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Sharks open with new vibe after playoff collapse

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) A tumultuous offseason that featured a rehash of a historic playoff collapse, talk of rebuilding and questions about the leadership on and off the ice has mercifully come to an end for the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks returned to practice Friday for the opening of training camp, looking to put that playoff loss to Los Angeles in the past and build a new kind...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Season Preview: @DudesOnHockey On The @SanJoseSharks

Since their inception, the San Jose Sharks have been my "Number 2" team. Some of my greatest NHL memories are rooted around the team and my strong dislike for the Detroit Red Wings has nothing to do with the 2008-09 back and forth they had with the Pens.I found the Dudes on Hockey podcast over a year and a half ago and have listened to Mike and Doug's coverage of the...
Via PensInitiative
2 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Braun signs five-year, $19 million extension with Sharks

The San Jose Sharks brought some long-term stability to their blue line by signing veteran defensive defenseman Justin Braun to a five-year extension. The 27-year-old blue liner is now under contract with the club through the 2019-20 season. He would have been an unrestricted free agent after the season. According to Braun's agent, Neil Sheehy, the deal is worth $19 million...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Lemieux On The Colorado Avalanche

from Katie Strang of ESPN, While most people were gob-smacked by their success, former Avalanche forward and four-time Stanley Cup champion Claude Lemieux was not. Having played with Roy in Colorado, Lemieux knew that Roy's passionate personality would take the team places no one expected. “I wasn’t surprised,” Lemieux told ESPN.com in a recent phone conversation...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Joe Thornton Adjust To The Changing Times In San Jose?

from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea, There have been few players in the offseason NHL headlines more than Joe Thornton, who was first the subject of rampant trade rumors and later stripped of the club’s captaincy after four seasons when management made it clear there was an issue in the dressing room that reared its head in the playoff debacle against Los Angeles. Don’t expect...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: San Jose Sharks

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects leading up to the start of the 2014-15 season. Today, we take a look at the San Jose Sharks By: Annie Shean (@JustPuckIt)   2013 Season: 51-22-9  111pts – (2nd Pacific Division; 4th Western Conference) Free Agents Signed: John Scott (LW – Buffalo)...
Via The PensNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Review and Preview: San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks' enigmatic postseason raises more questions than answers.#488461369 / gettyimages.comSAN JOSE SHARKSReview:Roster changes: IN: John Scott (from Buffalo), Tye McGinn (from Philadelphia) Roster changes: OUT: Dan Boyle (to NY Rangers), Brad Stuart (traded to Colorado), Martin Havlat (compliance buyout, to New Jersey) Cap situation:2014-'15: 23 players...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 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
14 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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