Originally written on Around The Rink  |  Last updated 10/19/14

DENVER - SEPTEMBER 28: Adam Burish of the Dallas Stars skates against the Colorado Avalanche during preseason NHL action at the Pepsi Center on September 28, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Stars 2-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
July 2, 2012 The free agent frenetics of July 1st found the Sharks barely making moves this past Sunday. The only movements of any significance was adding forward Adam Burish and the loss of Torrey Mitchell to Minnesota for $1.9 million. The Wild paid way too much for a less-than-average player; while Burish will cost the Sharks about $1.8 million. The only catch is that it is a 4-year contract. Age 29, Burish scored 6 goals with 13 assists and 19 points with Dallas last year in 65 games. He was a 4th line player, where he will be for San Jose, I am assuming. Before Dallas, Burish played for Chicago. Between both teams, he played a total of 6 seasons. He’s from Wisconsin and friends with Joe Pavelski. The two work out together during the summer. He’s also outspoken and one of the things that I like about him is his calling Chris Pronger an “idiot”. He’s said many quotes filling many writers stories since his signing, including sticking up for Joe Thornton, and that has a very endearing quality. There’s been a much too quiet level of accepted complacency hovering around the team in that few years and hopefully, this is the start of that fog lifting. Let it rise and evaporate. I know it is only July 2nd, so I hope there are more significant trades in the works. They are needed. Today, smaller additions were made, moves for the future for San Jose, perhaps, but for now, they help the Worcester Sharks. Center Bracken Kearns, defenseman Matt Irwin were added. Goalie Al Stalock is back, although Tyson Sexsmith is not, which is disappointing. Danny Groulx, who played in the KHL for two years is back in the US and has signed with Worcester. Last minute announcement of Jon Matsumoto being signed also was announced tonight. I read his tweet myself a couple hours ago. He last played with the Florida Panthers. Word has it that the Sharks are still in trade talks for Nash, but I’m not sure how serious to take those. I will blog as soon as there is more trade news to report. Martha Hughes

LSU fan dies at end of win over Ole Miss

Giants surge past Royals to even World Series

Mich. St. upset with Michigan over spear planted on field

TCU puts up 82 points in win over Texas Tech

Agent: Joe Maddon prepared to sit out season if need be

Report: Chandler Jones could miss rest of season


Report: Army football enticed recruits with alcohol, women

Report: Kobe viewed Dwight Howard's departure as 'positive'

Lions suspend CJ Mosley, send him home from London

Federal judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law

Report: Bucs sign Gerald McCoy to seven-year extension

Tim Tebow lectures Florida fans about booing

WATCH: Chris Fowler rips 'stupid' fans over ESPN-SEC bias

WATCH: 5-year-old fan cries over Zdeno Chara's injury

LSU knocks off No. 3 Ole Miss

Miss. St. returns onside kick for TD in win over Kentucky

Bad idea: Couple goes blackface for Ray Rice Halloween costume

WATCH: Kentucky DB Blake McClain lays out Miss. St. WR

WATCH: Dwyane Wade videobombs himself

PHOTO: Blue Jackets forward came real close to losing his eye

WATCH: 350-pound Arkansas lineman throws TD pass

Penn State fans blew air horns outside Ohio State's hotel?

WATCH: Oregon's Charles Nelson has impressive punt return TD

WATCH: American flag rips during Game 3 national anthem

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

WATCH: Fowler rips 'stupid' fans

Maddon prepared to sit out season

MSU upset with Michigan over spear

Couple in Ray Rice Blackface costume

Report: Army enticed recruits with alcohol, women

Penn State fans blew air horn at Ohio State players' hotel?

Tim Tebow lectures Florida fans

NBA Replay Center debuts next week

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

Reliving the worst college football game of the last 10 years

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.