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Fear The Fin Oct 21, 2020
Sharks may get extended training camp before 2021 season

Sharks may get extended training camp before 2021 season

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ The team has been away from the ice for more than half the year. By the time the league resumes play on their tentative January 1, 2021 start date, it will have been 295 days since the San Jose Sharks last played an NHL game. Training camps for next season, as well as the start date itself, are a moving target while the league figures out the logistics of making a season with no fans and limited travel work. TSN’s Bob McKenzie recently suggested the league may be backed into a late January or February start. For the Sharks, as well as the six other teams that did...
Fear The Fin Oct 20, 2020
Ivan Chekhovich loaned to KHL club for 2021 season

Ivan Chekhovich loaned to KHL club for 2021 season

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports The winger is taking his development to Russia, for now. The San Jose Sharks have loaned forward prospect Ivan Chekhovich to the HC Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), Russia’s top men’s league, for the entirety of the 2020-21 season. The KHL team announced the signing this morning. Форвард системы клуба НХЛ "Сан-Хосе Шаркс" Иван Чехович до конца текущего сезона будет защищать цвета хоккейного клуба "Торпедо" в КХЛ....
Fear The Fin Oct 16, 2020
Joe Thornton signs with Toronto Maple Leafs

Joe Thornton signs with Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via The 41-year-old has played with the Sharks since 2005. It’s the end of an era in San Jose, as Joe Thornton has signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team announced today. The contract is one year at $700,000. Thornton is currently playing with HC Davos in Switzerland while the NHL is on an off-season break and awaiting a tentative January 1, 2021 start date. Speculation had cropped up the the 41-year-old center was ultimately deciding between the San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs in free agency over the last week. Thornton has been with the...
Fear The Fin Oct 14, 2020
2020 NHL Free Agency: Every Sharks trade, signing, transaction, rumor

2020 NHL Free Agency: Every Sharks trade, signing, transaction, rumor

Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via It’s a Jumbo Joe watch, really. The San Jose Sharks head into 2020 free agency not all too differently that in 2019; last year, they were hoping young players would step up, this year they’re banking on the veteran players bouncing back. So far a change in net and a recycling of forwards leaves fans with one question: is this roster really that much better? Still, the off-season is far from over. Here’s ever move Doug Wilson and company make during free agency: October 5, 2020 TRADE To San Jose Sharks: Ryan Donato (F) To Minnesota Wild: 2021...
Fear The Fin Oct 11, 2020
2020 NHL Draft: Sharks draft grades

2020 NHL Draft: Sharks draft grades

Photo by Kavin Mistry/NHLI via Experts weighed in on how GM Doug Wilson did with all of his selections. The 2020 NHL Draft is in the books and the San Jose Sharks added nine prospects to their pool. General manager Doug Wilson traded the Sharks’ own first-round selection (No. 3 overall) to the Ottawa Senators in the Erik Karlsson deal. Here is a breakdown of the nine picks: Just three of the forwards the Sharks selected are centers. Four are from Canada; the United States, Russia, Sweden and the Czech Republic are also represented. Six are right-handed shooters, three are...