In today’s News & Notes, the Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Hayley Wickenheiser, Toby Enstrom has signed a contract in Sweden and the Mikkel Boedker will wear No. 89 with the Ottawa Senators. Maple Leafs Hire Wickenheiser The Maple Leafs made a big-time add to their hockey team with Wickenheiser joining on as the team’s
The big news of the past week in San Jose Sharks territory is about what didn’t happen. John Tavares didn’t select San Jose as his new hockey home and so the search for a new top center will continue along a different path, perhaps at a different time. But there are recent changes worth discussing.
The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Mike Hoffman, Cody Donaghey and a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Mikkel Boedker, defender Julius Bergman and a sixth-round pick in 2020. This trade comes mere days after the controversy broke surrounding Hoffman’s wife and Senators’ captain
I’ve been reading and listening to various concerns about the San Jose Sharks and one keeps popping up. It’s a concern about current and future salary cap space. I’m not buying it. I’ve looked over the Sharks’ salary cap situation previously and wasn’t concerned. But since concerns are out there, I thought it’s time to
Word came out over the weekend that San Jose Sharks defenseman Paul Martin was on the trade market. This was confirmed by general manager Doug Wilson and the trade inquiries were done at Martin’s request. It isn’t hard to figure out why Martin is interested in a trade. He isn’t playing. He started off the
The San Jose Sharks have already played three seasons in 2017-18. Season one was the opening game, which was brief, painful and over quickly, a 5-3 loss to Philadelphia. The second season lasted 11 games and the Sharks came away with an 8-3-0 record. In every one of these games, San Jose was competitive. The third
The San Jose Sharks were among the NHL’s unknowns heading into this season. Two games into the season, the naysayers had plenty to support their case. But, in the nine games since, the Sharks have rebounded and quietly surged forward. At the end of October, the Sharks sit in the middle of the pack with
In a recent article, we posed this question about Peter DeBoer: Is he the right coach for the Sharks? In the article, we noted he favored continuity. One game is hardly a trend, but it is worth noting that San Jose used about as much continuity as they possibly could muster for their opening game.
After a franchise-first Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2016, the San Jose Sharks took a step back last year. Bowing out of the playoffs in the first round to the Edmonton Oilers wasn’t high on anyone’s list of expectations for the Sharks, and while some of their misfortune can be attributed to a laundry list
When the San Jose Sharks acquired Mikkel Boedker as an unrestricted free agent in 2016, it looked like they had addressed their need for secondary scoring on the power play. After a not particularly close Stanley Cup Final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in which the Sharks managed only eight goals in six games, general
Later this month the Vegas Golden Knights roster will finally take shape with the Expansion Draft. A great primer on the rules of the draft from The Hockey Writers is here. For the San Jose Sharks, general manager Doug Wilson’s planning has been excellent. The flexibility he crafted into the Sharks’ roster leaves a lot