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Milestones in Sharks Territory

Milestones in Sharks Territory

January 17th, 2018 As the San Jose Sharks head to the second half of the season, there are some notable milestones recently achieved or are likely to occur soon. We’ll cover some of these here. Joe Thornton The man who’ll deliver the most milestones is Joe Thornton. The future Hall-of-Famer is moving up the...
San Jose Sharks Contract Challenges

San Jose Sharks Contract Challenges

January 16th, 2018 Word came out over the weekend that San Jose Sharks defenseman Paul Martin was on the trade market. This was confirmed by general manager Doug Wilson and the trade inquiries were done at Martin’s request. It isn’t hard to figure out why Martin is interested in a trade. He isn’t playing. He...

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December 9th, 2017
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At the start of the NHL season, we laid out three questions we felt would dictate the San Jose Sharks' season. One-third of the way through the season, answers are emerging to two questions, while the third answer is still wide open. Question 1: Sharks' Cap Space What will general manager Doug Wilson do with the cap space? This is the one question which we can answer definitively, but only up to this point. Wilson has done nothing yet. The Sharks have considerable cap space and since the roster is essentially the same since the start of the season, the cap situation is status quo. The season-long answer to this question remains wide open. There will either be a move for a high-end player or there won’t. So far, Wilson hasn’t made a move. If he does, it is more likely he makes this move closer to the trade deadline. Question 2: Coach DeBoer Is Peter DeBoer the right coach for this team? DeBoer has accomplished something he wasn’t known for: helping players succeed...
December 4th, 2017
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It happens every year. Fans start thinking how great it’d be to make a trade and get back a lot more than they give up. San Jose Sharks fans are no different. But the Sharks are unusually resilient due to their depth, so trading away players could prove problematic. Depth has been one of the Sharks most underappreciated and important assets this season. The Sharks Need Depth The team runs eight players deep on the blue line and 15 deep at the forward spot. They’ve needed all of it. Among the players to miss time with injuries this season are Joonas Donskoi, Paul Martin, Melker Karlsson, Tim Heed, Barclay Goodrow, and Martin Jones. But in their place, mostly seamlessly, have stepped in players like Joakim Ryan, Dylan DeMelo, Aaron Dell, Ryan Carpenter, and Danny O’Regan. The depth players have been essential. Collectively, they've been a net positive, exceeding what is required from players not among the top nine forwards and top four defensemen. Even oft-criticized and...
November 29th, 2017
Sharks Goaltending

Entering this week, San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones was prominent among the statistical leaders. One must be among the leaders to win a Vezina Trophy as the league's top goalie. So far this season, Jones is making a case for top goalie, and it is a really strong case. Jones was injured late in the game against Winnipeg on November 25, a 38-save shutout performance in a 4-0 win. Jones managed to complete the game but is out for an unspecified time. Sharks coach Peter DeBoer indicated Jones might play on the current four-game road trip and Jones was not placed on injured reserve - both signs he is expected out for about a week or so. His injury appears to be a minor bump in what has been, thus far, a stellar season. Jones has been one of the most heavily worked goalies in the league since he joined San Jose for the 2015-16 season. He played 89 games that season, leading the Sharks to the Stanley Cup Final. His total of 89 games played hadn’t been exceeded in over a...
November 27th, 2017
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On the day after Thanksgiving, the San Jose Sharks played their first game against the expansion and Pacific Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights. The following night, they went against the red-hot Winnipeg Jets, owners of the second-best record in the Western Conference. These games were markedly different from most of the games San Jose has played this season. Sharks in Las Vegas One of the season’s most entertaining games was appropriately played in the self-proclaimed “Entertainment Capital of the World.” In the opening period against Vegas, the Sharks were flat and goalie Martin Jones struggled. Early in the opening period, a post-hugging Martin Jones was beaten short-side by a sharp angle shot past his left shoulder. Nine minutes later, a post-hugging Jones was beaten short-side by a sharp angle shot past his right shoulder. Vegas dominated both the play and the scoreboard, leading 2-0. The Sharks finally showed some life late in the period and crept back into the...

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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