Originally written on Around The Rink  |  Last updated 11/12/14

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

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Wizards apologize for odd Black History Month tribute

Report: McCoy may want more money from Bills

Andre Johnson laughed upon hearing he wouldn't start

Brad Stevens: LeBron 'looks like the MVP to me'

Le'Veon Bell tees off on Mel Kiper Jr. over Twitter

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Eagles ship LeSean McCoy to Bills for Kiko Alonso

Murray would reportedly give Cowboys hometown discount

Report: Giants ‘considering a run’ at Ndamukong Suh

Darnell Dockett reportedly visiting 49ers on Tuesday

David West on Brian Shaw being fired: ‘That’s bulls–t'

Hamels trade talk motivating Red Sox pitching staff

Columbus Zoo names newborn penguin after Ezekiel Elliott

Matt Barnes blasts NBA over James Harden suspension

Joe Rogan: Ronda Rousey could beat half the men

Bills tell C.J. Spiller he won't be re-signed

Ohio State self-reported funny NCAA violation

Lupul, Phaneuf, Cuthbert threaten lawsuit against TSN

Report: Adrian Peterson has trade list of five preferred teams

Murphy disagrees with Billy Bean’s homosexual 'lifestyle'

Trent Cole has ‘no respect’ for Eagles after release from team

Ronda Rousey lands free ticket to Pacquiao-Mayweather bout

Report: Celtics to pursue Love, Monroe and Gasol this summer

Trying to solve the Alex Guerrero problem

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!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Stevens: LeBron looks like the MVP

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

Ten most underrated NFL free agents

Five potential landing spots for Andre Johnson

Texas-Baylor fight leads to 7 ejections

Mark Cuban will be Prez in 'Sharknado 3'

Report: Redskins interested in Suh

Report: Revis likely to hit free agency

Steve Spurrier joins Twitter

MJ makes Forbes billionaire list

Nick Young fires back at Robert Flores

Sad LeBron literally looks in mirror after loss to Rockets

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

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

Company Info
Help
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.