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Erik Karlsson Signing Requires San Jose Sharks Middle Class Exit

Erik Karlsson Signing Requires San Jose Sharks Middle Class Exit

The San Jose Sharks re-signed defenseman Erik Karlsson to an eight-year, $92 million deal, by far the richest in team history. The Sharks have six high-end players under contract going forward. Along with Karlsson, they are defensemen Brent Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic plus forwards Logan Couture, Evander Kane and Tomas Hertl. Three players who are not under contract are team captain and leading goal-scorer Joe Pavelski, Hall-of-Fame lock Joe Thornton and emerging star Timo Meier. Getting all three under contract is going to take some creativity, but can be done. No doubt Meier returns (a...
Fear The Fin Jun 8, 2019
2018-19 Season Review: Timo “always trying to score” Meier

2018-19 Season Review: Timo “always trying to score” Meier

The rising star might even have more room to grow. No moment more succinctly summarized Timo Meier’s season than that which occurred in the Sharks’ locker room after Game 1 of the Western Conference Final. Meier had scored twice during the 6-3 victory, including a Forsberg-esque finish around Blues’ goalie Jordan Binnington. On Meier’s second goal, he deflected — from behind the goal line — the puck off Binnington and into the net. After the game, Meier was asked if he had intended to score the second goal. In an exchange that was somewhat reminiscent of Joe Thornton butting...
Fear The Fin Jun 3, 2019
2018-19 Season Review: Joe Thornton has still got it

2018-19 Season Review: Joe Thornton has still got it

At 39, the dude is still unreasonably good at this dumb game. It will be difficult to discuss Joe Thornton’s past without reckoning with his insecure future. While we’ll dig deeper into the options available next season for the NHL’s 101st best player later on, any review of his 2018-19 season must operate under the shadow of his potential departure not from the San Jose Sharks, but from the NHL. That said, this isn’t an article on Thornton’s legacy — though it is heavily influential — this is about the power of now, so let’s try to be mindful and stay in the present for a...
Fear The Fin Jun 1, 2019
2018-19 Season Review: Gustav Nyquist was a good rental

2018-19 Season Review: Gustav Nyquist was a good rental

Other teams are definitely going to give Goose offers the Sharks can’t match. Gustav Nyquist spent most of the 2018 season, as he had his career, in Detroit. He joined the San Jose Sharks at the trade deadline in exchange for two draft picks. He had been a first-to-second line bridge player this season in Detroit. When he arrived in San Jose, he was put on the third line with Joe Thornton and Kevin Labanc. On March 9, he jumped up to the second line with Joonas Donskoi and Tomas Hertl. From then on, he played in the top-six until the Sharks’ season ended last week. He also appeared in...
Golden Gate Sports May 29, 2019

San Jose Sharks: Analysis of the team’s 2018-19 forwards

With the season ending in the Western Conference Final for the San Jose Sharks, it’s time to assess the forwards who made the playoff run possible. As the future remains unclear at this point for Joe Thornton, perhaps his San Jose Sharks teammates in the locker room feel the most disappointment in falling short of […] San Jose Sharks: Analysis of the team’s 2018-19 forwards - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
Golden Gate Sports May 24, 2019

Has Joe Thornton played his last game with the San Jose Sharks?

Joe Thornton is one of the most iconic players in San Jose Sharks history, but has he played his final game as a member of Teal Teal? After a miraculous playoff run complete with unexpected triumph and unlikely conquest, the San Jose Sharks 2018-19 season ultimately ended in disappointing failure. But the Sharks will retool […] Has Joe Thornton played his last game with the San Jose Sharks? - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
The Hockey Writers May 24, 2019

Sharks’ Offseason Uncertain With Key Free Agents

SAN JOSE, Calif. — If Joe Thornton comes back for a 22nd season in the NHL, it would only be with the San Jose Sharks. Captain Joe Pavelski is confident he will get a deal done to stay with the franchise he joined as a draft pick back in 2003. The situ... The post Sharks’ Offseason Uncertain With Key Free Agents appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Fear The Fin May 23, 2019
Exit Interviews: Thornton, Pavelski, Karlsson and Wilson talk about the future

Exit Interviews: Thornton, Pavelski, Karlsson and Wilson talk about the future

Spring is always a bittersweet season in San Jose. It was no different today, as the San Jose Sharks cleaned out their lockers after another valiant but ultimately futile run for the Cup. This summer might be a shade different though for an organization that has proven to be one of the most stable in all hockey. 39-year-old Joe Thornton, who altered the course of the franchise when Doug Wilson acquired him in November 2005, might retire. Captain Joe Pavelski, who’s actually been in the organization longer than Thornton — Pavelski was drafted in the seventh round in 2003 — is an...
The Mercury News May 23, 2019
Sharks’ Joe Thornton discusses his season, and his future

Sharks’ Joe Thornton discusses his season, and his future

Joe Thornton hasn't made up his mind as to whether he wants to return for a 22nd NHL season and make another run at his first Stanley Cup
The Mercury News May 22, 2019
For the Sharks, an offseason of uncertainty begins

For the Sharks, an offseason of uncertainty begins

San Jose Sharks may look a lot different in 2019-2020 depending on whether Erik Karlsson, Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton return
Sportsnet.ca May 22, 2019
At what point will Sharks need move on from Joe Thornton?

At what point will Sharks need move on from Joe Thornton?

HC analyst Nick Kypreos doesn’t think Joe Thornton wants to go anywhere, saying the San Jose Sharks would have to drag him out with a rope, but at some point they will have to move on. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca May 22, 2019
Many questions surrounding San Jose Sharks this offseason

Many questions surrounding San Jose Sharks this offseason

From Joe Thornton’s future to Joe Pavelski and Erik Karlsson’s free agency, HC at Noon discussion on what’s next for the San Jose Sharks after getting eliminated in the Western Conference Finals. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca May 22, 2019
Fresh off series loss, Sharks’ Joe Thornton not talking future yet

Fresh off series loss, Sharks’ Joe Thornton not talking future yet

According to NHL Network’s Jon Morosi, Thornton kept things brief when asked about whether he’d thought about his future. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca May 22, 2019
2019 Stanley Cup Final between Bruins, Blues to begin May 27

2019 Stanley Cup Final between Bruins, Blues to begin May 27

The Boston Bruins now know who their opponent will be in the Stanley Cup Final after the St. Louis Blues eliminated the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca May 21, 2019
Joe Thornton on how he’s feeling following series loss to Blues

Joe Thornton on how he’s feeling following series loss to Blues

Joe Thornton addressed the media following the Sharks 5-1 loss to the Blues in Game 6 eliminating them from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. COURTESY: NBC Sports California The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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