Sharks Rumors & News

  • Sharks keep stockpiling European free agents, land Sandberg

    Pro Hockey Talk "Doug Wilson is at it again. On Thursday, the Sharks GM confirmed yesterday’s news — the signing of Czech d-man Radim Simek — and announced that Swedish forward Filip Sandberg had agreed to a two-year deal. “Filip is a very creative player who sees the ice well and can create offense in..." May 23

  • Future with Sharks still uncertain for Thornton, Marleau

    CSN Bay Area "More than four weeks have passed since the Sharks were dispatched by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau appear no closer to signing contract extensions than when the season ended. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson faces..." May 22

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Sharks re-sign forwards Melker Karlsson, Joonas Donskoi

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks made a couple moves to sure up their forward depth by re-signing Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi. After picking up 11 goals and 11 assists in 67 games last season, Karlsson, a centre from Sweden, agreed to a three-year deal worth $2 million per season, according to..." May 12

  • Manuel Wiederer inks entry-level deal With San Jose Sharks

    Fanrag Sports "It was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the San Jose Sharks have inked 2016 fifth-round pick Manuel Wiederer to a three-year, entry-level deal with the club. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in the official press release: “Manuel mixes a defensively responsible two-way game with..." May 09

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • Panthers get permission to speak to Sharks' Boughner

    TSN "The Florida Panthers have been given permission from the San Jose Sharks to speak to Bob Boughner about their vacant head coaching job, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. Boughner, 46, has been an assistant coach under Pete DeBoer in San Jose for the past two seasons. Before..." May 03

  • Ted Lindsay Finalists Released

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has revealed the three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award: Brent Burns, Sidney Crosby, and Connor McDavid. The award goes to the player judged to be the most outstanding player in the league. The biggest difference between the Hart and the Lindsay is who votes; the Hart is voted on by..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Joe Thornton undergoes successful surgery on torn ACL, MCL

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton underwent successful knee surgery, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. The veteran centre had the procedure on Monday after revealing that he’d been playing through a torn ACL and MCL for the final four games of the Sharks’ first-round series against the..." April 25

  • Thornton, Marleau express desire to return to Sharks

    San Jose Mercury News "The verdict is in: Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau both want to re-sign with the Sharks in the offseason. The question now is whether the organization wants to bring back the two cornerstones of the franchise and how to make the numbers work under the salary cap. With Thornton and Marleau..." April 24

  • Sharks' Thornton played through torn MCL, ACL against Oilers

    Bleacher Report "San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton played with a torn ACL and MCL during the team's first-round playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers, head coach Peter DeBoer revealed Monday. Thornton initially suffered a knee injury on April 2 and didn't appear in the postseason until Game 3. The Sharks..." April 24

  • Couture lobbies for Thornton, Marleau’s return to Sharks next year: ‘I love those guys’

    San Jose Mercury News "The biggest question facing the Sharks this offseason is a no brainer to Logan Couture. The Sharks alternate captain expressed his opinion regarding Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau’s upcoming free agencies after the Sharks were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, lobbying for..." April 24

  • Oilers, Talbot eliminate Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The new kids on the block taught the old dogs a few new tricks. The upstart Edmonton Oilers scored a pair of breakaway goals within 56 seconds early in the second period to eliminate the defending West champion and veteran San Jose Sharks 3-1. Edmonton goaltender..." April 23

  • Donskoi returns as Sharks go with ‘most experienced lineup’ in Game 6

    Pro Hockey Talk "Facing elimination on Saturday night the San Jose Sharks are making one change to their lineup heading into Game 6 of their first-round series against the Edmonton Oilers. After being a healthy scratch for their Game 5 overtime loss, Joonas Donskoi will be back in the lineup on Saturday night..." April 22

  • Have Sharks passed their sell-by date?

    San Francisco Chronicle "It’s desperation time for the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night at SAP Center. The Sharks need a win to stay alive. They need to find momentum. And they appear to need to find a fountain of youth. That was the biggest takeaway from the grueling overtime loss in Game 5 at Edmonton. In the..." April 22

  • Burns, Hedman, Karlsson named Norris Trophy finalists

    Sportsnet "The NHL announced the three finalists for the Norris Trophy Friday, awarded to the defenceman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. This year’s finalists are: San Jose’s Brent Burns, Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman, and Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson. Burns..." April 22

  • Oilers defeat Sharks on Desharnais' OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- When David Desharnais played for the Montreal Canadiens, he played with another diminutive forward, Daniel Briere. And Briere kept telling Desharnais that, on any given night, a player had to be ready to be a hero. Desharnais, who was traded from the Canadiens to the..." April 21

  • Sharks break out in 7-0 rout of Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks broke their goal-scoring drought with a vengeance Tuesday to run the Edmonton Oilers right out of SAP Center. San Jose's 7-0 victory in Game 4 followed consecutive shutout losses and tied the Western Conference quarterfinal 2-2. The pivotal Game 5 is..." April 19

  • Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl ejected after spearing Sharks player in the groin

    Fox Sports "Leon Draisaitl had a pretty awful night in San Jose on Tuesday. Not only did Draisaitl’s Oilers get stomped by the Sharks in a 7-0 Game 4 blowout, but the 21-year-old forward didn’t even get to see it through. He was sent to the showers early following a dirty, brutal spear to the groin of an..." April 19

  • Oilers blank Sharks again, grab series lead

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Zack Kassian has the early lead on the unexpected hero label in Edmonton's first trip to the Stanley Cup playoffs in 11 seasons. The forward known more for physical play than skill around the net broke a scoreless tie midway through the third period, and the Oilers held..." April 17

  • Sharks’ Joe Thornton a game-time decision for Game 3 vs. Oilers

    Sportsnet "Injured San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton is listed as a game-time decision Sunday night before his team takes on the Edmonton Oilers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series at the SAP Center. Thornton has yet to play a game in the 2017 post-season for San Jose, suffering a lower-body..." April 16

  • Oilers even series with Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The San Jose Sharks' power-play unit was deadly on Friday night. That is, it was deadly for its own team. The Sharks gave up two short-handed goals, to Zack Kassian and Connor McDavid, as the Oilers won 2-0. The Western Conference first-round series is now tied at a game..." April 15

  • Joe Thornton could return for Sharks "San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will be a game-time decision for Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Friday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, SN, NBCS CA). The Sharks lead the best-of-7 series..." April 14

  • Karlsson's OT goal lifts Sharks to Game 1 win over Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot faced a barrage of 44 shots and was named one of the three stars in his team's first playoff game in 11 years. But he's thinking about the one that got away. Melker Karlsson's wrist shot that beat him at 3:22 of overtime allowed..." April 13

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • Thornton and Couture game-time decisions

    TSN "The San Jose Sharks are taking a wait and see approach when it comes to the availability of two of their best players for Game 1 against the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night. Forwards Joe Thornton and Logan Couture will be game-time decisions Wednesday, head coach Pete DeBoer..." April 12

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • O'Regan's first NHL goal lifts Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Sharks beat the Flames 3-1 Saturday night in both team's regular-season finale. But both playoff-bound San Jose and Calgary must wait another day to learn who each will play in next week's Stanley Cup playoffs. Only if Edmonton beats Vancouver and Anaheim fails to..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Lucic hat trick carries Oilers past Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With an outside shot at the division title and home ice in the first round, Milan Lucic took matters into his own hands Thursday night. The Edmonton power forward scored a third-period natural hat trick to lead the Oilers to a 4-2 win over the injury-depleted Sharks, a..." April 07

  • Math can only tell us so much ahead of probable Oilers-Sharks series

    Sportsnet "The nerds over at have done the playoff math. And God bless them for that. Now, if only they had a medical branch that could tell us what percentage of what Joe Thornton said on Wednesday was actually true, and at what percentile will Logan Couture be performing when he..." April 06

  • Quick strikes help Sharks down Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks brushed off recent injury adversity by setting a franchise record with their two fastest game-opening goals en route to a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night at SAP Center. "That was a quick start for them," Canucks coach Willie..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Sharks provide vague update on Thornton and Couture

    Pro Hockey Talk "Joe Thornton and Logan Couture could be back Saturday for the San Jose Sharks. Or, they could be back “a month from Saturday.” That was the very vague update that Sharks coach Pete DeBoer had today, per CSN Bay Area’s Kevin Kurz. Officially, the two forwards are considered day-to-day,..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Hertl scores twice as Sharks top Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Things finally went right for Thomas Hertl. Hertl scored twice in the first period to snap a 16-game goal drought as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Sunday. "It's tough," said Hertl, who hadn't scored since Feb. 28. "For me, I..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Flames clinch playoff berth with rout of Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames did not let their second chance slip away. The Flames scored three goals in the second period en route to clinching their first playoff berth in three seasons with a 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday night...." April 01

  • Oilers top Sharks to continue Pacific surge

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- If the season ended today, the San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers would meet in the first round of the playoffs. So, they saw Thursday's game in Edmonton not only as a key Pacific Division battle, but a throwdown to set up a potential playoff meeting in a couple of..." March 31

  • Five major contenders for the Hart Trophy this season

    Sportsnet "As the NHL’s regular season inches to a close, it’s time for award season speculation to begin. Arguably the toughest category to vote for this season will be the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the “player judged most valuable to his team.” The trouble comes from that “most valuable”..." March 31

  • Sharks sign ‘smooth, puck-moving’ Union College d-man Nick DeSimone

    Pro Hockey Talk "The San Jose Sharks have waded into the college free agent waters. On Thursday, the Sharks signed 22-year-old defenseman Nick DeSimone to a two-year entry-level deal. He also inked an AHL amateur tryout deal and will report to the San Jose Barracuda for the duration of the 2016-17 season, the..." March 31

  • Logan Couture won’t accompany Sharks on road trip

    Fanrag Sports "The San Jose Sharks are relieved that forward Logan Couture’s facial injury wasn’t worse. The center didn’t need his jaw wired shut after taking a puck to the face, and he’s able to eat solid foods. He isn’t able to return to the ice just yet, though – and as a result, he’ll miss the team’s..." March 30