Today in Hockey History: July 2

Today in Hockey History: July 2

July 2nd, 2020 Usually, July 1 is reserved for the signing of big free-agent contracts, but July 2 has seen its fair share of new deals getting done too. One Hall of Fame goaltender found a new home twice on this date and a future Hall of Famer was born in Canada. Eddie the Eagle Cashes...
7 Fun Facts About Doug Wilson

7 Fun Facts About Doug Wilson

July 1st, 2020 On June 24, the Hockey Hall of Fame announced two former Chicago Blackhawks players as members of the 2020 class: right wing Marian Hossa and defenseman Doug Wilson. Wilson played for the Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks throughout his 16-year career. Related: Gord Downie, Hockey, and the...

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June 7th, 2020
San Jose Sharks

In today's NHL rumor rundown, the Detroit Red Wings have been told that one of their restricted free agents would like to switch positions. How will that affect contract negotiations? The San Jose Sharks will likely keep a handful of players and lose others. Who is in that group? The Edmonton Oilers are going to a "cap careful" team, and is the NHL thinking about moving back the start of every regular season? Fabbri to Negotiate New Contract as a Center? Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News is reporting that there hasn’t been any discussions between Robby Fabbri of the Detroit Red Wings about a new contract. He'd like to stay and he'll be owed a qualifying offer of $945K this offseason while eligible for salary arbitration. Robby Fabbri, Detroit Red Wings (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) When talks do begin, they could be interesting as Fabbri indicated he'd like to be considered for the center position instead of being a winger. He noted: “I was a center all the way up...
June 4th, 2020
San Jose Sharks

After a dismal showing during the 2019-20 season, the San Jose Sharks must use this offseason effectively. General manager Doug Wilson will look to use this time to improve his team. After a down year from players like Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, they will need to show that their play has truly not taken a step back. There are three aspects of the organization, where if the right pieces are brought in, the Sharks can succeed. Young Talent Needs The 2020 NHL Draft The Sharks don't have their own first-round pick in the upcoming 2020 NHL Draft. That belongs to Ottawa who now holds both the second and third-best odds to win the draft lottery. Wilson did his best to get back into the first round by working some magic. He traded Barclay Goodrow to the Tampa Bay Lightning in return for the Bolts 2020 first-round selection. With top picks, like Alexis Lafreniere and Quinton Byfield being highly regarded, it stings to know that the team could've had a...
June 1st, 2020
Sharks History

Since the San Jose Sharks' first season in 1991, there has been a multitude of extraordinary talent throughout the organization. From the top goal scorers, assist leaders, and skaters, to the best goalies and defensemen, the Sharks organization and fans have seen it all. But which players have been the best of the best? Who has completely changed the organization and dominated the play every time they hit the ice? The following is a list that I believe answers these questions. 5. Marc-Edouard Vlasic The Sharks drafted Marc-Edouard Vlasic 35th overall in 2005, and "Pickles" started his first full season in 2006-07. Since then, he has posted an incredible 72 goals, 252 assists, and plus-125 rating in 1,024 games played. He has the most games played out of any Sharks defenseman and is one of the few players to play at least 1,000 games with one organization. Related: The Precipitous Fall of Marc-Edouard Vlasic In addition to Vlasic's incredible stat sheet, he has appeared...
May 28th, 2020
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's NHL rumor rundown, the NHL has officially honored a few stars with awards, putting any debate to rest about where the play-in points might go. In Montreal, the Montreal Canadiens got good news and potentially bad news. The Toronto Maple Leafs are adding a prospect to their playoff roster, and the San Jose Sharks have questions they aren't quite ready to answer. Montreal Gets One Player Back, Another Questionable Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin revealed on Twitter today that forward Jonathan Drouin will be healthy and active for the team’s playoff series. Drouin missed most of the season due to a variety of injuries, and if he's back and healthy, and anywhere close to the 2018-19 version of himself, this could be a huge boost for the Habs. Montreal Canadiens center Max Domi celebrates with teammates (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz) Unfortunately, the availability of forward Max Domi is in question. Bergevin spoke to media...

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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