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Weighing the Sharks’ Expansion Options


For the first time since 2000, the NHL is expanding and adding a new team to the league: The Las Vegas Golden Knights. The Vegas organization will be added to the Pacific Division, making the Central Division the only one with just seven teams. But divisions and alignment are not what ...

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The Time Is Now, Mikkel Boedker Needs to Produce for San Jose Sharks


San Jose Sharks’ Mikkel Boedker Needs to Start Producing Coming off of the longest and most successful playoff run in franchise history, the San Jose Sharks didn’t make too many changes to their roster, but general manager Doug Wilson was set on improving team speed which was lacking against the ...

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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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Wookie Noises! Burns Signs 8-year Extension


The force has been strong with this one since his arrival in 2011, and it will remain until 2024-25.  Tuesday afternoon saw the biggest contract signed by the San Jose Sharks.  Defenseman (and at times a forward) Brent Burns signed an 8 year, $64 million contract that will see #88 ...

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San Jose Sharks: Schedule of Insanity

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Sharks Underperforming? The San Jose Sharks are third in the Pacific Division 17 games into their season. They have a record of 9-8-0, giving them a total of 18 points. For some, this may seem like a massive underperformance. Many fans and analysts—including myself—expected the Sharks to finish atop their ...

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14 Thoughts – November 16, 2016


Welcome back to 14 Thoughts, where I touch on 14 topics in the sport of hockey (or somewhat related to it.) 1. In Life, As In Hockey, It Takes Goals To Win Yes, you heard this from Jeff Friesen, Owen Nolan, Patrick Marleau, Dan Boyle many times in regards for ...

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Sharks Recall AHL Scoring Leader Kevin Labanc

Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Sharks called up Kevin Labanc from the San Jose Barracuda Monday morning. The move precedes a lengthy six-game road trip that features teams like the Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning and St. Louis Blues. #SJSharks have recalled Kevin Labanc from the #Barracuda. They’ll fly to Washington today. ...

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David Schlemko Dominating in San Jose

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AUTHOR’S NOTE: We are only nine games into the season, so take this information with a bit of perspective. Still, it’s interesting to see what Schlemko has done so far for the Sharks’ blue line. Enjoy! Changing the Trend David Schlemko is not a defenseman who typically lights up the scoreboard or ...

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Jumbling Into Perfection: New Lines as San Jose Returns From Forgetful Road Trip


In a completely unexpected move that nobody wanted or asked for, San Jose Sharks Head Coach Pete DeBoer made some shocking lineup changes this morning at practice: Lines all jumbled up this morning: 89-19-8, 27-39-42, 12-48-68 are top three #SJSharks — Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) October 24, 2016 After going 1-3 in their last ...

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Fans Shouldn’t Panic Over Sharks’ Play

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Below Expectations The San Jose Sharks have performed below expectations thus far into the season. They are ranked 16th in the NHL standings despite playing the most amount of games—six—and despite being the representatives for the Western Conference in the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals. Granted, the organization is technically in ...

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