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SHARKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Slumping Sharks deal away players before trade deadline

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) With their playoff position in peril, the San Jose Sharks dealt away some of their pending unrestricted free agents in their latest move toward the future. The Sharks swapped fourth-liners with Chicago, trading forward Andrew Desjardins to the Blackhawks for forward Ben Smith, dealt forward Tyler Kennedy to the New York Islanders for a draft pick and swapped...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Sharks trade Desjardins to Blackhawks for Smith

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have traded forward Andrew Desjardins to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Ben Smith in a swap of fourth-line players. The Sharks also get a 2017 conditional pick. The deal was made Monday, just hours before the NHL trade deadline. Desjardins had five goals and three assists in 58 games for San Jose this season. He also is used as a penalty...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Acquire Andrew Desjardins

Late Monday morning, the Blackhawks traded forward Ben Smith to the San Jose Sharks for forward Andrew Desjardins. Desjardins, 28, has five goals and three assists in 56 games with the Sharks this season. He has also racked up 50 penalty … Continue reading → The post Blackhawks Acquire Andrew Desjardins appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire James Sheppard from San Jose

Per Bob McKenzie, the New York Rangers have acquired forward James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 4th round draft pick in 2016. Sheppard is a left-handed center (who can play LW) that is a great shot suppressor and plays a solid defensive game. He has a line of 5-11-16 for Read more → The post Rangers acquire James Sheppard from San Jose appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL fines Sharks' Couture $5,000 for tripping from behind

NEW YORK (AP) Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Friday for tripping Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith. Couture came from behind and used his skate to knock Smith to the ice in the third period of Detroit's 3-2 victory on Thursday night. He was called for tripping on the play, while Smith was assessed a hooking penalty. The fine is the maximum...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Linesman Takes A Tumble During Red Wings-Sharks Game

Linesman Steve Miller took quite a tumble going by the San Jose Sharks bench during the Sharks-Red Wings game. It looks like there might have been a stick poking out of the open door that caused the fall, but it’s hard to tell. The post Linesman Takes A Tumble During Red Wings-Sharks Game appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings continue West Coast trip tonight at San Jose

The San Jose Sharks enjoyed the league's best home-ice advantage over the previous 10 seasons, but that edge has been virtually non-existent more recently. They'll look to avoid their longest home skid in two decades Thursday night when they face the Detroit Red Wings (10 p.m. pregame, 10:30 face-off on FOX Sports Detroit). San Jose posted a league-best .712 home winning percentage...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the San Jose Sharks Still a Playoff Caliber Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Joe...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks fall short in Stadium Series

As the San Jose Sharks hosted their first outdoor hockey game Saturday, over 80,000 fans piled into Levi’s Stadium prepared to watch their team emerge victorious against the arch nemesis Los Angeles Kings. Although the Sharks played physically and put forth all of their effort, a combination of offensive inconsistencies and preventable giveaways led to a 2-1 disappointing loss...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

By golly, you’re right, San Jose Mercury News.

  If you don’t believe that the media is always honest with you, turn to David Pollak. He is the beacon of truth in a murky sea of lies. The Stadium Series game between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks, played at Levi’s Stadium, is expected to attract 70,000 fans, which is bad news for the Sharks who typically don’t thrive when the spotlight is on them. You can...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Stadium Series notebook: Sharks' Long Beach native Nieto, 'can't wait' for game

Matt Nieto grew up in Long Beach. So it should come as no shock that Matt Nieto has never played in an outdoor ice hockey game.  "First time will be tomorrow," he said, still with smudged eye black on his face from an earlier skate session on the Levi's Stadium ice. "I've played on a pond in minor hockey when I was in Quebec one time but that was just sort of fooling around, wasn...
Via Fox Sports West
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks beat Stars on Desjardins' two goals

Andrew Desjardins scored two second-period goals and the San Jose Sharks held off the Dallas Stars 5-2 Thursday night. Antti Niemi made 37 saves for the Sharks, who had lost two straight. The victory vaulted them into a tie for seventh place in the Western Conference with Calgary, tied for third in the Pacific Division. The Stars had won four of their previous five games. They fell...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks tanking, but still in playoff hunt

The San Jose Sharks have lost five of their last six games. They have the fourth worst record in the NHL within their last 10 games (3-5-2). They rank 24th in home winning percentage (.550), 24th in goals allowed and 20th in penalty kill percentage (80.38%). The Nashville Predators and the Tampa Bay Lightning, the best teams in their respective conferences, outscored the Sharks 10...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrifying Bird Crashes NHL’s Stadium Series Webcam Feed

The NHL’s first Stadium Series game this season will feature the San Jose Sharks playing host to the Los Angeles at Levi’s Stadium this Saturday. The league has set up a webcam at the San Francisco 49ers’ home stadium to document the rink building process in preparation for the game and, on Wednesday, that camera feed got a surprise Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks trade rumors: Cohesion is key

Antti Niemi As the trade deadline approaches, we can expect some headline-worthy moves to be made and for some big names on the trading block to start making waves, but it’s unlikely that those moves or big names will make their way to San Jose. Although it is entirely possible for San Jose Sharks general manager, Doug Wilson, to, at the last minute, decide to make a splash, the...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: San Jose Sharks looking to trade Antti Niemi

Hardcore hockey fans book vacation time for NHL trade deadline day, simply  because you don’t know what’s going to take place. The landscape of your franchise can change in a few hours. Having said this, today’s rumor of the San Jose Sharks looking to trade starting goaltender, Antti Niemi has come out of left-field. Trading Antti Niemi is a bad idea for San Jose   The...
Via Hockey Fan Land
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: The Sharks are shopping Antti Niemi

The San Jose Sharks are battling for a playoff spot but that apparently hasn’t prevented them from shopping around starting goaltender Antti Niemi. As seen on Nichols On Hockey, Pierre LeBrun outlined that the Sharks are trying to build for the future while still competing for the Cup in 2014-15. LeBrun: “They continue to get younger. If you look at their lineup, it’s the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavelski discusses Sharks' slipping attendance

Attendance has been a hot topic in San Jose. The Sharks have drawn an average of 17,385 fans through 29 home games and that’s a pretty respectable number compared to other teams in the NHL. That average checks in at the 18th spot so far in 2014-15, but the team has failed to post a capacity crowd in 15 of its 29 home games. The Sharks are actually averaging more fans this year...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavelski's hat trick lead Sharks past Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Joe Pavelski scored three goals, Antti Niemi stopped 32 shots and the San Jose Sharks ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. San Jose tightened up after falling into a 2-0 hole in the first period. Pavelski scored twice in the second to reach the 30-goal mark for the third time in his career. He added an empty...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sharks To Move AHL Affiliate From Worcester To San Jose

The AHL might undergo some alignment changes for next season, specifically in the Western Conference, and one change could include a Massachusetts-based team moving to California. Mark Purdy of the Mercury News reported Wednesday that the Worcester Sharks (San Jose’s affiliate) are one of the teams on the move. “The Sharks will move their minor league Worcester franchise in...
Via NESN.com
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Worcester Sharks On A Streak

The Worcester Sharks, AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, are on a season high seven game win streak following three weekend wins over the Manchester Monarchs, Friday and Sunday, and a victory against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday. Worcester shutout the WBS Penguins 4-0 in their first meeting of the season, making it a sweep of their five game home stand. The...
Via Beyond The Benches
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks’ Tomas Hertl All Smiles Even After Taking Puck To Face (Photo)

The world would be a better place if everyone was always as happy as Tomas Hertl. The San Jose Sharks center proved after Monday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets that the smile plastered on his face might actually be permanent. While sitting on the bench during the third period, the young star was struck in the face by teammate Logan Couture’s clearing attempt, forcing Hertl...
Via NESN.com
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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