Joe Thornton


The 2016 free agent period is far from over, but the biggest parts of it have already concluded.


SAN JOSE – It was late February when Sharks center Joe Thornton was asked if he had ever been on a Sharks team that had the ability to roll four lines and six defenseman as effectively as the 2015


Brent Burns, the only Sharks player among finalists for a major NHL award, lost out on the Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman on Wednesday night in Las Vegas.


SAN JOSE – There’s always turnover on an NHL roster year-to-year, and the Sharks are no different in that regard now that the Stanley Cup Final has come and gone.


SAN JOSE – The history isn’t encouraging. Of that, there is no doubt.