Sharks Rumors & News

  • With Martin waived, holes in Burns' game are his to fix alone

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Defenseman Paul Martin cleared waivers on Tuesday, and will now get a chance to play regularly with the San Jose Barracuda as his agent and Sharks general manager Doug Wilson attempt to find a trade destination. While he’s in the minors, his former partner, Brent Burns, is now playing with the man..." January 17

  • As he climbs scoring charts, appreciate Thornton’s greatness while you can

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Joe Thornton officially passed Adam Oates on the NHL’s all-time scoring list in the most fitting way possible: With an assist. No, Thornton’s secondary setup on Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s odd overtime-winner against the Coyotes on Saturday won’t be confused with the tape-to-tape passes that made..." January 15

  • Paul Martin Placed On Waivers; Montreal Claims Logan Shaw

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The early reports were true, and Paul Martin has indeed been placed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks according to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic. LeBrun also notes that the Montreal Canadiens have claimed Logan Shaw off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks. Martin, 36, has had a rough season as he..." January 15

  • Report: Sharks trying to trade veteran defenseman

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Paul Martin’s third season with the Sharks hasn’t quite been the charm. He left the second game of the season with an ankle injury, and spent much of the year on injured reserve. In his absence, Tim Heed and Joakim Ryan established themselves as regulars along the San Jose blueline, and have..." January 14

  • The trade the Sharks and Coyotes should have made

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes both had their CBA-mandated ‘bye week’ this past week, but the Desert Dogs were far busier during their time off. On Thursday, the Coyotes acquired winger Richard Panik and defenseman Laurent Dauphin from Chicago. Leaving Arizona were 22-year-old forward..." January 13

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • A Hockey Fight Featured Sharks Center Joe Thornton Getting Part Of His Beard Ripped Out

    Uproxx "Jumbo Joe Thornton has grown a pretty impressive beard during his time with the San Jose Sharks. But he got a bit of an unexpected trim during a fight on Thursday night. Thornton squared off with Toronto’s Nazem Kadri just two seconds into the first period of Leafs-Sharks on Thursday night, a..." January 05

  • Deadline Dilemma For The San Jose Sharks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks put on another impressive performance last night against the struggling Montreal Canadiens, beating them 4-1 for their fourth win in five games. That recent success has pushed San Jose into third in the Pacific Division, and right in the thick of the playoff race in the Western..." January 03

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Why Stars goalie Ben Bishop is a cautionary tale for Martin Jones, Sharks

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Ben Bishop, who will start in net Saturday against the San Jose Sharks, was supposed to be the answer in Dallas. The Stars, with a return to the playoffs on their minds, traded for Bishop’s negotiating rights and signed him to a six-year deal worth nearly $30 million. After two seasons of..." January 02

  • Sharks’ Couture experienced ‘anxiousness’ in return from concussion

    San Jose Mercury News "The new year couldn’t have come faster for the Sharks. After suffering two major injuries on the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring and getting eliminated in the first round, the Sharks said goodbye to 2017 in the most forgettable of ways Sunday, opening a five-game road trip with..." January 01

  • Joel Ward uses custom Air Jordans in marriage proposal

    Yardbarker "San Jose Sharks forward Joel Ward recently used a custom pair of sneakers in his quest to get engaged to his girlfriend, Pedrosa. Ward and the rest of the NHL players were able to enjoy some time off for the holiday break, and the Sharks winger put it to good use. He reached out to a..." December 28

  • Couture practices; Might Martin have to wait to play?

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks center Logan Couture was a near-full participant in Wednesday’s practice but didn’t want to characterize it — just yet, anyway — as a significant step forward in his recovery from a concussion. Couture, injured Dec. 15, skated in an orange jersey as the Sharks went through a roughly..." December 27

  • Sharks Recall Defenseman Joakim Ryan "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled Defenseman Joakim Ryan (@JoakimRyan) from the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League. Ryan, 24, recorded three points (all..." December 22

  • What will the Sharks do if Logan Couture misses time?

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Deja vu all over again When Logan Couture left the Sharks’ loss to the Canucks after a high hit in the third period, the feeling was all too familiar. Vancouver was, after all, where they lost Joe Thornton to a horrific knee injury last season. It was deja vu all over again on multiple..." December 18

  • Logan Couture is an under-the-radar MVP candidate

    NBC Sports Bay Area "After failing to score a point in the first three games of December, Sharks center Logan Couture has caught fire over the last two games. He’s scored four points since Thursday, three of which came in Saturday night’s blowout win over the Ottawa Senators. There’s reason to believe his streak..." December 11

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon suspended by NHL for slash

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks center Joe Thornton did not incur any supplemental discipline from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Tuesday. Defenseman Brenden Dillon wasn’t quite as fortunate. Dillon was suspended one game by for his slash on defenseman Madison Bowey in the waning moments of Monday night’s..." December 06

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Sharks take exception to Caps’ ‘premeditated’ fight with Thornton

    San Jose Mercury News "What started as a promising road trip wound up being “pretty average” in the words of Sharks captain Joe Pavelski. After winning the first two games of their East Coast trip, the Sharks dropped back-to-back games to the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals, finishing with a 2-2..." December 05

  • Joe Thornton disciplined for slash on Lightning’s Johnson

    San Jose Mercury News "Joe Thornton received a $5,000 fine from the NHL Department of Player Safety Sunday, the maximum allowable under the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players’ Association, for slashing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson Saturday. Thornton slashed Johnson on the back of..." December 03

  • Sharks’ Joe Thornton back to his old self

    San Francisco Chronicle "Dec. 2 has special significance in Sharks lore. It was on that date in 2005 that Joe Thornton debuted for San Jose. And it’s pretty amazing to look back at what he and the team have accomplished in those dozen years since. From the opening draw of his first game — he won it, got a pass back..." December 02

  • The key to Joe Thornton's recent scoring surge

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Last season was the first time since his rookie year that Joe Thornton scored less than ten goals in an 82-game season. It was no coincidence that his 1.03 shots per game were his lowest since his first campaign, according to Hockey Reference, and that his 2.95 shots on goal per 60 minutes in..." November 29

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Sharks Recall Forward Danny O'Regan From the San Jose Barracuda "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled forward Danny O'Regan (@DannyORegan15) from the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League. O'Regan currently leads all Barracuda..." November 18

  • Brent Burns and Ryan Johansen are still searching for their first goals

    Pro Hockey Talk "Over the past two seasons Brent Burns held a commanding lead over every other defenseman in the league when it came to scoring goals. His 56 goals during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons were 19 more than the next closest defenseman, Shea Weber, during that stretch. The gap between him and..." November 15

  • Sharks’ Meier could face suspension for cheap shot on Canucks’ Del Zotto

    San Jose Mercury News "Timo Meier could be hearing from the NHL Department of Player Safety Sunday. Meier received an elbowing major and a game misconduct penalty at 18:37 of the third period for jabbing the butt end of his stick into the chin of Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto, dropping him to the ice." November 12

  • Sedin, Thornton share mutual respect in ‘fraternity of passers’

    Sportsnet "Henrik Sedin has a favourite player and he isn’t his brother Danny. He isn’t Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid nor any of the many Swedes in the National Hockey League. He’s Joe Thornton. Since the summer after their 1999 draft by the Vancouver Canucks when Henrik and Daniel Sedin..." November 12

  • Sharks’ Timo Meier fined for incident involving Canucks’ Del Zotto

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier has been fined $2,403.67 for an incident involving Vancouver Canucks defender Michael Del Zotto, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Sunday. The play in question occurred in the final minutes of San Jose’s 5-0 win over Vancouver on Saturday." November 12

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Sharks' DeBoer favoured to be first fired

    TSN "San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer is the odds-on favourite to be the first head coach fired this season. According to odds released by Bodog on Thursday, DeBoer is a 7/2 favourite to be the next head coach fired in the NHL. DeBoer is just a season removed from reaching the Stanley Cup..." October 12

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Sharks' Joel Ward decides not to kneel for anthem, citing lost message

    ESPN "Joel Ward is not going to kneel for the national anthem. The San Jose Sharks forward posted a lengthy statement to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to explain his decision. Ward, one of about 30 black players in the NHL, previously told reporters he "wouldn't cross out" joining a movement that has..." September 28

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Sharks’ Ward, one of NHL’s few black players, may kneel for anthem

    San Jose Mercury News "Joel Ward isn’t ruling out the possibility that he could become the first NHL player to join the protests sweeping through the NFL by taking a knee during the national anthem at an upcoming Sharks game. As one of roughly 30 black players in the NHL, Ward has first-hand experience with racism...." September 27

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • Did early playoff exit, Marleau’s departure affect Sharks’ ticket sales?

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks season ticket sales for 2017-18 are about the same as they were the year before when the team was coming off a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, the club’s chief operating officer said. John Tortora, COO of Sharks Sports & Entertainment, said Sunday that roughly 12,000 season tickets or..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Thornton says knee 100 percent healthy to start Sharks camp "Center Joe Thornton was a full participant at the San Jose Sharks' first training camp practice Friday and said his surgically repaired left knee was 100 percent healthy. "I feel good," Thornton said. "I rehabbed hard this summer. The knee feels great, to be honest with you. It feels real..." September 16

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Is this winger a darkhorse to crack the Sharks’ roster out of training camp?

    San Jose Mercury News "It’s obviously difficult for most players to make the jump from junior hockey straight into the NHL. But if such a player exists in the Sharks organization this year, perhaps it’s Rudolfs Balcers. Balcers, the Sharks’ fifth round draft pick in 2015, showed Saturday that he could be a player to..." September 10

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08