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  • 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

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • Jannik Hansen to sign in KHL

    TSN "Former Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen appears to be KHL bound. According to Russian news outlet Championat, Hansen will sign a one-year deal with CSKA Moscow. Hansen spent last season with the San Jose Sharks, posting two goals and 14 points in 46 games...." August 01

  • 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