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Fear The Fin Jun 26, 2016

What do the Sharks need this offseason?

We look at the holes in the current roster. With the draft behind us and free agency looming, we can finally take a comprehensive look at what the Sharks have to work with this offseason. I’m going to group all the 2015-16 Sharks into three categories: Signed, UFAs and RFAs. From there, we can see what holes need to be plugged. Signed These Sharks are under contract for the 2017-18 season. All salary information comes from GeneralFanager.com. Forwards (9, $34,453,332) Joe Thornton, $6,750,000 Patrick Marleau, $6,666,666 Joe Pavelski, $6,000,000 Logan Couture , $6,000,000 Joel Ward,...

Sharks select Noah Gregor in fourth round of NHL Entry Draft

The Sharks selected center Noah Gregor with their fourth round pick at No. 111 overall at the NHL Entry Draft on Saturday. Gregor, listed at 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, had 73 points in 72 games for the Moose Jaw Warriors… Continue Reading → The post Sharks select Noah Gregor in fourth...

Joe Thornton, Brent Burns named to NHL Second All-Star Team

Brent Burns and Joe Thornton were each named to the NHL Second All-Star Team on Wednesday evening in a vote among members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. Burns and Kris Letang were… Continue Reading → The post Joe Thornton, Brent Burns...

Sharks eager to prove Stanley Cupo run was no fluke

The Sharks surprised the hockey world, their fan base and maybe even themselves with their trip to this season’s Stanley Cup Finals. Considering the advanced age of several key players — Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau will be 37 when next season starts — and the way Cup runners-up have fared recently, there are reasons for concern. No team during that time has been a Cup runner-up two consecutive seasons and two teams — the 2012-13 Devils and ’06 Oilers — missed the postseason following a Finals’ series loss. Young, restricted free-agent forwards Tomas Hertl and Matt...

Cult of Hockey: San Jose Sharks should investigate trading for the Edmonton Oilers’ Benoit Pouliot

The San Jose Sharks fell just short of a championship on Sunday, bowing out against the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games after defeating Los Angeles, Nashville and St. Louis to come out of the Western Conference. Given how close the team came, and given the age of some key players—Joe Thornton, Paul Martin, Joel Ward […]
San Jose Mercury News Jun 13, 2016

Sharks veterans Thornton, Marleau want to return

Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau both have one year left on their contracts with the San Jose Sharks.
Silver Seven Jun 13, 2016

Sympathy for the Sharks: Comparison to the 2006-07 Ottawa Senators

I was cheering for the Sharks because of the nostalgia factor When the San Jose Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings in just five games early in the playoffs, they became my team. I’d been let down by them too many times in the past to have picked them in my bracket, but once they eliminated LA, I began to believe. I wanted to see Joe Thornton finally get his Cup. I loved watching such a dominant team finally get some of the respect they deserved. I was pretty OK with all of the final four in this year’s playoffs. The Penguins were my least favourite, but I had nothing against seeing...

Sharks fans thrilled with season, sad it’s over

San Jose fans didn’t leave the Shark Tank angry or upset on Sunday night. The Penguins always played about a second earlier than the Sharks. Jones, a 26-year-old goalie, and the other young Sharks have fans excited about the future. Joonas Donskoi (24), Chris Tierney (21) and Melker Karlsson (25) all got a taste of the Finals and gained invaluable experience in the process. Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton aren’t getting any younger, but with Donskoi and Karlsson and the goalie coming back, they’ve got a good nucleus, said Dan Ryken, 44, of Union City, who goes back to the Cow...
Ron Cook: Fourth Stanley Cup a teamwide achievement for Penguins

Ron Cook: Fourth Stanley Cup a teamwide achievement for Penguins

SAN JOSE, Calif. — It started right off the opening faceoff. Sidney Crosby gave San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton a whack across the back of the legs even before the loud, boisterous crowd at SAP Center was in its seats. Crosby’s message was clear on a night when the Sharks and their fans were looking for Penguins blood.
Penguins notebook: Penalty killers shine against lethal Sharks power play

Penguins notebook: Penalty killers shine against lethal Sharks power play

SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose entered the Stanley Cup final with one of the most imposing power plays in the NHL.
San Jose Mercury News Jun 11, 2016

Gordie Howe: Joe Thornton pays tribute

Sharks star shares thoughts on late Hall-of-Famer, but greatest tribute came on ice
Fear The Fin Jun 9, 2016

Sharks vs. Penguins, Game 5 Lines: No changes for San Jose

With the Sharks a loss away from the end of their season (or three wins!), head coach Pete DeBoer isn't making any changes to his team ahead of game five. Melker Karlsson is expected to stay on the top line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski, at least to start, thought it wouldn't be surprising to see things shuffled around if San Jose ends up chasing the game again. Sharks Lines Melker Karlsson – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski Patrick Marleau – Logan Couture – Joonas Donskoi Matt Nieto – Chris Tierney – Joel Ward Dainius Zubrus – Nick Spaling – Tommy Wingels Marc-Edouard...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 9, 2016
Joe Thornton on Game 5: Sharks need an attacking mindset

Joe Thornton on Game 5: Sharks need an attacking mindset

(Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)The Sharks know how difficult it will be to win three straight games against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final.

Joe Thornton on Game 5: Sharks need an attacking mindset

The Sharks know how difficult it will be to win three straight games against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final. Joe Thornton said he’s not looking past the first two minutes of the first period of Game 5.… Continue Reading → The post Joe Thornton on Game 5: Sharks need...

DeBoer expects Sharks to respond to pressure

DeBoer expects Sharks to respond to pressure PITTSBURGH - The Sharks tonight play the first of what they hope are three straight elimination games. San Jose won the only elimination game its encountered this spring - a Game 7 second-round clincher against Nashville on May 12. San Jose responded positively three nights later at home with a 5-0 victory as goalie Martin Jones made 20 saves while big-name stars Joe Thornton, Logan Couture, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski and Joel Ward each scored goals. “Any time you get in a situation where your back’s against the wall you always wonder...

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