Sharks Rumors & News

  • Missing playoffs could cost McLellan job with Sharks

    San Francisco Chronicle "As the Sharks head toward a non-playoff spring for the first time in 11 seasons, head coach Todd McLellan could find himself among fellow big-name NHL bench bosses looking for work next season. It doesn’t figure to take them long to find it. McLellan shouldn’t be made a scapegoat for San..." March 28

  • Uncertainty awaits Sharks after drama-filled season goes off the rails

    The Globe and Mail "Logan Couture can still remember blowing leads to the Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators in consecutive games last month, losses that killed the San Jose Sharks. “Those hurt,” Couture said. “Good teams find a way to hold onto the lead and win that game. We didn’t.” Until February, the..." March 28

  • Sharks beat sloppy Red Wings

    Fear The Fin "After years of exciting, competitive and meaningful games against the Detroit Red Wings, the San Jose Sharks played a sloppy, meaningless, albeit exciting, 6-4 win over the Winged Wheels on Thursday. The Sharks jumped out to a 2-0 lead only to see it evaporate in short order, but sloppy..." March 27

  • Sharks' Mueller out indefinitely after blocking shot

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks defenseman Mirco Mueller will be out of action indefinitely after blocking a shot in Detroit on Thursday night. Mueller’s left hand/wrist area was significantly wrapped on Friday, as the Sharks prepare to face the Flyers on Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center. Todd McLellan said:..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Sens skewer Sharks, grab wild card spot

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators will wake up Tuesday morning where they wanted to be. And, where so many never believed they would be. There may not be any stopping Andrew “The Hamburglar” Hammond and the Senators now as they bit back at the San Jose Sharks by scoring four unanswered goals in a third period..." March 24

  • Price posts 40th win, 9th shutout against Sharks

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: It’s getting to be a bit monotonous, but the Canadiens won another game as goaltender Carey Price made up for the lack of offence. Price made 29 saves as the Canadiens squeezed by the San Jose Sharks 2-0 Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Price, who is having a career season, posted..." March 22

  • Mike Milbury thinks Sharks should send Thornton to minors

    Next Impulse Sports "During the first intermission of Wednesday’s Rangers-Blackhawks game, the NHL on NBC crew discussed the drama that has surrounded the San Jose Sharks organization not only this season, but in the past handful of years. The most recent incident with the team came last week when veteran center Joe..." March 19

  • Sharks players aware playoff streak is in jeopardy

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks know that they are rapidly running out of time to make up lost ground and reach the Stanley Cup playoffs. That would be disappointing enough. But it would also mark the end of the NHL's second-longest streak of consecutive postseason appearances, a 10-year run that started when Doug..." March 19

  • Jets re-take upper hand with beatdown of Sharks

    Winnipeg Sun "In this high stakes game of leapfrog, the Winnipeg Jets were able to hold serve and for the time being, move back into control of the second wild card berth in the Western Conference. Facing another opponent with designs on staying in the playoff hunt, the Jets scored three times in just..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Sharks GM Doug Wilson, Joe Thornton moving on from recent spat "After a highly-public kerfuffle between San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and forward Joe Thornton boiled over last week, it appears both parties are ready to move on. Wilson addressed where things are at with the once captain of the Sharks, while Thornton says he is done talking about..." March 17

  • Sharks' Brown eyes return on two-week road trip

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks forward Mike Brown said he was eyeing a return to the lineup at some point during San Jose's upcoming seven-game road trip after participating in Monday's practice. Brown skated for the first time in over two weeks Monday and didn't appear to hold much back as the Sharks held a brief..." March 16

  • Sharks owner steps in after Wilson, Thornton spat "After a tumultuous 24-hour period where the best player in franchise history took a massive public swipe at his general manager, the owner of the San Jose Sharks re-focused everyone on what is really important — trying to make the playoffs. Via email, Hasso Plattner confirmed he talked to both..." March 15

  • Tensions rise in San Jose as Thornton says Wilson ‘needs to shut his mouth’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier today, we passed along what Sharks GM Doug Wilson told season-ticket holders about the organization’s decision to take away Joe Thornton‘s captaincy, explaining that the “pressure and stress” of wearing the “C” caused Thornton to lash out at people." March 14

  • Sharks' Torres planning to return in 2015-16 after latest surgery

    CSN Bay Area "In his words, injured Sharks forward Raffi Torres can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Speaking to reporters for the first time since his latest surgery, Torres said he’s preparing on being ready to go for the 2015-16 training camp. The 33-year-old has had numerous right knee..." March 14

  • Third line, Niemi clutch in important win for Sharks over Preds

    CSN Bay Area "It had been more than two months since the Sharks’ second power-play unit had scored a goal, but coach Todd McLellan sent them out to start a late second period advantage in a scoreless game on Thursday against Nashville anyway. It took that group –- the Sharks’ third line of Chris Tierney,..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Niemi, PK show improvement in Sharks win over Pens

    CSN Bay Area "Two facets of the Sharks’ game in particular are going to have to improve if they’re going to make a playoff push. First, their goaltending is going to have to perform better than it has for much of the season. Secondly, the penalty kill will have to do the same. Straighten out those areas,..." March 10

  • Sharks goalie Antti Niemi says it may help to have trade deadline behind him

    San Jose Mercury News "Conventional wisdom says the trades you don't make often are the ones that work out best. If the Sharks do make the playoffs this season, they may point to goaltender Antti Niemi as the latest example of that. Niemi's name was circulating as one of several pending unrestricted free agents that..." March 10

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Sharks plan price-hike for 2016 season tickets

    San Jose Mercury News "With the Sharks struggling on the ice this season and failing to sell out home games for the first time since 2009, the franchise made two business moves that seemed ill-timed at best. First, they set a March 12 deadline for season-ticket renewals -- much earlier than the traditional late May..." March 05

  • Younger players ignite Sharks past Canucks

    CSN Bay Area "If anything, the Sharks’ trade deadline activity was yet another reminder that the team is going to sink or swim with its younger players for the rest of the season. Perhaps the kids are taking that vote of confidence the right way. Rookies Chris Tierney and Melker Karlsson scored first..." March 04

  • Sharks' newcomer scores in win over Canadiens

    San Jose Mercury News "The way coach Todd McLellan saw things, it was not a complete coincidence the Sharks had their best performance in recent memory on the same night Ben Smith played his first game in a San Jose uniform. The newly acquired Smith had a goal and an assist as the Sharks snapped an eight-game losing..." March 03

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    Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche

    The #Avs have acquired Freddie Hamilton from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Karl Stollery.

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    Spector's Hockey @SpectorsHockey

    Tyler Kennedy dealt by the #Sharks to the #Islanders for a conditional pick.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Tyler Kennedy traded to the New York Islanders for a conditional pick

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    Mark Spector @SportsnetSpec

    In return for Ben Smith to San Jose, Chicago gets the Sharks' Andrew Desjardins #NHLTrade

    NHL Trade Deadline 2015 - Live Stream

    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NHL Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to deadline day. March 02

  • Blackhawks trade Ben Smith to San Jose for Andrew Desjardins

    Chicago Sun-Times "Ben Smith has been traded to the San Jose Sharks, a source confirmed on Monday afternoon, just two hours before the trade deadline. According to multiple reports, the Blackhawks received center Andrew Desjardins, who is on an expiring contract. reported that the Sharks will still pay half..." March 02

  • Sharks send RW Tyler Kennedy to Islanders "The San Jose Sharks have traded right wing Tyler Kennedy to the New York Islanders in exchange for for a conditional third-round draft pick in 2016. Kennedy, 28, has four goals and five assists over 25 games this season with the Sharks. This is Kennedy’s second season in San Jose after the..." March 02

  • Sharks acquire Karl Stollery from Avalanche for Freddie Hamilton "San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Karl Stollery from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Freddie Hamilton. Stollery, 27, has played in seven NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche, posting four penalty minutes." March 02

  • Sharks trade F James Sheppard to Rangers for 2016 4th-round draft pick "The San Jose Sharks have traded forward James Sheppard to the New York Rangers for a fourth-round draft pick in 2016. The deal was announced on Sunday, a day before the NHL's trade deadline. The 26-year-old Sheppard had five goals and 11 assists in 57 games with San Jose this season. He..." March 02

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Pending trade call, NYR acquire James Sheppard from SJS. #TradeCentre

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    David Pollak @PollakOnSharks

    Can confirm report by @KatieStrangESPN that #SJSharks have not asked Joe Thornton to waive his no-trade clause.

  • Senators Hoffman scores twice in 4-2 victory over Sharks

    Ottawa Sun "Whatever the Senators packed in their bags for this five-game, 10-day road trip, it’s safe to assume nobody brought a broom. But then, who could have expected they’d sweep through California for the first time in franchise history? Third-period goals 4:07 apart by rookies Mark Stone and Mike..." March 01

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    San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks

    #SJSharks reassign @tierney71 to @WorcesterSharks. @TyeMcGinn has been activated from injured reserve.

  • If you want to call the Sharks ‘fragile,’ Todd McLellan won’t disagree

    Pro Hockey Talk "“I think the belief system is not as high as it needs to be. So, if you want to call that fragile, I guess it possibly is.” That was Sharks coach Todd McLellan after last night’s 3-2 loss to Detroit at SAP Center. San Jose is now winless in its last seven home games. To avoid missing the..." February 28

  • Sharks F Logan Couture fined $5,000 for slew-footing "The NHL fined San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture $5,000 for slew-footing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith late in the third period of the the Sharks' 3-2 loss Thursday night. " February 28

  • Sharks' Torres undergoes another surgery, new timetable set

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks forward Raffi Torres underwent another knee surgery, general manager Doug Wilson announced on Thursday. Torres, 33, has missed the 2014-15 regular season as he rehabs. It was revealed over the summer that Torres developed a pair of infections in his surgically repaired knee that..." February 26

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • LeBrun: "Zero talk" of Sharks trading Marleau or Thornton

    Nichols on Hockey "“There’s been zero zero talk of Marleau and Thornton. "They had the one conversation last summer where those guys were about to start a three-year deal that had a full no-move and my understanding is Doug Wilson said to each, ‘Do you guys want to stay?’ “They said, ‘Yes.” “And that’s that." February 21

  • Sharks alter lines, looking to cut down on goals-against

    CSN Bay Area "Often, an NHL coach changes up his team’s forward lines in search of more offense. For Todd McLellan and the Sharks, though, the bigger issue has been defense. The Sharks have surrendered four or more goals in eight of their last 12 games, including 10 goals in the last two games in losses to..." February 19

  • Predators pound Sharks for sixth win in a row

    Tennessean "After winning five white-knuckle games in a row over the past week and a half, the Predators finally took it easy on themselves Tuesday. Instead of going down to the wire yet again, the Predators blew matters wide open in the second period against San Jose, scoring three straight goals en route..." February 18

  • McLellan: Sharks are ‘better led’ without a captain, which somehow isn’t a knock on Thornton

    Pro Hockey Talk "You try and figure out the Sharks. On Wednesday, head coach Todd McLellan had an, ahem, interesting take on his club’s leadership-by-committee approach, saying it was in a better position this year than last, when Joe Thornton served as team captain. “The situation of removing the ‘C’ from..." February 18

  • LeBrun: Sharks told team "Niemi is on the table"

    Nichols on Hockey ""They continue to get younger. If you look at their lineup, it’s the youngest it has been in a long time. And that will continue to the point where I was talking to a team today that says that they were told again by San Jose that Antti Niemi is on the table. “So here’s a team that’s in a..." February 17

  • Couture: Sharks keep making same mistakes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The San Jose Sharks are currently ranked second in the Pacific Division, but their position is a lot shakier than it might originally appear. With 66 points in 58 games played, their lead is tenuous over Vancouver (65 in 55 GP) and Calgary (65 in 56 GP) while Los Angeles’ surge looks foreboding..." February 16

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    David Pollak @PollakOnSharks

    Vlasic activated off IR, DeMelo reassigned to Worcester. Look for #44 in lineup when #SJSharks face TBL at 5 p.m. PST.