2012 Offseason

Why Finland is a big opportunity for Jason Demers


Can the Sharks defenseman translate a key role on SM-liiga's Karpat Oulu into a more successful NHL season?

Your friendly reminder that Andrei Kostitsyn is still a free agent


Should the Sharks take a chance on him?

The best and worst of the Sharks' contracts


Counting down the five worst and five best contracts on the Sharks' payroll in anticipation of an amnesty buyout period in the new CBA.

Can Brad Stuart move back to the left side?


Is there any reason to be concerned about Brad Stuart switching to left defense after four and a half years patrolling the right side in Detroit?

2012 Free Agency: Pacific Division Winners & Losers


A look at what other Pacific Division teams have done this offseason.

What should the Sharks expect from a healthy Handzus?


What should the Sharks expect from a healthy Michal Handzus next season?

So what actually happened with Daniel Winnik?


An attempt to investigate why the Sharks chose not to re-sign Daniel Winnik.

2012 NHL Free Agency Day 3 Open Thread


If you slept through the entirety of yesterday, you missed next to nothing as far as free agent signings go. It's possible we're subjected to a similar level of inactivity today but there's reason...

2012 Sharks Free Agency: Taking a Closer Look at Adam Burish


Although the Sharks signing Adam Burish certainly wasn't akin to them landing Zach Parise or some other prized free agent, it's sometimes difficult to thoroughly and honestly evaluate a move made...

2012 NHL Free Agency Open Thread


Happy Canada Day! The floodgates to unrestricted free agency open in an hour with fifteen members of the Sharks' organization set to turn into pumpkins when the clock strikes 9AM PDT: Torrey...


2012 NHL Awards Open Thread


Come discuss the NHL's annual bridge-between-the-Cup-Finals-and-Entry-Draft festivities featuring all your favorite C-list celebrities, unfunny Sean Avery jokes and mortifying misspellings of award...

Sharks Sign Brad Stuart to 3-Year, $10.8 Million Deal


As reported by TSN's Darren Dreger, the Sharks have signed recently acquired impending UFA defenseman Brad Stuart to a 3-year contract with an average annual cap hit of $3.6 million. Stuart, of...

Sharks Have Cap Space; What Should They Do With It?


This offseason could easily prove to be the most confusing in NHL history and a lot of that centers around the salary cap. As first reported by The Globe & Mail, the cap's upper limit is...

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Review: Joe Pavelski


Full disclosure: Joe Pavelski is my favorite Sharks player so the glowing nature of this review isn't exactly stemming from an unbiased observer. Still, I don't think you need to be a charter...

Could Douglas Murray draw interest at the draft?


We're just over a week away from the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh and along with endless speculation and contentious arguments regarding 18-year-olds that 95% of them have never seen in...

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Review: Joe Thornton


This will be brief since most of what I want to say about Joe Thornton's season I discussed in a post late in the year. I still stand by my statement that this was the finest season of Thornton's S...

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Review: Dan Boyle


As much press as Joe Thornton has received for his evolution as a player the last two seasons (including from this very site), another of the Sharks' elder statesmen has also seen his role...

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Review: Logan Couture


After a banner rookie year that saw him finish second in Calder Trophy balloting and break a franchise record for goals by a first-year player, it would have been reasonable to expect Logan Couture...

What To Expect When You're Expecting (a Brad Stuart signing)


In perhaps the least surprising move of the offseason, the Sharks acquired exclusive negotiating rights to former Shark and impending Red Wings UFA defenseman Brad Stuart. This is a move that has...

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Review: Martin Havlat


Maybe the most important thing to take into consideration when evaluating Martin Havlat's shortened first season as a San Jose Shark is that he was acquired in exchange for Dany Heatley. Heatley,...

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Review: Patrick Marleau


It's almost impossible to honestly evaluate Patrick Marleau's 2011-12 season without having it colored by the longest-tenured Shark's franky dismal performance in the team's five-game playoff...

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Review: Antti Niemi


At this point, it's safe to say goaltender Antti Niemi has overtaken even Patrick Marleau for the title of "most divisive Shark" among the team's fanbase. It's not particularly difficult to...

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Review: Brent Burns


The Sharks' biggest acquisition of the 2011 offseason was Brent Burns, picked up from the Minnesota Wild on draft day in exchange for Devin Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and a first rounder that turned...

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Review: Ryane Clowe


Where Marc-Edouard Vlasic, our last season review subject, rebounded from a so-so 2010-11 season to have arguably the best year of his career in 2011-12, Ryane Clowe followed up what was...

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Review: Marc-Edouard Vlasic


After something of a down season by his standards, limited largely by having to carry Niclas Wallin around the ice for a huge chunk of the year, Marc-Edouard Vlasic bounced back terrifically in...

2011-2012 San Jose Sharks Season Review: T.J. Galiardi


There isn't a whole lot to say about T.J. Galiardi's season in teal. Acquired from the Avalanche along with Daniel Winnik in the Jamie McGinn trade, Galiardi dressed for just 14 regular season...

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