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Top 5 Moments of Joe Thornton's Career

Top 5 Moments of Joe Thornton's Career

August 2nd, 2018 San Jose Sharks' center Joe Thornton, will be in the Hockey Hall of Fame whenever he decides to hang up his skates. That won't be this season, though, since he recently signed another one-year deal with the Sharks. A career like Thornton's has dozens of top moments, but there are five that stand...
What's Next for Jannik Hansen?

What's Next for Jannik Hansen?

July 22nd, 2018 We're deep into the summer, yet one of the greatest Danish hockey players of all time remains without a contract. Jannik Hansen should have more in the tank, but one sub-par season has demolished his value on the market. This begs the question, what's next for Jannik Hansen? Where's Hansen's...

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June 24th, 2018
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The San Jose Sharks took a risk in the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by selecting defenseman Ryan Merkley with the 21st overall pick. In the 2017-18 OHL season, Merkley put up 67 points in 63 games. It’s out of character for Doug Wilson to select a player that qualifies as a high-risk high-reward player, but that didn’t stop Wilson from selecting the dynamic offensive defenseman. When you can add a top-five-talent player to your prospect pool late in the first round, it’s not all that high of a risk to make the selection. Merkley was the first overall pick in the OHL Draft a couple of years ago and has had the spotlight on him, unlike other prospects. That spotlight has blown up issues that many young players go through when they have a burning desire to win. He’s been called a hothead who can’t control his emotions, and traditionally in hockey, people expect their young players to lack a personality. When an emotional player comes along, they are often...
June 19th, 2018
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The San Jose Sharks have traded forward Mike Hoffman to the Florida Panthers just hours after acquiring him in exchange for a second-round pick in 2019 as well as a fourth- and a fifth-round pick in 2018, Pierre Lebrun has reported. The Sharks are also sending a 2018 seventh-round pick to the Panthers as a part of this deal. https://twitter.com/SanJoseSharksPR/status/1009078992748462083 The Sharks only just made a trade with the Ottawa Senators to acquire Hoffman when they sent forward Mikkel Boedker, defense prospect Julius Bergman and a 2020 sixth-round selection to the Senators in exchange for Hoffman, Cody Donaghey and a fifth-round selection in 2020. For the Sharks, this trade undoubtedly came as a way for the team to clear up cap space while also recouping some valuable draft capital in return. The Sharks could be busy this offseason with players like Ilya Kovalchuk, John Tavares and Erik Karlsson all being potentially on the market in free agency or through trade and...
June 19th, 2018
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The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Mike Hoffman, Cody Donaghey and a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Mikkel Boedker, defender Julius Bergman and a sixth-round pick in 2020. This trade comes mere days after the controversy broke surrounding Hoffman's wife and Senators' captain Erik Karlsson's wife. https://twitter.com/Senators/status/1009042729895018496 The controversy centered around a peace bond that Melinda Karlsson filed for on May 4 in an Ottawa Court, seeking for protection and alleging that Hoffman's long-time girlfriend Monica Caryk had posted hundreds of derogatory online messages directed at her, her husband and their unborn child. Senators Getting Pennies on the Dollar for Hoffman On the surface, it's clear that the Senators got significantly less in return for Hoffman than they would have liked. Taken in the fifth-round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-foot, 181-pound Hoffman has scored 107 goals...
June 18th, 2018
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In about two weeks, New York Islanders center John Tavares might hit the open market. If he makes it to free agency, he'll be the best player to hit the open market in a very long time. While he doesn't become a free agent until July 1, he can start listening to other offers before then, which means every team in the league is finalizing their sales pitch, including the San Jose Sharks. I'd imagine the team's pitch goes something like this ... You're Not Staying With the Isles ... We all know, John, that you’re not falling for the sales pitch of 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Maybe he’ll upgrade the goalie position with 35-year-old Pekka Rinne. And you might even get a winger in 35-year-old Ilya Kovalchuk. But no way you’re signing an eight-year deal with a crew which won’t be there for long. You don’t even know who your GM or coach are going to be. The last thing you need is an organization in transition which is rebuilding for the short term. Not in the toughest...

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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