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Sharks News: Burns To Return To Blueline

It sounds like the Brent Burns experiment is coming to an end--but he's not leaving the San Jose Sharks just quite yet.#487321807 / gettyimages.comSharks GM Doug Wilson, via the team's website, explains that Burns, who has played at forward for San Jose since the middle of the 2012-'13 season, will be shifting back to the blue line. Wilson said that San Jose acquired...
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Sharks explain decision to move Brent Burns back to defense

Brent Burns is a defenseman once again. After being used as a forward for the last year and a half, Burns is sliding back to his original role on defense heading into the 2014-15 season. The Sharks recently explained the move, stating that Burns was originally brought in as a defenseman and he’ll be a tremendous asset for the team when he’s patrolling the blue line. San Jose...
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Sharks explain moving Burns back to the blueline

The San Jose Sharks made a lot of debatable statements this offseason, but they didn’t really blow things up like some feared (and others requested). One significant move involved a tweak from within, as the organization decided to move Brent Burns back to defense. GM Doug Wilson explained the logic to the Sharks website on Friday. We acquired him in a trade to be a stud defenseman...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Western Conference Preview: San Jose Sharks

As we take a tour around the Western Conference, we’ve already discussed the Flames, Oilers, Canucks and Coyotes. Now, let’s look at the tumultuous San Jose Sharks. Additions: Scott Hannan, Mike Brown, John Scott Subtractions: Dan Boyle, Marty Havlat Prospects To … Continue reading → The post Western Conference Preview: San Jose Sharks appeared first on Committed Indians.
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Questions Facing The San Jose Sharks

from Eric Gilmore at, How will the Sharks respond after their stunning first-round loss? -- The Sharks were humiliated after losing four straight games to the Kings. Most likely, they'll use that meltdown as motivation. "The way we ended was disappointing to say the least, but it's something that we're going to have to look into the mirror, each...
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San Jose Changes It Up

Following another disappointing post-season run, it was known that the San Jose Sharks would aim to stir the pot before the 2014-15 NHL season. After failing to make any significant changes in the free-agency frenzy, San Jose turned many heads on Wednesday when they annouced they would be taking the ‘C’ from Joe Thornton. The offseason has been busy with rumors about Thornton’s...
Via Beyond The Benches
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will The Sharks Dressing Room Be Like?

from Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea, From the outside, particularly from some media that aren’t regularly in the dressing room or coach’s office, the team has been on the receiving end of some pretty harsh criticism. Some of it is certainly warranted. The Sharks were unable to trade either Thornton or Marleau, and signing the pair to three-year contract extensions with no trade...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Thornton on losing captaincy: 'It's a big responsibility so it's a little strange when they take it away from you'

The San Jose Sharks announced on Wednesday that captain Joe Thornton and alternate captain Patrick Marleau (who was stripped of the captaincy in 2009) will come into training camp without letters on their jersey.  "We are going to have a fresh slate at training camp as far as leadership goes," Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News...
Via Hockey Fan Land
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks' Raffi Torres could miss half the season

Sharks left wing Raffi Torres must undergo a second surgery on the right knee injury that caused him to miss all but five regular-season games last season, the team announced. That could cause him to miss half the season. The problem developed after an infection from the ACL repair that Torres underwent last fall after a preseason collision with Anaheim Ducks forward Emerson Etem...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks strip Joe Thornton of captaincy, may not have told him about it

The San Jose Sharks have stripped Joe Thornton of his captaincy. While they were at it, they also stripped Patrick Marleau of the “A” on his uniform. The change is reportedly due to the fact the Sharks want to enter training camp with a clean slate. The club has tried to make it clear they are not stripping the players of their letter, but rather trying to start on a fresh page...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks' Torres has surgery on right knee

  San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee. General manager Doug Wilson announced the news Wednesday, about one month before the start of training camp. Torres initially got hurt last preseason and underwent surgery for a torn ACL. He returned in late...
Via AP on Fox
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Sharks F Torres undergoes surgery on right knee

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee. General manager Doug Wilson announced the news Wednesday, about one month before the start of training camp. Torres initially got hurt last preseason and underwent surgery for a torn ACL...
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Joe Thornton No Longer Sharks Captain, San Jose To Enter Training Camp With No Captains

Joe Thornton is no longer the captain of the San Jose Sharks. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McLellan announced Wednesday that the team will not have a captain to begin training camp in September, along with zero alternate captains. And McLellan confirms #SJSharks will have no captain or assistants when training camp starts.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks...
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San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan talks about the Sharks’ ‘rebuild’'s Dan Rosen asked San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan 5 questions, and the first one got right to the heart of the "rebuilding" matter: People are curious about what's going on in San Jose when Doug Wilson brings up the term rebuild. Can you explain the philosophy regarding what this offseason is about for the Sharks? "We want to reset the...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks, Kings to play outdoor game at 49ers’ new stadium

The National Hockey League announced Wednesday that the San Jose Sharks will be the home team against the Los Angeles Kings at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 21, 2015 as part of the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. “The growing excitement around NHL hockey in California hockey, the intensity of last season’s playoff series between these teams and the state-of-the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss
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