Sharks Rumors & News

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Sharks’ Micheal Haley suspended one game for roughing

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks forward Micheal Haley has been suspended one game for roughing Nashville’s Calle Jarnkrok. Haley punched Jarnkrok in the face after being hit into the boards from behind on Saturday. He was given a match penalty as the Sharks lost 7-2. The 30-year-old has two goals, 11..." March 27

  • Predators continue to roll with win over Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Defenseman Roman Josi said the Nashville Predators are playing their best hockey of the season. Saturday night's 7-2 romp of the slumping San Jose Sharks did nothing to disprove Josi's theory. Colton Sissons and James Neal each scored twice for Nashville (38-25-11),..." March 26

  • Sharks center Couture taken to hospital after puck hits him in the mouth

    CSN Bay Area "After taking a deflected puck to the face, Sharks center Logan Couture was taken to a local hospital in the Nashville area, coach Pete DeBoer said after the game. There was no further information about how serious his injury might be. “I don’t have a report. I heard they took him to the..." March 26

  • Cracknell's hat trick help Stars rout Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Heading into this season, Adam Cracknell had scored 11 career goals across parts of his seven previous NHL seasons with four different teams. However, thanks to his first career hat trick that adds to his career-high total of 10 goals this year, Cracknell and Kari Lehtonen, who..." March 25

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Wild end skid with win vs. Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Mired in their worst losing streak of the season, the Minnesota Wild found that a visit by the San Jose Sharks was a cure for their struggles. A pair of Minnesota goals just a few ticks of the clock apart snapped a second-period tie and helped the Wild beat the Sharks..." March 22

  • Lehtonen, Stars shut out Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Stars are on the brink of being eliminated from playoff contention, but thanks to Curtis McKenzie, who scored the game's lone goal, and Kari Lehtonen, who stopped all 30 shots he faced, Dallas gave the home fans something to cheer about Monday. The Stars posted a 1-0 win over..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Sharks recall prized prospect Meier, O’Regan after Hansen hurt vs. Ducks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Sharks made some roster moves Sunday, following Saturday’s loss that included trade deadline acquisition Jannik Hansen leaving the game with an apparent injury. The day after their defeat to the rival Anaheim Ducks, which has made the race for the Pacific Division lead just a little more..." March 20

  • Sharks sign ‘skilled, feisty’ Quinnipiac product Clifton

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tyler Gaffney, a running back who showed promise in the preseason but couldn’t get on the field for the regular season for the Patriots last year, has been cut loose. The Patriots announced that they cut Gaffney today. A 2014 sixth-round pick of the Panthers, Gaffney never got on the field..." March 20

  • Ducks knock off Sharks again, narrow Pacific deficit

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks appear determined to make it a race for the Pacific Division. Never mind that the visitors played the night before while the hosts were idle. The Ducks came into a sold-out SAP Center and dictated play en route to a 2-1 victory. "We really showed..." March 19

  • Hansen hurt in Sharks loss to Ducks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jannik Hansen has so far made a favorable impression on his new San Jose Sharks teammates. Acquired at the trade deadline, Hansen has only one assist since joining the Pacific Division leaders, but he has earned strong reviews for his speed and versatility on the wing. However, there may be..." March 19

  • He is human after all: Brent Burns is in a scoring slump

    Pro Hockey Talk "The beastly bearded Brent Burns is suddenly going through a scoring drought. Already with 27 goals, which is remarkable for a defenseman in a league where in mid-March the loftiest individual goal totals have yet to eclipse 40, Burns is far and away the leader among blue liners in this..." March 19

  • Blues roll past lackluster Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- When the St. Louis Blues play the second night of a back-to-back, they're simply at their best. The Blues beat the Sharks 4-1 on Thursday to sweep the season series in a rematch of their Western Conference Finals matchup. They won for a seventh straight time when playing..." March 17

  • Deadline looms for Sharks draftee Balcers, who’s lighting up the WHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here’s a name to keep an eye on in the coming months — WHL Kamloops sniper Rudolfs Balcers. Balcers, 19, was San Jose’s fifth-round pick in 2015. At the time, he was plying his trade in the Norwegian League but, this year, jumped to the WHL and has enjoyed a terrific rookie campaign. Balcers..." March 16

  • Pavelski scores twice in Sharks' win vs. Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Pavelski knows the playoffs are coming, and he is heating up just in time. The San Jose captain continued his late-season goal surge while leading the Sharks to a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Pavelski scored twice to take the team lead with..." March 15

  • Sharks' Vlasic 'would like to sign here long term'

    CSN Bay Area "Defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic will be eligible to sign a contract extension with the Sharks after July 1, when he officially enters the final year of his current five-year, $21.25 million deal. He would like to get something done, thereby staying in the Bay Area. The 29-year-old recently..." March 15

  • Sharks stroll past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Pavelski couldn't remember the last time he scored a short-handed goal. No one will forget the one the San Jose captain scored Sunday, though, as it proved to be a back-breaker for the Dallas Stars. Pavelski scored twice and Aaron Dell continued his backup goaltending..." March 13

  • Pavelski, Bernier, Karlsson named NHL's 3 stars of the week

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski , Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 12. FIRST STAR - JOE PAVELSKI, C, SAN JOSE SHARKS Pavelski recorded six points in four games,..." March 13

  • Predators pounce on Sharks to snap four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Ryan Johansen, James Neal and Viktor Arvidsson scored, backup goaltender Juuse Saros made 25 saves and the Nashville Predators ended their season-long, four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday afternoon at SAP Center. The Predators..." March 11

  • Couture scores twice as Sharks top Caps

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Sharks put the special back into their special teams Thursday during a 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals. Logan Couture scored two goals, Brent Burns added three assists on his 32nd birthday, and San Jose went 2-for-5 on the power play and killed all five..." March 10

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • Boedker, Dell aid Sharks in dumping Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- On a night a grizzled veteran reached a historic milestone, it was an overlooked rookie who stole the show. Aaron Dell, an undrafted 27-year-old backup goalie, made 31 saves as his San Jose Sharks took a big bite out of the Winnipeg Jets' playoff hopes Monday with a 3-2..." March 07

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Staal scores twice as Wild hold off Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- For Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal, the Sunday game may be the slump-buster he needed. The Wild scored a pair of early goals and held off a charge by the San Jose Sharks, winning 3-1 in a meeting of two Western Conference powers. Staal, who has been mired in a..." March 05

  • Sorensen's first NHL goal helps Sharks top Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Marcus Sorensen didn't see his first career goal go into the net, but he knew something good happened when he saw teammate Tomas Hertl celebrating. Sorensen and two other Sharks skaters scored, and backup goalie Aaron Dell made 17 saves during San Jose's 3-1 win over the..." March 03

  • Hertl's late goal pushes Sharks past Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Tomas Hertl was just glad he finally scored a pretty goal. Hertl's eighth goal of the season broke a tie with 1:24 left in regulation, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Tuesday night. "It was nice to finally score a nice goal instead of a..." March 01

  • Hansen won’t make Sharks debut Thursday due to visa delay

    Sportsnet "Forward Jannik Hansen was dealt from the Vancouver Canucks to the San Jose Sharks Tuesday evening, but he’ll have to wait a few days before he debuts with his new team—and against his old one. Hansen has been delayed by visa paperwork, which sets back his arrival in San Jose and keeps him out..." March 01

  • Vancouver Canucks trade Jannik Hansen to San Jose Sharks

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks traded forward Jannik Hansen to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for winger Nikolay Goldobin and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2017. If the Sharks end up winning the Stanley Cup this season, the fourth-round pick will become a 2017 first-round selection. The trade..." March 01

  • Sharks defeat Canucks behind third line

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A revamped third line is adding to the San Jose Sharks' firepower. Tomas Hertl scored a goal and Chris Tierney had two assists as the Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Saturday night. It's the second game Tierney played center between left..." February 26

  • 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