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Golden Gate Sports Jul 18, 2019

San Jose Sharks: Can Jacob Middleton win the sixth defenseman job?

The San Jose Sharks still host one of the deepest blue-lines in the NHL, but could the young Jacob Middleton secure the sixth defenseman job? The San Jose Sharks were expected to make some necessary changes this offseason. Finding themselves in quite the cap bind and with a number of key free agents set to […] San Jose Sharks: Can Jacob Middleton win the sixth defenseman job? - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
Fear The Fin Jul 15, 2019
Alternate Sharks History: A first round exit

Alternate Sharks History: A first round exit

What if San Jose had lost to Vegas in Game 5? Several years ago, the NHL ran a series of ads called “History will be Made,” in which they speculated on how the course of NHL history would have changed if certain events never occurred. Here at Fear the Fin, we thought we’d take the chance to speculate on what would have happened if San Jose got bounced by Vegas in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. This is an article that could have been written if the darkest timelines had come to pass, and a reminder that the best and worst times are separated by a very thin element of...
Golden Gate Sports Jul 14, 2019

The San Jose Sharks success next season will hinge on goaltending

The San Jose Sharks’ goaltending last season was frustrating, to say the least. If the team is going to have success this season, they’ll need improved play from their netminders. The San Jose Sharks went into the 2018-19 season with high hopes all around. And even though they fell just short of a Stanley Cup […] The San Jose Sharks success next season will hinge on goaltending - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
The Hockey Writers Jul 13, 2019

Sharks’ Success Starts at the Top with GM Wilson

If you’re only as strong as your latest move, San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson may very well be the best in the game. Labanc Technically Gets a Raise Imagine being a fly on the wall during negotiations with Kevin Labanc, when the 23-year-old forward, fresh off a 56-point season, agreed to a $1 […] The post Sharks’ Success Starts at the Top with GM Wilson appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Mercury News Jul 12, 2019
Photos: Ex-Sharks star Joe Pavelski selling San Jose mansion

Photos: Ex-Sharks star Joe Pavelski selling San Jose mansion

Former San Jose Sharks star Joe Pavelski is selling his Willow Glen home in San Jose, Calif. for $3.598 million.
Fear The Fin Jul 12, 2019
Kevin Labanc’s new contract is not just low, it’s a record-breaking low

Kevin Labanc’s new contract is not just low, it’s a record-breaking low

The last time a million-dollar contract received this much attention in hockey might have been in 1972, when the WHA’s Winnipeg Jets made Bobby Hull the sport’s first million-dollar-a-year man. 47 years later, Kevin Labanc’s one-year, one million dollar agreement with the San Jose Sharks is eliciting similar disbelief, but for the exact opposite reason. Hull’s figure was shockingly high for 1972; Labanc’s was shockingly low for 2019. How low? Since the 2004-05 NHL lockout, there have been, according to Cap Friendly, 116 forwards who have scored 40-plus points in the last year of...
Fear The Fin Jul 11, 2019
Sharks re-sign all pending Restricted Free Agents

Sharks re-sign all pending Restricted Free Agents

All five remaining RFAs will return to San Jose and avoid arbitration. The San Jose Sharks have re-signed their five restricted free agents, the Sharks announced Thursday afternoon. Center Dylan Gambrell, center Antti Suomela, defenseman Nick DeSimone, defenseman Kyle Wood and center Maxim Letunov will all be returning to the Sharks’ system this fall. According to Sheng Peng, Gambrell’s contract is two years, with the first year being a two-way deal and the second being one-way. DeSimone has also signed for two years. Suomela, Wood and Letunov all signed one-year, two-way deals. Each...
The Mercury News Jul 11, 2019
San Jose Sharks sign two more of their free agents

San Jose Sharks sign two more of their free agents

Sharks forwards Dylan Gambrell and Antti Suomela will both return to the Sharks after signing contracts on Thursday.
Golden Gate Sports Jul 11, 2019

San Jose Sharks: A final farewell to captain Joe Pavelski

The San Jose Sharks have bid their final farewell to longtime captain Joe Pavelski this offseason. After 13 seasons spent in teal, Pavelski has now departed via free agency. Joe Pavelski was the captain of the San Jose Sharks not only in name, but in practice. He was the figurehead and leader of the Sharks […] San Jose Sharks: A final farewell to captain Joe Pavelski - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
Fear The Fin Jul 11, 2019
Off the Charts: When can we expect Sharks prospects to play their first NHL game?

Off the Charts: When can we expect Sharks prospects to play their first NHL game?

The 2017 draft class is champing at the bit. The San Jose Sharks prospect pipeline isn’t exactly brimming with explosive talents. Drafting near the end of the first round and trading high-leverage picks for players to remain in contention will do that to a team. However, names like Ivan Chekhovich and Alexander (“Sasha”) Chmelevski have appeared repeatedly in discussions of who might jump to the National Hockey League (NHL) this year. With the departure of three top-six forwards in Gustav Nyquist, Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi in free agency and a cap crunch to boot, it seems that...
The Mercury News Jul 11, 2019
Joe Pavelski on Sharks exit: ‘Our heart definitely was with San Jose’

Joe Pavelski on Sharks exit: ‘Our heart definitely was with San Jose’

Former San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski has one more chance to experience relatively local love this weekend and vie for a championship – at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe.
Fear The Fin Jul 10, 2019
2018-19 Season Review: Tim Heed provides solid defensive depth

2018-19 Season Review: Tim Heed provides solid defensive depth

With Erik Karlsson sidelined by injury, the Sharks’ depth on defense was tested. Despite being 28 years old, Tim Heed’s NHL career is relatively young. Although the Swedish blueliner heard his name called at the 2010 NHL Draft, going 132nd overall to the Anaheim Ducks, he didn’t see North American ice until over six years later, after signing as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks in May of 2016. Heed spent those interim years playing in his native Sweden, highlighted by winning a Swedish championship as a member of the SHL’s Skellefteå AIK in the 2013-14 season and earning SHL...
Golden Gate Sports Jul 9, 2019

San Jose Sharks: What other moves can be made this offseason?

The San Jose Sharks have had quite the eventful offseason so far, but it isn’t over yet. Here’s everything else that can and should be done this summer. The San Jose Sharks have already experienced some major turnover this offseason, but general manager Doug Wilson has done an excellent job of managing contracts and keeping […] San Jose Sharks: What other moves can be made this offseason? - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
The Mercury News Jul 8, 2019
Sharks sign RFA Kevin Labanc to one-year deal

Sharks sign RFA Kevin Labanc to one-year deal

San Jose Sharks winger Kevin Labanc had 17 goals and 39 assists in 82 regular season games
Fear The Fin Jul 8, 2019
Sharks re-sign Kevin Labanc to one-year contract

Sharks re-sign Kevin Labanc to one-year contract

Labanc has been an asset among the Sharks’ middle-six forwards. The San Jose Sharks have re-signed Restricted Free Agent right winger Kevin Labanc to a one-year contract, the Sharks announced Monday. The monetary terms of the deal were not released to the public. Labanc appeared in every game of the 2018-2019 season, recording 17 goals and 39 assists for 56 total points. In the 2019 playoffs, Labanc recorded nine points (four goals, five assists) in 20 games. Labanc appeared frequently on the Sharks’ power play this past season and recorded 20 points (two goals, 18 assists) while on the...

Sharks Player News

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    Kevin Labanc

    Sharks’ Success Starts at the Top with GM Wilson

  • Timo Meier

    Timo Meier

    San Jose Sharks: Timo Meier must step up in Joe Pavelski’s absence

  • Tim Heed

    Tim Heed

    2018-19 Season Review: Tim Heed provides solid defensive depth

  • Erik Karlsson

    Erik Karlsson

    2018-19 Season Review: Tim Heed provides solid defensive depth

  • Jonny Brodzinski

    Jonny Brodzinski

    Sharks sign Jonny Brodzinski to one-year contract

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