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Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (47) / 10/3/1967
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
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Sharks GM Doug Wilson denied a report that he's approached Dan Bylsma about replacing current coach Todd McLellan.
The initial report came from Elliotte Friedman on Sportsnet. Of course, Wilson would deny the report at this stage regardless of its accuracy, so it's hard to read anything into what he said. Even McLellan realizes his job is in jeopardy, so whether Bylsma is really a candidate to replace him or not, these next few games and possibly weeks should be regarded as important for the Sharks' future. Nov 26 - 9:39 AM

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Sharks coach Todd McLellan realizes that he might be fired if the Sharks don't turn their season around.

San Jose has a 10-9-4 record so far this season. "I feel confident with myself and the coaching staff, but I'm also a realist," McLellan said. "I know that the team hasn't performed to the level that any of us are happy with -- not just ownership and management, but also coaches and players aren't happy with the results." McLellan is in his seventh season as the Sharks' head coach and while they've had some regular season success over that span, the team has largely underperformed in the playoffs. They suffered an embarrassing collapse to the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2014 postseason and to stumble out of the gate after that has to be frustrating for the organization.
Nov 25 - 11:12 AM

The San Jose Sharks are set to play 15 of their next 19 contests on the road.

San Jose has already played one of its two games so far away from home. This will be the most road contests the team has ever played through 21 games. The Sharks will have an easier time for a while after that, but they'll still have a seven-game road trip ahead of them from March 17-29.
Oct 14 - 10:44 AM

San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan still hasn't revealed who the team's captain will be for the 2014-15 campaign.

At the time of writing, we're almost hours away from the Sharks' season opener. That doesn't necessarily mean San Jose will be entering the season without a captain though as McLellan hasn't tipped his hand. Joe Thornton was the team's old captain, but he lost the 'C' after the team's collapse in the first round of the 2014 playoffs.
Oct 8 - 6:31 PM

At the suggestion of Adam Burish and Jason Demers, the Sharks reportedly went on a team bonding trip to Lake Tahoe last weekend.

"I wouldn’t say it was clearing the air," Tommy Wingels said of the trip. "Last year is over with. I think it was more, 'Are we all on the same page'"? Only the boys in the room know the answer to that. It's hard to ignore the dysfunction in San Jose, but if they're as motivated and united as they intend to be, the Sharks might be scarier than ever.
Sep 20 - 12:55 AM

The Sharks promised a culture change this off-season and they could have a new leadership group in place starting with the 2014-15 season.

"We're going to reestablish the hierarchy and the culture in the organization," coach Todd McLellan said. "If it's real evident that [Joe Thornton] is the guy, he'll be the captain. If there's somebody else that assumes that role and is prepared to take it on and is doing a very good job, then they will be. To say we stripped him, no. We've cleaned the slate, and we're going to go forward." San Jose will enter training camp with no captain or assistants and an open competition will take place. Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture and Marc-Edouard Vlasic are viewed as possible replacements.

Coach Todd McLellan attempted to clarify what GM Doug Wilson meant when he used the term "rebuild" to describe San Jose's off-season philosophy.

"We want to reset the hierarchy and culture in the organization, and that's really where the term rebuild came from. We feel we have a tremendous talent pool. We feel the players that are with our organization are part of the solution and not the problem now. As a staff, we talked about the ability to push and win as much as we can while we get younger, while we adjust the roles a little bit and give some of the younger players more responsibility. The term or the word used like that can be confusing at times. I think a lot of people, especially in the media, immediately went to, 'Well, they're going to trade Thornton and Marleau.' That's not the case. We believe that those two are part of the solution, not part of the problem." Thornton and Marleau were linked to trade rumors after Wilson's comments, but they don't appear to be going anywhere.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 12 - 4:00 PM

The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings will face off as part of the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series.

The Sharks will be the home team in their first outdoor contest. It will take place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 21, 2015. "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-art setting at Levi's Stadium will bring a thrilling new dimension to the Kings-Sharks rivalry," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "We thank the Sharks, the Kings, Coors Light, the San Francisco 49ers, Levi's Stadium and everyone involved in producing the next episode of our Coors Light NHL Stadium Series."
Source: NHL.com
Aug 6 - 1:25 PM

Sharks GM Doug Wilson said that he still has high expectations for the team in 2013-14 after previously saying that they're committed to a rebuild.

Wilson hasn't been able to change the team's roster in any major way since they collapsed in the first round of the playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings. Wilson said that when he was talking about rebuilding the team, he was referring more to their culture and hierarchy. "I can understand when people say there are different types of rebuild," he said. "We're not going to finish last to try and draft people first or second. This is not something this franchise can do, because we already have some good players in key positions. You're not going to see us with 50 points next year -- we're too good a team for that."
Jul 11 - 10:12 AM

The San Jose Sharks are the leading candidate to host an outdoor game this season.

The Winter Classic will be held in Washington but the NHL is looking for one more outdoor game and the Sharks seem to be the favorites. The game between San Jose and the Los Angeles Kings on February 21st looks to be the matchup and will likely take place at either AT&T Park in San Francisco or Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.
Jun 23 - 8:19 AM

GM Doug Wilson was not happy to hear that an unidentified member of the Sharks said that the team was "co-workers and not teammates".

Wilson wants to re-build the Sharks and that comment should only solidify his plans. "Really, what that means is they really hadn't dug down to be there for each other and commit to what teammates have to do to be successful," Wilson said. "Look at L.A. The things that they did, the game sevens where they just stuck with it, coming back against us, taking care of each other. Ours was somehow lost a little bit. Our players acknowledged it, I've listened to them, our coaches have acknowledged it. That's what I'm talking about when it comes to culture, is being a great teammate and playing the way that we need them to play, not the way that they want to play." It should be an interesting off-season in San Jose.
Jun 21 - 11:21 AM

San Jose Sharks Doug Wilson suggested that his team is in a rebuilding mode.

"I don't think we feel we're close enough with where the other teams are at," Wilson said. "They went through [a rebuild]. They're there. I honestly think we'd be fooling ourselves. The rebuild is committed to. The players that fit for now and the future, their growth is going to be the primary thing. … Remember where we're trying to get to. It's not about here, it's about there." Although Wilson is using the word rebuild, we aren't expecting the Sharks to engage in a fire sale. They might shop Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, but both players have no-movement clauses, so whether or not they leave is up to them.
Jun 18 - 11:09 AM

The San Jose Sharks will reportedly host an outdoor game in 2015.

The success of the outdoor match between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks has opened the door to other contests in non-traditional markets. The Sharks' game is expected to be played at either the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park or the San Francisco 49ers' new home, Levi's Stadium.
Jun 3 - 11:48 AM

San Jose Sharks assistant general manager Joe Will has agreed to a contract extension.

Other organizations apparently approached Will in the hopes of luring him away, but he ultimately decided to stick with the Sharks. "I have an immense sense of loyalty to the Sharks organization and to the people I work with," said Will. "As a charter member of this franchise, San Jose is where I want to be. I think there is some unfinished business here and we are entering an exciting phase of transitioning the club." He also serves as the GM of the AHL Worcester Sharks.
May 28 - 4:55 PM

The San Jose Sharks have decided not to raise season-ticket prices in 2014-15.

This decision is likely in response to them blowing a 3-0 series lead in the first round of the playoffs. It's still noteworthy though as teams have certainly raised ticket prices following bad campaigns in the past.
May 25 - 11:09 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
5Barclay Goodrow
6Chris Tierney
7Melker Karlsson
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3James Sheppard
4Tye McGinn
5Mike Brown
6Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Matthew Nieto
3Tyler Kennedy
4John Scott
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Matt Irwin
6Scott Hannan
7Matt Tennyson
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock