San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks enter 2017-18 in a precarious position. After failing to come to terms with unrestricted free agent and franchise legend Patrick Marleau, the Sharks are poised to take a step back, at least offensively, without significant progress from the “five or six” rookies that general manager Doug Wilson expects to play on
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Thirty-one NHL teams know New York Islanders center John Tavares is an elite player. Any team interested in his services is going to have to answer the same question posed by Larry Brooks for Isles management: “what is the organization’s selling point?” We know John Tavares makes sense for the San Jose Sharks because he makes
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When the San Jose Sharks acquired Mikkel Boedker as an unrestricted free agent in 2016, it looked like they had addressed their need for secondary scoring on the power play. After a not particularly close Stanley Cup Final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in which the Sharks managed only eight goals in six games, general
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For the San Jose Sharks, this offseason is pivotal. They lost their all-time leading goal scorer to free agency. They’ve re-signed their all-time best player, despite being 38 years-old, coming off a down season and finishing it with two torn knee ligaments. He got 16% raise. The Sharks have made few moves. Though I question
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As Patrick Marleau heads to Toronto, there is a buzz. In our third and final part of the series, we’ll peer into Marleau’s future with the Maple Leafs. Related Part 1: The Ever-So Talented Patrick Marleau Part 2: Patrick Marleau’s Yin and Yang During Marleau’s time in San Jose, he often divided the fan base. So it comes as little
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As I flipped my calendar to July, I saw the picture. It is a graceful albatross, flying above the coastline of the Falkland Islands. On July 1, 2017, the NHL began their new calendar season and, as always, a flurry of activity came with it. A bad deal is often called an albatross, and more
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Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau are the two best players in San Jose Sharks history. They’ve been joined at the hip since Thornton’s arrival in 2005. Almost any listing of franchise scoring records will find the two of them first and second. They are also among the most popular Sharks. Joe Thornton, with Beard 1.0
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The San Jose Sharks’ offseason is both very complicated and quite simple. Factors such as the expansion draft, the potential for a relatively flat salary cap and expiring contracts of the franchise’s two greatest players are all in the mix. Yet, the Sharks need to focus on a single core objective: getting the elite forward which
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After exiting the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the first round this spring, the San Jose Sharks find themselves with the 19th selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The Sharks have some decent success drafting in the middle third of the opening round. Mirco Mueller (18th – 2013), Tomas Hertl (17th – 2012), Ty Wishart
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The San Jose Sharks are up next on our list of players that fans of the Vegas Golden Knights should know. Arguably there is no team with a more complicated expansion draft landscape to navigate than the Sharks. Blame it all on Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. Both entered the NHL in 1997, both will
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