Sharks GM Doug Wilson wants the team to have a Drew Doughty/P.K. Subban type player, which contributed to the decision to switch Brent Burns back to defense this season.
If Joe Thornton doesn't earn the Sharks' captaincy back, Logan Couture is a prime candidate to take charge of San Jose.
Alex Stalock's strong 2013-14 has him locked in as the Shark's backup for the coming season, and on track to contend for the Sharks' starting job in the future.
Joe Thornton wasn't aware that he'd lost his captaincy until he was told a about the situation by a reporter.
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.
Raffi Torres is projected to miss the first few months of the 2014-15 season after he suffered a setback in his surgically repaired right knee.
Joe Thornton is no longer the captain of the San Jose Sharks, but coach Todd McLellan isn't calling the decision a "stripping."
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.
The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings will face off as part of the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series.
Justin Braun and the San Jose Sharks have engaged in preliminary contract extension talks.
Defenseman Mirco Mueller, at 19, may well make the San Jose Sharks next season.
Logan Couture feels Joe Thornton doesn't deserve to have the captaincy taken from him.
Taylor Doherty has signed a one-year deal with the San Jose Sharks.
Jason Demers has signed a two-year, $6.8 million contract extension with the San Jose Sharks.
Julius Bergman has signed an entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks.