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SHARKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sharks Still Seeking Head Coach

While Sharks fans sit and wait for the team to announce the hiring of a head coach, SportsNets’ Elliotte Friedman was a guest on Calgary’s SportsNet 960 Monday morning. The conversation started with the rumors of the possible hiring of ex-Penguins bench boss, Dan Bylsma and the rounds he’s been making: “Honestly – that’s a great way to phrase the question – I honestly...
Via BaySportsNet
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sharks sign Finnish forward Donskoi to entry-level deal

  The San Jose Sharks have signed Finnish free agent forward Joonas Donskoi to an entry-level contract. The team announced the signing Wednesday. The 23-year-old Donskoi had 19 goals and 30 assists in 58 games for Karpat in Finland's top professional hockey league. He helped his team win the league championship and was voted as the playoff MVP. Donskoi also had five goals and three...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks sign Finnish forward Joonas Donskoi

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have signed Finnish free agent forward Joonas (YOO-nus) Donskoi to an entry-level contract. The team announced the signing Wednesday. The 23-year-old Donskoi had 19 goals and 30 assists in 58 games for Karpat in Finland's top professional hockey league. He helped his team win the league championship and was voted as the playoff MVP. Donskoi...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

In Defence of Hasso Plattner

I feel that it’s time for an alternative article when it comes to Sharks owner Hasso Plattner who been the secondary target of the wrath of Sharks fan’s behind only Doug Wilson. However if you look past some of the narrative a lot of fans complaints with Mr. Plattner are downright disproven at this point. This article is not going to tell you that the way the Sharks run over...

Sharks closing on agreement to remain in current San Jose home

  The San Jose Sharks are close to finalizing an agreement to extend their lease at the SAP Center. Chief operating officer John Tortora issued a statement Monday saying the team is confident the new lease will be finalized with the city shortly. The team's current lease expires June 30, 2018. Tortora says team owner Hasso Plattner is committed to San Jose for the long term and...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks to stick with Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson The San Jose Sharks mutually parted ways on Monday with former head coach, Todd McLellan. The Sharks then proceeded to fire assistant coaches, Jay Woodcroft and Jim Johnson to really make it clear that they believed that the bulk of the blame fell on San Jose’s coaching staff. Unsurprisingly, San Jose general manager, Doug Wilson stuck around on the Sharks payroll...
Via isportsweb.com
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Status Crow: McDavid should refuse Oilers, McLellan out in San Jose, First Round thoughts

“Are you KIDDING me?” -Hockey / YouTubeF On Saturday night, generational phenom Connor McDavid’s fate would be known as the National Hockey League held its annual draft lottery in Toronto. All 14 teams that missed the playoffs had a shot at the top pick, with the lowest ranked teams having the best odds at selecting first overall. The Hockey Gods have a twisted sense of...
Via The Hockey Guys
April 21, 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...
Via NESN.com
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Future of San Jose Sharks

Well, the San Jose Sharks didn’t have the type of season a lot of fans hoped they’d of had. There was a little bit of a false omen going into the season, if you believe in that sort of thing. The Sharks ended the 2013-14 season in heartbreaking fashion, blowing a 3-0 series lead to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion, LA Kings in the first round of the playoffs. What was one of...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Firing McLellan would be short-sighted

Todd McLellan After fizzling out of the playoff picture in a disappointing (yet, unsurprising) manner, the San Jose Sharks are about to embark on what Comcast SportsNet analyst, Brodie Brazil called an “interesting” offseason. In all its ambiguous glory, ‘interesting’ is the perfect term describe the Sharks offseason looming ahead. The fate of San Jose’s management is...
Via isportsweb.com
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Let’s get physical

The San Jose Sharks need a wake-up call this offseason. When all is said and done, the Sharks look like a tired team, desperate for just enough energy to finish whatever is left of their season on a high-note. Truth be told, San Jose has looked overworked all season long, not just at the tail-end […] The post San Jose Sharks: Let’s get physical appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Sharks set John Scott’s goal to Happy Gilmore

John Scott doesn’t do a lot on the ice outside of hitting people and dropping his mitts. When he does something offensively, it’s a moment worth celebrating. The San Jose Sharks realized this and had some fun celebrating Scott’s empty-net goal against the Colorado Avalanche. John Scott at the Waterbury Open. The post Video: Sharks set John Scott’s goal to Happy Gilmore appeared...
Via Bloguin Best
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Think about the offseason

It’s getting close to being over for the Sharks. What do they need to address in the offseason in order to get back to the playoffs next season? Is Antti Niemi on his way out? What about Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau? As the San Jose Sharks’ playoff hopes continue to dwindle in the twilight […] The post San Jose Sharks: Think about the offseason appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Did failing to name a captain hurt the San Jose Sharks?

Captain or no captain, the San Jose Sharks want to make the playoffs. By failing to name a captain, however, the Sharks may have put themselves in a particularly difficult position to compete for the Cup. The further down San Jose slips in the standings, the more I look at the captaincy situation of Silicon […] The post Did failing to name a captain hurt the San Jose Sharks? appeared...
Via Along the Boards
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks postseason hopes bleak at best

The San Jose Sharks gave up four goals on the road to the Ottawa Senators en route to a 5-2 loss. The San Jose Sharks are on the verge of ending the second longest active postseason streak (10 seasons) in the NHL. In the wake of a disappointing 5-2 loss at Ottawa, where the Sharks gave up four goals in the third period, San Jose finds itself in 12th place in the Western Conference...
Via isportsweb.com
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Thornton tells Sharks GM Doug Wilson to “Shut his mouth”

There might be no more fascinating—in a “can’t look away from a train wreck” kind of way—team than the San Jose Sharks right now. After years of building a hockey team the right way, of dominating possession and making the playoffs consistently, the lack of advancing to the Cup Final has taken its toll. This summer, Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson stripped Joe Thornton’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Sharks players convinced GM to keep Niemi

Antti Niemi’s name was thrown around quite a bit heading into the trade deadline. The San Jose Sharks appeared willing to make a change in net as they prepared to make a last push for a playoff berth. Confidence in Niemi was lacking to say the least. The rumors persisted, the deadline passed and Niemi is still with the Sharks. What happened? According to the Mercury News,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 10, 2015  |  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
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Metallica drops ceremonial puck at Sharks game

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo of Metallica were in the house at “The Shark Tank” Wednesday night as the San Jose Sharks paid tribute to the legendary band during the team’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. The fellas, three-fourths of the band — Kirk Hammett was not present — took part in...Read More The post Metallica does ceremonial puck drop at...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 22, 2015  |  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

Hit the Lights: Sharks hosting ‘Metallica Night’ during game against Kings

The SAP Center, colloquially — and fittingly — known as “The Shark Tank,” an NHL venue already known for its passionate fans, will be especially rocking on Wednesday night when the San Jose Sharks host the Los Angeles Kings. Why? Because it’s Metallica Night, that’s why. Among the festivities planned for the evening include band...Read More The post Hit the Lights: Sharks...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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