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Mailbag: Which Sharks player is most likely to be traded?
He's been a part of the Sharks’ top shutdown pair with Marc-Edouard Vlasic for several seasons, and is signed for the next three years...
Sharks, Robinson parting ways after five seasons
Larry Robinson, one of the best defensemen in NHL history, is reportedly on his way out of the Sharks organization...
Filip Sandberg playing in 2013
Sharks ink pair of European prospects
The Sharks on Tuesday officially announced the signing of defenseman Radim Simek and Swedish forward Filip Sandberg.
Sharks sign defenseman from Czech Republic
In 42 games for Liberec in 2016-17, he posted 24 points  and 30 penalty minutes with a plus-18 rating...
Future with Sharks still uncertain for Thornton, Marleau
The two veterans are still pending unrestricted free agents in the truest sense, and it’s no certainty that either will return to San Jose...
Barracuda power play leads the way in Game 2 win over Grand Rapids
The San Jose Barracuda are now all tied up with the Grand Rapids Griffins in the Western Conference Finals...
Sharks GM Wilson confirms shoulder surgery for Joel Ward
Joel Ward battled through a shoulder injury this season. His surgical procedure was announced after he was seen at the A's game in a sling...
With Sharks' roster growing older, Barracuda's success that much sweeter
The Sharks' roster was among the oldest in the NHL this season, which makes the success of their minor league team even more encouraging.
Mailbag: Who will Sharks lose in the expansion draft?
The draft will take place next month, and at this point, there are two obvious choices for the Sharks to expose at forward...
Jones in line for big raise if Sharks can get him signed
How much could Martin Jones – who is set to enter the final year of his three-year, $9 million deal – stand to make on the open market?
Sharks re-sign forwards Karlsson, Donskoi
Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi are now under contract with San Jose for more than just the 2017-18 season...
How much do Warriors and Capitals fans have in common?
Caps fans have had a lot of teaspoons of success when they have promised themselves ladles of it, and they need to blame someone...
Analysis: It's time for Sharks, Wilson to make a big move again
This offseason would be a logical time for Doug Wilson to make a big splash, for the benefit of the team both on the ice and off of it...
Barracuda celebrate
Barracuda power play comes to life in crucial Game 2 win over San Diego
After converting just two of 26 power play opportunities entering Saturday's game, the Barracuda scored twice on the man-advantage in a crucial win.
Barracuda set to face Ducks' affiliate in Calder Cup playoffs
Ryan Carpenter was the offensive leader for the Barracuda through the first round with seven points, including the overtime winner in Game 5.
Barracuda celebrate
Barracuda advance to second round in thrilling fashion
While the Sharks were unable to make it out of the first round, the Barracuda, their top minor league affiliate is on to the second round of the AHL playoffs.
Burns joins McDavid, Crosby as finalists for Ted Lindsay Award
After a historic statistical season for the Sharks, the award season spotlight is shining bright on the San Jose defenseman...
Bob Boughner coaching the Sharks
Report: Sharks assistant Boughner a candidate for Florida vacancy
For the second straight offseason, Sharks assistant is a candidate for a head coaching job as the Florida Panthers are reportedly interested.
Sharks' Vlasic joins Canada for World Championships
Defenseman Marc-Edouard's season with the Sharks is over, but he's not off the ice. Vlasic will represent his country of Canada...
Boedker tops list of disappointing Sharks depth forwards
It was hailed as a slick, under-the-radar move that wasn’t going to change the dynamic of the club but could help push it over the top...
Facial fractures for Couture; Thornton undergoes surgery
Logan Couture revealed on Tuesday in a conference call that there was more to his injury that just damaged teeth...
Power play at the center of Sharks' downfall in 2016-17
When asked if the full Sharks’ coaching staff would return next season, general manager Doug Wilson didn’t offer anything definitive...
Marleau wants to return, but extension with Sharks could be tricky
If Patrick Marleau wants a multi-year contract, which is likely, it may be difficult for Doug Wilson to make that happen...
DeBoer: Joe Thornton played through torn knee ligaments in playoffs
Joe Thornton suffered a major knee injury and missed the final three regular season games and the first two games against Edmonton...
Marleau and McLellan shaking hands
In return to San Jose, McLellan emerges victorious, ends Sharks' season
It's been two years since the Sharks and Todd McLellan split up. Saturday, he returned to San Jose and ended his former club's season.
Sharks rue 'key moments' as they are knocked out by Oilers
Other than Game 4, which they dominated 7-0, the Sharks managed just seven goals in the other five games of a series they lost to the Oilers...
San Jose Sharks fans may have just witnessed the end of an era
With a 4-2 series loss to the Oilers, the veteran Sharks are at a crossroads as they contemplate a future where youth and speed are king...
Instant Replay: Sharks eliminated from Stanley Cup playoffs, Oilers take series
Two goals in the second period by the Oilers were enough for Edmonton to eliminate San Jose from the Stanley Cup playoffs...
Gallery: Sharks battle but season ends in Game 6
The Sharks fought to stay alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Here are the best sights of a Game 6 loss to the Oilers...
Couture celebrates with teammates
'No hiding' for Sharks as they face elimination against Oilers
The Sharks have their backs against the wall Saturday in Game 6, but they've been in this position before and are confident they'll play well.
Sharks' defenseman Burns named Norris Trophy finalist
Brent Burns put in a historic regular season for the Sharks this year and is now officially up for the NHL's top award...
Analysis: Don't expect Sharks' poor OT to carry over into Game 6
Despite an OT loss to the Oilers in Game 5, the Sharks will take a lot of positives from their play and hopefully translate it over to Game 6...
Only thing wrong with ending of Sharks-Oilers Game 5 was that it ended
Before anyone starts getting snippy about the outcome, Edmonton winning was the right result based on the state of play..
Sharks blow late lead, are outclassed in overtime loss to Oilers
With a lead late in the third period, the Sharks tried running out the clock. In the end, they're now the ones running against time.
Instant Replay: Sharks outlasted by Oilers, must win final two games
The Sharks are now staring elimination in the face after blowing a 3-1 lead Thursday night and falling in overtime against the Oilers.
Gallery: Top highlights from Sharks' Game 5 loss to Oilers
The Sharks led 3-1, but the Oilers came roaring back and San Jose fell 4-3 in overtime on Thursday in Edmonton.
Couture playing through pain, giving Sharks emotional lift
After taking a puck to the mouth on March 25, Logan Couture is battling through pain this playoff series. His teammates are noticing...
Draisaitl: Spearing Sharks forward Tierney 'a stupid play'
On Thursday, Leon Draisaitl spoke about the play, which earned him a five-minute major and game misconduct in the second period...
NHL Gameday: Sharks' Boedker appears to be in; McDavid slumping
Mikkel Boedker did not play in Game 3 or Game 4 against Edmonton, and is scoreless in the series with a minus-one rating...
Chris Tierney in pain
Oilers' Draisaitl fined, but not suspended, for spearing Sharks' Tierney
A day after spearing Chris Tierney, Oilers' Leon Draisaitl was fined by the NHL but will be allowed to play in Game 5 on Thursday.
McLellan yelling at the Oilers
Analysis: Sharks rely on experience to turn up heat on Oilers
The Sharks know it was just one game, but with their 7-0 win on Tuesday, they put the pressure back on the inexperienced Oilers.
Sharks' Tierney walks off dirty stick by Draisaitl
Tuesday's dangerous spear of Tierney was just a sample of how the Sharks and Oilers seem to be developing some animosity towards each other...
Sharks finally play with a lead, make it count in rout of Oilers
After going 120 minutes without scoring a goal, the Sharks came alive just 15 seconds into Tuesday game and made a statement...
Instant Replay: Sharks come alive, crush Oilers to even series
The Sharks showed no mercy Tuesday night in beating the Oilers and tying up their series 2-2 after a 7-0 win...
Game 4: Sharks show no mercy, cruise past Oilers
It rained goals Tuesday night at the Tank as the Sharks dominated the Oilers to even up their playoff series...
Goalies have been good but Sharks, Oilers both lacking chances
Sure, Cam Talbot and Martin Jones have been excellent so far, but neither team has generated an abundance of shots on goal...
NHL Gameday: Sharks look to break out of scoring slump in Game 4
After getting 44 shots in Game 1, the Sharks have just a combined 39 shots in Games 2 and 3. San Jose has yet to play with a lead.
Sharks fourth line prompts Oilers to adjust attack
The line has been together since the start of the series, and according to NBC analyst Keith Jones, it’s been the Sharks' best line through three games...
Brent Burns, Connor McDavid getting held in check
Through the first three games of the Sharks-Oilers first round series, neither Brent Burns or Connor McDavid has done a whole lot...
Glorifying pain-defying ethos of hockey players not quite so noble anymore
The culture of celebrating facial and head injuries in hockey has always been the most cringeworthy part of the sport...
Sharks get 'emotional leader' Thornton back; Couture ditches cage
Calling it a 'gutsy effort,' Peter DeBoer echoed the sentiment of the entire team in seeing Joe Thornton back on the ice for San Jose...
Schlemko error costs Sharks in Game 3, but no offense the real issue
The Sharks aren't hiding the fact that in order to get back into the series against the Oilers, their offense has to show up...
Sharks in danger of letting series slip away before they even know why
The pattern developing for the Sharks in what has been a standard first round series against the Oilers may end up costing them dearly...
Instant Replay: Sharks shut out again, Oilers take 2-1 series lead
Zack Kassian scored midway through the third period and Cam Talbot shut down the Sharks as the Oilers now have a 2-1 series lead...
Game 3: NHL playoffs moves to San Jose, Oilers shut out Sharks
The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs made its way to San Jose on Sunday night and saw the Edmonton Oilers took a 2-1 following a 1-0 win over the Sharks. Here are some of the best sights and sounds...
Joe Thornton back in action for Game 3 versus Oilers
For the first time since a knee injury on April 2, Joe Thornton is back in the lineup and skating for Game 3 of the Sharks' series vs the Oilers...
Burns shooting against Oilers
NHL Gameday: Sharks seek higher 'compete level' in Game 3 vs Oilers
After being pushed around in Game 2, the Sharks return home for Game 3 against the Oilers where they look to regain control.
Signs point to Thornton's return for Game 3 of Sharks-Oilers
After missing the first two games of Round 1 against the Oilers, all signs are looking positive for Sharks veteran Joe Thornton.
Analysis: Sharks need to find an answer to Oilers' physicality
The Sharks are all tied up at one win apiece with the Oilers in Round 1. In order to win, San Jose can't sit back on their heels at all...
Oilers down Sharks with shorthanded goals, physicality
As Brent Burns pointed out, it doesn't take a genius to figure out the Oilers' special teams units were the difference Friday night in Edmonton...
Top highlights from Sharks' Game 2 loss to Oilers
The Oilers tied up the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs as the Sharks were shut out 2-0 in a Game 2 loss.
Instant Replay: Two short-handed goals are downfall of Sharks, Oilers tie series-
A pair of goals by the Oilers during the Sharks power play were the difference in a series-tying win for Edmonton Friday night...
NHL Gameday: Oilers look to take fewer penalties against Sharks
One aspect of the Oilers’ game they’d like to clean up is staying out of the penalty box...
Joe Thornton making progress, likely out for Game 2 of Sharks-Oilers
Joe Thornton said he would go through his “normal routine” for a gameday on Friday. There is no word on whether he will take warmups...
Angry Oilers fan flips off Sharks' Karlsson after winning goal
Melker Karlsson played hero Wednesday in Game 1 for the Sharks, but he's far from that for one Oilers fan...
Karlsson emerges as Game 1 hero for Sharks
Melker Karlsson hissed a wrist shot past Cam Talbot a little more than three minutes into overtime to push San Jose past Edmonton, 3-2...
Hertl a 'bull' and a 'beast' in Sharks' Game 1 win
The 23-year-old former first round pick was the Sharks’ most effective forward in their 3-2 overtime triumph in Edmonton on Wednesday...
Logan Couture 'wasn't very good' in his return to Sharks lineup
Logan Couture’s mouth was rearranged on March 25 when a deflected puck knocked more than half a dozen teeth from his mouth...
Sharks celebrate Joel Ward's goal
No panic early as Sharks recover, dominate Oilers in Game 1
The Sharks trailed 2-0 after 20 minutes Wednesday. But that didn't unnerve them as they regrouped to steal Game 1 in Edmonton.
Sharks celebrating goal
Instant Replay: Sharks rally, stun Oilers in OT in Game 1
Trailing 2-1 entering the third, the Sharks tied it late in regulation and beat the Oilers in OT to win Game 1 on Wednesday night.
Thornton won't play in Game 1 between Sharks and Oilers
After initially saying there was "no doubt" he'd play in Game 1 against Edmonton, Joe Thornton was scratched prior to Wednesday's game.
NHL Gameday: Sharks open Stanley Cup Playoffs in Edmonton
Who will get the upper hand tonight when the Sharks and Oilers get their respective runs at the Stanley Cup started over in Edmonton?
Lucic on Sharks: 'Definitely want to let them know that you’re there'
The Oilers are well aware the Sharks enter the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at less than 100 percent -- and that's an advantage for Edmonton...
Todd McLellan and Joe Pavelski
McLellan, Sharks downplay any advantages from former relationship
A dozen players on the Sharks roster played for former San Jose coach Todd McLellan. So does he gain an advantage knowing them so well?
Will Joe Thornton play in Game 1 vs Oilers? 'We'll see how it goes'
Joe Thornton suffered a knee injury on April 4, and has been a sporadic participant in practices and skates lately...
Sharks will have their hands full trying to contain McDavid
Shutting him down is probably a pipe dream, but keeping Connor McDavid under control? The Sharks have shown the ability to do it...
First look: Sharks deeper on D but Oilers have McDavid, health on their side
Edmonton's explosiveness versus San Jose defensive depth is just one of the things to look out for when the two teams clash to open the playoffs...
Thornton, Couture both practice Monday with Sharks
Joe Thornton and Logan Couture were each wearing a white practice sweater, typically worn by players on the top line..
Sharks to face McLellan, Oilers in first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs
The Sharks will face a familiar foe in their former head coach to open up the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year...
Getzlaf, Burns and McDavid
After blowing division, Sharks await first round destination
Less than a month ago, the Sharks controlled the Pacific and were fighting for the No. 1 seed. On Sunday, they'll find out where they must travel to.
Sharks earn some much-needed good feelings in finale
After limping to the finish of the regular season, the Sharks are glad they head into the playoffs with a winning taste in their mouths...
Instant Replay: Sharks end regular season with win over Flames
Goals by Tierney, Boedker and O'Regan [1] propelled the Sharks past the Flames in San Jose's regular season finale... [1]
Sharks rest regulars for Flames; Burns named Player of the Year
For the first time in his career, Brent Burns has been voted by the local media as the Sharks' best player...
Dell makes save against Flames
NHL Gameday: Sharks' regular season concludes against Flames
The stumbling Sharks wrap up the regular season at home on Saturday night with Aaron Dell in net against the Flames.
The Sharks Insider Podcast: Paul Martin
Paul Martin joins Kevin Kurz on The Sharks Insider Podcast to discuss the playoffs, his sports history, Brent Burns' season, and much more. Enjoy!
DeBoer could rest some Sharks for finale; Couture downcast
The Sharks are a near lock for the No. 3 spot in the Pacific Division. With playoffs right around the corner, could Pete DeBoer rest some vets?
Three takeaways: Hertl line strong, Marleau struggling
Why not move Patrick Marleau to the wing of the Chris Tierney line, and give Ryan Carpenter or Danny O’Regan another chance...
Despite shot totals, Sharks loss to Oilers was there for the taking
The Sharks were without key veterans and managed only 15 shots against the Oilers, yet they could have easily came away with a win.
Instant Replay: Sharks stumble in third period, fall to Oilers
After taking the lead in the second period, the Sharks allowed an Oilers comeback with three scores of their own in the third.
NHL Gameday: Sharks, Oilers fighting for home ice in first round
It appears that San Jose and Edmonton will face off in the opening round. The location of Game 1, however, is still to-be-determined...
Sharks should expect a fired up Oilers squad
When it was suggested to Patrick Maroon that Thursday’s game with the Sharks might be Edmonton's biggest in many years...
Good sign for injured Sharks: Thornton, Couture both return to ice
Injuries to the Sharks' top centers left the fan base holding its breath, but Wednesday brought positive news for Logan Couture and Joe Thornton...
McLellan-comes-home one of many fascinating Sharks-Oilers storylines
Nobody who is the sort who thinks coaching matchups are compelling playoff fodder has a lot of friends...
Sharks celebrate after beating Canucks
Three takeaways: PK strong; too many passengers for Sharks against Canucks
Insider Kevin Kurz offers his three biggest takeaways from the Sharks win over the Canucks on Tuesday night.
Sharks celebrating goal
Sharks beat Canucks, but no one overly encouraged by performance
The Sharks picked up a crucial win on Tuesday night, but after the game, no one was thrilled with the way they played.
Instant Replay: Sharks' white-hot start enough to hold off Canucks
The Sharks scored two goals in the game's first 40 seconds and that momentum was enough to carry them to a win over the Canucks...
NHL Gameday: Sharks begin final week down top two centers
Joe Thornton and Logan Couture will not play on Tuesday night when the Sharks go for the season sweep of Vancouver...
Couture, Thornton out indefinitely as Sharks gear up for playoffs
Sharks coach Pete DeBoer termed his top two centers as day-to-day, although there was some ambiguity regarding a specific time frame...
Joe Thornton tells Jeremy Roenick injury 'didn't feel good'
Speaking on his weekly podcast, former Sharks center Jeremy Roenick relayed some information he gathered from Joe Thornton...
Canada celebrates gold medal in Sochi
Players unhappy after NHL decides not to participate in 2018 Olympics
The NHL on Monday announced that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, and some players voiced displeasure with the decision.
Scratched against Sharks, Canucks want Goldobin to be 'more engaged'
The Nikolay Goldobin era in Vancouver got off to a flying start, when the former first round draft pick of the Sharks scored in his Canucks debut on a breakaway on March 4 against the Kings. Nothing much...
Thornton sitting on the bench in Dallas
Thornton injury a dark cloud over Sharks win in Vancouver
The Sharks got a much-needed win in Vancouver on Sunday night. But they head home with uncertainty surrounding Joe Thornton.
Hertl celebrates goal against Canucks
Instant Replay: Sharks beat Canucks to end skid, but lose Thornton
Tomas Hertl scored twice as the Sharks won in Vancouver on Sunday. But now they await word on the severity of Joe Thornton's injury.