Player News - Sharks

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Brent Burns has been named as a finalist for the NHL Foundation Player Award, which is presented to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey -- commitment, perseverance and teamwork -- to enrich the lives of people in his community."

Burns may have had a career year with 17 goals (second best), 43 assists and 60 points through all 82 games with the San Jose Sharks this season but that's not why he's been nominated. Burns has been an important contributor to such charities as the Defending the Blue Line, Operation: Care and Comfort, and Folds of Honor. Which is in addition to his own "Burnzie's Buzzcut", where he and his teammates shave their heads to raise funds for a specific beneficiary such as the San Francisco Zoo and the Katie Moore Foundation in support of close friend and former teammate Dominic Moore.
May 1 - 7:41 PM

The Sharks might opt to buy out Adam Burish over the summer.

San Jose already tried placing him on waivers, but there were no takers. Burish still has one year left on his contract with a cap hit of $1.85 million. He had a goal and three points in 20 contests in 2014-15.
Apr 29 - 5:55 AM

The San Jose Sharks and pending UFA netminder Antti Niemi have had "no serious discussions" on a possible new contract.

Niemi, who is coming off a four-year pact that saw him ding the salary cap at $3.8M per season, has compiled a 190-100-40 record with a .916 save percentage 2.39 GAA over five seasons with the Sharks since being poached from the Chicago Blackhawks. Niemi will turn 32 years old in August.
Source: Kevin Kurz
Apr 28 - 6:39 PM

Although the Sharks missed the playoffs, it looks like GM Doug Wilson is not in any immediate danger of being fired.

Sharks owner Hasso Plattner said in a letter to fans that "the management, (chief operating officer) John (Tortora) and Doug (Wilson), did a good job." Beyond that there's a report stating a "highly placed league source outside the Sharks' organization" has confirmed that Wilson isn't going anywhere. This is after the team and Sharks coach Todd McLellan mutually agreed to part ways.
Apr 24 - 11:30 AM

Logan Couture thinks that rather than a coaching change, the Sharks need a culture change.

"Not great," Couture said about the team's culture. "That's my personal opinion, and that's all I'm going to say about it." Although the Sharks missed the playoffs in 2014-15 for the just the first time since the salary cap era began, they've often been seen as underperformers when compared to the talent on their roster. With that in mind, it's easy to buy into the idea that the Sharks have a culture problem. Couture also noted that he was disappointed when the Sharks blowing a 3-0 series lead to Los Angeles in the 2014 playoffs didn't lead to the team being hungrier in 2014-15.
Apr 17 - 11:38 AM

Tomas Hertl will play for the Czech Republic in the World Championships.

The tournament is being held in the Czech Republic, so this is a chance for him to play in front of his fellow countrymen. He had a rough sophomore season with 13 goals and 31 points in 82 contests.
Apr 16 - 9:50 AM

Brent Burns will anchor the defense for Team Canada in May's World Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic.

Burns has played in 23 games and has compiled five goals and 18 points at the World Championships for the Canada over three tournaments so he is veteran of international play. He is coming off a career year where he compiled 17 goals and 60 points while playing all 82 games for the San Jose Sharks.
Apr 15 - 1:14 AM

The San Jose Sharks have assigned Karl Stollery to their farm team in Worcester.

The 27-year-old played in 10 games this season. He had no points and a minus-1 rating during that span. Stollery will help Worcester during their playoff push.
Apr 12 - 2:28 PM

Taylor Fedun has been assigned to the minors.

The 26-year-old had four assists in seven games with the Sharks this season.
Apr 12 - 2:27 PM

The San Jose Sharks have assigned Bryan Lerg to Worcester of the AHL.

The 29-year-old has played in just two career NHL games and they both came this season. He has no value in any type of fantasy league.
Apr 12 - 2:25 PM

The San Jose Sharks have assigned Chris Tierney to the minors.

Tierney had six goals and 21 points in 43 games this season. He will add some quality to Worcester's lineup as they make a playoff push in the AHL.
Apr 12 - 2:24 PM

Justin Braun missed the last game of the season with an illness.

Braun ended the season with a goal and 23 points in 70 games this season.
Apr 12 - 9:53 AM

Brent Burns was the San Jose Sharks' only goalscorer in a 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

Burns finishes the season with 17 goals and 60 points, not to mention some astounding peripheral stats. The Sharks face an uncomfortably early summer vacation, yet stars like Burns did their part in 2014-15.
Apr 11 - 5:42 PM

The Los Angeles Kings beat Alex Stalock and the San Jose Sharks 4-1 to close out both teams' seasons.

Stalock allowed three goals on 35 shots, as one of the tallies was an empty-netter. With this defeat, Stalock ends the year 8-9-2.
Apr 11 - 5:37 PM

The San Jose Sharks are going with Alex Stalock instead of Antti Niemi as they close out their season against the Los Angeles Kings.

It seems clear that Niemi probably started his last game with San Jose on Thursday, while Stalock could be doing the same for all we know. It hasn't been a particularly impressive season for Stalock, who's 8-8-2 with a .902 save percentage in 2014-15.
Apr 11 - 1:08 PM

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