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Fear The Fin Jul 9, 2016

2015-16 Sharks Season in Review: Paul Martin

San Jose’s other big July acquisition proved to be just what the Sharks needed on the blueline. Like fellow July signing Joel Ward, Paul Martin came to San Jose just as advertised. Martin was a calming presence alongside Brent Burns, serving as Han Solo to the Sharks’ Chewbacca while the Wookiee played at a Norris-finalist level. He proved to be a steadying presence for the rest of the blueline as well. With Martin in tow, Brendan Dillon was able to slide into a more ideal role on the Sharks’ third pairing. Despite turning 35 towards the end of the regular season, Martin played in 78...
Fear The Fin Jul 7, 2016

How much is it going to cost to extend Brent Burns?

The Wookiee’s gonna get paid. The 2017 offseason is shaping up to be very interesting for the Sharks. Brent Burns, Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau will all become UFAs following the 2016-17 season and Marc-Edouard Vlasic will have just a year left on his deal. General manager Doug Wilson would like to see at least one of those contract decisions made before next June — and Burns’ is likely at the forefront of his mind. Burns will be 32 in March and is currently on a five-year deal worth $5.76 million a year. So how much will it cost to keep our favorite Wookiee around? Well, it...
Fear The Fin Jul 1, 2016

2015-16 Sharks Season Review: Brent Burns

Editor’s note: This is the start of our 2015-16 Sharks Season Review series. We’ll be running one a day throughout most of July. Enjoy. Brent Burns put together his best season ever, earning a nomination for the Norris Trophy and setting a Sharks record for most points in a single season by a blue-liner. He got better as the season went along and he became more comfortable with new defense partner Paul Martin and was a key piece of the Sharks Final run. Burns tallied 75 points, a career high, on 27 goals and 48 assists. That goal total led all defenders, it also placed Burns at 29th on...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 23, 2016

Patrick Kane wins the Hart Trophy; Sharks' Brent Burns falls short in Norris Trophy

The Kings' Drew Doughty won his first Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, beating out Ottawa's Erik Karlsson and the Sharks' Brent Burns.

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