SHARKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

2016-17 Fantasy Season Outlook: San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks enter this season as the defending Western Conference champions and, with that success fresh in the minds of fantasy players, expect their top talents to be taken earlier than usual. If you’re high on the Sharks again, you’ll want to bump them up your draft lists because they will likely be off the board sooner than later this year. Yes, they will be popular...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Sharks’ Pavelski May Captain Team USA at World Cup: Report

Joe Pavelski may be named the captain of Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey according to CSN’s Kevin Kurz. No decisions have been made yet, but hearing that Joe Pavelski is being considered for captain of the Team USA World Cup team — Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) August 16, 2016 The San Jose Sharks forward became the ninth captain in franchise history on Oct. 5, 2015, after Joe...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 days ago

Report: San Jose Sharks will debut a new secondary logo

When you are an nontraditional franchise like the San Jose Sharks, any tiny misstep and the traditionalists will get on your back about ruining the game. Coming off of a season where they made the Stanley Cup Final, the Sharks don’t have to do a whole lot to get fans into the SAP Center. The Sharks though aren’t just going to stand by while other franchises are debuting new...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks will give away grills so you can look like Brent Burns

The San Jose Sharks made news last season when they had a Brent Burns Chia Pet giveaway as apart of their promotional schedule. The club took the traditional thought of giveaways (rally towels, shirts, etc) and turned it on its head with a unique item which got fans and the hockey world talking. What are they doing for an encore? They are bringing back the Chia Pet in the form of...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Marleau pulled car over to help his kids in Pokemon Go

The buzz for Pokemon Go might be starting to die down (fix your game, Niantic!), but the game still has a huge, passionate base of fans who are still trying their best to catch them all. That includes Patrick Marleau’s family, who is hooked on the game, and it led to the San Jose Sharks forward pulling the family car over so his kids could catch one of the game’s most iconic...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes beat Sharks 41-0 in Super Rugby quarter

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) The Wellington-based Hurricanes booked a place in Super Rugby's semifinals for the second straight year when they crushed South Africa's Sharks 41-0 on Saturday in a quarterfinal played in hurricane-force winds. Last year's beaten finalists became the first team in Super Rugby history to hold an opponent scoreless in a playoffs match. The Hurricanes...
Via Associated Press
July 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Sharks re-sign forward Matt Nieto to 1-year contract

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Matt Nieto to a one-year contract. The 23-year-old Nieto was a restricted free agent, whose rights were retained by the Sharks last month. He had eight goals and nine assists in 67 games while also playing a penalty-killing role last season. In announcing the signing Monday, general manager Doug Wilson credited Nieto...
Via Associated Press
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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
June 30, 2016  |  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
June 28, 2016  |  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
June 19, 2016  |  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
June 16, 2016  |  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
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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
June 13, 2016  |  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
June 12, 2016  |  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
June 10, 2016  |  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
June 09, 2016  |  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
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Marc-Edouard Vlasic shoves Sidney Crosby into Sharks bench

Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s frustration boiled over just a few minutes after the Penguins took a 1-0 lead in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Vlasic targeted Pens captain Sidney Crosby and shoved him through the door into the Sharks bench, clearly trying to send a message. Remarkably, Crosby bounced right back up and was OK. But this was a pretty brutal hit and Vlasic may be fined...
Via The Sports Daily
June 07, 2016  |  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
June 04, 2016  |  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
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Why you need to stop saying Brent Burns and Joe Thornton have 'playoff beards'

Hockey is a sport with countless superstitions. From lucky socks to the same pre-game meals, players and fans alike try and stick to a repeatable routine in hopes that it will bring good luck. One of the most widely known traditions is the growing of a playoff beard. A player will start with a clean shave at the beginning of their team's playoff run, and will continue to grow their...
Via FOX Sports
June 03, 2016  |  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
June 01, 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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