Sharks Rumors & News

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22

    NHL.com "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Drew Doughty doesn't get 'buddy' relationship with Couture

    Yahoo! Sports "Maybe Los Angeles Kings star defenseman Drew Doughty and San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture aren’t so close after all. On Sunday at the Kings’ practice facility Doughty spoke with reporters for the first time since Couture ripped the Kings after the Sharks ousted LA in the first-round of..." April 25

  • Sharks exorcise demons, eliminate Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Brent Burns said he rarely dwells on 2014. That was when the San Jose Sharks collapsed in the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Kings. "The only time I really think about it is when I'm asked a question (about it)," Burns said. "It's been a totally..." April 23

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Sutter questions officiating with Kings facing elimination

    Los Angeles Times "The many personalities of Kings Coach Darryl Sutter generally surface at some point in a playoff series, and Thursday a new one popped up. It was "Send-A-Message Darryl." In addressing the larger issue of special teams play in the first-round series against the San Jose Sharks, Sutter argued..." April 22

  • Sharks push Kings to the edge -- again

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The power play found redemption, and the San Jose Sharks held off a furious late push by Los Angeles to push the Kings to the brink. For the second time in three seasons, the Sharks are within one win of moving on after a 3-2 victory Wednesday night at a sold-out SAP..." April 21

  • Pearson's OT goal gets Kings back in series

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Tanner Pearson wasn't going to get carried away with celebrating his first career Stanley Cup overtime goal. "Game over, and we won Game 3," Pearson said matter-of-factly after giving the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday. "That's what we..." April 19

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • 'He's our captain for a reason,' DeBoer says after Pavelski's big night

    The Score "Joe Pavelski scores big goals. It's what he does. The San Jose Sharks forward led the NHL with 11 game-winning goals during the regular season, and he was up to his old tricks in Game 1 of the playoffs, scoring two goals to lead his club to a huge 4-3 road win over the Los Angeles..." April 15

  • Pavelski pushes Sharks to early advantage vs. Kings

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Joe Pavelski led the NHL with 11 game-winning goals. He wasted little time delivering one in the postseason in a Game 1 Western Conference quarterfinal win over the Los Angeles Kings. Pavelski scored twice, including the go-ahead goal early in the third period, and the San..." April 15

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • Sharks Sign Goalie Prospect/Versace Underwear Model Mantas Armalis to Entry Level Contract

    Fear The Fin "We posted a report a couple weeks ago saying what is now official: the Sharks have signed goaltender, and male model, Mantas Armalis. Here's what Sam said about Armalis in that initial report: Armalis was sixth in the Swedish Hockey League with a .918 sv%, he is one of the youngest goalies on..." April 13

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    DeBoer confirms Martin Jones is Game 1 starter #SJSharks

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Vlasic will ‘be ready for playoffs, which is good news’ for Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "Matt Nieto will miss one more game, while Marc-Edouard Vlasic is questionable for the Sharks’ regular season finale on Saturday against the Coyotes. Both players were hurt on March 17 in Arizona and have missed the past 11 games, but both were on the ice on Friday for a rare full team practice..." April 09

  • Sharks loss to Jets, start playoffs on road

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It took 11 tries, but the Winnipeg Jets have their first three-game winning streak of the season. Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien's shot deflected off the stick of Sharks defenseman Brent Burns and into the net with just 9.9 seconds left to give the visitors a 5-4 win over..." April 08

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Wild in playoffs after loss to Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Having already clinched a playoff spot, the San Jose Sharks looked like a team tuning itself up for a long run. The Minnesota Wild are also headed to the playoffs, but with significantly less momentum. Two goals by Patrick Marleau and another by Logan Couture,..." April 05

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Panarin, Burns and Murray named stars of week

    NHL.com "Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin, San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Apr.3. FIRST STAR - ARTEMI PANARIN, LW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Panarin led the League with 3-5-8 in three..." April 04

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    BU senior Danny O'Regan has signed a two-year entry level deal with SJ. Regan was SJ 2012 5th round pick. 17G and 44 PTS in 39 GP this year.

  • Canucks stun Sharks, end nine-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Vancouver Canucks' desperation outweighed the San Jose Sharks' will on Thursday. Canucks forward Jannik Hansen scored a tiebreaking goal late in the third period to enable the spoiler visitors to snap a nine-game losing streak by beating their playoff-bound hosts..." April 01

  • Crosby, Dubnyk and Burns named Stars of March

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk and San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of March." April 01

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • Couture's first hat trick powers Sharks past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- It was a long time coming for Logan Couture. The San Jose center collected the first hat trick of his career as the Sharks added to the Canucks' woes with a 4-1 victory over Vancouver on Tuesday night. The three-goal performance came in Couture's 426th..." March 30

  • Unsealed emails reveal NHL executives were aware of link between hockey and brain trauma in 2011

    SB Nation "While the NFL dominates most of the concussion and head injury talk in sports, the NHL has also been tackling the topic on a slightly smaller stage. In 2013, over two dozen former NHL players proposed a class action lawsuit against the league. Since the start of the lawsuit, more than 100..." March 30

  • Sharks clinch playoff spot with win over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It took longer than they would have liked, but the Sharks finally clinched a playoff spot on their fourth try Monday. Joe Thornton's third-period, power-play goal broke a 2-2 tie and helped lift the Sharks (42-28-6) past the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 in front of 17,066 at SAP..." March 29

  • DeBoer not worried about clinching; Donskoi probable

    CSN Bay Area "The sense of panic that’s enveloped a portion of the Sharks fan base regarding the team’s failure to clinch a playoff spot in three straight losses hasn’t reached the head coach’s office just yet. “I’m not even thinking about that,” Pete DeBoer said on Monday morning. “I have no doubt we’re..." March 28

  • Niemi helps Stars defeat Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A return to his former hockey home helped Dallas Stars goaltender Antti Niemi get back on track Saturday at SAP Center. Niemi made 34 saves, Mattias Janmark scored two goals, and the Stars held on for a 4-2 victory against the San Jose Sharks. Niemi, a former Shark,..." March 26

  • Sharks' DeBoer not ready to name playoff starter

    CSN Bay Area "There’s little doubt that Sharks goalie Martin Jones will be in net when San Jose plays its first playoff game next month. The 26-year-old has played exceptionally well, especially in the second half, in helping the Sharks regain their status as a contender. But coach Pete DeBoer was still not..." March 26

  • Sharks waste opportunity in loss to Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks were sitting pretty with a 2-0 lead after one period. Unfortunately for them, the Edmonton Oilers didn't stop playing. The Oilers stormed back with six unanswered goals over the final 40 minutes to beat the Sharks 6-3 in front of 16,570 fans at SAP..." March 25

  • Elliott makes 37 saves as Blues blank Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Robby Fabbri spoiled the San Jose Sharks' clinching party Tuesday night. The Blues rookie scored his 17th goal of the season midway through the third period to break a scoreless tie and send the St. Louis Blues past San Jose 1-0 at SAP Center. "That's the type of..." March 23

  • 30 Thoughts: Clearing up expansion draft questions

    Sportsnet "The first thing that crossed my mind when Eugene Melnyk unleashed his frustration across the Ottawa organization: how much of a surprise was this to Dave Cameron? The two have a long history. Melnyk bought the OHL’s Toronto St. Michael’s Majors in 2001, one year into Cameron’s tenure as head..." March 23

  • Are 50-goal scorers a thing of the past?

    ESPN "It all rests on Alex Ovechkin ... again. Only he can save the NHL from going without a 50-goal scorer for the first time in a full season in the salary-cap era. "Well, I wouldn't be surprised if Ovi ripped off eight goals in the last however many games they have left,'' Lightning captain..." March 23

  • NHL, former players await key ruling in concussion lawsuit

    TSN "The National Hockey League and former players suing the league over its handling of concussions are back in court Tuesday arguing over an issue the NHL hopes will lead to the case’s dismissal — pre-emption. The NHL contends that concussions are a health and safety issue, and these issues are..." March 22

  • Reimer leads Sharks to a shutout win vs. Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Goaltender James Reimer hasn't taken long to fit in and make a favorable impression on his new teammates. Reimer pitched his second shutout as a member of the Sharks, leading San Jose to a 3-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday at SAP Center. Reimer turned away..." March 21

  • KHL Won’t Stop Season for World Cup of Hockey

    The Hockey Writers "Russia’s KHL has determined not to stop the 2016-17 KHL season to make it easier for players to participate in the World Cup of Hockey, reports Aivis Kalnins of One Puck Short. The decision not to put their regular season hiatus isn’t entirely surprising. With the KHL season beginning in..." March 21

  • ‘Roster chaos’ – Let’s ponder some possible expansion draft scenarios

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the event that the NHL decides to expand by one team for the 2017-18 season, fans would be treated to more than just the potential of a franchise in Las Vegas. They’d also soak up unknown hours in armchair general managing while discussing an expansion draft. PHT provides an expansive..." March 21

  • Marc Staal: Rangers were 'garbage' against Sharks

    The Score "The New York Rangers left San Jose on Saturday evening a mix of embarrassed and humbled. The Sharks pounded the Blueshirts 4-1, and the Rangers were saying the right things after the game, which saw Henrik Lundqvist mercifully pulled in the third period. The Rangers were outshot 52-26, and..." March 20

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    Curtis Pashelka @CurtisPashelka

    Vlasic and Nieto not playing today. Considered day to day for both, although Nieto's injury is considered more serious

  • Why the Sharks' Joe Thornton deserves some MVP consideration

    CBS Sports "When the NHL awards are handed out in Las Vegas at the end of the season, San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton is probably not going to take home the MVP award. OK, there is no “probably” about it. He is simply not going to win. And if past history is any indication, he probably will not..." March 19

  • Doan's late tiebreaker lifts Coyotes past Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes captain Shane Doan doesn't have to worry about winning popularity contests in Arizona. He is already the franchise icon, and he was selected the Valley's most popular athlete in a poll by The Arizona Republic. Doan knows how to play to the home crowd, however...." March 18

  • Injured Sharks d-man Matt Tennyson returns to ice

    CSN Bay Area "For the first time since a frightening head injury, Matt Tennyson was back on the ice on Wednesday at the Sharks’ practice facility. Tennyson has been out since he was on the receiving end of a dirty hit by St. Louis forward Ryan Reaves on Feb. 22 (video above). The defenseman’s head was driven..." March 17

  • Defensemen Karlsson, Burns having offensive seasons for the ages

    CBS Sports "With a goal and an assist in the San Jose Sharks' 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins Tuesday night, Brent Burns tied the franchise record for both goals and points by a Sharks defenseman in a single season. Not only that, but he moved into 10th place in the NHL's scoring race. Along with Ottawa..." March 17

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    Bill Daly said next year's salary cap will be at $74 million with the escalator and flat without it.

  • Burns, Sharks burn Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brent Burns enjoyed a historic night in leading the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday at SAP Center. Burns tied the franchise record for most goals and points by a defenseman as San Jose won for the seventh time in nine games, moved within one..." March 16

  • Daly: Teams can only lose one player per expansion team

    Pro Hockey Talk "The big development from Wednesday’s GMs meetings in Boca Raton? Expansion draft! After NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters an expansion decision is expected prior to the draft in June, focus shifted to what an expansion draft would look like — the NHL’s first since Columbus and..." March 16