SHARKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sharks re-sign F Tomas Hertl to 2-year contract

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks signed pending restricted free agent forward Tomas Hertl to a two-year contract. The deal announced Thursday is worth a reported $6 million and keeps one of San Jose's top players in the fold as the team tries to build on last season's trip to the Stanley Cup Final. The 22-year-old Hertl is coming off his best season as a pro, having...
Via Associated Press
46 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Sharks Should Have Uncharacteristically Quiet Offseason

In past years, San Jose Sharks’ General Manager Doug Wilson has gone into many an offseason on the hot seat, facing mounting criticism and pressure to rebuild the roster. Disappointing early playoff exits will do that to you. Year after year, the futures of Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau seemingly hung in the balance, as did the job security of the head coach, whether it be...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 hours ago

Daniel Cormier responds to Jon Jones' issues with referee John McCarthy

Prior to their last scheduled fight in April, Daniel Cormier voiced concerns about referee Herb Dean overseeing his rematch with Jon Jones at UFC 197.After Cormier made his complaint known at a meeting for the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Jones ripped him on Twitter for making an excuse about why he lost in the first place.It seems turn about is fair play because Jones revealed...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones would prefer any referee other than John McCarthy at UFC 200

Prior to their fight scheduled for next weekend at UFC 200, Jon Jones' camp filed a complaint with the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding referee "Big" John McCarthy being assigned as an official over the bout with Daniel Cormier.While the commission acknowledged the request, McCarthy was still given the assignment and will oversee the five-round main event from Las Vegas...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sharks make qualifying offers to Hertl, 3 others

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks issued a qualifying offer to pending restricted free agent forward Tomas Hertl and three other players. The Sharks also issued qualifying offers Monday to restricted free agents forwards Matt Nieto and Ryan Carpenter and defenseman Dylan DeMelo. San Jose will retain negotiating rights with the four players. Hertl had 21 goals and 25 assists...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks 2015-16 Review: Summary

We’ve finally come the finale of our Sharks season review, To catch up on any of the prior subjects, click on the appropriate link. Main Points Forwards Defense Goalies The Roster and the Cap Coach GM and Owner Summary In this article, I‘ll do a quick overview, fill in a few gaps missed in earlier articles and then enjoy the shortest offseason in Sharks history. Victory in...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Runner-up Sharks head into offseason with few glaring needs

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) When general manager Doug Wilson entered last offseason he had a long list of needs after the San Jose Sharks missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003. The additions of players like goalie Martin Jones, forwards Joel Ward and Joonas Donskoi and defenseman Paul Martin to a core that was already in place keyed a turnaround that led San Jose to the...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks players throw out first pitch at A’s game

The San Jose Sharks had an excellent run this past season, even though they came up a bit short in the Stanley Cup Final with the Pittsburgh Penguins emerging victorious. As such, they were given the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at Saturday’s Angels-A’s game at O.co Coliseum. Goalie Martin Jones was joined by his defensemen, Justin Braun and Brenden Dillon. Some...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How the San Jose Sharks can redeem themselves

It's never easy to come back after a crushing defeat.  Despite coming so close to winning it all, the San Jose Sharks will be forced to rebound in 2016-17. Though they'll still need to make the playoffs and make a deep run, they should be in a position to succeed once again.  We'll take a look at the cap situation, their own free agents and which players they should target to...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Stanley Cup Final down significantly from 2015

Without Chicago or another big market team in the Stanley Cup Final, the Pittsburgh Penguins-San Jose Sharks series gave the NBC Sports Group significantly lower ratings than the year before. Overall, the six-game series aver aged a 2.3 rating and 3.9 million viewers. That’s down 23% in ratings and 21% in viewership from the Chicago-Tampa Bay series last year. It marks the first...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

No, It’s Not The “Same Old Sharks”

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks last night by the score of 3-1 to clinch the 2016 Stanley Cup Final series. The Penguins were able to put the Sharks away in six games and lift the cup in enemy territory Sunday night. It marks the fourth time in franchise history the Penguins will take the cup home, and the first time they’ve won since 2009. With the Sharks...

Who stays, goes between the pipes for Sharks and Penguins?

Just as quickly as the 2016 hockey season ended, the offseason uproar is already in full swing. And while the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins just hung up their skates for the season, there are still members of those rosters who could be on the move.Each team has its own list of free agents and salary cap hits, but they both share a common thread — changes to the goaltending...
Via Yardbarker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Key To A Sharks Comeback

After beating some of the best teams in the Western Conference in the first three rounds, the San Jose Sharks looked poised to win their first Stanley Cup. Unfortunately for them, they've run into a red hot Pittsburgh Penguins team.The Sharks came into the series leading the playoffs in scoring with an average of 3.5 goals per game. Players like Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture, and...
Via The Sports Quotient
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter DeBoer: 'You have to win all kinds of different ways'

Headed into Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, there were all sorts of “keys to the game” for the San Jose Sharks to keep in mind if they were going to win against the Pittsburgh Penguins and keep the series going.Try to get on the scoreboard first. Minimize the opposition's chances. Get special teams rolling. The usual.But after a wild Game 5 in which the Penguins dominated the...
Via Yardbarker
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Five players to watch in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final

The 2016 Stanley Cup Final has been exciting for fans of both franchises — overtime goals, Metallica riffs, Beast Mode intros and more Sidney Crosby than you could possibly handle. With the Pittsburgh Penguins currently leading the series 3-1 heading into Game 5, the San Jose Sharks must do the impossible to prolong the series: win on the road and steal the Penguins’ shot at...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks pinpoint 'playing with lead' as key to forcing Game 6

His team is trailing the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Final, but Peter DeBoer isn’t throwing in the towel just yet.In fact, when the San Jose Sharks’ bench boss addressed the media in a conference call on Tuesday morning, he expressed confidence that his team could get a win in Pittsburgh on Thursday following the great success the Sharks had on the road all through...
Via Yardbarker
23 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks “Frosh” Struggles

The San Jose Sharks franchise are making their “freshman” debut into the Stanley Cup Finals against let’s just say against the “seniors” also known as the Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s been awhile for some of the standouts on the Sharks bench to actually been called a “frosh” but Joel Ward, Logan Couture and Brent Burns are wearing the title at the highest level of hockey...
Via Beyond The Benches
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshwn Lynch leads Sharks onto ice in 'Beast Mode' jersey

The San Jose Sharks hosted the first Stanley Cup Finals game in their franchise history on Saturday and there was a special guest in attendance. The Penguins won the first two games of the series, meaning the Sharks were facing a proverbial must-win in Game 3. With their backs up against the wall, San Jose certainly didn’t need any additional motivation to come out fired up. However...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks’ rally towel has some Sharknado flair

The San Jose Sharks can only hope their effort in Game 3 is as awesome as the rally towel the fans will be waving in the stands. Game 3’s towel is a San Jose twist on Sharknado. Via Reddit Hockey: It’s about time there’s a solid Sharknado-San Jose Sharks tie-in.
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Logan Couture says everyone cheats on faceoffs

Logan Couture is trying to backtrack somewhat after making controversial comments that were viewed as bitterness coming from a sore loser. Following the San Jose Sharks’ 2-1 overtime loss in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, Couture vented that Sidney Crosby cheats on faceoffs. Crosby of course won a faceoff that led to the winning goal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc-Edouard Vlasic humble about his accomplishments

Marc-Edouard Vlasic has had a coming-out party during the NHL playoffs. The 29-year-old has flown under the radar for most of his career playing in California. Vlasic has slowly gained more recognition around the league following a breakthrough playoffs, putting up 10 assists and 11 points in 20 games with the San Jose Sharks, as they battle the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Sharks Offense Be Slowed Down?

Unlike in past years which saw the San Jose Sharks' offense fall apart during the playoffs, the high-octane pace has finally paved the way for their first ever Stanley Cup berth. Led by forwards Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture, and Joe Thornton, the Sharks have scored 65 goals in just 19 games this postseason. They're averaging 3.4 goals per game, which is good for first in the playoffs...
Via The Sports Quotient
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the San Jose Sharks will win the Stanley Cup

Recently we took a look at the Pittsburgh Penguins and outlined three reasons why they will win the Stanley Cup. Considering we have no idea which team will hoist the best trophy in sports, here are three reasons why the San Jose Sharks will take home the Cup. 1. Lethal offense The Sharks have had no issues putting the puck in the net during this year’s playoffs, averaging an...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks look to be a team of destiny

If someone was to tell me that going into this season that the San Jose Sharks would be sitting right where they are, I believe the good majority of us realist would have rolled our eyes. Sure, I didn’t think the Sharks were going to repeat the same failures that they endured during the 2014-15 season where they weren’t able to make the playoffs. But I also didn’t envision...

Blaming Vladimir Tarasenko for St. Louis Blues’ loss is looking for easy scapegoat

What are the three favorite things among hockey writers and media types? • Free food, preferably buffet, preferably with a dessert cart. • Telling anyone and everyone about their hotel and airline points. • Blaming a postseason series loss on one player. The first two are harmless enough, although nobody — and I mean NOBODY — cares about your status with Marriott. Oh...
Via The Comeback
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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