San Jose Sharks

We continue with our preview of the San Jose Sharks season with a look at the team’s X-factors — the sort of player who might emerge from a less visible role and deliver something critical to the team’s ultimate success. For the San Jose Sharks, I’ve identified two players — one forward and one defenseman.
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Every sport has it’s offseason, and with fewer stories, it’s a perfect time for making lists. In the case of the NHL Network, they produced four lists of the league’s top players, by position. And if the NHL Network is putting out lists, you can pretty much bet San Jose Sharks fans (and others) will
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We’re deep into the summer, yet one of the greatest Danish hockey players of all time remains without a contract. Jannik Hansen should have more in the tank, but one sub-par season has demolished his value on the market. This begs the question, what’s next for Jannik Hansen? Where’s Hansen’s Value Lies For nearly a
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The San Jose Sharks have re-signed forwards Joe Thornton and Tomas Hertl. Thornton’s contract will last one year and will pay the veteran center $5 million for the 2018-19 season. Hertl’s is a four-year contract. BREAKING: The #SJSharks re-sign @TomasHertl48 to a four-year contract! 🐢: https://t.co/ObnSNR8xHq pic.twitter.com/y9TEAnQpVc — San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 2, 2018
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In the past few months, the San Jose Sharks have gone all in on superstar center John Tavares becoming a free agent and having him sign with the Sharks. In the just concluded draft, they selected Ryan Merkley with their top pick. Merkley was widely considered the most polarizing high-end talent in the draft. And
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The San Jose Sharks have traded forward Mike Hoffman to the Florida Panthers just hours after acquiring him in exchange for a second-round pick in 2019 as well as a fourth- and a fifth-round pick in 2018, Pierre Lebrun has reported. The Sharks are also sending a 2018 seventh-round pick to the Panthers as a
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Contracts are weird, eh? League-dominating guys like David Pastrnak sign team-friendly deals while some guys get vastly overpaid for no reason. I think you’d be hardpressed to find someone who says that Evander Kane is being underpaid, as most people agree he’s either paid correctly or, in fact, overpaid. $7 million per year for seven
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Count me among the miffed. The San Jose Sharks signed Evander Kane to a contract for seven years reported at $7 million per season. On one level, Kane’s talent, it is a good deal. But on other levels, it is puzzling. Kane’s Toxic Perception Kane has had issues off the ice, issues with his teams
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The Anaheim Ducks finished the regular season with five consecutive victories and a 26-10-5 home record. Things were looking up for them as they got to open the postseason at home against the San Jose Sharks. Those positive feelings quickly disappeared. The Sharks dominated the Ducks en route to a convincing 3-0 victory in Game
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On Mar. 9, 2017, the San Jose Sharks played their 66th game of the season when they hosted the Washington Capitals. The Caps would go on to win the Presidents’ Trophy as the team with the best regular season record. But, on this night, the game was controlled by the Sharks. Eventual Norris Trophy winner
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The San Jose Sharks are not a sure thing to make the playoffs, yet this season might be among their best chances to win the Stanley Cup. Several things need to align for this to happen. Still, it is a strangely promising path. I’ve identified five keys to a Sharks playoff run to a Stanley
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