Sharks Rumors & News

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 26

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Sharks sign Nieto to 1-year, $735K contract

    Fear The Fin "The San Jose Sharks have reportedly reached a one-year deal with restricted free agent Matt Nieto. The Sharks have not confirmed the deal yet, so we’re rolling with the information from the following tweet until then. This extremely team-friendly deal leaves the Sharks with nearly $1 million..." July 16

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Sharks set up well for next summer's expansion draft

    CSN Bay Area "Just about every move any NHL team makes these days has to be executed with something extra in mind -– the upcoming expansion draft next summer, when Las Vegas will select one exposed player from each of the 30 current clubs. Yes, that means the Sharks will lose someone in their organization to..." July 13

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Boedker opts for Sharks due to DeBoer, team success

    CSN Bay Area "A pattern emerged shortly after the Sharks hired Pete DeBoer last summer. One by one, nearly all of the new additions to the San Jose roster could be traced back to the head coach somehow. Martin Jones, Joel Ward, Dainius Zubrus and Nick Spaling all played for DeBoer at some point, while Roman..." July 03

  • Maple Leafs bring Polak back on 1-year deal

    Pension Plan Puppets "Saturday afternoon, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they have brought back UFA defenseman Roman Polak. Polak played 55 games with the Maple Leafs last year, scoring one goal and twelve assists before being traded, along with Nick Spaling, to the San Jose Sharks for Raffi Torres, and 2017..." July 02

  • San Jose Sharks sign Mikkel Boedker to four-year deal

    Fear The Fin "I guess the Sharks weren’t done. San Jose signed forward Mikkel Boedker to a four-year, $16 million contract which just about fills all the skater holes the Sharks had entering the offseason. Boedker is a solid winger who played his entire career with Arizona before being traded to the Colorado..." July 01

  • Wild signs center Eric Staal, goalie Alex Stalock

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild struck out on St. Louis captain David Backes but has signed former Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal to a three-year, $10.5 million contract. That's an annual cap hit of $3.5 million. The Wild has also signed former San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock, who played at..." July 01

  • Florida Panthers sign James Reimer to five-year $17M deal

    Yahoo! Sports "The Florida Panthers have signed goaltender James Reimer to a five-year contract worth $3.4 million per-year. The decision to bring in Reimer should help the 36-year-old Roberto Luongo get added rest during the regular season and could enable the Panthers to shift to Reimer once Luongo decides..." July 01

  • San Jose Sharks sign David Schlemko

    Fear The Fin "It only took an hour for the San Jose Sharks to get involved in free agency. The Sharks have signed defender David Schlemko to a four-year deal worth $2.1 million a year according to Pierre LeBrun. " July 01

  • Per Reports, The Nashville Predators Have Signed Defenseman Matt Irwin

    On The Forecheck "Per Elliotte Friedman, the Nashville Predators have inked Matt Irwin to a two-way contract." July 01

  • Hertl agrees to two-year, $6 million deal

    TSN "Tomas Hertl has agreed to terms on a two-year, $6 million contract with the San Jose Sharks. Hertl, 22, was a restricted free agent." June 29

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Recapping the Sharks 2016 NHL Draft

    Fear The Fin "The Sharks only had five picks in the 2016 NHL Draft and all of them came on the second day of action. Still, the less-spectacular day of the two-day event provided plenty of new names for San Jose fans to digest. We’ve got write-ups on every player the Sharks drafted, which you can find links to..." June 26

  • Sharks' Wilson: 'We're looking' as free agency approaches

    CSN Bay Area "There weren’t any internet-breaking, blockbuster trades over the weekend at the NHL draft in Buffalo. The Sharks didn’t make a single move other than using the five picks they arrived with, none higher than the 60th overall selection in the second round in which they chose center Dylan..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Sharks beginning extension negotiations with Burns, Hertl

    The Score "The San Jose Sharks have begun the process of locking up their star defenseman. The team's in the preliminary phase of discussions with Brent Burns on a contract extension, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported during Saturday's "Insider Trading" segment. The Sharks have also started contract..." June 25

  • Sharks open to trading Reimer's rights

    The Score "Everyone knows the Calgary Flames are looking for a goalie. "They tell me (the secret is to) have a good one," general manager Brad Treliving said Thursday, writes ESPN's Pierre LeBrun. "We're in a bunch of different markets on that, so we'll see how it goes," Treliving added. The Flames..." June 24

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • Sharks still uncertain if any players will need offseason surgery

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said Monday he'll probably know in the next seven to 10 days whether any of his players will need offseason surgery. Wilson said there was an extensive list of injured players at the end of the season and added that there are a "couple players that are seeing..." June 21

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • Sharks’ Wilson Anticipates Quiet Offseason: ‘The Majority of Our Team Is In Place’

    The Gackle Report "Doug Wilson is anticipating a quieter offseason this year after wheeling and dealing to acquire Martin Jones, Paul Martin and Joel Ward last summer. With just five picks in the 2016 NHL draft, and five bottom-of-the-lineup players set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1, Wilson isn’t..." June 21

  • Sharks Acquire Maxim Letunov and 2017 Draft Pick

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired prospect center Maxim Letunov and a 2017 sixth round draft selection from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for San Jose’s 2016 fourth round and 2017 third round (previously acquired from Detroit)..." June 20

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • Most Sharks returning, but Marleau's future in teal remains hazy

    CSN Bay Area "There’s always turnover on an NHL roster year-to-year, and the Sharks are no different in that regard now that the Stanley Cup Final has come and gone. Just about all of the key cogs, though, are signed through next season or under team control as restricted free agents. Among players who saw..." June 14

  • Sharks veterans Thornton, Marleau want to return

    San Jose Mercury News "Longtime forwards Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau indicated Monday that they would like to remain with the Sharks following the organization's first-ever run to the Stanley Cup Final. Both players are signed through next season but have the option to waive the no-movement clause in their..." June 14

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Penguins speed past Sharks to win Stanley Cup

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Speed kills, and it wins a Stanley Cup. "We are going to have a little party tonight," Penguins owner Mario Lemieux said. Pittsburgh earned its fourth NHL crown on Sunday with a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center, a victory accomplished in the manner..." June 13

  • Couture feared the worst after early-season thigh injury

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "After his team’s practice Saturday, Sharks center Logan Couture had a little blood oozing out of a gash on his nose. “I got hit last game,” Couture said. “I don't know. A couple of guys ran into me. I don't know if it was a stick or elbow.” Couture didn’t seem overly concerned with the..." June 12

  • Why Stanley Cup pressure should be on the Pittsburgh Penguins, not Sharks

    USA Today "At no point will coach Pete DeBoer address his San Jose Sharks players about Sunday’s Game 6 (8 p.m., ET, NBC) and pretend he’s Knute Rockne trying to inspire them to win one for the Gipper. DeBoer says inspirational speeches are “for movies and Sunday football when you’re playing 11 or 12..." June 12

  • Sharks coach Pete DeBoer says Melker Karlsson turning heads

    San Jose Mercury News "The availability of Tomas Hertl, the Sharks' fourth-leading goal scorer during the regular season, remains in doubt for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Final, but coach Peter DeBoer said the club is getting terrific work from Melker Karlsson in Hertl's stead. Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal..." June 11

  • Jones sensational as Sharks stay alive vs. Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Martin Jones' biggest save of all for the San Jose Sharks was the series. Jones turned aside a flurry of Penguins shots during a frantic but scoreless final two periods in a potential clinching game for Pittsburgh and the Sharks kept the Stanley Cup finals going, winning 4-2 in..." June 10

  • Joe Thornton ignores fading Cup chance, predicts Shark attack

    Yahoo! Sports "Joe Thornton battled through 1,367 NHL regular-season games and 150 playoff games for the chance to finally play for the Stanley Cup. There’s a chance his opportunity ends on Thursday night in Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who can hoist it with a win. If the Penguins fail to close..." June 09

  • DeBoer says ice time won’t change for Sharks blueliners

    TSN "In four Stanley Cup final games, San Jose Sharks all-world defender Marc-Edouard Vlasic has only logged more than 25 minutes of ice time once. And that game went to overtime. Instead, the Sharks coaching staff has managed the bench rather conservatively, particularly on the blueline, with..." June 09

  • Burns on players lacking desperation: 'F***, check your pulse'

    The Score "San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns knows all about desperation. And according to the bearded one, it's about time he and his mates got desperate. Burns dropped the money quote ahead of Game 5 on Thursday morning:" June 09

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Quick start moves Penguins within one win of Cup

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are speeding closer to their fourth Stanley Cup. Pittsburgh's suffocating pace stifled the San Jose Sharks again Monday in a 3-1 win in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals at SAP Center. The Penguins pushed their advantage to 3-1 in the best-of-seven..." June 07

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