Sharks Rumors & News

  • Peter DeBoer to replace Todd McLellan behind Sharks' bench "The San Jose Sharks are expected to name Peter DeBoer as their next head coach before the end of the week, a source said. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson, when reached by, declined to comment. DeBoer, who coached the New Jersey Devils to a berth in the 2012 Stanley Cup finals,..." May 27

  • Dave Lowry is high on Sharks list

    San Jose Mercury News "Some familiar names keep showing up in connection with the Sharks coaching search: Dan Bylsma, Randy Carlyle, Peter DeBoer and now Adam Oates. But nobody should be surprised if general manager Doug Wilson looks beyond the usual suspects when it comes to naming San Jose’s next coach — just as..." May 23

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Expect more interest in Senators goalie Robin Lehner

    Ottawa Sun "There should be no shortage of interest in Ottawa's goalies. However, if the Senators want to get the best they can for one of their netminders, expect 23-year-old goaltender Robin Lehner to be on the move before next month's NHL entry draft in Fort Lauderdale. Sources say the Buffalo..." May 21

  • Sharks reportedly receive permission to speak with Dan Byslma

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks have reportedly received permission to talk with former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma for their vacant head coaching job. ESPN’s Craig Custance tweeted Monday that the Sharks can now interview Byslma, who was an assistant coach for Team USA that just won the Bronze Medal at..." May 19

  • Sharks, Babcock to speak about coaching job: report "Mike Babcock is scheduled to speak with the San Jose Sharks this week to discuss a possible future with the organization, according to's Pierre LeBrun. reported Sunday that Babcock, who would still like to make a decision about his future by Wednesday, initiated..." May 19

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Pete DeBoer was also on Edmtn's radar. It's believed the Sharks want a second interview with DeBoer. Bylsma, Carlyle and Dave Lowry in mix

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Sharks, San Jose announce SAP Center lease extension

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks Sports and Entertainment and the City of San Jose formally announced a lease extension for SAP Center on Friday that will keep the NHL team at the downtown arena for at least the next decade and potentially through 2040. The lease agreement, which, beginning in 2026, will renew on an..." May 09

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Pete DeBoer is quietly drawing interest. San Jose and Edmonton are among teams believed to have talked to DeBoer.

  • Wings head coach Mike Babcock permitted to talk to other NHL teams "The NHL's free agent frenzy has begun with head coach Mike Babcock as the headliner. TSN has learned that the Detroit Red Wings have given him permission to talk to other NHL teams about coaching opportunities in a window that is open until mid-May. According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob..." May 09

  • Sharks, San Jose complete 10-year extension on Shark Tank lease

    Sporting News "Scratch one item from the San Jose Sharks' offseason to-do list: Team and city officials announced an agreement on Friday to keep the NHL franchise playing in the Shark Tank. The team's home since September 1993, the venue is officially SAP Center. The new accord runs through at least 2025 and..." May 08

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek? "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • NHL Foundation finalists: Burns, Giordano, Lundqvist "Defenseman Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, defenseman Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers are the three finalists for the 2014-15 NHL Foundation Player Award, which is presented to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey --..." May 02

  • Still no serious talks between Sharks, Niemi

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks have had “no serious discussions” with pending unrestricted free agent goalie Antti Niemi about a contract extension, his agent told on Monday via email. On April 15, Niemi was asked if he’d like to return to the Sharks. “Yeah, we’ll see what happens,” he..." April 30

  • Sharks have interest in head coach Randy Carlyle "The San Jose Sharks have obtained permission to speak to Randy Carlyle for their vacant coaching job. The news was first reported on Twitter by TVA’s Renaud Lavoie and Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Fired mid-season by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Carlyle left the club in playoff position, but..." April 25

  • Wilson safe as Sharks GM after Plattner statement

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks general manager Doug Wilson is not in jeopardy of losing his job, according to a Sharks source. After San Jose missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade this year, owner Hasso Plattner on Thursday delivered a message to Sharks fans. The message was a bit vague, but the key..." April 24

  • Wilson has no timetable for naming next Sharks coach

    CSN Bay Area "The last time the Sharks had a vacancy at their head coaching position, general manager Doug Wilson, by his count, spoke with 21 different candidates for the job. He chose Todd McLellan four weeks and one day after firing Ron Wilson. Expect another exhaustive search this time around, too, now..." April 22

  • Report: Oilers have already reached out to McLellan

    Fear The Fin "McLellan is a Western Canadian boy, his family is likely to stay in the Bay Area which Edmonton is obviously much closer to than Toronto or Philadelphia, and McJesus himself has descended upon the Oilers. This seems like a no-brainer." April 21

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    David Pollak @PollakOnSharks

    Among other things, Wilson said his own evaluation with #SJSharks has not been completed, not assured by owner he wil be back next season..

  • Sharks and McLellan Mutually Agree to Part Ways "The San Jose Sharks (@sanjosesharks) and Todd McLellan have mutually agreed to part ways. In related moves, Assistant Coaches Jim Johnson and Jay Woodcroft, and Video Coordinator Brett Heimlich have been relieved of their duties. Associate Coach Larry Robinson moved into his full-time role of..." April 20

  • Agitator extraordinaire Ville Nieminen calls it a career

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the NHL’s more colorful characters is stepping away from the game. Ville Nieminen, who appeared in 385 career games with Colorado, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Calgary, San Jose, St. Louis and the New York Rangers, announced his retirement over the weekend after playing his final game in the..." April 20

  • Sharks' Niemi would like to be back next season

    San Jose Mercury News "Goalie Antti Niemi said Wednesday he would like to be back with the Sharks next season but realizes that his time in San Jose might be coming to an end. Niemi, the Sharks' No. 1 goalie for the past five seasons, is one of four players on the Sharks' roster that are due to become unrestricted..." April 17

  • Sharks' Couture: Coaching change not needed, but team culture 'not great'

    San Jose Mercury News "Logan Couture said the Sharks do not need to change coaches. The overall culture of the organization, though, might need an overhaul. "Not great," Couture said when asked Wednesday to describe the team's culture. "That's my personal opinion, and that's all I'm going to say about..." April 16

  • Sharks' McLellan, Thornton may be at odds

    CSN Bay Area "There’s already enough evidence to suggest that Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and former captain Joe Thornton don’t see eye-to-eye. Now, add coach Todd McLellan’s name to the list of team personnel that may not be on the same page as the 35-year-old future Hall of Famer. In the final..." April 16

  • Sharks' Joe Thornton takes shot at possibly-departing Todd McLellan "Not one to hold back when he has something to say, San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton didn't sound too pleased about recent comments Todd McLellan made regarding his future as head coach of the team. As the Sharks had their locker clean-out day Wednesday, Thornton had some pointed words for..." April 15

  • Sharks, coach Todd McLellan could part ways by Wednesday

    San Jose Mercury News "Nobody should be surprised if coach Todd McLellan’s tenure behind the Sharks bench ends Wednesday. But don’t necessarily expect a conventional firing. Signs indicate that a mutually agreed upon parting of the ways is more likely with both general manager Doug Wilson and McLellan acknowledging..." April 15

  • Canada tabs Sharks' Todd McLellan as IIHF World Championships coach

    Sporting News "San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan has been selected to coach Canada's National Men's team at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, which takes place May 1-17 in the Czech Republic, general manager Jim Nill announced on Tuesday. McLellan has coached the Sharks for seven seasons..." April 14

  • Niemi mum on future with Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks have four pending unrestricted free agents, none of whom has spent more time in teal than goaltender Antti Niemi. The 31-year-old served as the backup for the team’s final game of the season in Los Angeles on Saturday. In 61 games, Niemi was 31-23-7 with a 2.59 goals-against average..." April 13

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    As expected, #SJSharks reassign Tierney, Lerg, Fedun and Stollery to Worcester for their playoff push

  • LA Kings finish season with 4-1 win over Sharks

    Yahoo! Sports "The Kings and Sharks hadn't played such a meaningless game in April for more than a half-decade. With their playoff aspirations crushed in the past week, the defending Stanley Cup champions and their perennially successful rivals found themselves skating with nothing at stake on a sunny..." April 12

  • Sharks coach McLellan says he'll take time with family to review his future

    San Jose Mercury News "Coach Todd McLellan knows he will be evaluated by management and ownership as he is every season, but after Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, he said he needs to assess his future here as well. "Our coaching staff will come under that review, but I have to do my own personal review..." April 12

  • Lerg scores late, Sharks beat Oilers

    CSN Bay Area "Bryan Lerg, making his NHL debut after seven years in the minors, scored the game-winning goal with less than three minutes to go the third period to help lift the Sharks to a 3-1 win over Edmonton at Rexall Place on Thursday night. The 29-year-old Worcester Sharks captain received a pass from..." April 10

  • Sinking feeling in San Jose as Sharks' playoff streak comes to end

    Yahoo! Sports "Now that the San Jose Sharks have missed the playoffs for the first time since 2002-03, expect general manager Doug Wilson to reference the “rebuild.” He called the Sharks a “tomorrow team” almost a year ago. “I’m not happy with where we are, but I’m not surprised with where we are,” said..." April 09

  • McLellan's future in doubt after Sharks' playoff miss

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks coach Todd McLellan wasn’t ready to talk about his murky future with the organization, one day after it became official that he and his team would miss the playoffs for the first time in his seven-year tenure. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t thought about it, though. “We’re always..." April 08

  • 5-1 win all for naught as Stars' playoff hopes dashed by Jets

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars stretched out their dance of musical chairs as long as possible, but the music stopped Monday night. Somewhere during the first period of a 5-1 Dallas win over the San Jose Sharks, the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild, 2-0, and moved to 94 points in the standings. Since the Stars..." April 07

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Friedman on Thornton-Sharks buyout speculation

    Nichols on Hockey "On what he sees as the first shoe dropping with the San Jose Sharks after the season: “I’ve been told that when – and I have no proof of it – but when the owner stepped in when everybody kind of blew up at each other there, the word I was given was that Joe Thornton was told he was not going..." April 07

  • Sharks source: McLellan report inaccurate

    CSN Bay Area "A report about Todd McLellan having an opt-out clause for the final year of his contract if general manager Doug Wilson gets fired is inaccurate, according to a Sharks source. Appearing on "Hockey Night" in Canada on Saturday, Sportsnet’s Damien Cox reported: “If Doug Wilson were to be fired..." April 07

  • Sharks coach McLellan could become free agent "Todd McLellan, the San Jose Sharks’ all-time leader in games coached and wins, may become a free agent in the off-season according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox. “If Doug Wilson were to be fired as general manager Todd McLellan has an option in his contract to become a free agent and he would be..." April 06

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Sharks' Hannan nominated for Masterton Trophy

    CSN Bay Area "Scott Hannan entered the NHL in 1998-99, when one of the more important aspects of playing defense was clutching and grabbing the opponent in order to slow him down. The NHL changed after the lockout of 2004-05 in order to increase offense. That happened, and some of the defensemen that had to..." April 04

  • Sharks take over in third, crush Avalanche

    CSN Bay Area "The first home game back from a long road trip can be difficult, and the Sharks looked like they were deficient of energy early against Colorado at SAP Center on Wednesday. They eventually found their legs, though, and although it wasn’t exactly pretty, managed to get past the lethargic..." April 02

  • Sharks reassign top prospect Goldobin to AHL Worcester

    CSN Bay Area "Promising Sharks prospect Nikolay Goldobin has been reassigned to AHL Worcester, the team announced on Wednesday. Goldobin, 18, was one of the Sharks’ final cuts this past training camp, posting one goal and three assists in four preseason games. The offensively-skilled winger was reassigned to..." April 02

  • Here's the name and logo of the Sharks' minor-league farm team

    Silicon Valley Business Journal "Say hello to the San Jose Barracuda. That’s the name of the San Jose Sharks’ farm team soon arriving in Silicon Valley as part of the American Hockey League’s new Pacific Division, sources told The Business Journal this week. The toothy moniker follows a multi-year “presenting sponsorship”..." April 01

  • Sharks nearing official elimination after so-so road trip

    CSN Bay Area "Two weeks ago, the Sharks were well aware of the importance of their upcoming road trip. In order to remain in the playoff discussion, they’d probably have to gain at least 11 or 12 of the possible 14 points on the table. It didn’t happen. The Sharks faltered early on, losing three of the first..." April 01

  • Penguins outlast Sharks in shootout, 3-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The circumstances were extenuating. Except, that is, for the times when they were downright excruciating. Seemed bad enough when the Penguins were forced to go with just five defensemen in what became a 3-2 shootout victory against San Jose Sunday night at Consol Energy Center. Got a..." March 30

  • Injured Vlasic to be re-evaluated, Sharks recall Fedun

    CSN Bay Area "Marc-Edouard Vlasic won’t play on Sunday against the Penguins at Consol Energy Center, as he’s still dealing with an unspecified lower body injury from Saturday’s Sharks win in Philadelphia. Vlasic will be re-evaluated Monday when the Sharks are back in San Jose, but indications from head coach..." March 29