Thornton no longer Sharks captain

It's official - Joe Thornton is no longer the captain of the San Jose Sharks. On Tuesday, general manager Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McLellan confirmed that the team would enter training camp with no captain and no alternates, meaning former captain Patrick Marleau will also be losing a letter. The announcement was not overly shocking in that McLellan hinted that could...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sharks, Kings to play outdoor game at 49ers’ new stadium

The National Hockey League announced Wednesday that the San Jose Sharks will be the home team against the Los Angeles Kings at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 21, 2015 as part of the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. “The growing excitement around NHL hockey in California hockey, the intensity of last season’s playoff series between these teams and the state-of-the...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Trying to make sense of the ‘rebuild’ in San Jose

San Jose general manager Doug Wilson has always maintained that any conversations he had with Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau would remain private, so it’s impossible to conclude, exactly, what’s been said between the club and the two veterans since the Sharks blew a 3-0 series lead versus the Kings in the first round of the 2014 playoffs. That said, a lot of people have hazarded...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s The Solution For The San Jose Sharks?

#488462015 / Looking back at the 2013-2014 NHL season, San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson must be scratching his head. What went wrong? The Shark’s management team had put together a roster that was able to finish fifth in the NHL while scoring the sixth most goals and allowing the fifth fewest goals against. The Sharks were first in Corsi for and also...
Via Beyond The Benches
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks forward Matt Nieto expects bigger role during upcoming season

When general manager Doug Wilson talks about more responsibility being given to younger players as the Sharks enter a rebuild phase, one of those players he routinely mentions is forward Matt Nieto. Nieto, who is among the 44 players taking part in the team's development camp this week even though he played in 66 NHL games last season, recognizes the expectations have changed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Thornton draws interest but Sharks in no hurry to make major trade

When general manager Doug Wilson declared last month that the Sharks were in a rebuild phase, the 72 hours leading up to Friday night's NHL draft seemed to be the ideal time for a major trade -- maybe even one involving Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau. Now, every signal indicates that won't be happening. For one thing, Thornton and Marleau have shown no intention of waiving...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Marleau Wants To Stay In San Jose

from Dan Rosen of, "I want to play in San Jose," Marleau said Monday at Media Day for the NHL Awards, where he is up for the Lady Byng Trophy. "I want to win there." Marleau said he and San Jose captain Joe Thornton, the Sharks' longest tenured players, have already discussed next season and getting back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs to make...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Separating Boston Bruins Rumors From Reality

#490626145 / Considering their regular season was such a success the Boston Bruins, owners of the President’s Trophy, had a disappointing ending to the 2013-2014 season. When a team’s season ends, regardless if they win the Stanley Cup or not, there will more than likely be changes made to the team for the upcoming season. Every NHL team should address its weaknesses...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers are poorly positioned to make a big trade

The season has been over for less than four days, but already the rumor mill is churning. Some big names are likely to be on the move, including some players that will be of interest to the Rangers. Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Jason Spezza, and Ryan Kesler all have varying likelihoods of being traded ranging from abso-fricking-lutely (Spezza) to a total mystery (Thornton and Marleau...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Expect plenty of Joe Thornton, Rangers rumors this summer

The smoke suggests that Joe Thornton may be heading out of San Jose this summer. The Sharks are in the midst of quasi rebuild focusing on their younger core of Logan Couture, Brent Burns, and Tomas Hertl. Even though Thornton and Patrick Marleau signed extremely team friendly contract extensions earlier in the season, the impending shakeup seems to indicate that one or both players...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Complete Historic Playoff Run

When Patrick Marleau netted an overtime winner in the first round of the NHL playoffs to put the San Jose Sharks up 3-0 in their series with Los Angeles, very few still envisioned the Kings hoisting their second Stanley Cup in three years. But then again, who expected them to win the Stanley Cup in 2012, when they entered the postseason as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins boot Brad Marchand trade talk

It is not unreasonable to presume that there will be some changes made to the Bruins’ roster for next season, maybe even some fairly significant moves. But the rumor that popped up yesterday — pesky winger Brad Marchand for San Jose center Patrick Marleau — seems like utter nonsense. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has been nothing but patient with his core players...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Marleau For Marchand Wouldn’t Have Been Solution For Bruins (Video)

Rumors surfaced Thursday night that a plan was in the works between the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks to sent B’s forward Brad Marchand to San Jose in exchange for forward Patrick Marleau. But those rumors were quickly shot down Friday morning by Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. While Marchand may have underperformed in the Stanley Cup playoffs this season and in seasons past...
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s The Return If Joe Thornton Or Patrick Marleau Are Moved?

Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea answered some emails today... Who do you see the Sharks getting in return for either Thornton/Marleau? Who do you believe will benefit the team? That all depends on how flexible they are with their no-trade clauses, but at this point, it’s hard to imagine the Sharks getting anything in return that would immediately help them to become a better...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Now it looks like the Bruins want to keep Brad Marchand

Rumors suggesting the Boston Bruins want to trade away Brad Marchand have been circulating ever since the team was booted from the playoffs. A few reports even suggested that a possible Marchand for Patrick Marleau trade was in the works. If there’s smoke there’s fire, right? That’s not always the case. Boston GM Peter Chiarelli told WEEI that he has no intention of trading...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Now it looks like the Bruins want to keep Brad Marchand

Rumors suggesting the Boston Bruins want to trade away Brad Marchand have been circulating ever since the team was booted from the playoffs. A few reports even suggested that a possible Marchand for Patrick Marleau trade was in the works. If there’s smoke there’s fire, right? That’s not always the case. Boston GM Peter Chiarelli told WEEI that he has no intention of trading...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Marchand for Patrick Marleau? Are you ******* kidding me?

Are you ******* dicking me Jimmy Murphy? Per NHL source: Bruins & Sharks discussing possible Brad Marchand & Patrick Marleau trade. My latest Murph’s Musings: — Jimmy Murphy (@MurphysLaw74) June 13, 2014  Is this real life or is this just fantasy? There’s no way Peter Chiarelli isn’t on a bender in Mexico drunk dialing GMs and being like ...
Via Days of Y'Orr
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins discussing Marchand for Marleau deal

Jimmy Murphy has reported that the Bruins and Sharks have talked about a deal that would send Brad Marchand to the Sharks and Patrick Marleau to the Bruins. The details are still iffy but the Bruins are showing that they are looking to win championships now.Michael Felger of 98.5 the Sports Hub was quoted as saying "I think the Bruins are in a championship window, so go out...
Via BruinsLife
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks GM Wilson keeping open mind with players

Doug Wilson hasn’t been shy in using the “R-word” with his San Jose Shark veterans — as in “rebuild.” So, while the likes of Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have no movement clauses, the question becomes: Do they want to stick around for this? “We are in a phase where the team is being turned over to the younger players, the Coutures, the Pavelskis, the Vlasics,”...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks trade Dan Boyle’s rights to Islanders

The San Jose Sharks traded the rights to defensman Dan Boyle to the New York Islanders on Thursday for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Boyle, 37, can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. If he signs with the islanders before the start of the 2014-15 season, the Islanders will instead send their 2015 fourth-round pick to the Sharks. Boyle had 12 goals...
Via Sports-Glory
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeremy Roenick says Sharks should shop Patrick Marleau

Jeremy Roenick said Doug Wilson has a difficult job ahead of him as the Sharks try to regroup after a devastating first round playoff loss to the Los Angeles Kings. But Roenick does know what he would do to change the team's makeup if he was San Jose's general manager this offseason. "If it were me, like I said, I think Joe Thornton is the captain, and he should stay...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Sharks will explore trading Thorton & Marleau

The Fourth Period reports that the Sharks will explore trading Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau in an attempt to get younger. I’m not sure that trading Thornton and Marleau is the best way to proclaim that its “Logan’s team now”, but nonetheless the smoke is out there. We know changes are coming after the Sharks were yet again bounced early from the playoffs after a strong...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks, Blues And Blackhawks Highlight The Hockey Talk

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, Parting ways with 37-year-old defenceman Dan Boyle and buying out winger Martin Havlat was expected in San Jose, but the earth-shaking stuff will come if they trade Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau. Both turn 35 before next season and both have no-trade clauses in their three-year deals (Thornton at a $6.75-million salary-cap hit; Marleau...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks need more anything-to-win players

The Summer of Shame began impressively Friday morning for the Sharks. No one hid as the locker clean-out took place. No one ducked the truth. No one rationalized. The players all understood that their playoff meltdown, blowing a 3-0 lead over the Los Angeles Kings and losing four straight, was indefensible. "I think this is going to be with us a long time," said Patrick...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Boyle ‘doesn’t believe for one second’ that he’s too old

The San Jose Sharks made a point to re-sign veteran forwards Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau during the 2013-14 season, yet they left things hanging with defenseman Dan Boyle. The scoring blueliner told the Mercury News that he’d like to remain with San Jose, but he made one thing even clearer: he believes that he has plenty left in the tank. “It’s too easy to say ‘he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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