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Kevin Lacy

Kevin Lacy primarily covers the American Hockey League and prospects for Pucknology and is a featured contributor on Pucknology Writers Room. He is a former RTVF/Journalism major from San José State University. He has been a Sharks fan since 1994 and is often recognized at hockey games for wearing his patented turtleneck. He not only follows the NHL, but various European leagues as well, including the NLA, SHL, Liiga, and the DEL.

Offense keeping Barracuda afloat in first six weeks

Kevin Labanc

With a team built on talent over experience, growing pains are to be expected. Even top-level players battle consistency at times, let alone those who play in the American Hockey League. Not helped by a schedule that saw just six games played in the first four weeks of the season, ...

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Infusion of youth creates excitement about the Barracuda

The San Jose Barracuda celebrate a victory on the final day of the AHL's regular season and clinch a playoff spot with a 6-0 victory over the Stockton Heat.

“Out with the old and in with the new.” That saying does not just apply to the San Jose Barracuda roster for the 2016-17 season, which begins tonight – It also stands for the complete change in philosophy that San Jose Sharks’ farm teams have been built around for the ...

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WCH2016: Finland unfamiliar with last-place finish

13 September 2016:  Sitting (L-R) on the bench during the World Cup of Hockey Pre-Tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. are Team Finland forward Jussi Jokinen (36), forward Aleksander Barkov (91), Patrik Laine (29) and forward Sebastian Aho (20).  Team USA defeated the Team Finland, 3-2. (SOURCE: Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire)

Normally, one should never count out the Finnish National Team, no matter the tournament or the roster in which they field. The main allure about “Leijonat” for the past two decades  has been their consistent ability to overachieve. They are not usually the fastest, the most skilled, or overly disciplined. ...

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Lokomotiv: Never Forgotten

The memorial complex to honor the perished Lokomotiv team in the Tunoshna village near the site of where their team plane crashed in 2011. (Source: Pavel Lysenkov)

September 7, 2016 When I decided that I would write this piece a couple of months ago, I knew that it would mentally take me to a dreadful place that is not fun to visit. Even though I was not personally affected by the tragedy in terms of friendship or ...

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Poor business practices continue to doom Barracuda

Danny Doremus lines up for a faceoff against Chris Mueller during a game between the San Jose Barracuda and San Diego Gulls on December 12, 2015. (Source: Kevin Lacy / Pucknology)

It is hard to fully assess the success or failure of a sports brand after only one season. The feeling-out process is still ongoing and can take extra time in a market as saturated as San Jose is with entertainment options for both families and individuals. One thing is becoming ...

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Why Micheal Haley and John McCarthy are returning

Micheal Haley

Over the past several days, the San Jose Sharks have held their annual prospect development camp, giving the organization a chance to survey and advise its youngest athletes a couple months in advance of training camp. The San Jose Barracuda are expected to see a massive roster turnover for the ...

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Sharks qualify four, let others hit free agent market

Tomas Hertl

The deadline to tender qualifying offers to potential restricted free agents befell the National Hockey League on Monday. Teams were required to extend a minimum offer of up to a 10% raise, dependent on a player’s previous contract, in order for those players to qualify as restricted free agents. The ...

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New franchises affect Sharks in different ways

T-Mobile Arena NHL

Did you know that the National Hockey League is expanding to Las Vegas? Yeah, well, everyone else did, too. As first reported by Adrian Dater — and the worst-kept secret in hockey — the Las Vegas (*cough*) Black Knights (*cough*) are coming to hockey in 2017. Fighting through the glitz ...

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SHL Roundup: Sharks sign two more Swedes

Tim Heed of Skellefteå AIK shoots the puck during Game 4 of their SM-slutspel semifinal series against the Växjö Lakers. (Source:  Jonas Ljungdahl / Bildbyrån)

It was confirmed late-Friday, after our initial report on May 12, that Tim Heed has officially signed with the San Jose Sharks. According to General Fanager, the two-way deal is for one-year at $775,000, including a $100,000 signing bonus. The 25-year-old Swede was one of the most offensively-gifted defensemen in ...

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Blues want it just as much as the Sharks

Couture Battles Blues

As we embark on this potentially-incredible series between the San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues, it is important to remember that while Sharks fans are feeling confident that this may finally be the team of destiny, fans of the Blues are saying the exact same thing about their ...

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