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  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Joachim Blichfeld better prepared to compete for job with Sharks this season "Joachim Blichfeld is coming off a standout season in the Western Hockey League, but knows he still has a lot of work to do before contending for a spot with the San Jose Sharks in 2019-20. "I want to get stronger," Blichfeld said at the end of San Jose's week-long..." July 16

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • Joe Pavelski on free agency process, January return to San Jose

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been 10 days since Joe Pavelski signed with the Dallas Stars, officially ending his 13-season tenure with the San Jose Sharks. Some days that reality has hit him, while there are times where it still doesn’t seem real. In two months time, when NHL training camps open..." July 11

  • San Jose Sharks Sign Dylan Gambrell, Antti Suomela

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have reached an agreement with restricted free agent Dylan Gambrell, signing him to a two-year contract. No financial details were released, but GM Doug Wilson did issue a short statement: Dylan had success at the AHL level with the Barracuda this past season,..." July 11

  • Sharks Re-Sign Three Players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It has been a busy day for the Sharks and GM Doug Wilson.  After re-signing Dylan Gambrell and Antti Suomela earlier in the day, the team has also agreed to terms with defenseman Nick DeSimone on a two-year contract, CapFriendly reports.  The deal is worth the league minimum of $700K..." July 11

  • Kevin Labanc expects to assume bigger role with Sharks next season

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Kevin Labanc was a huge part of the Sharks' come-from-behind Game 7 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights back in April, tallying a goal and three assists when Team Teal buried four power-play markers in just as many minutes.  With as big as that moment was in this year's..." July 10

  • Artemi Kniazev eager to get to know Erik Karlsson at Sharks training camp "Artemi Kniazev would have been excited enough just to be selected by the San Jose Sharks in the second round of the 2019 NHL Draft. But the fact that he'll get to join his favorite player at training camp made it even better for the 18-year-old defenseman prospect. When San Jose..." July 09

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • From Little Joe to Captain America: How Joe Pavelski became the face of San Jose

    Fear The Fin "Most people know of the infamous ESPN profile on USA Hockey’s 2014 Olympic team. You know, the one where they left Bobby Ryan out because he “couldn’t spell intense,” axed Seth Jones because Brian Burke had a nightmare about him and agonized over..." July 09

  • How Timo Meier’s new contract actually can help cap-strapped Sharks

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks still have a lot of work to do this offseason and not a lot of cap space to work with. But believe it or not, things could actually be much more difficult if it wasn't for Timo Meier. San Jose signed the 22-year-old to a four-year, $24 million deal at the opening of..." July 08

  • San Jose re-signs RFA Kevin Labanc to one-year deal

    ESPN "The San Jose Sharks re-signed restricted-free-agent forward Kevin Labanc to a one-year deal, general manager Doug Wilson announced Monday. Terms were not disclosed. Labanc, 23, made his case for a new deal with the Sharks last season by registering career highs in..." July 08

  • How Timo Meier’s new contract actually can help cap-strapped Sharks

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks still have a lot of work to do this offseason and not a lot of cap space to work with. But believe it or not, things could actually be much more difficult if it wasn't for Timo Meier. San Jose signed the 22-year-old to a four-year, $24 million deal at the..." July 05

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • Sharks might have to trade these players to free cap space

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The first few days of NHL free agency have been long and emotional for the Sharks. But there is far more work that needs to be done before the end of the summer. San Jose still has 16 players on its free agent docket with a roster that needs to be filled out and just..." July 03

  • Sharks sign defenceman Nikolai Knyzhov to entry-level contract

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks have signed defenceman Nikolai Knyzhov to an entry-level contract, the team announced Tuesday. Knyzhov, 21, spent the last season in three different Russian leagues, including three games with SKA St. Petersburgh in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He played..." July 02

  • San Jose Sharks Sign Several Players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have signed their recent second-round pick, Artemi Kniazev, to a three-year entry-level contract. Kniazev played last season with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the QMJHL after coming over from Russia. GM Doug Wilson released a statement on his newest..." July 02

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • Tim Heed Re-Signs With San Jose Sharks

    Last Word On Hockey "The San Jose Sharks have re-signed free agent defenseman Tim Heed to a 1-year contract worth $960K. This contract carries him through the 2019-20 season. Over his 3-year NHL career Tim Heed has exclusively played for the San Jose Sharks. He has put up 5 goals and..." July 01

  • Columbus Blue Jackets sign Gustav Nyquist

    Jackets Cannon "The Columbus Blue Jackets have reportedly signed Gustav Nyquist, according to Sportsnet. Nyquist played 81 games for the Red Wings and Sharks last season, posting 22-38-60. For his career, Nyquist has registered 131-175-306 in 500 career games. Nyquist also scored 1-10-11 in..." July 01

  • Sharks 'closing in on re-signing' Timo Meier

    NBC Sports Bay Area "With NHL free agency just getting underway, it looks like the Sharks are close to locking up another key member of their core. The Sharks reportedly are close to re-signing restricted free agent Timo Meier, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reported Monday. The deal reportedly would..." July 01

  • Minnesota Wild Sign Ryan Hartman

    Last Word On Hockey "The Minnesota Wild have reportedly signed free agent forward Ryan Hartman to a two-year contract just under $2 million a season. Michael Russo of The Athletic first broke news of the deal. The contract will run until the end of the 2020-21 season. Hartman has played for the Chicago..." July 01

  • Joonas Donskoi to Sign With the Colorado Avalanche

    Last Word On Hockey "According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, After four years with the San Jose Sharks, Joonas Donskoi has decided to sign with the Colorado Avalanche. The Sharks didn’t want to bring him back due to cap issues, so Donskoi will sign a multi-year deal with Colorado with an AAV of..." July 01

  • Report: Joe Pavelski Will Sign With Dallas Stars

    Last Word On Hockey "The Dallas Stars have agreed to sign free agent centre Joe Pavelski to a 3-year contract worth around $21 million, or $7 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2021-22 season. Over his 13-year NHL career, Pavelski has played exclusively for..." June 30

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Joe Pavelski's agent not optimistic he'll re-sign with Sharks

    The Score "Joe Pavelski's representative doesn't seem too encouraged about his client's future with the San Jose Sharks. Dan Plante told The Mercury News' Curtis Pashelka on Friday night that the two sides don't seem particularly close in contract..." June 29

  • Logan Couture hoping free agent Joe Pavelski will return to Sharks "Logan Couture was asked if he has reconciled that Joe Pavelski may not be back with the San Jose Sharks next season. It was a possibility he did not want to entertain, having been teammates with Pavelski for the past 10 seasons. "I don't know what's going to happen there...." June 28

  • Patrick Marleau would like to rejoin Sharks, says he has 'more than 1' season left

    The Score "Patrick Marleau insisted Friday he doesn't plan to hang up his skates anytime soon, while also confirming he'd welcome a reunion with the San Jose Sharks. "Yeah, it would be nice to come back here and play where I started," the free-agent forward told The..." June 28

  • If Joe Pavelski signs elsewhere, Sharks will miss more than just goals, assists

    San Jose Mercury News "Joe Pavelski meets with the Dallas Stars, who seem ready to take the next step after nearly beating the eventual Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues in the second round of the playoffs. Pavelski is then seen in Tampa Bay, looking comfortable as he talks with Lightning general manager..." June 28

  • Joe Pavelski visits with Stars, Lightning "Joe Pavelski visited the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, The Athletic reported. Pavelski, a 34-year-old forward who is San Jose Sharks captain, can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. Players have been able to meet with other teams since..." June 28

  • Joe Pavelski is a great player but the fit with the Lightning is complicated

    Raw Charge "The rumors that the Lightning were interested in Joe Pavelski began with a report from Pierre LeBrun earlier this week. Elliotte Friedman confirmed that report yesterday in 31 Thoughts. And then last night, a fan reported seeing Pavelski and General Manager Julien BriseBois at a dinner..." June 28

  • Report: Wild show interest in Joe Pavelski

    The Score "Minnesota Wild general manager Paul Fenton has been in contact with Joe Pavelski's agent, Dan Plante, The Athletic's Michael Russo reported Monday. Plante has talked to the San Jose Sharks captain about the Wild "a lot," adds Russo, and..." June 26

  • Joonas Donskoi Drawing Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks won’t be able to afford new contracts for all of their pending free agents, so names like Joonas Donskoi are going to have to scour the market for a new opportunity. That isn’t going to be very difficult, as Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic (subscription required)..." June 26

  • Sharks issue qualifying offers to Timo Meier, Kevin Labanc and five others

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks took their first step towards re-signing restricted free agents Timo Meier and Kevin Labanc. San Jose issued qualifying offers to Meier, Labanc, Dylan Gambrell, Antti Suomela and three others on Tuesday. That means the Sharks retain their rights as restricted free..." June 26

  • NHL rumors: Sharks' Joe Pavelski could meet with Stars, Lightning this week

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks' efforts to keep all of their free agents got harder this weekend when the NHL set next season's salary cap at $81.5 million, giving the team just under $15 million in salary-cap space with Joe Pavelski and Timo Meier, among others, set to hit unrestricted or..." June 24

  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • Joe Pavelski to make UFA visits this week

    TSN "San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski will make visits to other teams this week with the unrestricted free agent speaking window now open, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports. LeBrun wrote in The Athletic that league sources suggest the visits could be with the..." June 24

  • Sharks, Joe Pavelski not close on contract extension

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks crossed off an important to-do item off their list Monday when they re-signed defenseman Erik Karlsson. Now their attention turns to captain Joe Pavelski. While the Sharks have the cap room to re-sign Pavelski, they also have other free agents to..." June 23

  • Canucks acquire Francis Perron from the Sharks for Tom Pyatt "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired forward Francis Perron and a 2019 7th round pick from San Jose in exchange for forward Tom Pyatt and a 2019 6thround pick. Perron, 23, recorded a career-high in points (47), goals (18) power..." June 22

  • Sharks hopeful of re-signing Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski "The San Jose Sharks still have a lot of business to take care of this offseason, but coach Peter DeBoer is excited about how it's going so far. On Monday, defenseman Erik Karlsson passed on a chance to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and signed an eight-year contract..." June 22

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • NHL Rumors: Sharks put Patrick Marleau on backburner, but interest possible

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Could a Patrick Marleau-Sharks reunion actually be possible? It has been reported that the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to move off the veteran forward, and Marleau would like to head back to the San Jose. While a potential reunion might not seem like a..." June 20

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • NHL Rumors: Patrick Marleau only wants trade to Sharks by Maple Leafs

    NBC Sports Bay Area "As he's linked to a trade away from salary cap-strapped Toronto, Maple Leafs winger Patrick Marleau reportedly has one destination in mind above all else this offseason.  Marleau, the longest-tenured player in Sharks history, wants to return to San Jose, Sportsnet's Nick..." June 19

  • Joe Thornton plans to return for 2019-20 NHL season, and maybe more

    Yahoo! Sports "It looks like Joe Thornton and his glorious beard won’t be hanging up his skates any time soon. The San Jose Sharks legend confirmed at the NHL Awards media availability on Tuesday that he plans to return for the 2019-2020 season, officially putting his retirement party on hold..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18