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SHARKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

San Jose Sharks to stick with Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson The San Jose Sharks mutually parted ways on Monday with former head coach, Todd McLellan. The Sharks then proceeded to fire assistant coaches, Jay Woodcroft and Jim Johnson to really make it clear that they believed that the bulk of the blame fell on San Jose’s coaching staff. Unsurprisingly, San Jose general manager, Doug Wilson stuck around on the Sharks payroll...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks owner endorses GM Wilson's rebuilding plan

  San Jose Sharks owner Hasso Plattner remains behind general manager Doug Wilson's rebuilding plan despite the team missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003. In a letter to Sharks fans posted on the team's website Thursday night, Plattner praised Wilson's leadership of the team over the past year. While Plattner did not specifically say Wilson would return as general...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks owner endorses rebuilding plan

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Jose Sharks owner Hasso Plattner remains behind general manager Doug Wilson's rebuilding plan despite the team missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003. In a letter to Sharks fans posted on the team's website Thursday night, Plattner praised Wilson's leadership of the team over the past year. While Plattner did not specifically say Wilson would...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Filling the Sharks Coaching Void

Monday marked the end of Todd McLellan’s 8 year tenure as the Sharks head coach. Leaving with him also were assistants Jay Woodcroft and Jim Johnson. Like many other sports, the off-season can often times be the real season, and the decisions an organization makes during this time can mold the direction they go for several years. Fans in San Jose found themselves torn during this...
Via BaySportsNet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilson Addresses Sharks, McLellan, Future

Monday afternoon after the dust had settled, myself and other members of the media ascended upon SAP Center for one final trip this summer. After the announcement that the Sharks and head coach Todd McLellan had agreed to “mutually” part ways, general manager Doug Wilson held a press conference where questions were asked and…..asked. Wilson kicked off the presser thanking all...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Status Crow: McDavid should refuse Oilers, McLellan out in San Jose, First Round thoughts

“Are you KIDDING me?” -Hockey / YouTubeF On Saturday night, generational phenom Connor McDavid’s fate would be known as the National Hockey League held its annual draft lottery in Toronto. All 14 teams that missed the playoffs had a shot at the top pick, with the lowest ranked teams having the best odds at selecting first overall. The Hockey Gods have a twisted sense of...
Via The Hockey Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Future of San Jose Sharks

Well, the San Jose Sharks didn’t have the type of season a lot of fans hoped they’d of had. There was a little bit of a false omen going into the season, if you believe in that sort of thing. The Sharks ended the 2013-14 season in heartbreaking fashion, blowing a 3-0 series lead to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion, LA Kings in the first round of the playoffs. What was one of...

San Jose Sharks: Firing McLellan would be short-sighted

Todd McLellan After fizzling out of the playoff picture in a disappointing (yet, unsurprising) manner, the San Jose Sharks are about to embark on what Comcast SportsNet analyst, Brodie Brazil called an “interesting” offseason. In all its ambiguous glory, ‘interesting’ is the perfect term describe the Sharks offseason looming ahead. The fate of San Jose’s management is...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Let’s get physical

The San Jose Sharks need a wake-up call this offseason. When all is said and done, the Sharks look like a tired team, desperate for just enough energy to finish whatever is left of their season on a high-note. Truth be told, San Jose has looked overworked all season long, not just at the tail-end […] The post San Jose Sharks: Let’s get physical appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Sharks set John Scott’s goal to Happy Gilmore

John Scott doesn’t do a lot on the ice outside of hitting people and dropping his mitts. When he does something offensively, it’s a moment worth celebrating. The San Jose Sharks realized this and had some fun celebrating Scott’s empty-net goal against the Colorado Avalanche. John Scott at the Waterbury Open. The post Video: Sharks set John Scott’s goal to Happy Gilmore appeared...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Think about the offseason

It’s getting close to being over for the Sharks. What do they need to address in the offseason in order to get back to the playoffs next season? Is Antti Niemi on his way out? What about Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau? As the San Jose Sharks’ playoff hopes continue to dwindle in the twilight […] The post San Jose Sharks: Think about the offseason appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
24 days 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
27 days 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
29 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
March 25, 2015  |  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
March 18, 2015  |  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 Bloguin Best
March 13, 2015  |  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
March 10, 2015  |  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

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
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