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San Jose Sharks season preview: Big changes could bring playoff payoff

Plus: The Sharks made major changes to their team following a rare playoff miss last season. They needed to improve on offense, and they did so when they acquired Joel Ward, a 19-goal scorer last year, via free agency this offseason. They also rid themselves of former coach Todd McLellan, who never seemed to be able to keep a peaceful locker room, in favor of new coach Peter DeBoer...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks (Last Season: 40-33-9, 89 points)Coach: Peter DeBoer (217-200-77, 8th season, 1st with Sharks)Key Additions: Joel Ward, Paul Martin, Martin JonesKey Departures: Antti Niemi, Scott Hannan, Matt IrwinKey Player: Logan CoutureWhile Joe Thornton has endured a rocky few seasons in San Jose, Couture is on the ascendancy. The 26-year-old hit career highs in shots, assists...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: 2015-2016 Season preview

The San Jose Sharks missed the playoffs last season for the first time since 2003. Following the season, the Sharks went on to part with head coach Todd McLellan, bringing in a new voice with a defensive mindset in Peter DeBoer. Joe Thornton has already stated that their new head coach has a “powerful voice”, even before the preseason has come to a conclusion. DeBoer’s first...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stalock lead Sharks past Coyotes

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Alex Stalock stopped 25 shots Friday night in the Sharks' 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in a preseason game. Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi had power-play goals for the Sharks, and Brenden Dillon also scored. Joe Thornton and Dylan DeMelo each had two assists. Antoine Vermette had a power-play goal for Arizona in the third period. Anders Lindback and Louis...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raffi Torres Returns

By David Barclay | SAN JOSE — Raffi Torres will play for the first time in over a year when he makes his return to the Sharks roster for their Friday night preseason contest against the Arizona Coyotes. It will be his first game of any sort since April 30, 2014. “I just go out there and keep my shifts short, for sure, to start. I don’t want to...
Via BaySportsNet
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks Make Roster Cuts, Prepare for Preseason Matchup

By David Barclay | SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks have announced reduced their training camp roster, just as the team prepares for its first preseason contest against the Vancouver Canucks, Monday evening. The players have been re-assigned to the training camp rosters of the newly formed AHL affiliate San Jose Barracuda: Vincent Arseneau – F ...
Via BaySportsNet
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Why Joe Pavelski should be next captain

The San Jose Sharks had difficulties in the leadership department for all of last season. Following a collapse in the 2014 playoffs, Joe Thornton was removed from his duties as captain. Instead of naming a new captain as a replacement, former head coach Todd McClellan and the Sharks decided to rotate four alternate captains. The alternate captains were Thornton, Patrick Marleau,...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks open 1st camp under new coach Peter DeBoer

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) For the first time in seven years, there was a new coach at the front of the room when the San Jose Sharks opened training camp. Coach Peter DeBoer held his first practice Friday since taking over for Todd McLellan following last season. DeBoer is tasked with getting the Sharks back into the playoffs and contention for that elusive Stanley Cup after San Jose...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks Training Camp Roster Reduced By Eight

By David Barclay | SAN JOSE — General manager Doug Wilson announced Thursday that eight players on the Sharks training camp roster have been released and are returning to their clubs. Liam Herbst – G: 19-year-old goalie from the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s. During the 2014-15 season, Herbst appeared in 39 games, posting a 2.76 goals-against-average,...
Via BaySportsNet
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Most Expensive San Jose Sharks Tickets at SAP Center Is For Regular Season Finale

The San Jose Sharks were in unfamiliar territory when the regular season ended last year, as they packed up their things and went home instead of participating in the postseason. The Sharks had reached the playoffs in 10 straight seasons before last season’s 40-33-9 record, which was good for fifth-place in the Pacific division and 12th in the Western Conference, but wasn’t good...
Via Bloguin Best
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nabokov joins Sharks as a goaltending development coach

Back in February, Evgeni Nabokov announced his retirement from the NHL as a member of the San Jose Sharks. Nabokov appeared in 11 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2014-15 season, but the club dealt Nabokov to San Jose for future considerations so he could retire with the Sharks. After calling it a career, Nabokov expressed his desire to remain involved in hockey but...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Reid’s San Jose Sharks Prospect Guide: Part 2

Welcome to part two of my San Jose Sharks Prospect Guide.  In this article I’ll rank prospects between 11 and 20 as well as tell you where to watch them play this coming season if you missed part 1 you can find it HERE.  For the purpose of who is a prospect I’ll be including any player who is waiver exempt, on an Entry Level Contract and has played less than a full NHL season...

Oilers are tying to build foundation, won't talk playoffs

The Edmonton Oilers are a team on the rise. That much is a given now that Connor McDavid is in the mix and the organization is more stable both in the front office and on the ice. With the addition of McDavid, some have asked if this is the year the Oilers return to the playoffs. Head coach Todd McLellan is preaching patience and doesn’t want to talk about the playoffs. McLellan’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks Off Season Good, Bad and Ugly

In preparation for upcoming San Jose Sharks 25th season and your usual post game articles it was suggested that I tried doing a “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” for the off season. I’m not going to lie it was actually kind of difficult because overall I don’t have very many gripes about the off season so some if some of the negatives feel like a reach they probably are....

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
August 23, 2015  |  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...
August 08, 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

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...
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....
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

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...
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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