SAN JOSE SHARKS NEWS

Sharks' McGinn may be frontrunner to fill void left by Torres

The Sharks have a pretty big hole to fill in their forward group, now that Raffi Torres is confirmed to be out for months. One of the more compelling storylines in training camp is who will step to take advantage of the unexpected opportunity, much like Matt Nieto did last season when Torres originally tore his right ACL in a preseason game. Tye McGinn -- the brother of former...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
3 days 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Braun Signs A Five-Year Extension With The San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed defenseman Justin Braun to a five-year contract extension. The extension, which will commence next season, places Braun under contract with the Sharks through the 2019-20 season. "Justin has emerged as one of our most well-rounded and dependable defensemen," said Wilson...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Antti Niemi Fantasy Projections 2014 2015

Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group Year Team G W L GAA SV% SO 2008 CHI 3 1 1 3.4 0.864 0 2009 CHI 39 26 7 2.25 0.912 7 2010 SJ 60 35 18 2.38 0.92 6 2011 SJ 68 34 22 2.42 0.915 6 2012 SJ 43 24 12 2.16 0.924 4 2013 SJ 64 39 17 2.39 0.913 4 Antti
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
5 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
7 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
9 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
10 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Raffi Torres still hasn't had surgery

Raffi Torres has still not had surgery to re-repair the ACL in his right knee, general manager Doug Wilson told CSNCalifornia.com over the weekend. Torres, who suffered multiple infections in his repaired knee after the 2014 playoffs, is expected to have surgery later this month. The forward played in just five regular season games in 2013-14 after hurting the knee last September...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks Depth Chart 2014 2015

San Jose Sharks C 1. Joe Thornton  2. Joe Pavelski  3. Logan Couture  4. Andrew Desjardins  L 1. Patrick Marleau  2. Tomas Hertl  3. Raffi Torres  4. Tye McGinn  5. James Sheppard  6. Mike Brown  R 1. Tommy Wingels  2. Tyler Kennedy  3. Matthew Nieto  ...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
14 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 Bloguin Best
16 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Jose Sharks Would Like To Make A Little More Money

from David Pollak of the Mercury News, Tortora, the team's top business executive, discussed other aspects of the team's finances in a wide-ranging, exclusive interview. He said the Sharks finished roughly $10 million in the red last season, an improvement over the previous two years but still not the sustainable business model sought by owner Hasso Plattner, who...
Via Kukla's Korner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks Look For Answers At Training Camp

The San Jose Sharks are without a doubt one of the toughest competitors within the Pacific Division having finished first in the Division for four years in a row from the 2007-08 to 2010-11 season, even claiming one Presidents’ Trophy in 2009. The club was a Stanley Cup favorite after cracking 111 points last season and a second place finish in the Pacific. Of course postseason...
Via Beyond The Benches
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What is going on with the San Jose Sharks?

It has to be tough to be a fan of the San Jose Sharks these days. It was bad enough watching the Sharks, a perennial regular-season powerhouse, take a 3-0 series lead on the Los Angeles Kings only to see that lead disappear, ending in a heart-breaking Game 7 loss to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions. Having a historical comeback like that happen against you can be traumatizing and...
Via Sports-Glory
18 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks News: Burns To Return To Blueline

It sounds like the Brent Burns experiment is coming to an end--but he's not leaving the San Jose Sharks just quite yet.#487321807 / gettyimages.comSharks GM Doug Wilson, via the team's website, explains that Burns, who has played at forward for San Jose since the middle of the 2012-'13 season, will be shifting back to the blue line. Wilson said that San Jose acquired...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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