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Fear The Fin Jul 2, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: Mario Ferraro takes our No. 1 spot

Top 25 Under 25: Mario Ferraro takes our No. 1 spot

Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via There is perhaps no bigger contract left for the San Jose Sharks to sign this off-season than pending restricted free agent Mario Ferraro. In torrid fashion, he has already established himself as a fan-favorite and a leader in the locker room. This was all accomplished in just three NHL seasons, and only 180 games played. It is impressive enough for a young defenseman to earn a secure position in the league at this pace, but it is even more so considering the blueliner’s vital role on a roster featuring Norris Trophy winners Brent...
Fear The Fin Jul 1, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: No. 2 William Eklund, A New Hope

Top 25 Under 25: No. 2 William Eklund, A New Hope

Photo by Amanda Cain/NHLI The 2021 seventh-overall pick is the most hyped Sharks prospect in a long time. It isn’t exactly a secret that things haven’t been going well for the San Jose Sharks over the last three years. It also isn’t a secret that most of the prospects who have come through the ranks have been mostly underwhelming. But just like how the Jedi depended on a Force-sensitive boy from Tattooine to lead the charge against the Galactic Empire, the Sharks have their own sign of hope: a 19-year-old from Haninge, Sweden named William Eklund. Following in the...
Fear The Fin Jul 1, 2022
Sharks fire head coach Bob Boughner

Sharks fire head coach Bob Boughner

Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via It’s overhaul season in San Jose. The San Jose Sharks are looking for a brand new start, and they’re wiping the slate clean for whomever is tasked with filling Doug Wilson’s shoes as general manager. Bob Boughner was informed late last night that he will no longer serve as head coach of the Sharks, per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. One year remained on Boughner’s contract with the Sharks. Not sure what’s happening with GM search in SJ, but it appears that the Sharks have made a coaching change. Word late last night...
Fear The Fin Jun 28, 2022
SB Nation NHL Mock Draft 2022: Picks 8-13

SB Nation NHL Mock Draft 2022: Picks 8-13

Photo by Mike Mulholland/ The next six picks are in! Day 2 of the SB Nation NHL Mock Draft saw six picks, including our own San Jose Sharks. The Anaheim Ducks went big on the blueline, while several highly-touted forwards came off the board. Here are today’s selections: 8. Detroit Red Wings — Matthew Savoie From Winging It In Motown: One of the biggest needs on Steve Yzerman’s offseason checklist is a playmaking second-line center. Not only does Savoie match that description, his skillset makes him a perfect fit behind Dylan Larkin. When you have a top-tier...
Fear The Fin Jun 28, 2022
NHL Mock Draft 2022: San Jose Sharks select Jonathan Lekkerimaki with No. 11 pick

NHL Mock Draft 2022: San Jose Sharks select Jonathan Lekkerimaki with No. 11 pick

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via More Swedes, please. Heading into the first round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, the San Jose Sharks are armed with the 11th overall selection. Last season was rough, and the reward will hopefully be an impact player, with someone projected in the top-10 almost certain to fall into Sharks’ lap at 11. Each summer, we gather the SB Nation NHL sites and mock out the first round. Here’s how the draft board has played out so far: 1. Shane Wright — Montreal Canadiens2. Logan Cooley — New Jersey Devils3. Juraj Slafkovsky — Arizona...
Fear The Fin Jun 23, 2022
2022 NHL Draft: The case for Jonathan Lekkerimaki

2022 NHL Draft: The case for Jonathan Lekkerimaki

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via A Swedish Sniper? Yes, please! The NHL Draft is coming up quickly and the San Jose Sharks fall just out of the top-10 in the first round, selecting 11th overall. Ahead of the draft, we’ll profile a handful of players who should be available, and make a case for the team to draft them ... or run the other way. Jonathan Lekkerimaki, F — Djurgardens IF Height: 5-foot-11Weight: 172 lbs.Age at Draft: 17Shoots: Right2021-2022 Season (Djurgårdens IF J20): 26 GP, 20 G, 15 A, 1.35 PPG2021-2022 Season (Djurgårdens): 26 GP, 7 G, 2 A, .35...
Fear The Fin Jun 22, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: No. 4 Rudolfs Balcers was meant to be

Top 25 Under 25: No. 4 Rudolfs Balcers was meant to be

Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Balcers has seized his opportunity after an unconventional route back to the team that drafted him. Are you familiar with that saying about how if you let someone go, and if they come back, then it was meant to be? That would accurately describe the relationship between the San Jose Sharks and Rudolfs Balcers. Originally selected in the fifth round (142 overall) by the Sharks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Balcers worked his way up in the Norwegian league’s Stavanger Oilers system, playing for the U18, U20 and senior club in his draft...
Fear The Fin Jun 16, 2022
2022 NHL Draft: The case for Brad Lambert

2022 NHL Draft: The case for Brad Lambert

Photo by Codie McLachlan/ So much potential, so many red flags. The NHL Draft is coming up quickly and the San Jose Sharks fall just out of the top-10 in the first round, selecting 11th overall. Ahead of the draft, we’ll profile a handful of players who should be available, and make a case for the team to draft them ... or run the other way. Brad Lambert, F — Liiga Pelicans Height: 6-foot-0Weight: 183 lbs.Age at Draft: 18Shoots: Right2021-2022 Regular Season (Liiga JYP): 24 GP, 2 G, 4 A, .24 PPG2021-2022 Regular Season (Liiga Pelicans): 25 GP, 2 G, 2 A, .16...
Fear The Fin Jun 15, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: No. 5 Ryan Merkley on ‘prove it’ watch

Top 25 Under 25: No. 5 Ryan Merkley on ‘prove it’ watch

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Merkley was on more the Sharks’ radar during the 2018 draft. Arguably the most anticipated player drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the past five years — who isn’t named William Eklund — is offensively-talented defender Ryan Merkley. For those who have followed his career, there’s good reason to believe that he is on track to becoming a full-time NHL player. All of his NHL experience comes from his debut campaign this last season, where he earned five assists and netted his first NHL goal through 39 games. Despite modest...
Fear The Fin Jun 13, 2022
2022 NHL Draft: The case for Kevin Korchinski

2022 NHL Draft: The case for Kevin Korchinski

Photo by Christopher Mast/ The Sharks had pretty good luck getting a kid from the Seattle Thunderbirds in 1997. The NHL Draft is coming up quickly and the San Jose Sharks fall just out of the top-10 in the first round, selecting 11th overall. Ahead of the draft, we’ll profile a handful of players who should be available, and make a case for the team to draft them ... or run the other way. Kevin Korchinski, D — Seattle Thunderbirds, WHL Height: 6-foot-2Weight: 185 lbs.Age at Draft: 18Shoots: Left2021-2022 Regular Season: 67 GP, 4 G, 61 A, .97 PPG2022 WHL Playoffs: 23...
Fear The Fin Jun 10, 2022
2022 NHL Draft: Could Sharks trade up in first round?

2022 NHL Draft: Could Sharks trade up in first round?

Photo by Joshua Bessex/NHLI via Random percentages to hypothetical trades! The 2022 NHL draft is a month away, and the San Jose Sharks are selecting at 11th overall, after failing to secure a lottery draw last month. But could the team make a trade to pick sooner than that? Trading up is always fun for fans, but it’s easier said than done. The Sharks, of course, do not have their second-round pick, after trading it for Adin Hill last off-season. The team has not traded any picks in the 2023 draft, but unless becoming a Stanley Cup contender is a guarantee, trading a...
Fear The Fin Jun 7, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: No. 6 Jasper Weatherby is new fan favorite

Top 25 Under 25: No. 6 Jasper Weatherby is new fan favorite

Photo by Amanda Cain/NHLI A nice guy, plus a hard-working center? The Sharks struck gold in drafting Jasper Weatherby. Jasper Weatherby might better be known as the ‘people’s champion,’ just by being a genuinely nice guy. I don’t mean he’s a nice guy in the same way we call all generic hockey players nice guys simply because they’ve never posted anything heinous online and we don’t know anything about them — Weatherby shows regular, public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, among other social causes. And listen, being anti-racist is the bare...
Fear The Fin Jun 7, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: No. 9 Nikolai Knyzhov has big summer ahead

Top 25 Under 25: No. 9 Nikolai Knyzhov has big summer ahead

Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via A sports hernia kept the defender out all season — will he be ready for 2022-23? Nikolai Knyzhov took the world by surprise when he cracked the San Jose Sharks’ 2021 opening-night roster. It was the NHL’s first ‘pandemic season,’ featuring taxi squads and a shortened 56-game regular season. In January, the Sharks were in Arizona, gearing up for the season after a training camp that highlighted the predicted transcendence of young players like John Leonard, Jacob Middleton and Ryan Merkley. Merkley, by the way, did not debut in...

Sharks Player News

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    Ryan Merkley

    Top 25 Under 25: No. 5 Ryan Merkley on ‘prove it’ watch

  • Adin Hill

    Adin Hill

    2022 NHL Draft: Could Sharks trade up in first round?

  • Rudolfs Balcers

    Rudolfs Balcers

    Top 25 Under 25: No. 4 Rudolfs Balcers was meant to be

  • John Leonard

    John Leonard

    Top 25 Under 25: No. 9 Nikolai Knyzhov has big summer ahead

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    Brent Burns

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