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Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (47) / 10/3/1967
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
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The San Jose Sharks aren't likely to pull the trigger on a major trade before the 3:00 p.m. ET deadline.
Sharks GM Doug Wilson is open to such a move, but believes it's more likely to happen over the summer. San Jose went 3-8-2 in February and are now two points behind in the battle for a playoff spot. San Jose isn't undergoing a traditional rebuild, but it is a team in transition and Wilson might attempt to accelerate that process over the summer by moving one or more of his veteran players. Mar 2 - 10:57 AM

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The San Jose Sharks lost their eighth straight game at home on Saturday.

The Sharks had the best home record in the Western Conference last season as they were 29-7-5 but are only 14-14-5 this season, a major reason they are sitting on the outside and looking in, in the playoff race. It would be interesting to see Toronto play in San Jose as one streak would have to break as the Leafs have lost 15 straight on the road.
Mar 1 - 9:05 AM

The San Jose Sharks will be an interesting team to keep an eye on as we approach the trade deadline.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson has labeled this as a transitional campaign for the team, but still believes they have a shot of making the playoffs. Although they don't occupy a postseason spot right now, they're only a single point shy. With that in mind, will they stick to their focus being on the future or will they sacrifice assets for a rental player that might push this team over the edge. It wouldn't be shocking if Wilson stays relatively quiet when it comes to the trade market in light of his team's situation.
Feb 25 - 11:27 AM

After hosting outdoor games in back-to-back seasons, California is likely to get more of them in the future.

The San Jose Sharks hosted the Los Angeles Kings at Levi's Stadium on Saturday. "Do I envision us coming back at some point for more outdoor games? The answer is, absolutely," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. "It's been great. We couldn't have asked for a better time, whether it was last year at Dodger Stadium or here at Levi's. The combination of seeing this many NHL hockey fans in California shows you exactly what the game has accomplished – what these three franchises have accomplished – in a relatively brief period of time, if you compare their history, say, to the Original Six." Bettman isn't sure when it will happen or even if it will be soon, but it sounds like more will eventually be on the way. Meanwhile, Minnesota and Colorado will host outdoor games in 2016.
Feb 24 - 10:59 AM

Don't expect the San Jose Sharks to be big buyers before the trade deadline.

San Jose currently holds a playoff spot, but the Sharks are also a team transitioning to a new generation. They're not likely to put their top pick on the table or entertain an offer that would involve acquiring a veteran for one of their top youngsters. So while Sharks GM Doug Wilson might try to acquire some help for the 2014-15 squad, he'll have a hard time doing so if he's primarily focused on the future.
Feb 11 - 11:39 AM

The San Jose Sharks will reportedly move their AHL franchise in Worcester to San Jose.

The AHL squad will share SAP Pavilion with the NHL Sharks, which is a distinction that needs to be made because the AHL squad is also called the Sharks. Hopefully, in the interest of avoiding headaches, the AHL team will get a name change so that we don't have two San Jose Sharks squads. It's not unheard of for an NHL team to share a city with its AHL counterpart - the Maple Leafs and Marlies do that in Toronto - but this would be the only example of an NHL and minor league squad sharing the same arena in the NHL. This move would obviously be more convenient for San Jose as consistently shipping players between California and Massachusetts is far from ideal.
Jan 21 - 6:24 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 09:39:00 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:12:00 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.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 10:44:00 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.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 06:31:00 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.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:55:00 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.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 08:10:00 PM

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
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 04:00:00 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
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 01:25:00 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."
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Chris Tierney
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3Mike Brown
4Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Matthew Nieto
3Melker Karlsson
4John Scott
5Ben Smith
6Barclay Goodrow
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Mirco Mueller
6Matt Irwin
7Scott Hannan
8Karl Stollery
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock