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Sharks' Predictable Opening Night

Sharks' Predictable Opening Night

October 7th, 2017 In a recent article, we posed this question about Peter DeBoer: Is he the right coach for the Sharks? In the article, we noted he favored continuity. One game is hardly a trend, but it is worth noting that San Jose used about as much continuity as they possibly could muster for their opening...
San Jose Sharks: A Brief History

San Jose Sharks: A Brief History

October 5th, 2017 This article was originally published in June, 2014. The beginnings of the San Jose Sharks history can be traced back almost fifty years ago to the 1967 NHL expansion. At the time, the NHL wanted to expand the league to new markets and also squash competition from other leagues such as the WHL....

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Sharks' Power-Play Options

After a franchise-first Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2016, the San Jose Sharks took a step back last year. Bowing out of the playoffs in the first round to the Edmonton Oilers wasn’t high on anyone’s list of expectations for the Sharks, and while some of their misfortune can be attributed to... August 22nd, 2017

Projecting Kevin Labanc's Season

The San Jose Sharks enter 2017-18 in a precarious position. After failing to come to terms with unrestricted free agent and franchise legend Patrick Marleau, the Sharks are poised to take a step back, at least offensively, without significant progress from the “five or six” rookies that general... August 9th, 2017

San Jose Sharks Make Sense for Tavares

Thirty-one NHL teams know New York Islanders center John Tavares is an elite player. Any team interested in his services is going to have to answer the same question posed by Larry Brooks for Isles management: “what is the organization’s selling point?”We know John Tavares makes sense... August 8th, 2017

Why Boedker Will Bounce Back in 2017-18

When the San Jose Sharks acquired Mikkel Boedker as an unrestricted free agent in 2016, it looked like they had addressed their need for secondary scoring on the power play. After a not particularly close Stanley Cup Final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in which the Sharks managed only... July 27th, 2017

Sharks Play the Waiting Game

For the San Jose Sharks, this offseason is pivotal. They lost their all-time leading goal scorer to free agency. They’ve re-signed their all-time best player, despite being 38 years-old, coming off a down season and finishing it with two torn knee ligaments. He got 16% raise.The Sharks have... July 16th, 2017

Is Patrick Marleau Right for the Leafs?

As Patrick Marleau heads to Toronto, there is a buzz. In our third and final part of the series, we'll peer into Marleau's future with the Maple Leafs. Related Part 1: The Ever-So Talented Patrick Marleau Part 2: Patrick Marleau's Yin and Yang During Marleau’s time in San Jose, he... July 14th, 2017