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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,...

Some quirks in San Jose Sharks 2016-17 regular season schedule

The NHL announced the 2016-17 regular season schedule on Tuesday morning and once again, the Sharks have a lot of road games through the first six weeks, as 12 of their first 18 are away from SAP Center. Here's the… Continue Reading → The post Some quirks in San Jose Sharks 2016-17...
Fear The Fin Jun 20, 2016

Doug Wilson restates commitment to Patrick Marleau

GM also talks Brent Burns extension. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson restated the Sharks commitment to keeping Patrick Marleau in San Jose for next season in a conference call on Monday morning. He also touched on the Sharks’ plans in the draft, their injury situation and a potential extension with Brent Burns. I’ll give some of the highlights of the call below: On Patrick Marleau Patty is an important member to our team, he has been for a long long time and we feel he has a lot of good hockey left in him. On whether it would be hard to trade a player who has been with the...
Fear The Fin Jun 19, 2016

Who are the top five Sharks draft picks of all time?

With the NHL draft quickly coming upon us, I’m taking a look at all sorts of San Jose Sharks draft history. We already covered how many homegrown players the Sharks had on their Stanley Cup Final roster, so now I’m sifting through San Jose’s draft history to figure out the top five Sharks draft picks of all time. Here are a few qualifiers right off the bat: The player had to play at least 100 NHL games I’m primarily looking at their Sharks career I’m trying to combine both the quality of the player while considering where they were drafted With all that being said, here’s the...

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...
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.

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...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 13, 2016

For Marleau and Thornton, losing Stanley Cup Final 'just devastating'

Marleau, Thornton among the San Jose Sharks who had trouble scoring during the loss to the Piitsburgh Penguins in the battle for the NHL title.
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...

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...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 8, 2016

Sharks know how quickly NHL playoff momentum can change

Many San Jose Sharks players recall how series got away from them when they had 3-0 and 3-1 advantages.
San Jose Mercury News Jun 8, 2016

Sharks have played better on extra rest

San Jose Sharks are 2-0 during NHL playoffs when they have had an extra day to prepare for a game.

It all starts with Sharks getting 1st lead

First things first. “The fans have been waiting a long time to have a Stanley Cup game in our building,” said Patrick Marleau, who has waited 18 years in his career as well. Past the 25-year-old franchise’s historic benchmarks, there are other “firsts” the Sharks are more concerned with, such as scoring first, leading at any point in the series for the first time, and watching the Penguins show their lines first. “This isn’t over until the other team wins four games,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. By round, the Sharks led the Kings for 173 minutes and 47 seconds and...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 2, 2016

DeBoer thinking of sticking with Sharks line changes

San Jose Sharks' coach Pete DeBoer switched Patrick Marleau and Joel Ward before third period in Game 2 and it appeared to pay off despite overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Mile High Hockey Jun 2, 2016

Colorado Avalanche: News From Around the NHL June 2nd, 2016

Patrick Marleau won't be disciplined for hit on Bryan Rust. [CBC] Wild needs to get more offensive. [The Fourth Period] Ex-NHL player Dan LaCouture pleads not guilty to assaulting woman. [Toronto Sun] Sharks' Justin Braun plays after death of father-in-law Tom Lysiak. [The Star] Obituary: Rick MacLeish was one of the Flyers' Broad Street Bullies. [The Globe and Mail]

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