Sharks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Thornton wants to return to Sharks, would take less money "Joe Thornton wants to return to the San Jose Sharks next season and said he expects to fully recover from surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right knee. "Obviously I want to come back, and I'm sure we'll try and work something out," the 38-year-old center said Tuesday, two days after San..." May 08

  • Futures of Thornton, Kane among key questions for Sharks

    Pro Hockey Talk "With long-term commitments to Brent Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, and Martin Jones (not to mention some mid-term deals for less prominent pieces), the San Jose Sharks are largely “set” on defense and in net. They even have backup goalie Aaron Dell locked up through 2019-20. Things get almost as..." May 08

  • Six potential destinations for pending UFA Joe Thornton

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks could be active in the player market this summer, with projected cap space as high as $20 million if the salary cap rises to the $80-million range. This could put them squarely into the thick of the John Tavares sweepstakes, should the Islanders star test free agency. At the..." May 08

  • Has Joe Thornton played his last game with the Sharks?

    San Jose Mercury News "Last summer, Sharks fans waved goodbye to Patrick Marleau. They might be doing the same with Joe Thornton this summer. When the NHL’s free agency periods opens July 1, the Sharks will find themselves in a familiar position: figuring out what to do with the most important figure in franchise..." May 08

  • Joe Thornton Had Torn ACL, MCL In Right Knee

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Stop if you’ve heard this story before, but Joe Thornton was trying to play on torn knee ligaments. The star center for the San Jose Sharks revealed Tuesday to Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News that he suffered a torn right ACL and MCL on January 23rd, but was attempting to return to the lineup..." May 08

  • Sharks' Evander Kane says he played with separated shoulder, MCL injury

    The Score "Evander Kane's sudden drop in offense this postseason might have been the result of injuries. On Sunday, the San Jose Sharks forward told The Athletic's Kevin Kurz he'd been playing with a separated shoulder, and had previously dealt with an MCL injury." May 07

  • Hertl one of few Sharks producing against Golden Knights in playoffs "Tomas Hertl has perhaps been the best player in most games for the San Jose Sharks during the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 24-year-old forward has nine points (six goals, three assists) in nine games, including three goals and two assists against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Western..." May 06

  • Is Logan’s line the antidote to Golden Knights’ top trio?

    NBC Sports Bay Area "In Game 4, the Sharks held the Vegas Golden Knights' top line of William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith without a five-on-five point for the first time all series. It was also the first time since Game 1 of Vegas' first-round series against the Los Angeles Kings that all three..." May 04

  • Marcus Sorensen continues to surprise in playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "The San Jose Sharks are two wins away from making it back to the Western Conference Final. They’re in this position because they’ve received contributions from their go-to players like Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns, Tomas Hertl, Evander Kane and Martin Jones. One the players that’s..." May 03

  • Sharks shuffle lineup, Joe Thornton will likely play

    San Jose Mercury News "Pete DeBoer will shuffle up the Sharks lineup in Game 4 with evidence suggesting that Joe Thornton will make his return to action. Thornton skated on the Sharks top line in rushes at the team’s morning practice Wednesday and defenseman Joakim Ryan confirmed that he will be replacing Paul Martin..." May 02

  • Sharks hand Golden Knights first playoff loss in history "It had to happen eventually. The Vegas Golden Knights lost for the first time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs after winning the first five postseason games in their history, an NHL first. They knew they weren't going to win 16 consecutive playoff games, but it took a power-play goal by San Jose..." April 29

  • Sharks expect to rebound in Game 2 against Golden Knights without Kane "Not only will the San Jose Sharks be trying to rebound from a result that matched the worst Stanley Cup Playoff loss in their history, they will have to do so without forward Evander Kane in Game 2 of the Western Conference Second Round. Kane was suspended one game Friday for cross-checking..." April 28

  • Kane suspended one game for cross-check

    TSN "San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended one game by the NHL's Department of Player Safety for cross-checking Vegas Golden Knights forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. The incident occurred in the third period of the Sharks’ 7-0, Game 1 loss to the Golden Knights. Kane hit Bellemare..." April 28

  • Sharks’ Evander Kane to have hearing for cross-check on Bellemare

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks were blanked 7-0 by the Vegas Golden Knights Thursday in Game 1 of their second-round series and now they might be without one of their top forwards for Game 2. Evander Kane will have a hearing Friday for his cross-check on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, the NHL’s Department of..." April 27

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Sharks not surprised by Fleury's success with Golden Knights "The success Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury experienced in the regular season has carried over into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which is hardly a surprise to the San Jose Sharks. Sharks forward Logan Couture said Friday he watched a few minutes of the Golden Knights' sweep of the..." April 21

  • San Jose Sharks Sign Ivan Chekhovich To Entry-Level Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have signed another prospect, inking Ivan Chekhovich to a three-year entry-level contract that begins in the 2018-19 season. Chekhovich has been playing with the San Jose Barracuda on an amateur tryout, after being eliminated from the QMJHL playoffs. GM Doug Wilson issued a..." April 21

  • DeBoer: 'I'd be an idiot' to tweak lineup ahead of Golden Knights series

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks coach Pete DeBoer isn’t messing with success. Not after his team just swept the Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the NHL playoffs. DeBoer is not anticipating making any lineup changes for the start of the Sharks’ second round series against the Vegas Golden Knights next week, with..." April 20

  • Evander Kane trade continuing to bear fruit for Cheveldayoff, Jets

    Sportsnet "Kevin Cheveldayoff couldn’t help but smile Friday night as he walked around the bowels of MTS Place, the building with the greatest home ice advantage in the league. The club he’d constructed with his oft-criticized patience had just doubled its franchise playoff victory total and become the..." April 14

  • Thornton uncertain for Sharks in Game 2 against Ducks "Joe Thornton's possible return from injury to the San Jose Sharks lineup will not be influenced by their 3-0 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round against the Anaheim Ducks. "Regardless of where this series ends up, or whether we are down, up, facing elimination, we're going to do..." April 14

  • Thornton practices with Sharks, could return for Game 2 vs. Ducks "Joe Thornton took part in a full practice with the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday and anticipates returning during their Western Conference First Round series against the Anaheim Ducks. The 38-year-old center hasn't played since injuring his right knee Jan 23 against the Winnipeg Jets and having..." April 11

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Whether it's Ryan Miller or John Gibson, Sharks will run into a hot goalie

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No matter who lines up in the opposing crease in Thursday’s first round opener, the Sharks will run into the dreaded “hot goaltender.” Who fills the role remains a question, as Ducks starter John Gibson missed the final three games of the regular season, but practiced on Monday. The answer..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Sharks sign Noah Gregor to entry-level deal

    Yardbarker "Another prospect, another contract for the San Jose Sharks, who today signed Noah Gregor to his three-year entry-level contract. Gregor is currently in the second round of the WHL playoffs with his Victoria Royals and might not get a chance to sign an amateur tryout in the AHL this season. GM Doug..." April 06

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • San Jose Sharks Sign Lukas Radil To One-Year Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have dipped their toes into European free agency a bit early, signing Lukas Radil to a one-year deal that starts next season. The 27-year old forward recently suited up for the Czech Republic at the Olympics, and has been playing in the KHL for three seasons. Even if the..." April 04

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • Sharks headed for playoffs, new identity minus Marleau, Thornton "Brent Burns is on a roll. He's riffing, and the smile is creeping across his face, his missing teeth flashing and his beard flying. He's laughing, amused at himself and his teammate and all the possibilities. "Holograms," the San Jose Sharks defenseman suggests, nodding toward media relations..." April 01

  • Injuries force Sharks to experiment up front

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Coach Peter DeBoer rolled four mostly-new lines in Thursday night’s 5-3 loss to the Nashville Predators. Entering Thursday, none of San Jose’s four forward combinations had averaged more than two-and-a-half minutes per game together, and none had played together for more than 10 minutes in a..." March 31

  • NHL releases odds for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the odds for the 2018 Draft Lottery, which will be held on April 28 in Toronto. The lottery will consist of three draws: one for the first-overall pick, one for the second-overall pick and one for the third. The 15 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, or teams that..." March 28

  • Thornton could return to Sharks during playoffs "Joe Thornton, recovering from a knee injury, has not ruled out a return with the San Jose Sharks this season in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 38-year-old center had surgery to repair the medial collateral ligament in his right knee Jan. 25, two days after he was injured during a 5-4 overtime..." March 23

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic: Leaves game after puck hits throat

    CBS Sports "Vlasic was injured after getting struck by the puck "in the neighborhood of his throat" in Saturday's game against the Canucks, the East Bay Times reports. We're hoping for the best for Vlasic after this scary incident caused him to leave in the second period of the eventual 5-3 road win...." March 18

  • Kane hitting it off with Sharks after trade from Sabres "Evander Kane seems relaxed. It is Sunday in San Jose and the sun is shining and the dressing room is nearly empty after practice, save for two teammates engaged in a pingpong match. The ball, at one point, flies off the table toward Kane, who tosses it back. It is easy, it all seems so..." March 16

  • Sharks Sign Forward Maxim Letunov "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed center Maxim Letunov to a standard, entry-level contract. "Max is a talented scorer and playmaker who has utilized his high-end speed and creativity to produce at every level that he has..." March 14

  • NHL jumps into esports market with international tournament

    Pro Hockey Talk "The National Hockey League is finally entering the esports market and teaming up with EA Sports to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Players can register at..." March 09

  • Will The San Jose Sharks Re-Sign Evander Kane?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the NHL trade deadline finally came around, one name that was expected to be the big prize was all but out of the news. Evander Kane’s rumor mill had quieted tremendously in the weeks leading up to the deadline, with Rick Nash taking over as the top rental option. The Buffalo Sabres might..." March 07

  • Jonathan Cheechoo, only 50-goal scorer in Sharks history, retires

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Jonathan Cheechoo, the only player in Sharks history to win an NHL goal-scoring title, officially called it a career and announced his retirement on Tuesday. The Sharks will recognize Cheechoo's career on March 24, prior to puck drop in a game against the Calgary Flames. "I have been..." March 06

  • Sharks look to Europe for another free agent find

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Stop me if you've read this before: The Sharks signed a young free agent out of one Europe's top leagues to an entry-level contract. The same could have been written in 2014, when the team signed Melker Karlsson. Or 2015, when they signed Joonas Donskoi. Or 2016, when the Sharks signed Tim..." March 05

  • The Significance Of March 1st On The NHL Calendar

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There has been quite the influx of prospect signings today as no fewer than four players have inked their entry-level contracts. This isn’t a coincidence as March 1st is an important day on the NHL calendar that often goes under the radar. When players sign contracts in-season, the first year..." March 02