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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...

Sharks acquire UFA D Brad Stuart's rights from Detroit for Andrew Murray, conditional pick

First tweeted by the Mercury News's David Pollak, the news that the Sharks were expected to announce this afternoon was revealed to be the acquisition of Brad Stuart's rights. In return, the Sharks send Andrew Murray and a conditional 2014 7th round pick to Detroit (the condition being, of course, signing Brad Stuart). Brad Stuart, the Sharks' 3rd overall draft pick in the 1998 draft, was traded away from the Sharks on November 30, 2005 along with Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau in the famous Joe Thornton trade. He scored 6 goals and 15 assists last season, as well as led the Red Wings in hits. Stuart's family has remained in San Jose since the trade, and he was reportedly looking to sign with a team in California once he became a free agent. This means that it is almost certain that Brad Stuart will sign with the Sharks, which now raises questions about the fates of the other San Jose defensemen.

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...

2012 Stanley Cup Finals: Los Angeles Kings v. New Jersey Devils Game 4 Open Thread

So it's come to this. After rolling through the Western Conference with ease, the Kings are on the verge of making short work of the Devils as well with the chance to wrap up the series, become the...

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...

Dominic Moore left Sharks during playoffs to be with ill wife

Moore's wife Katie was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer and underwent surgery in April. It goes without saying that all of us here at Fear the Fin wish Katie, Dominic and their family all the best.

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...

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