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SHARKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Meet the San Jose SaberCats

By David Barclay | davidbarclay@baysportsnet.comFollow @DjamesIII SAN JOSE — Approach most twenty-something’s on the street and bring up the San Jose SaberCats, and most will scratch their head and tell you they didn’t even realize the team was still in existence. In some cases, you’ll encounter people that have never heard of them, or the Arena Football League. Today,...
Via BaySportsNet
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arena Bowl XXVIII Preview

By David Barclay | davidbarclay@baysportsnet.comFollow @DjamesIII SAN JOSE — The SaberCats are preparing to compete for the team’s fourth Arena Football championship. After finishing as the top seed in the entire league, San Jose was rewarded with home-field advantage throughout the AFL playoffs. After their defeat last week of the Arizona Rattler’s, they earned the right...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks pull the plug on controversial goal song

Get ready for a new celebration style in San Jose. The Sharks are finally changing their goal song for the upcoming season after controversy convinced them to ditch their old tune. The team used to play "Rock and Roll, Part 2" by Gary Glitter, but the choice was called into question when Glitter was convicted in the UK of sex crimes against children committed back in the 1970s....
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks Add Steve Spott to Coaching Staff, Sign Frazer McLaren

The San Jose Sharks who had been somewhat quiet in the recent weeks made a couple of small moves today. First they hired Steve Spott as an assistant coach adding to a staff that already features Head Coach Peter DeBoer, assistant coach Bob Boughner as well as assistant and goaltending coach Johan Hedberg. Spott and DeBoer are no strangers to each other as they had previously coached...

Jacksonville Sharks advance to ArenaBowl

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tommy Grady threw five of his eight touchdown passes to Joe Hills and the Jacksonville Sharks beat the Philadelphia Soul 61-56 on Sunday night in the Arena Football League's American Conference championship game. The Sharks advanced to the ArenaBowl next week in San Jose against the National Conference champion SaberCats. San Jose beat Arizona 70-67 on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks are ditching “Rock and Roll, Part 2″ as their goal song

The San Jose Sharks have been criticized for continuing to use “Rock and Roll, Part 2″ by Gary Glitter after Glitter was sentenced to a 16-year prison term in the UK for sex crimes against children back in the 1970s. The Sharks used “Rock and Roll, Part 2″ throughout the remainder of 2014-15 after Glitter was sentenced in February, but now the team is looking to make a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks to Change Goal Song

By David Barclay | davidbarclay@baysportsnet.comFollow @DjamesIII // In an email sent to Sharks season ticket holders Thursday evening, the team revealed they were changing the celebratory goal song. Currently, Sharks fans have been cozy to the Rock & Roll Part II rendition the franchise has used for the overwhelming majority of its existence. A statement in the email reads...
Via BaySportsNet
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks poised for a postseason return

A common San Jose Sharks’ trend of exceptional regular seasons followed by heartbreaking losses in the playoffs would continue in the 2013-2014 season when they blew a 3-0 series lead to the Los Angeles Kings, which put the icing on the cake in a decade of disappointment. Last season, San Jose never seemed to bounce back from their monumental postseason collapse, as they were left...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks Prospects Looking for Spots on the Canadian WJC Team

The World Jr. Championships (IIHF Under 20 Tournament) do not start until December 26th. 2015 but the selection process starts now with the Canadian Junior Hockey Development Camp being held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Of the 38 camp hopefuls three are prospects of the San Jose Sharks who I expect should be free to represent their country in the tournament should their names be...

Sharks' Logan Couture goes against the grain with playoff prediction

When the San Jose Sharks failed to make the playoffs this past season for the first time in 10 seasons, it was easy to wonder about the state of the franchise. After all, the team was only one year removed from an embarrassing first-round postseason series loss to the Kings after blowing a three-games-to-none series lead. Then they failed to make the playoffs this past season and...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes bulk up roster with 6-foot-8, 260-pound John Scott

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In what might be sheepishly described as saving their biggest signing for last, the Arizona Coyotes announced Friday that they have signed forward John Scott to a one-year contract. The 32-year-old Scott measures 6-feet-8 and 260 pounds. He recorded three goals, one assist and 87 penalty minutes in 38 games last season with the San Jose Sharks. The Coyotes will...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues acquire Konrad Abeltshauser in a trade with San Jose

The Blues have traded a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for German defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser. The trade barely registers on the noteworthy meter and likely won’t factor in the team’s roster for 2015-16. Abeltshauser skated in 50 AHL games in 2014-15 with the Worcester Sharks. Over that time, he produced three goals...
Via Frozen Notes
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap of San Jose’s 2015 Draft

The San Jose Sharks weekend was both eventful and uneventful at the same time, as we continue to try and decipher exactly what direction it is that Doug Wilson is heading with this team going forward. So lets take a minute to look at the draft picks that were made as the Sharks start looking to next season and beyond. Draft Selections 1st Round (9th overall) – Timo Meier –...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL 16 E3 Gameplay Trailer Features Mascots, Brent Burns’ Beard (Video)

EA Sports released an official gameplay trailer for its NHL 16 video game at E3 on Monday and it showcases a quick 1:40 snapshot of the upcoming game. A few things that stand out include arena atmosphere, smoother passing, the addition of mascots and better celebrations. All 30 arenas were upgraded last year in regard to presentation, look and authenticity. They will be even more...
Via NESN.com
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks Officially Hire Pete DeBoer As Next Head Coach

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have officially hired former New Jersey and Florida coach Peter DeBoer to replace the departed Todd McLellan. The team made the announcement at a news conference Thursday. The decision to hire DeBoer ends a lengthy search that started April 20 when the team and McLellan announced that he would not be back for an eighth season in San Jose....
Via NESN.com
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Men in Blazers will start when Jeremy Roenick says so

Men in Blazers airs every Monday night on NBCSN.  With the NHL Playoffs in full swing, and games taking place on the network most nights, that means Rog and Davo are at the mercy of the playoff overtime gods on when the program will start… or in actuality, Jeremy Roenick. At least the MiB are understanding of the programming arrangement… The MIB SHOW will air on TV in its...
Via Awful Announcing
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks to stick with Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson The San Jose Sharks mutually parted ways on Monday with former head coach, Todd McLellan. The Sharks then proceeded to fire assistant coaches, Jay Woodcroft and Jim Johnson to really make it clear that they believed that the bulk of the blame fell on San Jose’s coaching staff. Unsurprisingly, San Jose general manager, Doug Wilson stuck around on the Sharks payroll...
Via isportsweb.com
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Todd McLellan Parts Ways With Sharks After Seven Seasons As Head Coach

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Todd McLellan is out after seven seasons as coach of the San Jose Sharks. The team announced Monday that McLellan and the Sharks agreed to part ways after the team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003. McLellan had one year remaining on his contract. McLellan had a successful run with the Sharks despite the latest disappointing...
Via NESN.com
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Firing McLellan would be short-sighted

Todd McLellan After fizzling out of the playoff picture in a disappointing (yet, unsurprising) manner, the San Jose Sharks are about to embark on what Comcast SportsNet analyst, Brodie Brazil called an “interesting” offseason. In all its ambiguous glory, ‘interesting’ is the perfect term describe the Sharks offseason looming ahead. The fate of San Jose’s management is...
Via isportsweb.com
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Thornton tells Sharks GM Doug Wilson to “Shut his mouth”

There might be no more fascinating—in a “can’t look away from a train wreck” kind of way—team than the San Jose Sharks right now. After years of building a hockey team the right way, of dominating possession and making the playoffs consistently, the lack of advancing to the Cup Final has taken its toll. This summer, Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson stripped Joe Thornton’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Sharks players convinced GM to keep Niemi

Antti Niemi’s name was thrown around quite a bit heading into the trade deadline. The San Jose Sharks appeared willing to make a change in net as they prepared to make a last push for a playoff berth. Confidence in Niemi was lacking to say the least. The rumors persisted, the deadline passed and Niemi is still with the Sharks. What happened? According to the Mercury News,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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