Sharks Rumors & News

  • Five Sharks score in beat down of Flames

    CSN Bay Area "The message was sent on Wednesday, when Sharks forwards Tomas Hertl and Tommy Wingels were benched for the third period of a loss to the Blackhawks. The dividends came on Saturday in a 5-2 Sharks win over the Flames on Saturday night at SAP Center. Wingels and Hertl staked the Sharks a 2-0..." November 29

  • NHL seeks scoring solutions amid season of fewer goals, more shutouts

    Tampa Tribune "Goals, goals, goals. Where did they all go? On many a night around the NHL, goals are like an oasis off in the distance that turns out to be a mirage. Take a look at the scoreboard on any given night and there is a good chance somebody is posting a shutout. And if a team isn’t being kept..." November 27

  • Blackhawks beat Sharks in one of season's best outings

    CSN Chicago "Andrew Desjardins’ early season with the Blackhawks has been a bit frustrating. He was recently put back into the lineup after being scratched for three consecutive games and, entering Wednesday’s game against his former tam, was still looking for his first point of the season. His second..." November 26

  • Source: Sharks to sign Zubrus to one-year contract

    CSN Bay Area "Zubrus, 37, joined the Sharks on Nov. 16 in the middle of their road trip on a tryout. He returned to the Bay Area on the team charter following Sunday’s game in Columbus. The contract is a two-way deal, protecting the Sharks if the move doesn’t work out. Financial terms weren’t immediately..." November 25

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Report: Zubrus moving closer to signing with Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "Dainius Zubrus is getting closer to officially signing a contract with the Sharks. The 37-year-old forward, who has been on a tryout since Nov. 16, will accompany the club back to the Bay Area on the team charter immediately after its game in Columbus. Hockey Night in Canada’s Damien Cox..." November 24

  • Sharks knock off Columbus to complete 6-0 trip, first in franchise history

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks coach Pete DeBoer had never been a part of something like this. Neither had Joel Ward, Joe Pavelski nor anyone else who has been on a trip with the Sharks over the last quarter-century. Pavelski, Brent Burns and Brenden Dillon all scored in a span of 7:02 in the third period as the..." November 23

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Former NHL player Ian White charged with weapons offences: police

    TSN "Former NHL defenceman Ian White was arrested on Friday in Winnipeg and charged with a number of weapons-related offences, Winnipeg police said. White was remanded into custody after his arrest and was scheduled to appear before a magistrate on Saturday, police spokesperson Eric Hofley told TSN...." November 23

  • DeBoer returns to Sharks bench after missing game "San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer arrived to Nationwide Arena in Columbus and is behind the bench for the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. DeBoer flew to Columbus from New York after he missed San Jose's 3-1 win at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday to tend to a personal matter." November 23

  • Patrick Marleau records 1,000th career point

    The Score "San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau recorded his 1,000th career NHL point against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Marleau reached the milestone - picking up his sixth assist of the season - when Brent Burns beat Marc-Andre Fleury to open the scoring in the first period." November 22

  • Sharks power past Pens for fifth straight win

    CSN Bay Area "Patrick Marleau reached a major milestone, Brent Burns scored twice, and Paul Martin tallied a third period insurance marker against his former club as the Sharks beat the Penguins on Saturday night in Pittsburgh, 3-1. San Jose has won five straight, moving to 5-0 on its season-long six-game..." November 22

  • Injured Sharks forward Couture skates in full gear "San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture skated Saturday in full gear for the first time since having surgery to repair a fractured fibula on Oct. 17. Couture was injured during practice on Oct. 15. The Sharks announced a time frame of 4-6 weeks for his return. Couture, who skated Thursday in..." November 21

  • Sharks coach DeBoer will miss game vs. Penguins due to personal matter

    The Score "San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer will miss Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins due to a personal matter, general manager Doug Wilson announced. Assistants Steve Spott, Bob Boughner, and Johan Hedberg will jointly handle coaching duties in his absence." November 21

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • Sharks win in overtime, improve to 4-0 on road trip

    San Jose Mercury News "Martin Jones had varying degrees of offensive support throughout the first half of the Sharks' six-game trip, and he used every little bit to pick up three straight wins. Jones didn't have any offensive help through the first 60 minutes of Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers, and he..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Five Sharks score to beat Bruins

    Fear The Fin "It was a nail biter from start to finish, but the Sharks managed to come away with their third straight victory tonight in Boston. Joe Pavelski opened the scoring only 48 seconds into the game: The Bruins tied the game a few minutes later and got themselves a one goal lead on their first..." November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Sharks try out veteran forward in Boston

    CSN Bay Area "The San Jose Sharks are in Boston preparing for a Tuesday night matchup with the Bruins, and they've got a new guest in the dressing room. Veteran forward Dainius Zubrus is with the team on a tryout basis, has learned." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Sharks come out on top vs Sabres in OT

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks’ futility in Buffalo has ended, and it took a little three-on-three overtime to make it happen. Patrick Marleau found the rebound off a Marc-Edouard Vlasic shot that hit the post at 2:59 of the extra session to give the Sharks a 2-1 win, their second straight. It was Marleau’s fifth..." November 15

  • Jones hangs tough, Sharks best Wings on road

    CSN Bay Area "Despite finding themselves in an early hole again, the Sharks scored three unanswered goals to start their road trip off on a positive note, beating the Red Wings 3-2 on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena. Melker Karlsson, Matt Nieto and Joe Pavelski scored for San Jose, which was playing in the..." November 14

  • Why Patrick Marleau will remain in Sharks' teal for a while yet

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks' team plane left for Detroit on Thursday morning. Patrick Marleau was on it. The team won't return to San Jose until the night of Nov. 22, concluding a six-game road trip. You can expect Marleau to also be on that plane. Oh, you've probably heard the rumors about Marleau being..." November 13

  • Couture won't play on Sharks' upcoming six-game road trip

    CSN Bay Area "Logan Couture will accompany the Sharks’ on their upcoming six-game road trip, but will not skate at any point in either a practice or a game, according to coach Pete DeBoer. San Jose plays the Red Wings in Detroit on Friday, and wraps up the trip nine days later on Nov. 22 in Columbus. The..." November 12

  • Patrick Marleau would accept trade to Ducks, Kings or Rangers

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks forward Patrick Marleau would accept a trade to one of three teams, an NHL source has informed The New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings would all be locations that the Sharks’ all-time leading scorer would deem acceptable. The Rangers have had..." November 11

  • John Tavares scores two goals to lead Islanders past Sharks

    New York Post "John Tavares was looking for a strong start. Not only did he accomplish that, he finished just as well. Tavares scored twice, including 36 seconds into the game, and the Islanders hung on to beat the Sharks 4-2 Tuesday night. “We’ve been having a tough time scoring lately, especially..." November 11

  • Sharks' Marleau won't discuss 'specifics' amid trade rumors

    CSN Bay Area "Patrick Marleau responded to the latest round of trade speculation on Wednesday, the day after reports surfaced that he would be willing to play for one of three teams and that he was the one likely pushing management to explore trade possibilities. Does he want to stay in San Jose? “I’ve..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Sharks recall Melker Karlsson

    CSN Bay Area "Melker Karlsson has been recalled to the Sharks, joining the team for practice on Monday morning. The 25-year-old left wing was skating with Tommy Wingels and Matt Nieto on what would be considered the Sharks’ third line, suggesting that Karlsson could be an option for Tuesday’s game with the..." November 10

  • The Patrick Marleau trade rumors have already started

    Puck Drunk Love "Trade rumors are once again circling around Patrick Marleau. It’s an annual hockey tradition. This time the rumors seem to be starting earlier than usual, as Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman has stated that while no teams have been mentioned, Marleau’s name is “definitely out there.” You can watch..." November 09

  • Perry's goal, Khudobin's goaltending lead Ducks past Sharks

    Orange County Register "Climbing out of the big hole isn’t so daunting now. The Ducks did themselves no favors with a wretched start to their season but they’ve been crawling up the Pacific Division well and can see the light. Anton Khudobin stopped 31 shots for his fifth career shutout and Corey Perry’s..." November 08

  • Strong start helps Sharks, Stalock to 5-2 win

    CSN Bay Area "The message was simple. The Sharks wanted to get on top of the Florida Panthers as soon as possible on Thursday night at SAP Center for a few reasons. Primarily, San Jose had allowed the first goal in four straight games, and six of the last seven. That’s not a good habit to get into. Further,..." November 06

  • Blue Jackets cage Sharks, 5-2

    The Cannon "It was a game for the Ohio night owls to take in, checking election results in between periods. Here are our tallies of the action in San Jose. FIRST PERIOD John Tortorella trotted out some new lines, with Dubinsky centering Jenner & Saad, Johansen between Calvert & Atkinson, Karlsson..." November 04

  • Sharks' Couture back on his feet, 'definitely making progress'

    CSN Bay Area "For Logan Couture, the recovery process literally is one step at a time. The Sharks center, out with a fractured right fibula, got back on his feet over the weekend after surgical staples were removed at his ankle. He is now walking around in a boot after about two weeks on..." November 03

  • Marleau, Burns break out in Sharks' win over Avs

    CSN Bay Area "When a team is experiencing ups and downs, such as the Sharks through the first 11 games of their season, that also means certain players are having both positive and negative moments. On some nights, most of them early, Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns were major forces in helping the Sharks to..." November 02

  • Stars continue strong start, beat San Jose 5-3

    Dallas Morning News "Antoine Roussel broke a third-period tie for the second time in three games, and the Dallas Stars beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Saturday. The game-winners are the only goals this season for Roussel, who also had two assists against San Jose. John Klingberg's shot from the right point hit..." November 01

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Predators survive Sharks' attack

    Tennessean "In their first game of a four-game, two-week road trip, the Predators faced a stiff test in the Sharks, a team with a reputation for dangerous offense in one of the NHL's most intimidating venues. The Predators bent at times, but they were able to withstand the Sharks' waves of pressure in a..." October 29

  • Mirco Mueller recalled to Sharks

    Fear The Fin "General manager Doug Wilson announced Mirco Mueller will rejoin the Sharks. Mueller played in the Oct. 22 game against the Los Angeles Kings and...well, nobody had a good night, so we won't dwell too much on it. Mueller has one point (an assist) in three games with the San Jose Barracuda this..." October 29

  • Ward's hat trick ends Sharks losing streak with a win against Hurricanes

    CSN Bay Area "Behind a hat trick from Joel Ward and second period markers from Joe Pavelski and Tommy Wingels, the Sharks ended their three-game losing streak on Saturday night at SAP Center, 5-2 over the Hurricanes. The Sharks had been outscored 14-4 in three losses in a row after winning their first four..." October 25

  • Carter leads LA Kings past Jones, Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks’ dominant start to the season is quickly becoming a distant memory. The Kings scored the first three goals of the game, and San Jose’s power play remained ice cold as Los Angeles claimed a 4-1 triumph at SAP Center on Thursday night. The loss was the third straight in regulation..." October 23

  • Thornton re-enters game vs Kings after head injury

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks center Joe Thornton suffered what looked to be a concerning head injury late in the first period against the Kings, but returned early in the second on Thursday night at SAP Center to finish the 4-1 loss. Thornton was hit by Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin in the corner with 2:01 remaining..." October 23

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22

  • The NHL's war against female fans, and the media's complicity in it

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Patrick Kane case, the latest in a long line of NHL players getting into trouble, has seen the NHL media defence machine crank up again-a machine that's contributing dangerously to the lack of change in NHL culture. It's a machine driven by journalistic self opinion that needs to be broken..." October 22