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2021-22 Sharks Preseason

Mario Ferraro named Sharks Alternate Captain

Mario Ferraro has been praised by teammates and fans, and now it’s showing up with a letter on his jersey.

Sharks Season Preview: Reasons for hope

After a down 2020-21, the Sharks are looking to make a little bit of noise.

Sharks Season Preview: No more mistakes of goaltending past

The Sharks are coming into this season with two different goaltenders than last year.

Sharks Season Preview: The return of the offense

Same core, a lot of new faces, and the offense is looking a lot better.

Sharks Season Preview: Defense that trusts is defense that triumphs

The chemistry on a healthy blue line means improvement is surely guaranteed.

What latest investigation into Evander Kane means for Sharks

Sharks announce 2021-22 Opening Night roster

The new roster debuts at the Oct. 16 home opener.

Sharks Preseason Notebook: Roster in question with big win over Vegas

Weatherby, Hatakka and Eklund continue to impress, and the roster gets more competitive every day. Who will make the opening night roster?

Sharks place Gambrell on waivers, re-assign Meloche

With apologies to our friends at Locked On Sharks, The Gambler’s time in San Jose seems to be up.

Golden Knights at Sharks Preseason: Lines, how to watch & open thread

Sharks Preseason Notebook: Pacific Division’s top preseason performers

As the Sharks approach the regular season, let’s take a brief look at their competition.

Sharks claim Jonah Gadjovich off waivers, re-assign Raska, Melnichuk

Gadjovich, who had a strong AHL season last year, joins the fight for the Sharks’ bottom-six.

Sharks Preseason Notebook: The wins don’t matter — or do they?

One way teams can build confidence in themselves and their game and create momentum going into the regular season is by winning preseason games — how are the Sharks doing?

2021-22 Tampa Bay Lightning Preview: Third time’s a charm

Why not try to win a third cup in a row?

2021-22 Montreal Canadiens Preview: New-look roster seeking repeat performance

The Canadiens’ roster for the 2021-22 season is a far cry from the one that pushed the team to the Stanley Cup Final — does that change their cup chances?

Sharks Preseason Notebook: A penalty-filled loss to Ducks exposes problem

The Sharks need to find a balance between physicality, and ... whatever else they’re good at.

Ducks at Sharks Preseason: Lines, how to watch & open thread

Two preseason contests are left before real hockey begins.

2021-22 Vegas Golden Knights Preview: Go big or go home

If there’s one thing Vegas’ off-season has proven, it’s that this team is going for a Cup or bust — even if it means trading inaugural franchise goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

Sharks Preseason Notebook: The last of the rookies

The Sharks roster is being cut down each day, so let’s check in on the last of the Sharks rookies in training camp.

2021-22 Carolina Hurricanes Preview: A lesson in tanking goodwill

Everyone loves the Carolina Hurricanes, the goofy bunch of jerks ... wait, I’m hearing they signed an actual jerk.

Sharks Preseason Notebook: Camp roster down to 32 players

One step closer to the opening night roster.

Sharks at Ducks Preseason: Lines, how to watch & open thread

Sharks Preseason Notebook: The need for physical forwards

The Sharks are trying to play a more physical game — did they accomplish that against LA, and what does that mean for their forwards?

Evander Kane accused of violating NHL’s COVID protocols

While the league has concluded its investigation into claims that Kane bet on NHL games, he’s now under investigation for two additional charges.

Kings at Sharks Preseason: Lines, how to watch & open thread

One step closer to hockey that matters ... and an actual broadcast schedule.

Sharks Preseason Notebook: 19 players cut from training camp

The Sharks have cut their training camp roster down to 46 — where does that leave the rest of the rookies?

Sharks Preseason Notebook: Raska, Merkley stand out in split squad series

As the preseason officially starts, let’s check in with two Sharks rookies and their performances against the Ducks and Knights.

Sharks split squad preseason games: Lines, how to watch & open thread

Two very different Sharks squads will hit the ice tonight.

Sharks Preseason Notebook: Why chemistry is the deciding factor in preseason games

How will the Sharks rookies perform in the preseason games with the addition of veteran players, and how will it affect their chemistry on the ice?

2021-22 New York Islanders Preview: Future Stanley Cup Champions

The Isles’ mostly unchanged roster and a healthy captain could mean that it’s finally their time for the cup.

2021-22 Colorado Avalanche Preview: Designed to win, destined to choke?

With Grubauer gone, can the Avalanche break out of the second round?

2021-22 Pittsburgh Penguins Preview: If it’s not broke, don’t fix it

Not many things changed in Pittsburgh, despite a first-round exit, but don’t hit the alarm just yet.