Sharks Rumors & News

  • 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 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' "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? "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 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 "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 "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 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 "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 "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

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    Aaron Ward @aaronward_nhl

    Appears to be 5-6 teams expressing interest in Radim Vrbata. Teams include TB,MTL,SJ and BOS. #TSN

  • Sharks trade up to get Swedish d-man Bergman

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks’ scouting staff wasn’t all that impressed with the group of high-end defensemen at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. As a result, the team traded up five places to 46th overall in the second round on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center to snatch defenseman Julius Bergman, an 18-year-old Swede..." June 29

  • Stars called about trading for Joe Thornton, Jason Spezza but neither player interested

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Stars are expected to be very busy this offseason and throughout the summer. General manager Jim Nill said he’d like to add a piece or two to his forward group but did not divulge his specific targets. Now, ESPN is reporting Nill has talked to the San Jose Sharks about center Joe..." June 29

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    Compliance buy out for Martin Havlat surprise...also shouldn't be surprised if he gets signed quickly on Tuesday.

  • O captain ... no captain in San Jose? "There’s been a lot of speculation about Joe Thornton's future in San Jose and exactly what that looks like. If it’s not a trade -- which would require a dramatic shift in plans from the Thornton camp -- it could be a new role in the leadership group. Right now, Thornton is the captain of the..." June 29

  • San Jose Sharks take left wing Nikolay Goldobin with first pick

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks made a high-scoring, Russian-born forward who has played the last two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League their first-round pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft Friday night. But the selection of Nikolay Goldobin ended up sharing the spotlight with the announcement earlier in the day..." June 28

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    #SJSharks will use their compliance buyout on Marty Havlat. That is the only player they will buy out

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Sharks re-signed Travis Oleksuk. One year contract at $550 000. Its a 2 way deal. #tvasports

  • Joe Thornton draws interest but Sharks in no hurry to make major trade

    San Jose Mercury News "When general manager Doug Wilson declared last month that the Sharks were in a rebuild phase, the 72 hours leading up to Friday night's NHL draft seemed to be the ideal time for a major trade -- maybe even one involving Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau. Now, every signal indicates that won't be..." June 25

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    L.A. Lariviere @L_A_theRiver

    Thornton's agent : "Sharks are the only team on Joe's list". (Fre) #SJSharks

  • Report: Red Wings interested in Sharks captain Joe Thornton

    Detroit News "The Red Wings are interested in Sharks center Joe Thornton, according to ESPN NHL columnist Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun, in a discussion on, said Thornton, 34, wants to remain with San Jose, which in a rebuilding phase. " June 21

  • Can Sharks fix team culture without moving ‘alpha male’ Thornton?

    Pro Hockey Talk "San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson isn’t shy about saying that he wants to make significant changes after the Los Angeles Kings “reverse swept” his team out of the playoffs. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman takes it one step further, though: they aren’t just listening to offers for Joe Thornton … they..." June 21

  • Seven centers who could move this summer – and where they’ll end up

    The Hockey News "It’s an unusual year for centers. When you build a team these days, this is a position you really need to be strong in. The Kings are deep down the middle, just as the Hawks were when they won and the Bruins in 2011. It’s a key spot on the depth chart, so when you get a good center, you tend to..." June 19

  • Bad TV deal could threaten Sharks' ability to stay in San Jose

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks are not preoccupied merely with hockey matters in this Summer of Shame. Yes, the local hockey team is the process of a fairly radical roster reboot following their humiliating playoff exit after taking a 3-0 lead over the Los Angeles Kings. That's all been outlined by Shark..." June 18

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    San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks

    #SJSharks re-sign unrestricted free agent goaltender @Stalock32 to a two-year contract.

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    Sounds like the 2nd outdoor game next season for the NHL will be in the Bay Area...either AT&T Park or the new Levi's Stadium.

  • Alex Stalock, Mike Brown sign two-year extensions with Sharks "The San Jose Sharks began the offseason by bidding farewell to Dan Boyle, the start of an offseason that promised big changes after another crushing early exit, but on Tuesday the team re-signed a couple of players. Both enforcer Mike Brown and backup goaltender Alex Stalock were slated to..." June 17

  • Bruins GM has no plans to trade Brad Marchand "When the final buzzer sounds, the Stanley Cup is passed to the champion and the confetti gets swept away, we'll enter the silly season for the NHL. That's when rumors upon rumors will pile up in the leadup to the NHL Draft. This year could be particularly ferocious as there are several big names..." June 13

  • Sharks forward Couture OK for camp after surgery "San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture will be ready for training camp after having surgery to repair an injury to his hand, the team announced Tuesday. "Last week, Logan underwent successful surgery to repair a hand injury suffered in a fight in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against Mike..." June 10

  • Analyst says Sharks will win Stanley Cup next year

    CSN Bay Area "Don’t tell NBC hockey analyst extraordinaire Keith Jones that the San Jose Sharks need a major rebuild. “To be honest, I think San Jose is going to win the Stanley Cup next year. That’s how strongly I feel about their team,” said Jones from New York, where he is a part of NBC’s broadcast team..." June 10