 victory over the Oilers at Rogers Arena. Winger Mikkel Boedker, who had three..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10