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  • Sharks should still go bold after failing to land Tavares

    Pro Hockey Talk "No doubt about it, landing John Tavares was the best-case scenario for the San Jose Sharks this summer. They showed as much with what was reported to be a generous offer, but it was not to be. The question, then, is what is Plan B? So far, Sharks GM Doug Wilson has been..." July 18

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Sharks Re-Sign Chris Tierney; Sign Ryan Merkley and Alexander True

    Hockey Fights "San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Chris Tierney to a two-year contract and signed defenseman Ryan Merkley and forward Alexander True to standard, entry-level contracts. Tierney, 24,..." July 18

  • San Jose Sharks Place Noah Rod On Unconditional Waivers

    Pro Football Rumors "It sounds like the end of the line for Noah Rod in a San Jose Sharks uniform, as the team has placed him on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. Rod only signed his entry-level contract in March of 2017, but will likely return to Switzerland after playing just 11..." July 17

  • Couture says staying with Sharks was 'very easy decision'

    NHL.com "Logan Couture had a decision to make. Heading into the final season of a five-year contract, Couture could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2019. He saw what other forwards received on the open market but had no desire to leave the San Jose Sharks, who selected him in..." July 14

  • Sharks' Joe Pavelski leads early at American Century Championship

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks star Joe Pavelski upstaged Stephen Curry, and everyone else, in the 29th annual American Century Championship, grabbing a first-round lead at Lake Tahoe on Friday. Pavelski overcame some early uneasiness to shoot a 70 at the Edgewood Tahoe course, good for 25 points and a..." July 14

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Merkley primed for big future with Sharks

    NHL.com "Ryan Merkley has a huge fan in San Jose Sharks development coach Mike Ricci, who spoke in superlatives about the 17-year-old defenseman prospect, the No. 21 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. Ricci said he can't wait to see what Merkley, the youngest player at the Sharks development camp..." July 09

  • San Jose Sharks Promote Tim Burke To Assistant GM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks announced changes to their front office today with several moves coming in their scouting department. Highlighting these changes was the promotion of Tim Burke to Assistant General Manager. Burke joins long-time Assistant GM Joe Will working under..." July 08

  • Dylan DeMelo Re-signs with San Jose Sharks

    Last Word On Hockey "The San Jose Sharks have re-signed defencemen Dylan DeMelo to a two-year deal worth $1.8 million or $900,000 per season AAV. This deal carries him through the 2020-21 season. DeMelo became an unrestricted free agent when he did not receive a qualifying offer from the San Jose Sharks on..." July 08

  • San Jose Signs Undrafted Forward Vladislav Kotkov

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have employed the window to sign undrafted first-year draft eligible players by inking a promising forward prospect. The team announced this evening that they signed Vladislav Kotkov to an entry-level contract. Kotkov has been attending development camp with the..." July 07

  • Eichel unveils new, old number, former teammate Kane chimes in

    NHL.com "Jack Eichel's new number for 2018-19 is also his old number. The Buffalo Sabres forward revealed Friday that he will wear No. 9, which he also sported at Boston University and for the United States at the World Junior Championship, after wearing No. 15 for the past three..." July 07

  • Thornton re-signs with Sharks on one-year deal

    San Jose Mercury News "Under less suspenseful circumstances, Joe Thornton followed the precedent that he set last summer, opting to rejoin the Sharks for another year. Thornton signed a one-year contract reportedly worth $5 million with the Sharks Monday, ensuring that he’ll return to San Jose for a..." July 02

  • San Jose Sharks Sign Tomas Hertl To Four-Year Extension

    Hockey Fights "San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Tomas Hertl to a four-year contract. Hertl, 24, recorded 46 points (22 goals, 24 assists), 41 penalty minutes and 175 shots on goal in 79 games with San Jose this past season. He..." July 02

  • Tavares still hasn't notified teams they're out of the running

    The Score "John Tavares apparently hasn't begun whittling down his list of potential destinations just yet. The superstar's camp has not notified any of the six teams in the hunt either way, and is still deliberating on the decision, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reports. Tavares..." June 30

  • Sharks, Couture agree on 8-year, $64M extension

    The Score "The San Jose Sharks and forward Logan Couture have agreed to an eight-year contract extension worth $8 million per season, The Associated Press' Josh Dubow reports. Couture can't officially sign a new deal until Sunday. He has one year left on his current deal at a cap hit of..." June 30

  • Evander Kane opens up on why things didn’t work out in Winnipeg

    Sportsnet "Life is good right now for Evander Kane. The 26-year-old Vancouver native just came off his first-ever post-season in his NHL career, recently signed a seven-year, $49-million deal and, most importantly, loves playing hockey again. And he owes it all to the San Jose..." June 29

  • Report: Sharks are John Tavares' top choice if he leaves Islanders

    NBC Sports Bay Area "If John Tavares is going to leave the New York Islanders, the Sharks reportedly may be in the driver's seat.  Should Tavares decide to officially become a free agent, “[it's] believed” his top choices, in order, are San Jose and his hometown Toronto Maple..." June 29

  • Sharks get ready to take calculated risks with Couture, and if lucky, Tavares

    Pro Hockey Talk "The San Jose Sharks figure to be a fascinating study in salary cap management, whether they win the John Tavares sweepstakes or not. So far, long-standing GM Doug Wilson has put in the work to clean up the few present-day mistakes in San Jose. His work in cleaning the cap of the..." June 28

  • Report: Logan Couture Expected to Sign Eight-year Extension With Sharks

    NBC Bay Area "The Sharks like to reward their own with long-term extensions and Logan Couture is set to be the next player to receive contractual security. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic and TSN, the Sharks are expected to announce an eight-year contract extension for Couture this..." June 28

  • Sharks issue qualifying offers to Hertl and Tierney

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks issued qualifying offers to pending restricted free-agent forwards Tomas Hertl and Chris Tierney, the team announced on Monday. San Jose did not, however, issue a qualifying offer to defenseman Dylan DeMelo, who now becomes an unrestricted free agent.  The..." June 26

  • Joe Thornton Still Expected To Re-Sign In San Jose

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have cleared quite a bit of cap room in the recent weeks, and with that are expected to be big players in free agency. They have been confirmed as one of the teams granted a sit down meeting with John Tavares this week, and are considered by some to be the front runner if..." June 25

  • Sharks decline to give qualifying offer to D Dylan DeMelo

    The Record "The San Jose Sharks have declined to issue a qualifying offer to defenceman Dylan DeMelo, making him an unrestricted free agent. The Sharks announced Monday that the team gave qualifying offers to forwards Tomas Hertl and Chris Tierney. Those two will become restricted free agents in..." June 25

  • Report: John Tavares to meet with Sharks, Leafs, Bruins, Lightning, Stars

    The Score "The list of potential destinations for pending unrestricted free agent John Tavares is starting to grow. The New York Islanders captain's camp will meet with the San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins,..." June 25

  • Sharks Select D Ryan Merkley With No. 21 Overall Pick in 2018 NHL Draft

    NBC Bay Area "The Sharks selected defenseman Ryan Merkley with their fist-round pick, No. 21 overall, in the 2018 NHL Draft on Friday.  The 17-year-old Merkley scored 67 points (13 goals, 54 assists) in 63 games with the OHL's Guelph Storm. " June 22

  • Report: Kovalchuk's agent expected to meet with Bruins, Kings, Knights, Sharks

    The Score "After weeks of speculation, Ilya Kovalchuk's preferred NHL destination is starting to become much clearer, as the highly sought-after winger's agent is expected to meet with four teams Friday to discuss acquiring the sniper's services, according to The Athletic's Pierre..." June 22

  • San Jose Sharks Waive Paul Martin for the Purpose of a Buyout

    Last Word On Hockey "The San Jose Sharks have placed defenseman Paul Martin on waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract. This move gives the Sharks additional cap space for free agency, while it also makes Martin an unrestricted free agent. Martin, 37, is a veteran blue-liner who..." June 22

  • Sens GM on trading Hoffman: 'Our dressing room was broken'

    The Score "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion traded away forward Mike Hoffman for the sake of his team, he told reporters Thursday. "Trading Mike Hoffman was something we needed to do, our dressing room was broken" Dorion said, per TSN. "We have to have a dressing room..." June 21

  • Assessing how Sharks' two trades impact the rest of their offseason plans

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Sharks general manager Doug Wilson got an early start to his morning on Tuesday, making a pair of deals before most of the team's fans had woken up.  To recap: San Jose acquired winger Mike Hoffman, a pick, and a prospect from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a package..." June 20

  • Senators were instructed not to trade Hoffman within the division

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators were instructed not to trade forward Mike Hoffman within the Atlantic Division, an NHL source told The Athletic's Craig Custance. It's uncertain who exactly was making these demands to general manager Pierre Dorion, but based on the team's..." June 19

  • San Jose Sharks Flip Mike Hoffman To Florida Panthers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose experience didn’t last long for Mike Hoffman, as the Sharks have flipped their newest forward to the Florida Panthers in exchange for 2019 second, 2018 fourth and 2018 fifth round picks.  " June 19

  • Senators Acquire Mikkel Boedker; Sharks Acquire Mike Hoffman in Four-Player Trade

    Hockey Fights "The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has acquired forward Mikkel Boedker, defenceman Julius Bergman and a sixth-round draft choice in 2020 from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Mike Hoffman, Cody Donaghey and Ottawa's..." June 19

  • San Jose Sharks' keys heading into '18 offseason

    Yardbarker "Rather than make a lot of changes following a first-round exit at the hands of the Oilers in 2017, the Sharks opted to bring the majority of the team back for another run. That trust was rewarded as San Jose, bolstered by the addition of Evander Kane at the trade deadline, made it to the second..." June 16

  • Kovalchuk would be fantastic fit for Kings, Sharks

    Pro Hockey Talk "TSN’s Darren Dreger presented a fascinating update in the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes: the 35-year-old is making a tour of California, meeting with the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks. (Side question: does this mean Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray is just on vacation or..." June 11

  • Ilya Kovalchuk Visiting With Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While John Tavares remains the top potential free agent this summer, Ilya Kovalchuk is still an intriguing name for many teams around the league. The 35-year old Russian sniper was once a devastating force in the NHL, and is trying to make a comeback after several years in the..." June 09

  • ‘Strong possibility’ Sharks buy out Paul Martin’s contract

    Sportsnet "It appears as though Paul Martin’s time with the San Jose Sharks is coming to an end, despite the defenceman having one year remaining on his contract. According to Kevin Kurz of The Athletic, he was told there is a “strong possibility” the team will buy out the..." June 09

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • San Jose Sharks Sign Antti Suomela

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have signed European forward Antti Suomela to a one-year entry-level contract according to Kevin Kurz of The Athletic. " June 06

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Sharks making mistake by banking on Kane to take a stride forward

    The Score "The San Jose Sharks took a gargantuan risk when they inked forward Evander Kane to a seven-year contract extension worth a reported $49 million on Thursday. There's no denying Kane is a quality player. He's a rugged, physical winger with annual 30-goal potential. Power..." May 24

  • Sharks Sign Evander Kane to Seven-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "  San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Evander Kane to a seven-year contract extension. Kane posted 14 points (nine goals, five assists) in 17 games with San Jose, including his first career..." May 24

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Locking up Evander Kane is smart business for Sharks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The San Jose Sharks arguably got the best bang for their buck at the trade deadline when they acquired Evander Kane from the Buffalo Sabres. No one was really sure how Kane would fit in with his new team, but he made enough of an impact that the Sharks are reportedly about to hand a new..." May 23

  • Evander Kane agrees to contract extension with Sharks

    Sporting News "Evander Kane is staying with the Sharks. Kane and San Jose agreed to a seven-year, $49 million contract extension, according to Sportsnet. Kane, a nine-year NHL veteran, was traded from the Sabres to the Sharks in late February. He totaled nine goals and five assists..." May 22

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • San Jose Sharks ready to add on its already impressive toolbox for new season

    Yardbarker "Many have felt for some time now that the San Jose Sharks could be a team to watch in the upcoming off-season. It’s not often that a team can have the depth and talent of a contender with almost all of their key players locked up and also have an immense amount of cap space, but that is the exact..." May 13

  • Should Sharks keep Joe Thornton, Evander Kane or both?

    Sporting News "Coming off a disappointing second-round playoff elimination, the Sharks face some crucial offseason decisions. They have $60.4 million invested in 20 players for 2018-19. With the salary cap projected to reach $80 million, general manager Doug Wilson must decide how best to invest those additional..." May 12

  • Evander Kane on UFA priorities: ‘money, chance to win and lifestyle’

    Sportsnet "If you were to list off the most impactful trade deadline pickups this season, Winnipeg adding Paul Stastny would probably top the list. If that’s true, San Jose’s acquisition of Evander Kane for Daniel O’Regan and a couple of conditional draft picks would be a close second. After Kane arrived..." May 09

  • Sharks to Evander Kane: we want you back

    San Jose Mercury News "Over the first eight-plus years of his NHL career, Evander Kane developed a reputation for being a locker room distraction. He got exiled from Winnipeg after he violated a team dress code and a teammate in Buffalo called him “selfish” last winter during a fight in practice. Now, his most-recent..." May 09

  • Sharks' Vlasic joining Canada at World Championship

    The Score "Canada's defense is getting a huge boost. Marc-Edouard Vlasic of the San Jose Sharks is heading to Denmark to represent his country at the World Championship, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Vlasic has appeared in four major international tournaments for Canada, winning gold at the..." May 08