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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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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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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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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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Sharks poised to sign former Salming Trophy winner

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)

According to several reports, it is believed that the San Jose Sharks will soon announce the signing of Skellefteå AIK defenseman Tim Heed to a two-way contract. Thanks to a tip from Pucknology reader Joakim Nihlén, Swedish newspaper Norran has reported throughout the week that “evidence suggests that the San ...

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Barracuda captain jumps to Sweden

Bryan Lerg

It appears that Bryan Lerg will not be a ‘black ace’ for the duration of the San Jose Sharks playoff run. The pint-sized San Jose Barracuda captain signed a two-year deal with Rögle BK of the Swedish Hockey League Wednesday, beginning in the 2016–17 season. The new deal might be ...

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Barracuda hope to stave off elimination in Game 4

Kempe Scores Against Barracuda

The Ontario Reign went into Game 3 with a “must-win” attitude and now the San Jose Barracuda literally must win tonight in order to stay alive in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Ontario (1P) took a 2-1 series lead over San Jose (4P) with a commanding 3-1 victory Thursday night. Reign ...

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Barracuda resume series tonight!

Barracuda Celebrate Carpenter Goal

Bizarre scheduling is just kind of expected when it comes to the American Hockey League, even in the playoffs. The San Jose Barracuda (P4) and Ontario Reign (P1) resume their best-of-five playoff series tonight after having not played since Saturday. The teams are tied at one win apiece after the ...

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