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Peter DeBoer | Center

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (49) / 6/13/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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Dave Barr has been named an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks.
"Dave is a veteran coach with a long history of development at all levels," said bench boss Peter DeBoer. "We're excited we were able to add him to our staff." Barr was an associate coach of the Florida Panthers during the 2016-17 season. He has worked with DeBoer before when they were in New Jersey. Jul 26 - 5:03 PM

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Sharks GM Doug Wilson hinted that Joe Thornton's final contract number hinged on whether friend and teammate Patrick Marleau stayed with the team.

"Joe deserves a huge compliment for what he was willing to do," Wilson was quoted as saying. Shortly after Patrick Marleau chose to sign with Toronto as an unrestricted free agent, the Sharks announced Thornton's one year deal was official. It was, however, about $1 to $1.5 million more than insiders were speculating on Saturday. "Patrick has been a pillar of this franchise since he was drafted as a 17-year-old in 1997, and has become one of the elite players in our team's history," said Wilson.
Source: NHLcom
Jul 2 - 10:14 PM

Larry Robinson is expected to leave the San Jose Sharks once his contract expires on July 1.

The former Montreal Canadiens great, has been with the Sharks organization for five seasons but at the age of 65, wants to be closer to his Bradenton, Florida home. He was an associate coach for a couple of years and had been the director of player development for the last three campaigns.
May 28 - 8:36 AM

Although head coach Peter DeBoer's job is likely safe for now, the Sharks might make some changes to their coaching staff.

The coach most in danger of losing his job would probably be Steve Spott. The Sharks finished 25th in the league with a 16.7% power-play conversion rate, which represented a huge drop from 2015-16 when playing with the man advantage was one of San Jose's main strengths. Spott oversees the team's power play, so GM Doug Wilson might opt to replace him in an attempt to get the Sharks to rebound in that area next season.
Apr 26 - 10:30 AM

The San Jose Sharks power play has been underwhelming this season.

The Sharks power play has a 16.7% success rate this season, which puts them in 23rd place this season. It's particularly problematic because the power play has traditionally been a source of strength for the Sharks and this season's percentage is their lowest since the start of the salary cap era. It's been a particularly dry 2-for-23 over their last 11 games, but Sharks coach Pete DeBoer didn't tweak the top unit during Wednesday's practice. "We want to get it going," DeBoer said. "I don’t believe it’s something that you just turn on the first day of the playoffs, although that can happen. You can see a team that all of a sudden one of their specialty teams heats up come playoff time. But we don’t want to take that chance. We want to get it in a good spot before that."
Mar 9 - 6:38 AM

The San Jose Sharks will honor the California Golden Seals on Saturday.

The Golden Seals were an original expansion team in 1967 but started their existence as the Oakland Seals. They lasted until 1976 when they moved to Cleveland and became the Barons for two seasons. This is the 50th anniversary of the team that Charlie Finlay bought in 1970 and proclaimed he knew nothing about hockey. His ownership years proved him correct. Congratulations on the Sharks celebrating the first team in Northern California.
Jan 4 - 10:14 AM

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer said his team isn't facing any added pressure in Game 6.

The Sharks are one loss away from being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Final, but DeBoer says his guys aren't too worried. "No more pressure. It was in the building last game," DeBoer said prior to Game 6. "We can't win it tonight. It doesn't put any more pressure on us than we've had throughout the playoffs." A Sharks win would push the series to seven games. Game 7 would be Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.
Source: The Score
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Don’t expect Sharks coach Peter DeBoer to motivate his players with any kind of inspirational speech before Sunday’s Game 6.

The Sharks trail the series 3-2 as it heads to San Jose. But DeBoer doesn’t believe that what he says will do much. "These guys don’t need to be inspired to play," DeBoer said. "They’re in the Stanley Cup Final. Some of them have waited 18 years. There’s no speech I’m going to give Patty Marleau to make him play harder."
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 12:32:00 AM

San Jose will be looking to get the first goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

"We've talked about scoring first," Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said Thursday. "Obviously, if we don't [Thursday] we can't just back the bus up and head home, but we want to play with a lead and put them in a position where they're playing from behind. We haven't done that yet, so that's the goal." San Jose has allowed the opening goal in all four games against Pittsburgh and haven't led in the series. The Sharks are 10-3 when scoring first this postseason and 3-6 when surrending the first goal. The Penguins are 12-3 when they have scored first and 3-4 when they haven't.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 06:13:00 PM

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer isn't concerned about his team being outshot in the Stanley Cup Final series against Pittsburgh.

The Penguins have outshot the Sharks 113-74 in the first three games of the series, but DeBoer isn't worried about that. "They shoot from everywhere," said the Sharks coach. "They sling pucks from everywhere. You do have to look at quality versus quantity. I don't think it's as easy as looking at the shot clock and saying you're getting dominated because they've got 40 shots and you've got 26...But does the fact that they have 30 more shots in the series bother me? Not as much as it bothers (the media).
Source: The Score
Sun, Jun 5, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Though the Sharks are trailing Pittsburgh 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Final, Peter DeBoer remains optimistic.

"Game 1 was decided in the last two minutes. Tonight is an overtime game," DeBoer said. "I think we'll hold off on the funeral. We have a lot of hockey left to play." It's certainly true that San Jose kept both games close, even if the Sharks ultimately fell short both times. Both of those contests were also played in Pittsburgh, so the Sharks now have the luxury of going home. That being said, the pressure will obviously be on them Saturday to avoid falling behind 3-0.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 09:27:00 AM

San Jose's power play has been superb in the playoffs, especially in the team's victories.

The Sharks have gone 15-for-40 (37.5 percent) in their 12 postseason wins and just 2-for-23 (8.7 percent) in their six losses. San Jose has posted a 3-4 record when they haven't scored on the man advantage, but getting the most out of opportunities will be important in the Stanley Cup Final versus Pittsburgh.
Mon, May 30, 2016 02:37:00 PM

With their win on Monday, the Sharks have set a franchise high for their most playoff victories.

In other words, this is the first time San Jose has pulled within a win of the Stanley Cup Final. The Sharks have previously enjoyed a lot of success in the regular season, but they often fell short of expectations in the playoffs. By contrast, the 2015-16 Sharks were good during the regular season, but not dominate. In the Western Conference, they had the sixth best record.
Tue, May 24, 2016 03:01:00 PM

After taking Game 7 against Nashville, San Jose coach Peter DeBoer argued that the Sharks have changed.

"We've got a whole bunch of new bodies, a whole different cast of characters, a whole different identity in my mind, a whole different coaching staff," DeBoer said. "The core guys are still the same, but the core guys here are great. They have great habits, they've been well coached for a decade by the previous staff that was here. They're not the problem, it was filling in behind them. We've got those type of people here now, and I think the guys at the top feel that and are feeding off it." For much of the salary cap era, San Jose has excelled in the regular season only to fall short in the playoffs. The Sharks have never made it to the Stanley Cup Final, let alone win a championship. The reality is that advancing to the Western Conference Final isn't a game changer for this franchise as they were last there in 2011, but it is still a big accomplishment.
Fri, May 13, 2016 11:08:00 AM

San Jose will be looking for better play on home ice in the playoffs than they had in the regular season.

The Sharks posted an 18-20-3 at the SAP Center, which was the worst home record among any playoff team. San Jose did manage to win six of their final 13 games on home ice. "The most important thing is we play well at home against good teams," coach Pete DeBoer said. "I think if we've dropped the ball somewhere it's been against some of the teams at the bottom half of the standings." The Kings will try to get back into the series on the road and the Sharks will look to put them in a serious hole by winning a third straight game.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 03:54:00 PM

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3Tomas Hertl
4Chris Tierney
5Ryan Carpenter
LW1Jannik Hansen
2Timo Meier
3Mikkel Boedker
4Kevin Labanc
5Melker Karlsson
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Barclay Goodrow
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7Tim Heed
8Joakim Ryan
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell