Analyzing the Sharks' Top-Ranked Penalty Kill

Analyzing the Sharks' Top-Ranked Penalty Kill

March 14th, 2020 The San Jose Sharks have had a down season. They had an up and down first two months of the season, with four wins in October followed by a stellar November. After another cold streak in December, management fired head coach Peter Deboer, but their season continued to yo-yo. Injuries were a...
Top 5 Sharks Trades Under Doug Wilson

Top 5 Sharks Trades Under Doug Wilson

March 12th, 2020 The San Jose Sharks have made a lot of great trades since Doug Wilson became the general manager in 2003. Wilson has an incredible ability to make magic happen with other general managers. From acquiring the legendary Joe Thornton to winning the Erik Karlsson free agency race, Wilson is truly the...

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March 2nd, 2020
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The San Jose Sharks made some big moves before the trade deadline on Feb. 24, 2020. They ended up dealing Patrick Marleau for a 2021 conditional third-round pick, and Barclay Goodrow for Anthony Greco and a 2020 first-round pick. They also acquired Brandon Davidson from the Calgary Flames in exchange for future considerations. Related: Lightning Acquire Goodrow from Sharks for First-Round Pick These trades signal that general manager Doug Wilson will be looking to acquire replacement players at the draft, which most likely means that the Sharks will be going into full rebuild mode for the next few years. So what should fans be expecting moving forward? Lack of Team Depth Losing Joe Pavelski, Joonas Donskoi, Justin Braun, and Gustav Nyquist was hard enough. But now the Sharks are really lacking depth after losing Dillon, Marleau, and Goodrow. Assuming that Wilson wants to go into a rebuilding phase and grow the team by finding talented young players, you should expect to...
February 28th, 2020
St Louis Blues

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news out of the St. Louis Blues organization that they might be thinking about a Alex Pietrangelo contract extension. So too, in Boston, there's buzz around what a Torey Krug extension looks like. Where do the Columbus Blue Jackets and Josh Anderson sit and what did Joe Thornton say about rumors he might consider joining the Toronto Maple Leafs? Can Blues Afford Alex Pietrangelo? The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun notes that it will be interesting to see how things play out between the St. Louis Blues and Alex Pietrangelo. The Pietrangelo camp was rumored to be seeking $9 million annually but LeBrun doesn't believe the Blues will offer up more than eight years and $64 million. Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) LeBrun writes that one executive told him John Carlson's contract out of Washington is the comparison the Blues are using. He writes: "Yes, $8-million AAV is an excellent comp and I think Carlson...
February 28th, 2020
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Don’t shed a tear for San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton. It’s not over until the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Jumbo Joe sings and calls it a career. Thornton vs. Marleau Obviously, Thornton remains with the Sharks despite general manager Doug Wilson’s willingness to move both him and fellow-veteran Patrick Marleau at the trade deadline. Marleau got traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional third-round pick. Thornton apparently didn’t attract the same bites, despite a higher point-per-game clip this season. While he has a no-movement clause, Thornton did express disappointment that he didn’t get dealt. There was reported interest, just not from a supposedly legitimate contender. It’s curious, because just about everyone would consider the Penguins a contender. https://twitter.com/PierreVLeBrun/status/1232351967546085376 So, either the Penguins simply preferred Marleau and his extra seven seconds of ice time per game this season or Thornton didn’t...
February 26th, 2020
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In today's NHL rumor rundown, there are comments from Joe Thornton after not getting traded by the San Jose Sharks. What does that mean for his future with that organization? So too, what did Zach Parise say when it came to the trade rumors of him going to the Islanders? Finally, there's buzz out of Montreal and Toronto. Joe Thornton to Leave San Jose? For a player who many thought would never want to leave the Sharks organization, Joe Thorton's comments are the NHL Trade Deadline came and went and he wasn't moved were a bit surprising. Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) “As you get older you realize you only have so many shots at this thing, and it would have been nice to have a chance. … I wanted a shot. I’ve been hunting this thing down for 22 years,” Joe Thornton told the media after Tuesday. He added that he wanted the Sharks to get something back they could use to build their future and, at the same time, give himself a...

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Five Great Moments in San Jose Sharks History

The month for looking back at San Jose Sharks history continues, and this time, it's a chance for us to check in on some of the best moments in team history. We covered the most gut-wrenching moments earlier. And the most fun players to watch. Now a time to look at some brilliant, exciting and... August 25th, 2015