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Ex-NHLer Owen Nolan wants $4.9 mill for house | 07/20/2014 10:28 PM
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Retired NHL star Owen Nolan and his wife, Diana, have listed their home in San Jose for sale at $4.9 million
Los Angeles Times

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Nolan, 42, played 18 seasons for the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes and Minnesota Wild, making five All-Star teams. He retired a Shark after signing a one-day contract with San Jose in 2012. Nolan's property last sold in June 1999 for $625,000, according to public records. The Mediterranean-inspired home, built in 2010, occupies more than three acres in the foothills of Almaden Valley with sprawling city views. Clad in hardwood and detailed molding, the nearly 9,500 square feet of living space includes a chef's kitchen, formal dining room, grand living room, five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and three powder rooms. Nolan and his wife own another home at the Almaden Country Club in San Jose that they purchased in late 2013 for $1.865 million. In 2012, the couple sold a 1,157-acre ranch in the foothills of Mount Hamilton to Santa Clara County for $2.65 million.
Taylor Doherty re-signs with San Jose | 07/17/2014 9:30 AM
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Taylor Doherty has signed a one-year deal with the San Jose Sharks.
Sharks.nhl.com

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Doherty had 15 points and 11 penalty minutes in 69 AHL games last season. "Taylor is a big body who has developed his game over the last several years," said Sharks GM Doug Wilson. "We look forward to watching him compete to make our club this coming season."
Sharks, Jason Demers agree to two-year deal | 07/16/2014 4:22 PM
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Jason Demers has signed a two-year, $6.8 million contract extension with the San Jose Sharks.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter

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With that, the Sharks and Demers have successfully avoided arbitration ahead of their July 22 hearing date. He's coming off of a breakout season where he scored five goals and 34 points in 75 games. The fact that it's a two-year deal makes a lot of sense for San Jose as it will give Demers a chance to prove that he's capable of continuing to perform at that level before they potentially make a long-term commitment.
Sharks sign prospect Julius Bergman | 07/16/2014 1:25 PM
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Julius Bergman has signed an entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter

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Bergman was taken with the 46th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He had 34 points in 43 games in Sweden's junior league last season.
Matt Nieto expects bigger role with Sharks | 07/12/2014 10:14 AM
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Right winger Matt Nieto expects a bigger role with the San Jose Sharks next season.
San Jose Mercury News

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In 66 games with San Jose last season, the right winger had 14 goals and 10 assists. He recognizes expectations have changed for him. "Yeah, I think next year I want to build off last season. I want to contribute more, I want to bring more to the table," Nieto said. "I'm sure all the rest of the guys in the locker room are saying that, too. What happened last year is unacceptable." The increased role for younger players likely would come at the expense of playing time for veterans such as Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau, but Nieto doesn't see that as making things awkward in the locker room. "We're a tight group. I think all of us will do whatever it takes to win," Nieto said. "Whatever their roles, whatever the coach wants from them or expects from them I think guys are going to do."
Sharks aren't attempting traditional rebuild | 07/11/2014 10:12 AM
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Sharks GM Doug Wilson said that he still has high expectations for the team in 2013-14 after previously saying that they're committed to a rebuild.
San Jose Mercury News

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Wilson hasn't been able to change the team's roster in any major way since they collapsed in the first round of the playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings. Wilson said that when he was talking about rebuilding the team, he was referring more to their culture and hierarchy. "I can understand when people say there are different types of rebuild," he said. "We're not going to finish last to try and draft people first or second. This is not something this franchise can do, because we already have some good players in key positions. You're not going to see us with 50 points next year -- we're too good a team for that."
Sharks ink Matt Tennyson | 07/11/2014 9:29 AM
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San Jose agrees to a two-year deal with Matt Tennyson.
Sharks.nhl.com

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Tennyson had seven goals and 21 points in 54 AHL games in 2013-14. He also had two assists in four games with the Sharks.
Sharks sign enforcer Micheal Haley | 07/10/2014 7:22 PM
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Micheal Haley has signed a one-year deal with the San Jose Sharks.
Sharks.nhl.com

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Haley would be a league leader in penalty minutes if he ever spent a full season on a team's fourth line. However, he's far more likely to spend the bulk of the 2014-15 campaign in the minors.
Scott Hannan signs one-year deal with Sharks | 07/10/2014 4:29 PM
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Scott Hannan has agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with the San Jose Sharks.
Sharks.nhl.com

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Hannan had 12 points and 55 penalty minutes in 56 games in 2013-14. It's likely that Hannan's role with the Sharks will be limited next season. At the age of 35, he's more of a mentor for the team's younger blueliners than anything else.
Sheppard remains upbeat about Sharks | 07/09/2014 10:07 PM
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James Sheppard is still upbeat about the San Jose Sharks' chances of winning the Stanley Cup in the near future.
CSN Bay Area

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The Sharks management seems to be pushing for a more long-term strategy, but Sheppard expects the team to bounce back after blowing a 3-0 series lead to Los Angeles in the playoffs. "It was important to me stay in San Jose because we have all the ingredients for a championship team," Sheppard said. "Players, coaching, organization and of course the fans. After learning an important lesson last year, I think we are in a position to accomplish what we want, and that is to win." He inked a one-year, $1.3 million extension with the Sharks this summer.
Jason Demers' arb hearing set for July 22 | 07/09/2014 5:01 PM
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Jason Demers has received his arbitration hearing date.
TSN.ca

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Demers and the Sharks are scheduled to have their hearing on July 22. He earned $1.5 million in 2013-14 and recorded 34 points in 75 contests.
Tomas Hertl has tweaked his knee | 07/09/2014 9:12 AM
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Tomas Hertl isn't expected to take part in the scrimmage on Wednesday at the Sharks' prospect camp because of a knee injury.
CSN Bay Area

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Sharks GM Doug Wilson downplayed the problem by calling it a "little tweak." It's not surprising that the Sharks would have Hertl skip the camp entirely over even a minor knee problem. He had a great rookie campaign, but was limited to just 37 games because of a PCL and MCL injury. The last thing the Sharks want to do is have him aggravate his current knee problems for the sake of a summer camp.
James Sheppard's new deal is worth $1.2 mil | 07/08/2014 8:22 PM
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James Sheppard's newly inked one-year contract is worth $1.2 million.
David Pollak on Twitter

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Sheppard made $830,000 last season. He's a bottom-six forward that recorded four goals and 20 points in 67 games. He should put up similar offensive numbers in 2014-15.
San Jose signs RFA James Sheppard | 07/08/2014 2:41 PM
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The San Jose Sharks have inked James Sheppard to a one-year contract.
Sharks.nhl.com

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Sheppard earned $830,000 in 2013-14 and was a restricted free agent. He had four goals, 16 assists, and 35 penalty minutes in 67 games with San Jose last season.
Report: Wingels gets 3-year/$7.4 mil deal | 07/07/2014 12:00 PM
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Tommy Wingels' reported three-year deal is believed to be worth $7.4 million.
Kevin Kurz on Twitter

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In other words, he'll come with an annual cap hit of roughly $2.47 million. He had 16 goals and 38 points in 77 games last season.
Pavelski probably won't score 40-plus again | 07/06/2014 10:07 PM
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Joel Pavelski is unlikely to repeat his 41-goal season next year.
Gus Katsaros on Twitter

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The Sharks center was one of three players to top 40 goals. He has always been a great two-way player, but not really considered a prolific goal scorer like he showed last year. His 41-goal season came on the heels of an 18.2 shooting percentage, which is way over his 11.1 percent rate. Pavelski finished the season with 79 points. A 30-goal, 70-point season -- certainly excellent numbers -- isn't out of the question for 2014-15.
Sharks re-sign Tommy Wingels, report says | 07/05/2014 10:22 PM
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San Jose Sharks and forward Tommy Wingels have agreed on a three-year contract, CSN Bay Area has reported.
NHL.com

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The Sharks made a qualifying offer to Wingels, a restricted free agent, on June 30, the report said. Wingels had 16 goals and 22 assists in 77 games for San Jose last season. He has 24 goals and 36 assists in 157 NHL games over two-plus seasons. The 26-year-old was the 177th pick in the 2008 NHL Draft.
Jason Demers registers for salary arbitration | 07/05/2014 5:44 PM
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Jason Demers has chosen to sign up for salary arbitration.
NHLPA.com

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He recorded five goals and 34 points in 75 games last campaign, while playing on a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. The Sharks can still reach an agreement with him before his hearing.
Taylor Fedun's new deal is two-ways | 07/02/2014 6:42 PM
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Taylor Fedun's one-year contract with San Jose is two-ways.
Mark Spector on Twitter

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Fedun will earn $200,000 annually in the minors, but he can make $600,000 if he spends the 2014-15 campaign in the NHL. He had 38 points and 51 penalty minutes in 65 contests with the AHL Oklahoma City Barons in 2013-14.
Flyers ship Tye McGinn to Sharks for a pick | 07/02/2014 5:46 PM
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The San Jose Sharks have acquired Tye McGinn from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a third round pick.
Frank Seravalli on Twitter

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McGinn is a restricted free agent and the Flyers might have felt that they couldn't fit him in under the ceiling. He had four goals and five points in 18 games with the Flyers in 2013-14.
San Jose Sharks sign John Scott | 07/02/2014 4:15 PM
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John Scott has signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the San Jose Sharks.
Kevin Kurz on Twitter

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Scott had 128 penalty minutes and shockingly a goal in 56 games with the Buffalo Sabres in 2013-14. He's a fourth line enforcer and isn't expected to ever evolve beyond that role.
Martin Havlat headed to New Jersey | 07/01/2014 2:09 PM
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The New Jersey Devils have signed Martin Havlat to a one-year/$1.5 million contract.
Austin Legendre on Twitter

Taylor Fedun signs with the Sharks | 07/01/2014 1:39 PM
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The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Taylor Fedun.
Darren Dreger on Twitter

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No terms were announced. Fedun had a couple of goals in four games with Edmonton last season but spent most of the season at Oklamhoma City where he had 10 goals and 38 points in 65 games. He will battle for the seventh spot on the blueline in training camp for the Sharks.
Sharks don't qualify Nick Petrecki | 07/01/2014 11:25 AM
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Nick Petrecki didn't receive a qualifying offer from San Jose.
CSN Bay Area

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Petrecki will consequently test the unrestricted free agent market. He was taken with the 28th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, but has only played in one NHL game.
Sharks retain Harri Sateri's NHL rights | 07/01/2014 11:23 AM
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The San Jose Sharks have provided Harri Sateri with a qualifying offer.
CSN Bay Area

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Sateri has already agreed to terms in the KHL, so obviously he won't accept it. All this means is that the Sharks are retaining his NHL rights.
Sharks had best special teams differential | 06/29/2014 3:28 PM
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The San Jose Sharks tend to draw a considerably larger amount of penalties than they take.
Rotoworld.com

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During the 2013-14 season, they drew 72 more than they took (291 vs. 219). Since the 2011-12 campaign, they're +139. No one else cracked the +90 mark, as Carolina came in second with +86.
Sharks trade up to take Julius Bergman | 06/29/2014 10:58 AM
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The San Jose Sharks dealt up five spots to take Swedish defenseman Julius Bergman with the 46th pick in the 2014 Draft.
CSN Bay Area

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"We thought the D market was a little bit slim, so we didn't want to lose the kid; a defenseman that we wanted," scouting director Tim Burke said. "He's got a good blend to his game, offensively and defensively." Bergman had 34 points in 43 games in Sweden's junior league in 2013-14 and managed to play one game for Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League where he picked up four penalty minutes. He will likely play in Sweden in 2014-15 but should attend rookie camp and training camp for the Sharks in September.
Havlat will be coveted winger in thin market | 06/28/2014 9:48 PM
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Martin Havlat will draw widespread interest around the league, once his buyout from the Sharks is complete.
John Shannon on Twitter

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Monday at 5 p.m. ET is the deadline for teams to use their compliance buyout, and multiple reports are indicating the Sharks will use theirs on Havlat. The winger market isn't deep, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the 33-year-old sign quickly at the start of free agency July 1. He had 12 goals and 10 points last season in 48 games, and battled his fair share of injuries in recent seasons.
Sharks like Nikolay Goldobin's hockey smarts | 06/28/2014 10:27 AM
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One of the reasons for the San Jose Sharks' first-round selection of Nikolay Goldobin at Friday's NHL draft was his brainpower.
San Jose Mercury News

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"He's got great hockey sense, one of the smartest players in the draft," San Jose general manager Doug Wilson said. "He's got a skill set that can be dynamic, but it's the way he sees the game, the way he thinks the game, is historically what allows players to go from that level and be able to play at the next level with really good players." In Goldobin, the Sharks got an 18-year-old prospect who has already posted big offensive numbers, totaling 38 goals and 94 points in 67 games last season with the Sarnia Sting of the OHL. At the same time, the 6-foot, 185-pound Goldobin himself knows he has to improve his defensive play to fulfill his hockey dream. His plus-minus rating last season was minus-30. "I'm a playmaker - I can score, I can make a pass," said Goldobin, the top scorer on a team that failed to make the playoffs. "I should be more responsible in the defensive zone so I have a chance in the NHL."
Sharks take Nikolay Goldobin 27th overall | 06/27/2014 9:57 PM
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The San Jose Sharks have selected Nikolay Goldobin with the 27th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Rotoworld.com

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Goldobin oozes offensive ability, with high-end creativity and a plus wrist shot. The Russian winger has the rare ability to take over a game, as evidenced by his 38 goals and 94 points with the Sarnia Sting of the OHL. He has poise and confidence with the puck and has tremendous IQ on that end of the ice. While there aren't questions about that side of his game, his play away from the puck and in the defensive zone are suspect. There are also questions about his work ethic and effort level. That being said, he has clear top-six potential, so if the Sharks get him to focus, the upside for him is exceptional.
Sharks will buy out Martin Havlat | 06/27/2014 6:08 PM
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The San Jose Sharks are expected to use a compliance buyout on Martin Havlat.
Kevin Kurz on Twitter

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The Sharks already made it clear that Havlat wouldn't be back and it would have been surprising if anyone was willing to trade for him, so here we are. The Sharks will save $5 million in cap space for the 2014-15 campaign. Meanwhile, Havlat is likely to find a club willing to give him a chance to bounce back. He is still reasonably effective when healthy. The problem is that he's often not healthy.
San Jose confirms signing of Travis Oleksuk | 06/27/2014 12:17 PM
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The San Jose Sharks have confirmed the signing of Travis Oleksuk.
Sharks.nhl.com

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Oleksuk's signed a two-way deal that reportedly comes with a $550,000 cap hit at the NHL level. He would have been a restricted free agent this summer.
Travis Oleksuk agrees to two-way contract | 06/25/2014 11:16 AM
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Travis Oleksuk has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the San Jose Sharks.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter

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Oleksuk will come with a $550,000 cap hit at the NHL level. He had 19 goals and 40 points in 74 AHL games in 2013-14.
Patrick Marleau wants to stay in San Jose | 06/23/2014 3:45 PM
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Patrick Marleau doesn't think he'll be traded by the San Jose Sharks.
Nick Cotsonika on Twitter

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"I want to play in San Jose. I want to win there," Marleau said. He has a no-movement clause, so it's ultimately his decision. The same is true for Joe Thornton, who also doesn't seem inclined to accept a trade.
Sharks could be playing a home outdoor game | 06/23/2014 8:19 AM
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The San Jose Sharks are the leading candidate to host an outdoor game this season.
San Jose Mercury News

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The Winter Classic will be held in Washington but the NHL is looking for one more outdoor game and the Sharks seem to be the favorites. The game between San Jose and the Los Angeles Kings on February 21st looks to be the matchup and will likely take place at either AT&T Park in San Francisco or Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.
Joe Thornton: only interested in the Sharks? | 06/22/2014 2:17 PM
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Joe Thornton's brother/agent apparently said that the San Jose Sharks are the only team on the forward's "list."
L.A. Lariviere on Twitter

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This comes on the heels of repeated comments from the Sharks about "rebuilding" and being open-minded about a swap. It doesn't sound like Thornton is interested in waiving his no-movement clause, although never say never.
GM Doug Wilson not happy with Sharks | 06/21/2014 11:21 AM
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GM Doug Wilson was not happy to hear that an unidentified member of the Sharks said that the team was "co-workers and not teammates".
CSN Bay Area

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Wilson wants to re-build the Sharks and that comment should only solidify his plans. "Really, what that means is they really hadn't dug down to be there for each other and commit to what teammates have to do to be successful," Wilson said. "Look at L.A. The things that they did, the game sevens where they just stuck with it, coming back against us, taking care of each other. Ours was somehow lost a little bit. Our players acknowledged it, I've listened to them, our coaches have acknowledged it. That's what I'm talking about when it comes to culture, is being a great teammate and playing the way that we need them to play, not the way that they want to play." It should be an interesting off-season in San Jose.
Report: Detroit is interested in Joe Thornton | 06/20/2014 6:49 PM
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The Detroit Red Wings are reportedly interested in acquiring Joe Thornton.
Detroit News

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Thornton would reportedly like to stay in San Jose and he can make that happen given his no-movement clause. Keep in mind he also likely accepted less than market value when he inked his three-year, $20.25 million contract in order to make things easier on the Sharks. At the same time, the Sharks are in a rebuilding phase and they might be able to convince Thornton to move to a contender to continue his pursuit of the Stanley Cup.
Doug Wilson suggests Sharks are rebuilding | 06/18/2014 11:09 AM
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San Jose Sharks Doug Wilson suggested that his team is in a rebuilding mode.
CSN Bay Area

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"I don't think we feel we're close enough with where the other teams are at," Wilson said. "They went through [a rebuild]. They're there. I honestly think we'd be fooling ourselves. The rebuild is committed to. The players that fit for now and the future, their growth is going to be the primary thing. . Remember where we're trying to get to. It's not about here, it's about there." Although Wilson is using the word rebuild, we aren't expecting the Sharks to engage in a fire sale. They might shop Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, but both players have no-movement clauses, so whether or not they leave is up to them.
Alex Stalock signs two-year deal with Sharks | 06/17/2014 4:31 PM
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San Jose Sharks and Alex Stalock have agreed to a two-year contract.
Sharks.nhl.com on Twitter

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Stalock had a 1.87 GAA and .932 save percentage in 24 games in 2013-14. He's projected to enter next season as the backup goaltender, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him challenge Antti Niemi for the starting role if Niemi's struggles out of the gate after a rough 2014 postseason.
San Jose, Mike Brown agrees to terms | 06/17/2014 4:26 PM
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Mike Brown has signed a two-year extension with the San Jose Sharks.
Sharks.nhl.com on Twitter

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Brown had five points and 94 penalty minutes in 56 games with the Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks in 2013-14. As those numbers imply, he's strictly a fourth-line forward.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic on the mend over summer | 06/10/2014 9:16 PM
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Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic feels he will definitely be 100 percent by the start of training camp.
San Jose Mercury News

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Vlasic suffered apparent head and knee injuries when he was hit by the Kings Jarret Stoll in the first round of this year's playoffs, but he is recovering nicely. Vlasic confirms the head injury is a thing of the past and believes strongly that a bit of time away will get his knee back into game shape. "It's a question of time - it's the exact same injury I had two years ago a the world championships and it takes six to eight weeks to heal," Vlasic said. "If I take care of it now, I should be 100 percent come training camp."
Logan Couture has hand surgery | 06/10/2014 6:27 PM
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Logan Couture has undergone hand surgery.
Sharks.nhl.com

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Couture sustained the injury during a fight with Kings forward Mike Richards during Game 6 of their first round series. Couture should be fine for the start of the 2014-15 campaign.
Joe Thornton might waive no-movement clause | 06/10/2014 4:43 PM
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Joe Thornton's agent and brother, John Thornton, said that his client might reconsider waiving his no-movement clause.
San Jose Mercury News

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That being said, John specified that he would do it "if he felt the fans didn't want him in San Jose." The Toronto Maple Leafs are believed to be one of at least six teams interested in Joe Thornton's services.
Scott Hannan isn't likely to re-sign with SJS | 06/10/2014 3:37 PM
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Scott Hannan probably won't be back with the San Jose Sharks next season.
CSN Bay Area

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Hannan is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. If he does stay in San Jose, it will likely be as their seventh defenseman. He had 12 points and 55 penalty minutes in 56 contests in 2013-14.
San Jose, Mike Brown are in contract talks | 06/10/2014 3:33 PM
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The San Jose Sharks and Mike Brown are negotiating a contract extension.
CSN Bay Area

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Brown had five points and 94 penalty minutes in 56 games in 2013-14. He's a fourth line forward that has only played more than 60 contests in one of his seven campaigns.
M-E Vlasic's injury was damaging for Sharks | 06/09/2014 5:00 PM
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NBC hockey analyst Keith Jones thinks Marc-Edouard Vlasic's injury was a major reason for San Jose's first-round elimination against the Kings.
CSN Bay Area

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"The strongest point I can make is that if Marc-Edouard Vlasic didn't get hurt, the Sharks are playing right now," Jones said. "The Bruins' series changed after [Krejci's injury in 2010]. The same thing happened to San Jose. I can't emphasize that enough, that's how important of a player [Vlasic] is to that team." Jones was referring to Philadelphia's rally from a 3-0 series deficit in 2010 versus Boston and how it was eerily similar to what happened to the Sharks. San Jose is thinking about retooling their roster, but Jones still thinks they are top contenders.
Report: Leafs interested in Joe Thornton | 06/07/2014 10:09 AM
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The Toronto Sun is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs are one of at least six teams interested in acquiring Joe Thornton from the Sharks.
Toronto Sun

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The Sun does not speculate as to who the other teams are but say the Maple Leafs have been kicking the tires on the 35-year-old center. Thornton is still a tremendous play maker and has three years remaining with a $6.75 million cap hit. He also has a no-trade contract but grew up a couple of hours from Toronto so that could be a factor.
Stalock, Sharks have begun contract talks | 06/05/2014 3:52 PM
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Alex Stalock and the San Jose Sharks have started contract talks.
CSN Bay Area

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Both sides would like to get something finalized before the NHL Entry Draft in later this month. In 24 games during the 2013-14 campaign, Stalock posted a 12-5-2 record with a 1.87 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage. Stalock also earned a franchise record shutout streak of 178:55 seconds in January. There's a chance that he could steal starts from Antti Niemi next campaign if both goaltenders remain with the team.
Roenick thinks Sharks should trade Marleau | 06/05/2014 12:45 PM
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Jeremy Roenick thinks the San Jose Sharks should try to trade Patrick Marleau during the off-season.
San Jose Mercury News

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"If it were me, like I said, I think Joe Thornton is the captain, and he should stay in place, but they should see what they can get for Patrick Marleau, who has been there his whole career, and maybe he needs a change of scenery and you can get a lot for him," said Roenick. "He's an extremely talented player and you can get a lot on the market for a guy like him, and maybe change the chemistry on the team." Marleau led the Sharks with seven points in seven games in the team's Round 1 playoff loss to Los Angeles, but he was held off the scoresheet in the last three contests of the series. He also finished third on the Sharks with 70 points and second on the club with 33 goals in 82 games during the regular season. Roenick has been critical of Marleau in the past, but he wasn't placing the blame solely on him or Thornton like others have done. The Sharks have talked openly about shaking up their leadership group and dealing Marleau would fit that objective.
Report: Sharks will host 2015 outdoor game | 06/03/2014 11:48 AM
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The San Jose Sharks will reportedly host an outdoor game in 2015.
CSN Bay Area

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The success of the outdoor match between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks has opened the door to other contests in non-traditional markets. The Sharks' game is expected to be played at either the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park or the San Francisco 49ers' new home, Levi's Stadium.
Melker Karlsson signs 1-year deal with Sharks | 05/30/2014 3:42 PM
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Melker Karlsson has inked a one-year deal with the San Jose Sharks.
Sharks.nhl.com

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Karlsson has nine goals and 25 points in 48 games with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League. He added another four goals and 12 points in 14 playoff contests to lead his team to the championship.
Sharks may take 'C' away from Joe Thornton | 05/29/2014 5:48 PM
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There have been indicators this off-season that the Sharks may take the "C" away from Joe Thornton.
CSN Bay Area

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GM Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McLellan have talked about turning the team over to their younger players. Additionally, Wilson said last week on Yahoo Sports Talk Live that there will be "different players in core leadership roles." Dan Boyle wore an "A" on his sweater and he won't be back with the team next year. San Jose has also done this before when they stripped Patrick Marleau of the team's captaincy before the 2009-10 season. Thornton has a no-trade clause and he may not want to leave the team even if his "C" is taken, but it could still be an odd situation to play through.
Joe Will stays with the San Jose Sharks | 05/28/2014 4:55 PM
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San Jose Sharks assistant general manager Joe Will has agreed to a contract extension.
Sharks.nhl.com

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Other organizations apparently approached Will in the hopes of luring him away, but he ultimately decided to stick with the Sharks. "I have an immense sense of loyalty to the Sharks organization and to the people I work with," said Will. "As a charter member of this franchise, San Jose is where I want to be. I think there is some unfinished business here and we are entering an exciting phase of transitioning the club." He also serves as the GM of the AHL Worcester Sharks.
Sandis Ozolinsh announces his retirement | 05/27/2014 5:08 PM
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Sandis Ozolinsh has decided to hang up his skates.
Pro Hockey Talk

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Ozolinsh's NHL career ended in 2007-08, but he spent the last five campaigns in the KHL. In his prime, Ozolinsh was one of the best offensive defenseman in the league and he played a big role in the Colorado Avalanche winning the Stanley Cup in 1996. He ended up with 167 goals and 564 points in 875 career games with the San Jose Sharks, Colorado, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and New York Rangers.
Sharks won't raise season ticket prices | 05/25/2014 11:09 AM
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The San Jose Sharks have decided not to raise season-ticket prices in 2014-15.
San Jose Mercury News

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This decision is likely in response to them blowing a 3-0 series lead in the first round of the playoffs. It's still noteworthy though as teams have certainly raised ticket prices following bad campaigns in the past.
Sharks aren't likely to sign major UFAs | 05/23/2014 11:14 AM
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The San Jose Sharks probably won't make a big splash in the unrestricted free agent market.
CSN Bay Area

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While the Sharks are looking to make significant changes this summer, they also want to get younger. "We will look. We'll explore everything. But, when you're turning the team over to a younger core, you've got to be careful who you bring in from the outside that ends up superseding them," Sharks GM Doug Wilson said. In other words, if big changes are coming to San Jose, it will likely involve trade(s).
Tomas Hertl scores, Czechs knock out U.S. | 05/22/2014 1:20 PM
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Tomas Hertl scored for the Czech Republic in Thursday's 4-3 quarterfinal win over the United States.
Rotoworld.com

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He notched two goals and three assists in six games for the Czechs during the preliminary round. The San Jose rookie missed 45 games with a knee injury this past season, but he returned at the end of the year and enjoyed a strong playoffs. Hertl will be a top-six forward for the Sharks next campaign.
Larry Robinson gets expanded role with Sharks | 05/22/2014 12:45 PM
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Larry Robinson signed a three-year deal with San Jose on Wednesday.
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He will serve as the team's director of player development, but he'll still be an associate coach for the Sharks. "It fits exactly what he's really good at and what our needs are," GM Doug Wilson said. The expanded role will also allow him to spend less time behind the bench and cut back on travel. "I just found that, at my age, those long trips took me a while to bounce back from," Robinson said. "I'm not young like these other three guys that I'm working with."
Pending UFA Boyle upset by Sharks' decision | 05/20/2014 11:16 AM
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Dan Boyle said San Jose's decision to let him walk as a free agent was "devastating."
San Jose Mercury News

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"I've been here for six years, and I was clear that I wanted to be back here," he said. "I loved it here. Pretty tough news to take, but when you lose the way we did, you figured changes would need to be made." The veteran defenseman said he was expecting it "a little bit," but it obviously didn't help soften the blow very much. He amassed 68 goals and 269 points in 431 games as a Shark, including 12 goals and 36 points in 75 contests last season. Boyle shouldn't have a problem finding interested suitors as an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Harri Sateri signs with KHL club | 05/19/2014 6:24 PM
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Harri Sateri has agreed to terms with the KHL's Vityaz Podolsk.
KHL.ru

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Sateri was taken in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks. He has spent four seasons with the AHL Worcester Sharks and never ended up playing in the NHL.
Dan Boyle wanted a two-year deal from SJS | 05/16/2014 1:45 PM
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The San Jose Sharks were interested in bringing Dan Boyle back if he agreed to a one-year deal.
Kevin Kurz on Twitter

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Boyle, who will turn 38 in July, wanted a two-year deal and neither side backed down. San Jose has announced that Boyle will not be back, so he will have to test the free agent market.
This might be a season of change in San Jose | 05/16/2014 11:08 AM
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The San Jose Sharks might make significant changes this offseason.
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"This is a team that's accomplished quite a bit over the last decade, but regular season success has not gotten us to that ultimate playoff success that we all talk about," Sharks GM Doug Wilson said. "We haven't gotten to that level. We've had [seven] 100-point seasons (since 2003-04), we've had three final four appearances, we've had 20 playoff rounds. That all sounds nice, and the players and coaches deserve credit for that, but we have not gotten to where we need to get to. And, I think to do that, you have to take one step backwards to be in a position to go two steps forward." Wilson wants to see the team get younger and has already announced that they will part ways with defenseman Dan Boyle and forward Marty Havlat. The question now is if they will entertain a serious trade involving the likes of Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau.
Brent Burns to return to blue line next year | 05/15/2014 9:10 PM
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San Jose's Brent Burns is expected to retake his role as a defenseman for the Sharks in the 2014-15 season.
David Pollak on Twitter

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On a conference call with the media Thursday, Sharks GM Doug Wilson laid out his plan to return the offensive-minded player to the blue line. Considering he held his own as a forward, registering 48 points in 69 contests this season, it's a little surprising to hear this news, although Burns will certainly retain a prominent role on the team's power-play going forward.
Martin Havlat likely to be bought out by SJ | 05/15/2014 9:06 PM
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San Jose GM Doug Wilson stated Thursday that forward Martin Havlat will not be with the club next season.
David Pollak on Twitter

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The marriage between the Sharks and Havlat hasn't been the greatest, but considering he's still owed $5 million for the final year of his contract, it sounds as though the team is willing to buy out the deal to rid themselves of him. In the right situation, Havlat could still be an asset to some team's offense next season.
Dan Boyle not in Sharks future plans | 05/15/2014 9:03 PM
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Pending free agent Dan Boyle will not be a member of the Sharks next season, according to GM Doug Wilson.
David Pollak on Twitter

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Speaking via conference call to a number of media members Thursday, Wilson confirmed that Boyle was not in the team's future plans, making it a virtual certainty that he'll be wearing another team's colors next season. Given how many years he has spent in San Jose teal, it will be strange to see him on another club.
Sharks owner supports Wilson, McLellan | 05/14/2014 6:22 PM
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San Jose Sharks owner Hasso Plattner released a statement regarding the San Jose Sharks' historic collapse.
Sharks.nhl.com

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San Jose had a 3-0 series lead over Los Angeles in the first round and went on the become the fourth team in NHL history to blow such an edge. Plattner called the collapse "a major blow to our organization and fan base." He added that he supports Sharks GM Doug Wilson decision to stick with coach Todd McLellan and instead pursue changes to the team's roster. "I want to thank our extremely loyal fans and partners for their continued support and to let them know that we are not satisfied with the status quo of the last several seasons," Plattner added. "I am confident that with the proposed changes, Doug and his staff will build a team we can all be proud of."
Stalock wants to stay in San Jose | 05/04/2014 11:35 AM
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Alex Stalock, who is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, wants to return to the Sharks.
San Jose Mercury News

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The 26-year-old netminder likes it in San Jose and feels some loyalty to the organization that stuck by him when he had a career-threatening leg injury in 2011-12. "I really like it here. It's the only organization I've been on, and they've been great to me since day one," Stalock said, "and with everything I've been through, it's been handled great. I can only say good stuff." Look for Stalock to be back with the Sharks next season as a back up to Antti Niemi or another starting goaltender.
Torres struggled with bum leg in playoffs | 05/04/2014 11:29 AM
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Raffi Torres certainly was not at his best in the playoffs.
San Jose Mercury News

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He struggled as he never fully recovered from a torn ACL that required surgery and sidelined him for all but five games during the regular season. "At one point there I was just skating around and was just kind of like, 'What am I doing on the ice right now?' But hey, that's just part of it. You just had to be out there," Torres said. "I'll get healthy this summer and come back, come back stronger." Torres plans on resting his knee for a month or two.
Sharks may send veteran G Antti Niemi packing | 05/03/2014 11:17 AM
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There's speculation that the San Jose Sharks will unload goaltender Antti Niemi.
CSN Bay Area

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Niemi's inconsistent regular season carried over into the playoffs, and while there is a long list of San Jose players to blame for the so-called reverse sweep by the Kings, the performance in net from Niemi is near the top. Niemi finished with a 3-3 record in the seven-game, first-round series. He had a 3.74 goals-against average and .884 save percentage. He won a Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010, but his career playoff numbers (2.74 GAA, .907 SP in 62 games) are below average when compared to many top goaltenders. Niemi was pulled in Games 4 and 5 against the Kings, while Alex Stalock looked good in relief. He started Game 6. In his first full NHL season, Stalock was 12-5-2 with a 1.87 GAA and .932 SP in the regular season. He was solid in the playoffs. At 26, he could be the Kings' goalie of the future, meaning Niemi could be out of San Jose pretty soon.
Wilson recommends keeping coach McLellan | 05/02/2014 2:54 PM
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Sharks GM Doug Wilson is recommending that San Jose keeps coach Todd McLellan.
David Pollak on Twitter

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So if McLellan gets fired, then that would suggest that the ownership decided to take matters into their own hands. Of course, it's possible that McLellan will end up getting fired. The Sharks blew a 3-0 series lead in the first round, which wouldn't be demanding if it didn't come after years of disappointing results in the playoffs.
Dan Boyle would like to re-sign with Sharks | 05/02/2014 2:21 PM
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Dan Boyle is interested in re-signing with the San Jose Sharks.
Kevin Kurz on Twitter

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There's a chance that the Sharks might pass on Boyle, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent. Boyle had 12 goals and 36 points in 75 games, but he's going to turn 38 in July and the Sharks will probably want to make some alterations after their first round collapse.
Team USA adds Tommy Wingels | 05/02/2014 12:22 PM
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Tommy Wingels has been added to Team USA's roster.
Chris Peters on Twitter

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It will give Wingels a chance to end the season on a positive note after the Sharks blew a 3-0 series lead in the first round. Wingels had 16 goals and 38 points in 77 regular season games.
Brent Burns gets Foundation Award nomination | 05/02/2014 11:35 AM
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Brent Burns has been nominated for the NHL Foundation Player Award.
NHL.com

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Burns has given more than $1 million to Defending the Blue Line, a charity that gives children from military families the chance to play hockey. He also helped raise $24,000 in 2013 for Defending the Blue Line and the Katie Moore Foundation, which helps those battling through rare cancers.
Dan Boyle not thinking about future yet | 05/01/2014 2:05 PM
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Dan Boyle may have played his last game with the San Jose Sharks Wednesday night, as he can become an unrestricted free agent in July.
CSN Bay Area

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"I haven't even thought of that, to be honest with you," Boyle said after Game 7's 5-1 loss to Los Angeles. "I'm so consumed with the game. I hadn't thought of that. The team we had - the team we have - it's just very unfortunate, a missed opportunity. There's a lot of good things here. That's a devastating loss." He had four assists in the series and recorded 36 points in 76 contests during the regular season.
Todd McLellan might be on the hotseat | 05/01/2014 10:12 AM
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Sharks coach Todd McLellan attempted to analyze his team's playoff collapse.
CSN Bay Area

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San Jose jumped to a 3-0 series lead, but still lost to the Kings in seven games. "I look at it as they fixed their problems, we didn't," McLellan said. "Our problems got progressively worse as we went along. We were awful off the rush. . Every day we came to the rink and we tried to stress that about giving outnumbered rushes. We were never able to fix it. It's frustrating, because during the year we were pretty good in those areas." The question now is if McLellan will pay for this collapse with his job. He's done some good things in San Jose, but this is a team that's looking for its first Stanley Cup win and McLellan hasn't delivered after six tries despite having quite a bit of talent at his disposal.
Marleau has difficulty arguing choker label | 05/01/2014 10:08 AM
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Patrick Marleau found it hard to argue against the San Jose Sharks' long-time label as playoff chokers on Wednesday.
CSN Bay Area

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"You don't usually agree with it, but then you do something like this, and it's not easy to take," Marleau said. After years of failing to live up to expectations in the postseason, the Sharks jumped to a 3-0 lead against the Kings, only to become the fourth team in NHL history to lose Games 4-7. San Jose has to find a way to address this troubling trend of playoff shortfalls, but it will be hard to do with most of their core, including Marleau, already locked up.
Niemi and Sharks lose | 05/01/2014 3:53 AM
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Antti Niemi let in three goals on 28 shots in San Jose's 5-1 loss to Los Angeles in Game 7 of their first round playoff series on Wednesday night.
Rotoworld.com

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You can't blame Niemi for the loss, because the Kings scored some nice goals and two of those five goals was scored in empty net. Niemi had a difficult postseason with a 3.74 goals-against average and .884 save percentage in six games. He played a solid regular season, but the Sharks needed more from him in the postseason.
Irwin scores in loss | 05/01/2014 3:47 AM
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Matt Irwin scored a lone goal in San Jose's 5-1 loss to Los Angeles in Game 7 of their first round playoff series.
Rotoworld.com

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Irwin scored his first ever NHL playoff goal after he was a healthy scratch in first five games in the playoff series. He replaced Marc-Edouard Vlasic in Game 6 and he finished with two games in the postseason. Rookie Tomas Hertl and James Sheppard assisted the lone goal for the Sharks.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic isn't available Wednesday | 04/30/2014 2:06 PM
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The San Jose Sharks have confirmed that Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) won't play in Game 7.
Pierre LeBrun on Twitter

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Vlasic also missed Game 6 on Monday. He has a goal and three points in five playoff games.
Antti Niemi will get the nod in Game 7 | 04/30/2014 1:57 PM
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Antti Niemi is expected to start in Game 7 on Wednesday.
Kevin Kurz on Twitter

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That's according to Joe Thornton. Niemi didn't start in Game 6, but his replacement, Alex Stalock, stopped just 26 of 30 shots in that contest. Niemi has an ugly 3.90 GAA and .882 save percentage in five games in the playoffs.
Joe Thornton: Sharks remain confident | 04/30/2014 11:35 AM
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Joe Thornton insisted that the Sharks are confident despite seeing a 3-0 series lead get erased.
CSN Bay Area

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The Sharks will have to play in Game 7 on Wednesday and try to avoid being on the wrong side of history. "We were a confident bunch," Thornton said. "We felt like our game was missing in a couple games, but then we slowly got it back. This year is kind of the same way. I think our game kind of went missing for a couple games. [Monday] night we saw what we can do. So, we're a confident group in here." Thornton has two goals and three points in the playoffs, but none in San Jose's last three games.
Coach Todd McLellan unsure of Game 7 starter | 04/29/2014 9:56 PM
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The biggest question going into Wednesday night's trio of Game 7's is who will get the start in the Sharks' goal, as both Antti Niemi and Alex Stalock have struggled through Games 4, 5 and 6.
Rotoworld.com

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Niemi won a Stanley Cup in 2010 with the Blackhawks, has 35 career playoff victories and a 1-1 record in Game 7's. Stalock, of course, started his first career NHL playoff game on Monday and allowed four goals on 30 shots, although stopped all 26 shots he faced relieving Niemi in Games 4 and 5 combined.
Raffi Torres gets his third point of playoffs | 04/29/2014 10:51 AM
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Raffi Torres registered an assist in a 4-1 loss to Los Angeles on Monday.
CSN Bay Area

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Torres has two goals and an assist in six playoff games. He's also tied for second on the team with a plus-three rating and is tied for fourth with 24 hits.
Stalock and the Sharks lose | 04/29/2014 3:39 AM
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Alex Stalock allowed four goals on 30 shots in San Jose's 4-1 loss to Los Angeles Monday night.
Rotoworld.com

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It was Stalock's first career NHL playoff start and he was solid for the first two periods, but allowed three goals in the third period. It will be interesting to see will Stalock or Antti Niemi start in Game 7 on Wednesday night.
Sheppard scores in loss | 04/29/2014 3:35 AM
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James Sheppard scored a lone goal in San Jose's 4-1 loss to Los Angeles in their first round playoff series on Monday evening.
Rotoworld.com

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It was Sheppard's second goal in the postseason and fifth point. Justin Braun and Raffi Torres assisted the lone goal.
Sharks' Vlasic not expected to play in Game 6 | 04/28/2014 3:18 PM
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Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) shouldn't be expected to play Monday night in Game 6.
David Pollak on Twitter

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He didn't take part in San Jose's morning skate and he doesn't have a locker stall set up in the Sharks' room. There's no timetable in place when Vlasic will be available.
Alex Stalock to start vs. Kings Monday night | 04/28/2014 3:05 PM
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Alex Stalock will start in Game 6 against Los Angeles on Monday night.
Lisa Dillman on Twitter

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He was the first goaltender off the ice at San Jose's morning skate. Stalock has made two relief appearances in the series and he's stopped all 26 shots he's faced against Los Angeles. This will mark his first career NHL playoff start.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic does not practice Sunday | 04/28/2014 10:48 AM
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Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) did not practice on Sunday.
CSN Bay Area

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Vlasics was injured on Saturday when Jarret Stoll gave him a shot to the head in the first period. Vlasic did not return to the game. "We had a meeting, we had a quick practice - I've got to go deal with that as the next thing, coach Todd McLellan said. "Obviously he didn't skate today, so he may make the trip and we'll see how he is tomorrow." There should be an update later today.
Alex Stalock could start Game 6 | 04/28/2014 10:44 AM
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Do not be surprised if Alex Stalock gets the start in Game 6 for the San Jose Sharks.
CSN Bay Area

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My, how things can change in only a few days. A few days ago the Sharks were up 3-0 over the Kings and Antti Niemi looked like he was going to lead the Sharks into the second round of the playoffs. But two games later, Niemi could be watching from the bench as he was pulled in both games after allowing eight goals on only 45 shots. Stalock has been perfect in stopping all 26 Kings shots in the playoffs, so coach Todd McLellan could look to Stalock in Game 6. "We've got to talk about that yet today," McLellan said Sunday. "We'll make a decision and let him know when it's time." Stay tuned.
Matt Irwin could get into Game 6 Monday | 04/27/2014 9:16 AM
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Defenseman Matt Irwin should get the call on the blueline if Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) is unable to go Monday.
CSN Bay Area

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Irwin has been a healthy scratch in all five games thus far but he managed to play in 62 games this season with two goals and 17 points.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic questionable for Game 6 | 04/27/2014 9:13 AM
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Marc-Edouard Vlasic (upper body) is questionable for Game 6 on Monday.
CSN Bay Area

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Vlasic took a shot to the head, courtesy of the Kings Jarret Stoll in the first period Saturday and did not return. "He didn't return after the blow he took to the head from Stoll," coach Todd McLellan said after the game. "He's got an upper body injury. You can call it that." The injury really hurt the Sharks who played the remainder of the game with only five defensemen. Stay tuned.
Marc-Eduord Vlasic suffers UBI in Game 5 | 04/27/2014 1:25 AM
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Marc-Eduord Vlasic suffered an upper-body injury Saturday night.
David Pollak on Twitter

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The Sharks defenseman was hit in the head by Jarrett Stoll, the latter receiving a roughing penalty, in the first period. Vlasic played just 5:38. Coach Todd McLellan is unsure whether Vlasic would be available for Game 6. He has three points in the playoffs, and put up 24 in 81 games this season.
Thornton gets four shots on goal in loss | 04/27/2014 1:19 AM
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Joe Thornton was one of three Sharks to get four shots on goal in his team's 3-0 loss to the Kings on Saturday night.
Rotoworld.com

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It's not surprise that Thornton has been quiet over the last two games, and the Sharks have lost. He has three points in the series. Brent Burns and Tommy Wingels also had four shots on goal. Jason Demers and Tomas Hertl finished with a game-low minus-two rating.
Stalock relieves Niemi, stops 22 in Gm 5 loss | 04/27/2014 1:18 AM
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Alex Stalock was a perfect 22-for-22 in relief of Antti Niemi in the Sharks' 3-0 Game 5 loss to the Kings on Saturday night.
Rotoworld.com

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Niemi gave up three goals on 19 shots, prompting a hook 22 seconds into the second period. Stalock, who also came in on relief in Game 4 (albeit for four shots), was excellent in this one and looked a lot more confident than Niemi. It wouldn't be all that surprising to see coach Todd McLellan turn to Stalock on the road for Game 6, with his team still leading the series by a game. Stalock was a great backup this season, posting a 1.87 goals-against average and .932 save percentage, so it's not like this came out of nowhere.
Antti Niemi pulled for second straight game | 04/27/2014 12:24 AM
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Antti Niemi was pulled in Game 5 against the Kings, the second straight time he's been yanked in the first-round series.
Rotoworld.com

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Niemi gave up three goals on 19 shots, getting pulled 22 seconds into the second period. He allowed five goals in a Game 4 loss, lasting just over two periods then. Niemi entered the game with a 3.45 goals-against average and .889 save percentage. Alex Stalock came in to relieve him.
Vlasic suffers undisclosed injury in first | 04/26/2014 11:15 PM
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Marc-Edouard Vlasic suffered an undisclosed injury in the first period against the Kings.
David Pollak on Twitter

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The Sharks defenseman was on the wrong side of a Jarrett Stoll roughing penalty. Vlasic has not been seen since 14:09 of the first period. He played 5:38 and was a minus-one. The important blueliner has three points in the playoffs.
Logan Couture giving Kings difficulties | 04/25/2014 7:13 PM
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Logan Couture has drawn five penalties and three points through just four games in these playoffs, which has certainly helped the Sharks build a commanding lead over the Kings so far.
Rotoworld.com

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With such a potent power play, Couture's gritty work and sacrifice has come in handy for San Jose. The Sharks have converted on 4/16 power plays through four games, while Couture has had plenty of chances with the man advantage playing on the second unit with Tomas Hertl and Tommy Wingels.
Antti Niemi not too worried after rough game | 04/25/2014 6:45 PM
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Antti Niemi isn't overly concerned after being pulled from Game 4 on Thursday.
CSN Bay Area

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Niemi allowed five goals on 26 shots in San Jose's 6-3 loss to the Kings. "I thought five goals is way, way too much, but overall I thought I felt good," Niemi said. "I saw the puck well. I'm not too worried about that." San Jose won the first three games of the series, so Los Angeles is still against the ropes.
James Sheppard finds back of the net Thursday | 04/25/2014 11:40 AM
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James Sheppard scored his first goal of the 2014 playoffs on Thursday.
CSN Bay Area

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Sheppard now has four points in four postseason games. He had four goals and 16 assists in 67 contests in the regular season.
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