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San jose Sharks free agent signings

Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2022 summer series, exploring the best and worst free agent signings for each NHL team of the post-lockout, salary cap era. With this past offseason seeing some big splashes (and potential gambles) like Johnny Gaudreau, Claude Giroux, John Klingberg, and others, it’s time to take a look at how teams have boosted […]

David Quinn
Erin Butler - Jul 22, 2022

According to a report for NHL Network insider Kevin Weekes, general manager Mike Grier has made his decision. He will name David Quinn as the new head coach for the San Jose Sharks, giving the coach a three-year deal. **Breaking News** 🚨 📰 Per @Sheng_Peng , and @FriedgeHNIC , the @SanJoseSharks have hired David Quinn […]

Kaapo Kahkonen extended
Aaron Itovitch - Jul 18, 2022

The San Jose Sharks have extended goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen to a two-year contract extension. Kahkonen, along with a fifth-round pick, was acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Jacob Middleton on March 21st. The 25-year-old played in 36 NHL games this season, split between Minnesota (25), and San Jose (11). Kahkonen was drafted 109th […]

Nico Sturm Deal

German-born forward Nico Sturm has a new deal with the San Jose Sharks. Strum signed a two-year deal worth $4 million. The deal carries an average cap hit of $2 million per season and runs through the 2023-24 season. Nico Sturm, three years x $2M AAV in San Jose — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July […]

oskar lindblom signs
Josh Young - Jul 13, 2022

The San Jose Sharks have signed free agent left winger Oskar Lindblom to a two-year contract with 2.5 million AAV. SIGNED 🖊️ The #SJSharks have signed forward Oskar Lindblom to a two-year contract. More: — San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 13, 2022 Oskar Lindblom Signs, Becomes a San Jose Shark The Philadelphia Flyers […]

brent burns trade
Levi Pike - Jul 13, 2022

Defenceman Brent Burns and forward Lane Pederson have been traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Steven Lorentz, Eetu Makiniemi, and a 2023 3rd-round pick. San Jose will also retain 33% of Burns’ $8M AAV contract. Sharks-Hurricanes trade: Brent Burns and Lane Pederson for Steven Lorentz, goalie prospect Eetu Makiniemi and a conditional 2023 […]

Timo Meier
Zeke Leo - Jul 13, 2022

It is July of 2022, and one person, more than any other, can save the San Jose Sharks from themselves. To be candid, it is only one person. The owner is lost, and senior management deserves to be axed while, naturally, others are taking the fall. Newly hired general manager Mike Grier is likely overwhelmed […]

Simon Nemec 2022 NHL Draft Grades,
Ben Kerr - Jul 9, 2022

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2022 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […]

The Nashville Predators have traded restricted free agent Luke Kunin to the San Jose Sharks. In return, the Predators receive John Leonard and a 2023 third-round pick. Luke Kunin Traded to Sharks 🚨 TRADE: The #SJSharks have traded John Leonard and a third round pick in 2023 to the Nashville Predators for Luke Kunin. […]

Mike Grier Hired
Matthew Mountjoy - Jul 5, 2022

The San Jose Sharks have hired Mike Grier as their new General Manager, becoming the sixth full-time GM in franchise history, and the first black GM in NHL history. Grier is an alumni of the Sharks, playing for the team from 2006 to 2009. There is no better source to confirm the news than himself. […]

Sharks Coaching Change

The San Jose Sharks have made a coaching change just before the start of the draft. News broke Friday morning that the club has fired Bob Boughner after two-plus seasons with the club. He missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in all three years with the club. #SJSharks have relieved head coach Bob Boughner, assistant coaches […]

san jose sharks management
Zeke Leo - Jun 23, 2022

When it comes to winning the Stanley Cup, there is a set of data that simply can not be ignored. When it comes to the San Jose Sharks management, it is a set of data they ignore. It is not acceptable. This call is for the owner to fire the top members of the San […]

NHL Rumours

It’s time for a second helping of NHL rumours for your Sunday. There’s plenty going on in the world of hockey, so we’ve an extra edition of NHL rumours. We’re almost at the end of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the buzz starts picking up. Today’s set of NHL rumours focus on the Colorado Avalanche, […]

NHL Rumours
Oscar Elieff - Jun 7, 2022

The playoffs are in full swing, with some teams already being eliminated. Still, there are NHL rumours to be discussed. On how the eliminated teams can improve for next season. As well as how can teams make themselves better for the 2022-23 season. Today we will be looking at NHL rumours surrounding the Vancouver Canucks, […]

Patrick Marleau retirement
Taylor Newby - May 10, 2022

42-year-old, Patrick Marleau, announces his retirement after 23 seasons in the National Hockey League. This announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise, as he did not play this season, but this does mark the end of an era. He spent 21 of his 23 seasons with the San Jose Sharks. He also spent time with the […]

NHL Rumours

It’s Monday and that means we got more NHL rumours. Today is another West Coast bias edition of the NHL rumours with all of them based in the Western Conference. Heck, let’s make it an all Pacific Division version. Today’s NHL rumours focus on the San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Kraken. All NHL […]

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