Sharks Rumors & News

  • Predators forwards find scoring form in win over Sharks

    Tennessean "A significant decrease in production from the Predators’ forwards can be blamed for the team’s recurring offensive difficulties this season. The Predators ranked 29th in the NHL in goals scored by forwards this season prior to Saturday’s 6-2 win against the Sharks, having netted 25 fewer than they..." February 07

  • Sharks reportedly shopping for a defenseman

    The Score "The San Jose Sharks would welcome some help to their back end. General manager Doug Wilson has been working the phones and would like to acquire a defenseman, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. Regardless of how the regular season unfolds, playoff success is paramount to the..." February 07

  • Jones' timely saves help Sharks to impressive win

    CSN Bay Area "For the first few minutes of the Sharks-Blues game on Thursday night, it was plainly obvious which team enjoyed a full practice on Wednesday and which one landed in the early morning hours from Anaheim. St. Louis had the initial territorial edge and looked primed to take a quick lead. Martin..." February 05

  • Buyers and sellers in the Pacific Division

    ESPN "The cream is rising to the top in a Pacific Division that has taken its lumps this season. You can mock the Pacific all you want, but if the three California clubs end up as top three in the division, as seems likely, you've got three teams who can do some damage come playoff time. The first-place..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • Sharks open second half with loss to Ducks

    CSN Bay Area "After the All-Star break, checking the standings becomes a much more frequent exercise across the NHL. Those standings got a little tighter on Tuesday at Honda Center, as the Ducks beat the Sharks, 3-2, in the first game after the break for both clubs. Surging Anaheim, which won its fourth..." February 03

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Sharks place Torres on waivers

    San Jose Mercury News "Raffi Torres has been placed on waivers, a source confirmed. Torres, whose two-week conditioning assignment with the Barracuda expired earlier this week, was still recovering from knee surgery he had in December and will need more time for conditioning. After he was eligible to return from..." January 29

  • At 2015-16 midpoint, Sharks in similar spot as last season

    CSN Bay Area "Flashback to 12 months ago. The Sharks had just wrapped up January with three impressive and convincing wins over the powerful Ducks, Kings and Blackhawks. At 27-17-6 and 60 points they sat in second place in the division, well behind first place Anaheim by a 10-point margin, but three points..." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Joe Thornton records career point 1,300 with perfect pass

    The Score ""Jumbo Joe" reached a rather large milestone Tuesday night. Joe Thornton, the veteran San Jose Sharks center, recorded the 1,300th point of his career exactly how you'd expect: with a perfect feed." January 27

  • Sharks stomp Avs, stay hot heading into break

    CSN Bay Area "There was no pre-All Star break sag for the San Jose Sharks, who completed the unofficial first half of their season with a decisive 6-1 victory over a previously hot Colorado Avalanche team at SAP Center on Tuesday. The Sharks (26-18-4, 56 points) go into the weeklong respite with an 8-0-2..." January 27

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • LA Kings tie game with Sharks late in third period, win it in overtime

    L.A. Daily News "Vincent Lecavalier tied it with 12.2 seconds remaining in regulation, Marian Gaborik scored in overtime and the Kings rallied past the San Jose Sharks 3-2 Sunday night. Drew Doughty also scored while the Kings earned their league-best sixth win when trailing after two periods and extended..." January 25

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Pavelski's late goal lifts Sharks past Wild

    CSN Bay Area "Joe Pavelski’s late score was the difference in a thrilling 4-3 Sharks win at SAP Center on Saturday afternoon. Pavelski took an offensive zone faceoff win by Joe Thornton and fluttered in a wrist shot from the high slot with 1:24 to go in regulation to extend the Sharks’ point streak to eight..." January 24

  • Roenick: Sharks' Marleau not one of 'locker room favorites'

    CSN Bay Area "Former Sharks forward and current NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick has never been shy about expressing his opinion, especially when it comes to Patrick Marleau. Marleau, San Jose’s longest-tenured player and all-time leading scorer, has been involved in trade speculation since November, when it was..." January 24

  • San Jose sets the right tone in the first of five meetings with Arizona

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks delivered the message they wanted to Thursday night against a division rival they were playing for the first time this season. Tommy Wingels and Chris Tierney both scored in the first period and Martin Jones made 23 saves for his fifth straight victory as the Sharks earned a 3-1 win..." January 22

  • Sharks place Smith on waivers

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks forward Ben Smith was placed on waivers Wednesday. Smith, who never really seemed to get in head coach Pete DeBoer’s good graces from the start of training camp, has played in just six games. He's scoreless with a -1 rating while averaging just 5:59 of ice time. Smith missed a total..." January 21

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Those Patrick Marleau trade rumors aren't going away

    Fear The Fin "There's a package out there that would make trading Patrick Marleau a good deal for Sharks (the hockey team). There's not a package in the world that wouldn't hurt. So here we are, over a month removed from the oh-my-god-Marleau-is-being-traded firestorm and it's clear these rumors aren't going to..." January 20

  • Sens defeat Sharks 4-3 in a shootout

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks controlled the third period and looked to be well on their way to a win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night before it all slipped right through their grasp. The Sharks gave up a short-handed goal on a penalty shot late in the third period, were unable to score on the power play..." January 19

  • Sharks edge Stars on Hertl's OT score

    CSN Bay Area "Tomas Hertl scored in overtime giving the Sharks their fifth straight win, 4-3 over Dallas on Saturday at SAP Center. Hertl’s score came with 3:48 left in the extra session, when his shot snuck through Antti Niemi during three-on-three play. Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s first career two-goal game..." January 17

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

  • Sharks fight through fatigue in getting past Oilers

    CSN Bay Area "There were several tanks that weren’t all that full on Thursday night, and that has nothing to do with the sparse crowd at the SAP Center, still commonly referred to as the Shark Tank. In front of an alarmingly small crowd, the Sharks managed to fight through the fatigue of playing their fourth..." January 15

  • Stalock comes back strong to Sharks victory over Jets

    CSN Bay Area "Credit the Sharks’ minor league affiliate with an assist in the Sharks’ 4-1 victory in Winnipeg on Tuesday night. In his first game since a two-game conditioning stint last week, Alex Stalock played his best game of the season in net, while Chris Tierney – who also played a pair of games with..." January 13

  • Torres added to Sharks roster; heads to AHL for conditioning

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks wasted no time in adding Raffi Torres to their roster, one day after his historically long 41-game suspension came to an end. Whether the controversial, oft-suspended 34-year-old can still play at the NHL speed with a wonky right knee, though, remains to be seen. The Sharks have..." January 13

  • Red-hot Sharks douse Flames with five scores

    CSN Bay Area "Brent Burns broke a third-period tie on the power play and Joel Ward added an important insurance marker in a 5-4 Sharks win at the Saddledome in Calgary on Monday. San Jose didn’t have a power play until the final frame, when Mikael Backlund went to the box for holding Brenden Dillon’s stick...." January 12

  • Patrick Marleau set to play 500th consecutive game

    San Jose Mercury News "Patrick Marleau will become just the 22nd player in NHL history to play in 500 consecutive games when the Sharks face the Calgary Flames at the Saddledome on Monday. Marleau began the streak on April 9, 2009 when the Sharks played against the then-Phoenix Coyotes. Starting with that game, he..." January 11

  • DeBoer hasn’t decided if Torres will join Sharks on road trip

    San Jose Mercury News "Raffi Torres has made steady improvement from knee surgery four weeks ago but Sharks coach Pete DeBoer hasn’t decided if Torres would join the team on its road trip to Calgary and Winnipeg early next week. Torres, who had a procedure on his right knee called subchondroplasty on Dec. 11 at..." January 11

  • Sharks score season high, maul Maple Leafs

    CSN Bay Area "Finally, the Sharks got some much-needed offense from players that were mired in dreadful scoring slumps. Usual suspects Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored for San Jose, which also got two goals from Tomas Hertl and one each from Matt Nieto, Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi in a 7-0 rout..." January 10

  • Red Wings win behind Abdelkader’s late goal

    Detroit News "Petr Mrazek continues to make timely saves when his team needs them — and the Red Wings are taking advantage. The Red Wings defeated San Jose 2-1 Thursday on Justin Abdelkader’s third-period, tie-breaking goal — just moments after Mrazek made a spectacular save on Joel Ward in close keeping the..." January 08

  • Blackhawks' Toews tops list of 2015 jersey sales

    The Score "There are a lot of people walking around with Toews on their backs. The Chicago Blackhawks forward had the prestige honor of having the top-selling jersey of 2015. The NHL announced the top sales from the NHL Shop, also revealing teammate Patrick Kane finishing second in sales. Here is the..." January 08

  • Star-studded Central roster highlights All-Star reveal

    NHL.com "The NHL announced the remaining players for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, and several familiar and high-scoring stars will descend upon Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for All-Star Weekend. The host Nashville Predators have three players among the 40 named Wednesday by the NHL's Hockey..." January 06

  • Is The NHL’s Winter Classic Dying?

    Uproxx "This year’s NHL Winter Classic saw the Boston Bruins play host to the Montreal Canadiens in front of nearly 70,000 fans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Like each of its predecessors, this year’s outdoor game on New Year’s Day was a spectacle to behold for hockey fans around the..." January 04

  • Sharks eyeing deal with Mike Richards

    The Hockey News "On Dec. 29, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported “a couple of sources” claimed the San Jose Sharks could be eyeing unrestricted free agent center Mike Richards. The former King played his junior hockey for Sharks coaches Peter DeBoer and Steve Spott. Richards, 30, is currently awaiting trial..." January 04

  • Jets tank Sharks

    Winnipeg Sun "The Winnipeg Jets played with fire, only this time they came away with only a scare and didn't completely get burned. After saying all the right things about the need to be more disciplined as a group, the careless or avoidable penalties weren't eliminated entirely, but the Jets overcame them..." January 03

  • Sharks outlast Flyers for home victory

    CSN Bay Area "Joe Pavelski broke a third period tie with a pair of scores and the Sharks struck for three power play goals in a 4-2 win over the Flyers on Wednesday at SAP Center. Pavelski tallied the game-winner with 6:15 to go in regulation. Just as a Sharks power play was expiring, he angled in a..." December 31

  • Logan Couture appears to be back in Sharks lineup vs. Flyers

    San Jose Mercury News "It appears Sharks center Logan Couture will be back in the lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Couture, out since the midway point of the Sharks’ game Dec. 9 against the Edmonton Oilers, skated on a line with Patrick Marleau and Joel Ward on Wednesday morning at the..." December 30

  • Suspension winding down, Torres return uncertain for Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "Raffi Torres’ historically long 41-game suspension is winding down, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be back for the Sharks-Oilers game on Jan. 14 when he’s eligible to return. The 34-year-old forward underwent a surgical procedure on Dec. 11 on his right knee, according to general..." December 30

  • Calvin Pickard's 35 saves, Nathan MacKinnon's hat trick power Avs' victory over Sharks

    Denver Post "Calvin Pickard won't be earning the NHL's first star of the week honors any time soon, but he held his own in place of Semyon Varlamov on Monday, helping the Avalanche grab their ninth win in the month of December. Pickard, who was making his first start of the season to give last week's first..." December 29

  • Sharks 'eyeing' former Kings center Richards

    CSN Bay Area "Former Los Angeles Kings center and unrestricted free agent Mike Richards could be drawing interest from San Jose, according to report. On Tuesday, Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman wrote that the Sharks are “eyeing” Richards, who played junior hockey for Pete DeBoer and Steve Spott at..." December 29

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    Pavelski dealing with the flu, but probable for tomorrow. DeBoer doesn’t rule out Couture as a possibility #SJSharks

  • Sharks' Ward will return Tuesday vs. Avalanche

    The Score "San Jose Sharks forward Joel Ward will be back in the lineup Monday against the Colorado Avalanche after missing two games with an upper-body injury. Ward was injured after being hit into the boards from behind by Mark Borowiecki of the Ottawa Senators on December 18, but Monday's evaluation..." December 27

  • Joel Ward Out, But Not Long Term

    The Hockey Writers "The San Jose Sharks will again be without forward Joel Ward on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings. Ward was driven into the boards head first by Ottawa’s Mark Borowiecki on Friday, suffering an upper-body injury that kept him out of Sunday’s game. Ward saw a doctor and said Tuesday that he..." December 24