Sharks Rumors & News

  • Hertl feels 'really good' as Sharks open training camp

    CSN Bay Area "Missing the World Cup of Hockey due to the aftereffects of a right knee injury was disappointing for Tomas Hertl, who didn’t get a chance to represent his home country of the Czech Republic in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, either. But the good news, at least from a Sharks perspective, is that..." September 24

  • Sharks’ DeBoer says standing for anthem is “everyone’s personal choice”

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks coach Pete DeBoer was asked Friday how he’d feel if one of his players refused to stand for the national anthem. DeBoer, who holds a law degree, said regardless of personal feelings, freedom of speech is paramount. “Whether or not you think it would be my choice to express myself..." September 24

  • Meier aims to 'steal someone's job' at Sharks training camp

    CSN Bay Area "When Timo Meier was reassigned to his junior team during last year’s Sharks training camp he left an indelible impression on head coach Pete DeBoer. It wasn’t just Meier’s observable skill and physicality that impressed DeBoer, but the then 18-year-old’s overall approach towards his first taste of..." September 18

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Rookie Meier could be in Sharks opening night lineup

    CSN Bay Area "Name/Position: Timo Meier, F Age: 19 (turns 20 on Oct. 8) Salary cap hit: $894,166, signed through 2018-19 2015-16 year in review: After he was chosen ninth overall by the Sharks in the 2015 draft, Timo Meier returned to juniors and finished tied for 11th in the league in scoring with 87..." September 13

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Team USA names Joe Pavelski captain, Patrick Kane, Ryan Suter alternates

    Sportsnet "Team USA has announced who will be their captain and two alternates for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks will wear the ‘C’ for the Americans. He serves as captain for the Sharks and has been a part of the American entry at the past two Olympics. The team..." September 07

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Sharks' Dillon likely to have a new partner again

    CSN Bay Area "Name/Position: Brenden Dillon, D Age: 25 Salary cap hit: $3.27 million, signed through 2019-20 2015-16 year in review: Brenden Dillon suited up for 76 games on the Sharks’ blue line, finishing with 11 points (2g, 9a) and 61 penalty minutes. He missed six games due to an upper body injury..." September 04

  • Czech Republic's Hertl, Gudas opt out of World Cup

    The Hockey Writers "The World Cup of Hockey is a few days away, but many teams are still trying to figure out what their final rosters will look like due to many players opting out of the tournament. The most recent players to back out of the tournament are San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl and Philadelphia Flyers..." September 03

  • Raffi Torres: 'I think I can change the way I play'

    Raleigh News & Observer "Raffi Torres realizes there are those who have already judged him, found him guilty, and don’t want him anywhere near their favorite hockey team. Torres also is aware the reaction was sudden, harsh and mostly negative in Raleigh this week when it was learned the Carolina Hurricanes had given..." September 03

  • Hurricanes’ Torres tryout makes no sense

    Raleigh News & Observer "Based on everything Ron Francis has done to date, there’s no reason for the Carolina Hurricanes not to extend his contract as general manager through 2019. While he was unable to effect an immediate turnaround, he has slowly built a foundation for the future. While he still hasn’t gotten the team..." September 02

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Logan Couture added to Team Canada for World Cup

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture was added to Team Canada's 23-man roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, Hockey Canada announced Tuesday. Couture replaces Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn, who had core muscle surgery last month. Benn was expected to need six weeks to recover and should..." August 23

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Pavelski to captain USA at World Cup

    The Score "Joe Pavelski is your new Captain America. The San Jose Sharks forward is expected to be named Team USA's captain for the World Cup of Hockey in September, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area, backed by NHL.com. " August 18

  • Brent Burns needs a new contract but he’s priceless

    Sportsnet "The more time you spend in the vicinity of Brent Burns, the more a single thought occupies your mind: This is the way we are supposed to live. On this day, a hot midsummer one in Toronto, the San Jose Sharks defenceman enters a state-of-the-art workout gym in the Maple Leafs’ practice facility..." August 18

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Thornton looks to repeat 2004 World Cup victory

    The Score "Only three months removed from the Stanley Cup Finals, Joe Thornton will shoot for gold with Team Canada at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The 37-year-old is one of just six players from Canada's 2004 World Cup roster still active in the NHL. That group also includes Shane Doan, Jarome Iginla,..." August 13

  • Logan Couture bulking up, 'not going to survive out there'

    CSN Bay Area "It's a short offseason for Sharks center Logan Couture, and it’s apparently not all that relaxing. The 27-year-old is working with a trainer back in his hometown of London, Ontario adding weight and muscle to his six-foot-one frame. According to the London Free Press he’s up to 210 pounds these..." August 12

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • Nick Spaling signs as free agent in Switzerland

    Today's Slapshot "The Toronto Maple Leafs picked up former Nashville Predators forward Nick Spaling last season as a free agent, seeing the center put up a goal and seven points through 35 games before dealing him to the San Jose Sharks. After collecting just three goals and 13 points during the regular season,..." August 10

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts

    NHL.com "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • San Jose Sharks to give away toothless Brent Burns grills in promotion

    Yahoo! Sports "The San Jose Sharks are trying to capitalize on Brent Burns’ signature toothless look with one of their fan giveaways this year. On March 12 against the Dallas Stars the team will give fans in attendance a ‘Brent Burns grill.’ The date was listed on the Sharks’ promo schedule, which the..." August 09

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • 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 27

  • 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