The big news of the past week in San Jose Sharks territory is about what didn’t happen. John Tavares didn’t select San Jose as his new hockey home and so the search for a new top center will continue along a different path, perhaps at a different time. But there are recent changes worth discussing.
We roll on in our review of the San Jose Sharks 2017-18 season. We covered the main points in our prior article. Here’s a look at the team’s forwards, an area of substantial change. Sharks Redefine Their Forwards With the departure of Patrick Marleau, the Sharks had a major void in their forward group. Or so
The second playoff game between the San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights was a beauty. It was played at a high level, with chippiness thrown in for good measure. The lead went back and forth, with great plays and lucky bounces both playing a role in the outcome. Unlike Game 1, a blowout win
The San Jose Sharks missed an opportunity against the league’s last place team with a 2-1 loss on Tuesday to the Arizona Coyotes. It was a night where several of the Sharks competitors in the Western Conference playoff race also lost. A chance to put some distance between themselves and their close rivals disappeared in
As the San Jose Sharks head to the second half of the season, there are some notable milestones recently achieved or are likely to occur soon. We’ll cover some of these here. Joe Thornton The man who’ll deliver the most milestones is Joe Thornton. The future Hall-of-Famer is moving up the all-time lists for points
Eight games ago, the San Jose Sharks began a six-game swing against division opponents. The stretch included two games against the Calgary Flames, two games against the Vancouver Canucks, plus single games against the Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers. The Sharks took the opportunity to close the gap with the second place Kings and widen
Ever since Joe Thornton joined the Sharks 11 years and 11 months ago, he has centered the Sharks top line. And while some may think Thornton remains the top center on the team’s top line, the eyeballs say it isn’t so. The changing of the guard on the Sharks top line is a big story.
It is early in the NHL season and the San Jose Sharks sit with a modest 4-4-0 record. While the first two games of the season were not good, the Sharks have been strong since then. In most of these six games, the Sharks have either matched or outplayed their opponents. What has been working?