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SHARKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

GIF Cap: Pens vs Sharks

3/29/15  – Pittsburgh Penguins vs San Jose Sharks (3-2 SO Win) GIF’s by @JustPuckIt   [Goal 1] Hornqvist (Winnik, Cole) [Goal 2] Kunitz (Crosby, Pouliot) [SO] Perron [SO] Crosby Video Credit: ROOT/Pens TV
Via The PensNation
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 76: Jumping the Shark. Pens host San Jose.

San Jose Sharks (37-30-8) at Pittsburgh Penguins (41-23-11) 7:30 PM – ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA The Pens won yesterday, so that was nice. They took two steps forward getting Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist back in the lineup – Malkin made an immediate impact with two assists in the win, but they took one gigantic step back in losing Kris Letang to...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Burns scores winner in shootout to lift Sharks past Flyers

  The San Jose Sharks kept losing defensemen while continuing to stop the Flyers. Matt Irwin and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation, and Brent Burns got the winning goal in the shootout to lead San Jose to a 3-2 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday. San Jose lost defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic in the first period due to a lower-body injury and finished the game with just four blue...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Did failing to name a captain hurt the San Jose Sharks?

Captain or no captain, the San Jose Sharks want to make the playoffs. By failing to name a captain, however, the Sharks may have put themselves in a particularly difficult position to compete for the Cup. The further down San Jose slips in the standings, the more I look at the captaincy situation of Silicon […] The post Did failing to name a captain hurt the San Jose Sharks? appeared...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks sign 2 college players

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have signed former Wisconsin goalie Joel Rumpel and Cornell defenseman Joakim Ryan to contracts and assigned them to Worcester of the AHL. San Jose gave Rumpel a one-year deal and Ryan a two-year contract on Thursday. Rumpel was a free agent after finishing his senior season. He had a 53-50-11 record with a 2.51 goals against average and...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks postseason hopes bleak at best

The San Jose Sharks gave up four goals on the road to the Ottawa Senators en route to a 5-2 loss. The San Jose Sharks are on the verge of ending the second longest active postseason streak (10 seasons) in the NHL. In the wake of a disappointing 5-2 loss at Ottawa, where the Sharks gave up four goals in the third period, San Jose finds itself in 12th place in the Western Conference...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Couture helps lift Sharks past Maple Leafs with goal, assist

  Logan Couture had a goal and an assist, helping the San Jose Sharks defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night. Couture's goal early in the second period was the eventual winner for San Jose, which ended a two-game skid. Tomas Hertl, Melker Karlsson and Tommy Wingels also scored for the Sharks, and Antti Niemi made 27 saves for the win. Joe Thornton added two assists...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Milbury thinks Sharks should send Thornton to minors

During the first intermission of Wednesday’s Rangers-Blackhawks game, the NHL on NBC crew discussed the drama that has surrounded the San Jose Sharks organization not only this season, but in the past handful of years. The most recent incident with the team came last week when veteran center Joe Thornton said general manager Doug Wilson Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Former Blackhawk Ben Smith Recalls Moment He Was Traded

Being traded is never an easy thing – especially when it comes as a total surprise. And even more especially when you are dealt from one of the NHL’s premiere franchises to a team currently in a total downward spiral. Nevertheless, Ben Smith seems to be taking this demotion like the true professional he is. The following video, which details the moments Smith discovered his ultimate...
Via Sports Mockery
13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Highs and lows versus Chicago Blackhawks

Antti Niemi Right out of the gate, the San Jose Sharks were all over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday’s midday match-up, but it was the visiting Hawks who would walk away with a big win after 60 minutes of play. Some things had to have gone right for the Sharks who stayed in the game for at least two and quarter periods before the Hawks took over and capitalized on the Sharks’...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Jumbo leadership struggles

Joe Thornton Joe Thornton may not be the captain of the San Jose Sharks anymore, but he still wears and ‘A’ and holds an important leadership role within the organization. It became clear, on Friday, however, that San Jose general manager, Doug Wilson and Thornton, who goes by nickname, Jumbo, are not on the same terms regarding his revoked ‘C.’ After some comments made...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Thornton tells Sharks GM Doug Wilson to “Shut his mouth”

There might be no more fascinating—in a “can’t look away from a train wreck” kind of way—team than the San Jose Sharks right now. After years of building a hockey team the right way, of dominating possession and making the playoffs consistently, the lack of advancing to the Cup Final has taken its toll. This summer, Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson stripped Joe Thornton’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Antti Niemi might have been saved by Sharks vets

Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports Whenever we hear about the San Jose Sharks these days, it’s rarely positive. A report out of the Mercury-News might have hinted at a little bit of it coming out of Sharks camp, though. Since the trade deadline, goalie Antti Niemi has been noticeably better, posting a .941 save percentage and allowing just six goals on 102 shots. Where did the improvement...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sharks players convinced GM to keep Niemi

Antti Niemi’s name was thrown around quite a bit heading into the trade deadline. The San Jose Sharks appeared willing to make a change in net as they prepared to make a last push for a playoff berth. Confidence in Niemi was lacking to say the least. The rumors persisted, the deadline passed and Niemi is still with the Sharks. What happened? According to the Mercury News,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Patrick Marleau missed an easy goal

Are you looking for a GIF which sums up the San Jose Sharks this season? Look no further. Patrick Marleau failed to capitalize on an empty net after the puck hit off of his stick and then he missed his follow-up attempt. The Sharks fell to the Canucks 3-2 behind Marleau’s glaring missed opportunity. (H/T Reddit) The post GIF: Patrick Marleau missed an easy goal appeared first...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brent Burns Makes Great Goal Line Stop, Has Even Better Reaction To Replay Review

The San Jose Sharks shut out the Montreal Canadiens out on the West Coast last night but the Habs came very, very close to getting on the board and ruining Alex Stalock’s clean sheet during the third period. Thankfully for Stalock, defenseman Brent Burns came to the rescue with a great play. Montreal’s David Desharnais Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire James Sheppard from San Jose

Per Bob McKenzie, the New York Rangers have acquired forward James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 4th round draft pick in 2016. Sheppard is a left-handed center (who can play LW) that is a great shot suppressor and plays a solid defensive game. He has a line of 5-11-16 for Read more → The post Rangers acquire James Sheppard from San Jose appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavelski discusses Sharks' slipping attendance

Attendance has been a hot topic in San Jose. The Sharks have drawn an average of 17,385 fans through 29 home games and that’s a pretty respectable number compared to other teams in the NHL. That average checks in at the 18th spot so far in 2014-15, but the team has failed to post a capacity crowd in 15 of its 29 home games. The Sharks are actually averaging more fans this year...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Metallica drops ceremonial puck at Sharks game

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo of Metallica were in the house at “The Shark Tank” Wednesday night as the San Jose Sharks paid tribute to the legendary band during the team’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. The fellas, three-fourths of the band — Kirk Hammett was not present — took part in...Read More The post Metallica does ceremonial puck drop at...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Sharks To Move AHL Affiliate From Worcester To San Jose

The AHL might undergo some alignment changes for next season, specifically in the Western Conference, and one change could include a Massachusetts-based team moving to California. Mark Purdy of the Mercury News reported Wednesday that the Worcester Sharks (San Jose’s affiliate) are one of the teams on the move. “The Sharks will move their minor league Worcester franchise in...
Via NESN.com
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Worcester Sharks On A Streak

The Worcester Sharks, AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, are on a season high seven game win streak following three weekend wins over the Manchester Monarchs, Friday and Sunday, and a victory against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday. Worcester shutout the WBS Penguins 4-0 in their first meeting of the season, making it a sweep of their five game home stand. The...
Via Beyond The Benches
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks’ Tomas Hertl All Smiles Even After Taking Puck To Face (Photo)

The world would be a better place if everyone was always as happy as Tomas Hertl. The San Jose Sharks center proved after Monday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets that the smile plastered on his face might actually be permanent. While sitting on the bench during the third period, the young star was struck in the face by teammate Logan Couture’s clearing attempt, forcing Hertl...
Via NESN.com
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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