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  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • Sharks recall Radil, reassign Gambrell

    Fear The Fin "The San Jose Sharks have recalled winger Lukas Radil. In a corresponding move, the organization has reassigned center Dylan Gambrell to the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League (AHL). Gambrell, a 22-year-old, has played in five National Hockey League..." November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Former San Jose Sharks Defenseman Paul Martin Retires

    Last Word On Hockey "Unrestricted free agent defenseman Paul Martin has announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. Martin, 37, is a veteran blue-liner who has seen some action in his 14 NHL seasons, however, last season was challenging for him. Martin became a free agent when the San..." November 15

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Evander Kane responds to lawsuit claims through lawyer

    Sportsnet "Earlier this week a report surfaced that San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane was being sued by a woman who claims he promised to pay her $3 million to have an abortion. The woman, who used the alias Jane Doe to protect her identity, claims she started..." November 02

  • How healthy and confident Tomas Hertl is off to stellar start for Sharks

    NBC Sports Bay Area "In the waning seconds of the Sharks’ Tuesday night game against the Rangers, fans might’ve thought about changing the channel on their home TVs or shuffling out of their seats at the Tank to hit up a bar or two down at San Pedro Square with San Jose down 3-2 at the end of..." November 01

  • Evander Kane Sued Woman Claims He Owes $3 Mil ... For Aborting His Baby

    TMZ "NHL superstar Evander Kane is being sued by a woman who claims he promised to pay her $3 MILLION to abort their child ... so she did ... but he never ponied up the dough.  It's all in a lawsuit filed by a woman using the alias "Jane Doe" to protect her identity. In..." October 31

  • We may soon see Sharks at their best

    Pro Hockey Talk "With a 6-3-2 record, the San Jose Sharks have been fine (good enough to lead a shaky Pacific Division), yet they haven’t been lighting the scoreboard on fire like many expected after landing Erik Karlsson. It’s easy to blurt out “small sample size,” yet with 11 games..." October 30

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • Joe Thornton returns to Sharks line up

    Fear The Fin "According to Paul Gackle of the Mercury News, Joe Thornton is not only skating during today’s Sharks practice, but is taking line rushes — all but guaranteeing that he will make his return to the Sharks lineup for tonight’s clash against the New York..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership

    NHL.com "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • Sharks’ new D pairings bring out Erik Karlsson’s best game

    San Jose Mercury News "Evander Kane made sure to remind Timo Meier that he played a role in the power forward’s heroics Sunday night. As a group of reporters gathered around Meier, Kane stuck his head into the huddle and said: “you’re welcome for dinner last night,..." October 29

  • Sharks coach breaks up elite defensive pairing

    Pro Hockey Rumors "San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer broke up the defensive pairing of Erik Karlsson and Marc-Edouard Vlasic in the third period of Tuesday’s game. He then changed up all the defensive lines Friday and Karlsson once again was not playing next to Vlasic. It might seem that the merger of..." October 28

  • How Sharks have played more on special teams this season than in the past

    NBC Sports Bay Area "  As he waited just over eight minutes between his two shifts of the night on Tuesday against the..." October 25

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Joe Thornton joining Sharks on road trip, but when might he play?

    San Jose Mercury News "Joe Thornton will join the Sharks on their three-game road trip this week but coach Pete DeBoer did not know as of Sunday when Thornton might be able to play again. Thornton, who was placed on injured reserve after the Sharks played in Los Angeles on Oct. 5 with an infection in..." October 23

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Five reasons why the Sharks have stumbled out of the gate

    ESPN "Logan Couture was solemn, yet surly. After another defeat for the San Jose Sharks, he was asked what his biggest concern was about his team. "That we're losing." Care to elaborate? "I think when you lose games, you're not doing many..." October 18

  • Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl practice ahead of Sabres game

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Logan Couture returned to Sharks' practice Wednesday as Team Teal gears up to host the Buffalo Sabres Thursday at SAP Center. The 29-year-old center collided with teammate Rourke Chartier in practice on Tuesday, but didn't look any worse for wear as he participated in full practice..." October 18

  • Joe Thornton applauds team for 'playing great' in his absence

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Sharks center Joe Thornton had a fan’s view of the team’s last four games, and he said he liked what he saw. “I think they’re playing great,” Thornton said Tuesday after his first practice since going on injured reserve Oct...." October 17

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Thornton practices, day to day for Sharks

    NHL.com "Joe Thornton said he is day to day and hopeful of returning to the San Jose Sharks lineup against the Buffalo Sabres at SAP Center on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCA, MSG-B, NHL.TV), but coach Peter DeBoer said the 39-year-old center was doubtful to face Buffalo. Thornton likely needs..." October 16

  • Sharks' DeBoer says Thornton's knee has no structural damage

    San Jose Mercury News "Pete DeBoer is labeling an update on Joe Thornton’s health as “great news”. History will determine whether his assessment is accurate. According to the Sharks head coach, the swelling in Thornton’s surgically-repaired right knee is the result of an..." October 08

  • San Jose Sharks Place Joe Thornton On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks placed center Joe Thornton on injured reserve Sunday and have activated Dylan Gambrell from the San Jose Barracuda, according to Cap Friendly. There is no word on Thornton’s injury. " October 07

  • Kane finds home - and success - on Sharks' third line

    NHL.com "The arrival of Erik Karlsson and the return of Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks pushed Evander Kane under the radar in training camp and through the preseason schedule. He's soaring now. Kane, the 27-year-old left wing who signed a seven-year contract on May 24, has..." October 06

  • Joe Thornton has no complaints after return to Sharks from knee injury

    NBC Sports Bay Area "A day after playing his first meaningful game in nearly nine months, Sharks center Joe Thornton said he couldn’t complain about how his surgically repaired right knee felt. “It’s kind of nice to go through that first game to know whatever you did in the..." October 05

  • Barclay Goodrow Signs Two Year Extension With San Jose Sharks

    Last Word On Hockey "Set to become a restricted free agent next summer, the San Jose Sharks locked up Barclay Goodrow for the next two seasons. The two-year extension is set to kick in after the 2018-19 season. The deal is worth $1.85M overall. Goodrow will make $1M in the first year and $850K..." October 05

  • Karlsson: Sens 'probably would have traded me' even if I'd accepted contract

    The Score "Erik Karlsson confirmed that he received a contract offer from the Ottawa Senatorsbefore being traded to the San Jose Sharks, but feels he would have been dealt even if he'd accepted Ottawa's proposal. The defenseman expressed that sentiment in an interview..." October 04

  • How far can Sharks go with Erik Karlsson?

    Pro Hockey Talk "At some point, it will feel natural for hockey fans to see Erik Karlsson wearing San Jose Sharks teal. Such a vision may never stop feeling unsettling for their unfortunate opponents. In November 2005, the Sharks sent shockwaves through the NHL by landing Joe Thornton, who went on to..." October 02

  • Don't panic, but it appears Sharks' Joe Thornton has finally shaved his gigantic beard

    CBS Sports "It's the end of an era. Joe Thornton's beard is no more.  The hockey world got some shocking news on Monday night when it was revealed that Thornton decided to shave off the monstrous beard that he's been sporting for the past several years. It..." October 02

  • Sharks' Stanley Cup betting odds improve after Erik Karlsson trade

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Sharks fans aren't the only ones who like the team's Stanley Cup chances more after San Jose acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winner Erik Karlsson. The bookies do, too.  Prior to the trade, Las Vegas oddsmaker Bovada listed the Sharks as having 16-1 odds of winning the..." September 30

  • Sharks Sign Jake McGrew to Entry-Level Contract

    Hockey Fights "San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Jake McGrew to a standard, entry-level contract. McGrew, 19, spent last season with the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League (WHL). After missing the 2016-17 season,..." September 23

  • Pavelski's agent calls extension talks with Sharks 'non-existent'

    The Score "The San Jose Sharks have held plenty of contract negotiations this offseason, but that apparently doesn't include talks with their captain. Joe Pavelski's agent, Dan Plante, recently revealed as much to The Athletic's Kevin Kurz. "Since there hasn't been..." September 22

  • Erik Karlsson hadn’t spoken to Senators management ‘since November’

    Sportsnet "The Erik Karlsson trade continues to reverberate around the hockey world, and after meeting the media in San Jose and skating with his new teammates for the first time, Karlsson spoke a little more about what went on between him and Senators management in the lead up to the..." September 21

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • After Erik Karlsson trade, Sharks in line for new defense pairings

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Since Peter DeBoer took over as Sharks head coach ahead of the 2015-16 season, defenseman Brenden Dillon’s played with plenty of partners. Seven defensive pairings have played 500 minutes of five-on-five hockey together in the regular season and playoffs during that stretch, according to..." September 21

  • Karlsson can't sign 8-year extension until after trade deadline

    The Score "If Erik Karlsson wants to ink a max deal with his new team, he'll have to wait a while. The superstar defenseman cannot sign an eight-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks until after the 2018-19 trade deadline on Feb 25, according to a CBA rule unearthed by The..." September 20

  • Ducks stopped Erik Karlsson trade talks once they realized they couldn't afford him

    Orange County Register "Ducks general manager Bob Murray acknowledged he could have parted with a similar package of prospects and draft picks that enabled the San Jose Sharks to acquire superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators last week. But then what? “You’re not going to trade for him for one..." September 19

  • Sharks rookie Dylan Gambrell part of crowded center competition

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Dylan Gambrell should be pretty familiar with high preseason expectations. The rookie forward signed with the Sharks in late March after completing a three-year stint at the University of Denver. It wasn’t quite the same as what the Sharks will experience in the..." September 17

  • Karlsson expected to get eight-year contract offer from Sharks

    NHL.com "Erik Karlsson did not receive a contract extension immediately after being traded to the San Jose Sharks, but general manager Doug Wilson said Saturday the deal would not have been made if they believed they would be unable to offer the defenseman one. "We wouldn't have done..." September 16

  • Karlsson trade 'quite a bit bigger' than Pacioretty, Doughty says

    NHL.com "Drew Doughty saw Erik Karlsson and Max Pacioretty get traded into the Pacific Division this week, and the Los Angeles Kings defenseman said Friday he knows which one will have the bigger impact. "[The Pacioretty trade] doesn't really faze me," Doughty told the Los..." September 15

  • Thornton says he's 100 percent healthy, on Sharks' top line at camp

    NHL.com "Joe Thornton centered the top line with Joe Pavelski and Evander Kane on the first day of San Jose Sharks training camp Friday and said he was 100 percent healthy.  The 39-year-old hasn't played since Jan. 23, when he tore two ligaments in his right knee against the Winnipeg..." September 15

  • Erik Karlsson on Ottawa: ‘I never wanted to leave this place’

    Pro Hockey Talk "There was no prepared statement. Erik Karlsson wanted to “speak from the heart.” Karlsson addressed the Ottawa media following the announcement of Thursday’s tradethat sent him to the San Jose Sharks. Everyone knew this day was coming. With the..." September 14

  • Report: San Jose Making Huge Push to Land Erik Karlsson

    12 Up "Could the end of the Erik Karlsson saga finally be upon us? The star defenseman's name has been abound in trade talks for months, as Karlsson's been connected to several teams, most notably the Tampa Bay Lightning, Las Vegas Golden Knights and recently the Vancouver..." September 13

  • Karlsson trade gives Sharks NHL’s most explosive defense

    Pro Hockey Talk "A little more than a decade ago, the San Jose Sharks’ high-end teams were short-circuited by the Ducks almost-unfair defensive combination of Chris Pronger and Scott Niedermayer. In landing Erik Karlsson in a momentous trade on Thursday, San Jose now has an answer to that duo … and..." September 13

  • Ottawa Senators Trade Erik Karlsson To San Jose Sharks

    Last Word On Hockey "The Ottawa Senators have pulled off a blockbuster trade. General manager Pierre Dorion has agreed to trade super Swede, and face of the franchise, Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks. More to come. September 13

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Joe Thornton not concerned with keeping up coming off 2nd knee surgery

    The Score "Coming off his second reconstructive knee surgery in as many years, 39-year-old Joe Thornton isn't concerned with any ill effects as he gears up for his 14th season with the San Jose Sharks. Thornton missed the final 35 games of the regular season and all of the..." September 06

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20