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SHARKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Goodrow leads Sharks to 3-1 win over Duckss

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Barclay Goodrow scored twice and Logan Couture added a goal to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in an exhibition game on Saturday night. Goodrow, who signed with the Sharks (2-1-1) as an unrestricted free agent in March, has three goals in two games. Sharks goalkeeper Alex Stalock stopped 16 shots, while John Gibson had 30 saves...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Important year for Sharks' Niemi in net

It’s a significant season for Antti Niemi, coming off of a down year and entering the final year of his contract, even if he doesn’t want to think about it in those terms. “You ask the question any day, you’re going to say it’s an important year,” Niemi said. “I don’t think you can ever feel like the year you’re having right now is not the most important.” Still…...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks' Vlasic ready for more responsibility

From a purely reputation standpoint, it was a breakthrough season last year for defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic. The Sharks blueliner, already known in San Jose as one of the most underrated players in the NHL headed into 2013-14, Vlasic was named to the Canadian Olympic team and played in every game of his country’s dominant, gold medal-winning performance. Suddenly, the NHL...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thornton scores 2 goals, Sharks top Canucks 5-2

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) Joe Thornton scored two goals, and Nikolay Goldobin and Barclay Goodrow each had a goal and an assist to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in a split-squad preseason matchup Tuesday night. The Sharks gave the crowd plenty to cheer about in their first game in Stockton. San Jose dominated and outshot Vancouver 34-12. Thornton...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2PS Top Prospects: San Jose Sharks

In our continuing series on each team’s Top Prospects, today we’re focusing on the latest crop of future hopes and heartbreaks to fill the Anaheim Ducks‘ enviable pipeline of talent. Remember, we got bored of every blog doing bland vanilla rankings of prospects, and decided to go crazy by looking at the top prospects by position! […] The post 2PS Top Prospects: San Jose...
Via Two Pad Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks' starting goalie job up for grabs

Antti Niemi and Alex Stalock talk as if very little has changed in their world, though it has. The Sharks, after all, pitted the two against each other in a battle for the starting goalie job as part of the fallout from last spring's playoff demise. But the competition here is anything but cutthroat. Last month, for example, Niemi and his wife flew to Minnesota to attend Stalock...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Afternoon Line - Logan Couture

 “The letter thing is I think overblown by people on the outside. Within this room, we’re confident going forward. If we have a captain, if we don’t have a captain, if someone else is the captain, we don’t really care. There’s enough leaders in here to do a good job.” -Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks.  Much more on the Sharks from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo.
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks Pugilist Scott Adds Security

#483142281 / gettyimages.comAccording to CapGeek.com, former Michigan Tech Husky defenseman John Scott is paid $700,000.00 a year to skate around the ice and beat people up. Scott plays an average of 6.44 minutes a game. Other than fighting abilities, Scott has no other hockey talents. His Corsi numbers aren't that good either. That’s quite the racket. Kevin Kurz, CSCNBAYAREA...
Via Goon's World
8 days ago  |  Discuss

TSN Analytics Team, Even Strength Play and Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Earlier this week TSN announced the creation of an Analytics team consisting of long-time TSN contributor Scott Cullen along with new TSN additions of Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle and hockey blogger Travis Yost. I am all for main stream media jumping on board with hockey analytics but once you go from independent hockey blogger to [...] The post TSN Analytics Team, Even Strength...
Via HockeyAnalysis.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

All On The Same Page In San Jose?

from David Pollak of the Mercury News, Former Sharks captain Joe Thornton said Wednesday that he and his teammates went to Lake Tahoe for a bonding session last weekend to address whatever divide that might have developed in the locker room at the end of last season. "We all have come together," said Thornton, who lost the captaincy last month as part of general...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks sign D Justin Braun to 5-year, $19 million extension

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Justin Braun to a $19 million, five-year extension. The deal announced Wednesday will keep Braun under contract through the 2019-20 season. Braun has one year remaining on his current contract. Braun emerged as one of San Jose's top defensemen last season, often drawing the most difficult matchups. He was second on...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 San Jose Sharks Preview: New Leadership Group Ready To Emerge?

The San Jose Sharks were embarrassed in last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs when they blew a 3-0 series lead and lost to the eventual champion Los Angeles Kings in Round 1. Major changes to the roster and coaching staff were expected as a result of this failure, but none of them have been made so far. Head coach Todd McLellan still is behind the bench, and veteran players largely...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks Injury Update: Raffi Torres to undergo ACL surgery this month

San Jose Sharks are expected to be without Raffi Torres for the first half of the season.#488462333 / gettyimages.comLast season he had surgery to repair his ACL that he tore in the preseason. He had the surgery September and only came back at the end of February. Half a season does not sound that bad when Torres only played five games last season and all seven games in the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sharks will change from black to teal jerseys in the playoffs

The San Jose Sharks are planning to make a uniform change. Instead of switching things up this summer as we’ve seen other teams do, the Sharks are going the opposite route. They’re planning to move from black jerseys to teal jerseys in the playoffs. Maybe this will help. Have it on good authority that #SJSharks are switching back from black to teal jerseys in the post-season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Raffi Torres will miss start of next season

The San Jose Sharks have announced that forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery. #488462333 / gettyimages.comTorres underwent surgery to alleviate an infection on his right knee. During the 2013-2014 season Torres underwent surgery to repair his ACL that he tore during the preseason. According to Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson...
Via Sports Injury Alert
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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