The Best Draft Class in San Jose Sharks History

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NHL teams build their teams in many different ways. Some construct their clubs via free agency while others do it through trades. However, the main way teams create a roster is through the NHL Draft. Most years have maybe one or two players make the roster, but some years the general manager gets it right […] READ MORE



Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 San Jose Sharks

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the […] READ MORE



2019-20 San Jose Sharks Season Review: The Forwards

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The 2019-20 San Jose Sharks began the season with just two NHL-proven right-shot right wingers: a hopefully ascending Kevin Labanc and a definitely descending Melker Karlsson. Not only were the Sharks short two NHL-proven right wingers, the two they had were lower line talents. The Sharks had a roster hole. They hoped their AHL talent […] READ MORE


The 2019-20 San Jose Sharks Season Review: Overview

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We begin a series of articles today, reviewing the 2019-20 San Jose Sharks season. But, as some might argue, the season isn’t officially over. And while that is true, is anything going to meaningfully change if Sharks hockey returns for a pre-playoff cameo? Now: Season Overview Up next: The Forwards There’s no getting around the […] READ MORE



The San Jose Sharks 2019-20 Awards

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Today we hand out the virtual hardware for the 2019-20 San Jose Sharks. Not that these were much fun to debate, given the team’s combination of injuries and mediocrity. But awards need to be given and while the season isn’t officially over, it’s close enough. 2019-20 San Jose Sharks Awards Most Valuable Player: Logan Couture […] READ MORE


San Jose Sharks Erik Karlsson Out for the Season

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The San Jose Sharks announced that defenceman Erik Karlsson is out for the rest of the season with a broken thumb. Karlsson will undergo surgery to repair the broken thumb in the upcoming days. Jake Middleton was recalled in a corresponding move from the San Jose Barracuda. Erik Karlsson Injured Karlsson suffered a broken left […] READ MORE


Western Conference Playoff Race Tightening Up

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When one looks at the bunched up Western Conference standings, there are 13 teams vying for the eight playoff spots as of January 13, 2020. The only team with any kind of comfortable lead is the St. Louis Blues who own an 11-point lead over the trailing Dallas Stars. The Western Conference playoff race are […] READ MORE