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Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored in a losing effort against the Blue Jackets on Saturday. | 11/15/2014 10:44 PM
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Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored in a losing effort against the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
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Impact
Pavelski has eight goals and eight assists this season. San Jose had 37 shots against the Blue Jackets, but lost, 2-1.
Sharks netminder Antti Niemi Niemi earned a victory Thursday over the Lightning. | 11/13/2014 10:08 PM
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Sharks netminder Antti Niemi Niemi earned a victory Thursday over the Lightning.
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Impact
He stopped 32-of-33 shots on goal and is now 7-5-1 on the season. Niemi is clearly the Sharks top goaltender.
Sharks center Joe Thornton scored a goal in Thursday's win over the Lightning. | 11/13/2014 10:06 PM
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Sharks center Joe Thornton scored a goal in Thursday's win over the Lightning.
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Impact
Thornton now has a solid 16 points in 18 games played. Owners should be pleased with his production.
San Jose has placed goalie Alex Stalock on injured reserve according to CSN Bay Area. | 11/12/2014 2:51 PM
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San Jose has placed goalie Alex Stalock on injured reserve according to CSN Bay Area.
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Impact
There are no reports yet as to what Stalock's injury is. He is 2-2-1 this season with a .925 save percentage and 2.38 GAA.
Sharks center Joe Thornton scored the lone goal for San Jose against the lowly Panthers. | 11/11/2014 10:13 PM
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Sharks center Joe Thornton scored the lone goal for San Jose against the lowly Panthers.
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Impact
Thornton is having a productive season at the age of 35. He has five goals and 10 assists in 17 games.
Sharks goalie Alex Stalock stopped 37-of-40 shots in Saturday's win over the Stars. | 11/09/2014 10:57 AM
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Sharks goalie Alex Stalock stopped 37-of-40 shots in Saturday's win over the Stars.
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Impact
He is now 2-2-1, but should not be considered an option, as he is still playing behind Antti Niemi.
Sharks center Patrick Marleau continued his strong start to the season, Saturday against the Stars. | 11/09/2014 10:54 AM
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Sharks center Patrick Marleau continued his strong start to the season, Saturday against the Stars.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots and a +1 rating. Marleau now has 15 points in 15 games, and should be considered a solid option for the duration of the season.
San Jose defensemen Brent Burns scored two goals in Saturday's win over Dallas. | 11/08/2014 10:52 PM
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San Jose defensemen Brent Burns scored two goals in Saturday's win over Dallas.
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Impact
He now has six goals and 15 points on the season, which is extremely solid for a defensemen.
Devils left wing Marty Havlat has skated on Saturday and should be back in the lineup this week according to The Bergen Record. | 11/03/2014 4:39 PM
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Devils left wing Marty Havlat has skated on Saturday and should be back in the lineup this week according to The Bergen Record.
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Impact
Havlat did not suit up on Saturday, but the Devils play three games in four days starting on Tuesday. Expect Havlat to return in one of those games.
Sharks center Logan Couture scored his sixth goal of the season Saturday. | 11/02/2014 11:16 AM
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Sharks center Logan Couture scored his sixth goal of the season Saturday.
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Impact
Couture's score put the Sharks up 2-1 about halfway through the second period. San Jose added a third goal four minutes later and beat the Islanders, 3-1.
Sharks center Joe Thornton scored a goal and was +1 on the night, against the Wild. | 10/30/2014 10:57 PM
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Sharks center Joe Thornton scored a goal and was +1 on the night, against the Wild.
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Impact
Thornton keeps producing, as he now has 11 points on the season, and as long as he can stay healthy, 70 points is not out of his range.
Sharks netminder Antti Niemi Niemi- played well thursday against Minnesota. | 10/30/2014 10:56 PM
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Sharks netminder Antti Niemi Niemi- played well thursday against Minnesota.
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Impact
He stopped 43-of-46 shots, and is firmly entrenched as the team's number one goaltender.
Sharks center Logan Couture scored to tie the game against the Avalanche on Tuesday as San Jose won in a shoot out, 3-2. | 10/29/2014 10:46 AM
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Sharks center Logan Couture scored to tie the game against the Avalanche on Tuesday as San Jose won in a shoot out, 3-2.
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Impact
Couture scored on a pass from Justin Braun and Tommy Wingels. It was Couture's fifth goal of the season. He had six shots on net on Tuesday.
Sharks netminder Antti Niemi stopped 31-of-33 shots against the Avalanche as San Jose beat Colorado, 3-2, in a shootout. | 10/29/2014 10:42 AM
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Sharks netminder Antti Niemi stopped 31-of-33 shots against the Avalanche as San Jose beat Colorado, 3-2, in a shootout.
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Impact
Niemi has been a pleasant surprise to fantasy owners this season. He is 5-2 with a 2.66 GAA and .918 save percentage.
San Jose defensemen Brent Burns continued to play well, after changing positions this season. | 10/25/2014 6:36 PM
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San Jose defensemen Brent Burns continued to play well, after changing positions this season.
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Impact
He notched his second goal of the season, and after converting from being a winger, Burns now has nine points on the season. Owners who took the gamble with him, have it paying off.
Sharks goalie Alex Stalock did not see4 much action in Saturday's loss. | 10/25/2014 6:35 PM
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Sharks goalie Alex Stalock did not see4 much action in Saturday's loss.
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Impact
He stopped 13-of-shots on goal, as San Jose fell to the Sabres 2-1. Unless Stalock is able to separate himself from Antti Niemi, he will remain the backup goaltender for the Sharks.
Sharks forward Joe Pavelski is moving to the third line according to CSN Bay Area. | 10/24/2014 7:52 PM
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Sharks forward Joe Pavelski is moving to the third line according to CSN Bay Area.
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Impact
Pavelski will play with Tommy Wingels and Chris Tierney on Saturday. Pavelski has four goals and four assists in eight games to start the year, but coach Todd McLellan wants to improve the team's defense.
Sharks center Logan Couture had a big game in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins. | 10/21/2014 10:01 PM
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Sharks center Logan Couture had a big game in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.
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Impact
He scored two goals, and also had a superb eight shots on goal. However since the Sharks gave up five goals, Couture was -2 on the night. Joe Thornton added San Jose's third goal on the night, his second of the season.
Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored his fourth goal of the young season on Saturday against the Devils. | 10/18/2014 10:27 PM
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Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored his fourth goal of the young season on Saturday against the Devils.
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Impact
San Jose won, 4-2. Marleau had two points, two shots and was plus-one. He has seven points on the season.
Sharks center Logan Couture scored a goal and has two assist in a victory over the Devils, on Saturday. | 10/18/2014 10:23 PM
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Sharks center Logan Couture scored a goal and has two assist in a victory over the Devils, on Saturday.
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Impact
Couture had his first assist and goal on the power play as San Jose jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the end of the second period. Couture then assisted Patrick Marleau's goal as the Sharks led 3-0. The Devils battled back to score the next two goals before allowing an empty netter.
San Jose center Patrick Marleauscored his third goal of the season. | 10/16/2014 10:11 PM
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San Jose center Patrick Marleauscored his third goal of the season.
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Impact
Marleau is off to solid start, and now has five points through four games. Owners will hope he keeps this going throughout the entire season.
Sharks goalie Alex Stalock played well in Thursday's shootout loss. | 10/16/2014 10:08 PM
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Sharks goalie Alex Stalock played well in Thursday's shootout loss.
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Impact
He stopped 42-of-45 shots, and has played well in both of his starts this season. Antti Niemi is the Sharks number one goalie, but has a short leash, and Stalock will continue to be waiting in the wings.
Sharks defenseman Matt Irwin scored two goals on Tuesday against the Capitals. | 10/14/2014 10:20 PM
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Sharks defenseman Matt Irwin scored two goals on Tuesday against the Capitals.
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Impact
Irwin scored in the first two minutes and then again about three minutes later on the power play. It was the first two goals of the season for him. The Sharks won in the shootout, 6-5.
Sharks goalie Alex Stalock pitched a shutout in first start of the season. | 10/12/2014 10:29 AM
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Sharks goalie Alex Stalock pitched a shutout in first start of the season.
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Impact
After Antti Niemi shut out the Kings on opening night, Stalock matched his counterpart. He stopped all 30 shots he faced, and now owners will need to keep an eye on Stalock, to see if he becomes a relevant fantasy player.
San Jose center Patrick Marleau produces another two points on Saturday against Winnipeg. | 10/12/2014 10:24 AM
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San Jose center Patrick Marleau produces another two points on Saturday against Winnipeg.
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Impact
After recording a goal and an assist in the opener, Marleau was back at it again, with another goal and assist, along with four shots on goal. He is now +3 on the season, with two penalty minutes as well.
Sharks goalie Alex Stalock pitches shutout in first start of the season. | 10/12/2014 10:19 AM
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Sharks goalie Alex Stalock pitches shutout in first start of the season.
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Impact
After Antti Niemi shut out the Kings on opening night, Stalock matched his counterpart. He stopped all 30 shots he faced, and now owners will need to keep an eye on Stalock, to see if he becomes a relevant fantasy player.
San Jose forward Tyler Kennedy (undisclosed) is expected to miss Wednesday's game against Los Angeles . | 10/07/2014 1:42 PM
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San Jose forward Tyler Kennedy (undisclosed) is expected to miss Wednesday's game against Los Angeles .
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Impact
At least he was seen on the ice Monday. Kennedy had four goals, 17 points, 34 PIM and 143 SOG in 67 games last season which hardly makes him fantasy worthy.
San Jose winger-turned-defensemen Brent Burns will be a highly sought after fantasy value in 2014-15 because of his dual eligibilty. | 10/03/2014 11:47 AM
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San Jose winger-turned-defensemen Brent Burns will be a highly sought after fantasy value in 2014-15 because of his dual eligibilty.
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Impact
He can be productive at either position and will be on the top blueline pairing along with power play unit work. He posted 48 points last season and we still think he can post 42 points from the blueline.
San Jose center Patrick Marleau is a solid points producer and shows up for every game, both characteristics that fantasy owners love. | 10/03/2014 11:36 AM
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San Jose center Patrick Marleau is a solid points producer and shows up for every game, both characteristics that fantasy owners love.
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Impact
Marleau has played every game for the past five seasons and cracked the 70-point barrier in three of them. Playing with Logan Couture and Matthew Nieto on the second line should provide him with enough talent to continue to be a valuable fantasy asset.
Sharks forward Joe Pavelski posted 41 goals last season, but fantasy owners may not get quite that much out of him in 2014-15. | 10/03/2014 11:31 AM
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Sharks forward Joe Pavelski posted 41 goals last season, but fantasy owners may not get quite that much out of him in 2014-15.
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Impact
Pavelski scored on 18.2 percent of his shots, but far the best in the league and well above his career average of 11.1 percent. we have him scheduled to play on the right wing with Joe Thornton and Tomas Hertl and are projecting 36 goals and 32 assists.
Sharks center Joe Thornton sometimes gets overlooked, but his consistent numbers will help any fantasy lineup. | 10/03/2014 11:27 AM
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Sharks center Joe Thornton sometimes gets overlooked, but his consistent numbers will help any fantasy lineup.
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Impact
With 11 goals, 65 assists and 122 SOG in 82 games, Thornton is a bit one-dimensional, but he dominates the assist category, finishing ahead of everyone except the great Sidney Crosby in that category. Fantasy owners also have to like he's played every game in six of the past eight seasons.
San Jose second-year forward Tomas Hertl (knee surgery) was putting up monster rookie numbers before the injury (25 points in 37 games). | 10/03/2014 11:23 AM
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San Jose second-year forward Tomas Hertl (knee surgery) was putting up monster rookie numbers before the injury (25 points in 37 games).
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Impact
The soon-to-be 21-year-old Hertl is expected to play on the left wing alongside stars Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski which means if his right knee can take the punishment of a lot of minutes he could be a 60-plus point scorer. We say the team doesn't overuse him and he puts up a respectable 51 points.
Defenseman Brad Stuart has agreed to a two-year, $7.2 million contract extension with Colorado. | 09/29/2014 5:51 PM
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Defenseman Brad Stuart has agreed to a two-year, $7.2 million contract extension with Colorado.
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Impact
This does not really effect fantasy owners. He had just 11 points in 61 games with San Jose last season. Colorado traded a 2016 second round pick and 2017 sixth round selection to acquire him. He is not fantasy relevant.
Defenseman Brad Stuart has agreed to a two-year, $7.2 million contract extension with Colorado. | 09/29/2014 5:51 PM
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Defenseman Brad Stuart has agreed to a two-year, $7.2 million contract extension with Colorado.
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Impact
This does not really effect fantasy owners. He had just 11 points in 61 games with San Jose last season. Colorado traded a 2016 second round pick and 2017 sixth round selection to acquire him. He is not fantasy relevant.
San Jose head coach Todd McLellan confirms that the team sees Brent Burns as a defenseman and not a forward according to CSN Bay Area. | 09/19/2014 9:44 PM
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San Jose head coach Todd McLellan confirms that the team sees Brent Burns as a defenseman and not a forward according to CSN Bay Area.
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Impact
Both Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau said they would like to see Burns return to forward, but their head coach does not agree. Being that the Sharks lost Dan Boyle and Brad Stuart this offseason, it is probably best for the team leaving Burns on the blue line.
San Jose winger Raffi Torres will miss the first few months of the season because of an infection he developed after surgery to his right knee according to David Pollack of Mercury News. | 08/21/2014 12:50 PM
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San Jose winger Raffi Torres will miss the first few months of the season because of an infection he developed after surgery to his right knee according to David Pollack of Mercury News.
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Impact
Torres had another surgery on his knee due to the infection. He missed most of last season while recovering from a torn ACL.
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

Impact
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.
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Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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.
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Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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.
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Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
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

Impact
"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

Impact
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

Impact
"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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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".
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.

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