San Jose Sharks Linked To Jeff Blashill
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by Brennan McClain
5d ago
Since losing in the 2019 Western Conference Finals to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions, St. Louis Blues, the San Jose Sharks have failed to make a postseason appearance, and have produced a dismal regular season record of 123-199-50 under three different head coaches. At the end of this season, General Manager of the Sharks, Mike Grier, announced that the team would be parting ways with head coach David Quinn after two years behind the bench. After winning the NHL Draft Lottery last week, San Jose has the opportunity to select forward Macklin Celebrini with the first overall selection, allow ..read more
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Sharks Interview Assistant Ryan Warsofsky For Head Coaching Vacancy
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by Josh Erickson
1w ago
The Sharks have interviewed assistant coach Ryan Warsofsky recently, reports Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now. He’ll be considered for a promotion after the team fired bench boss David Quinn last month with one season left on his contract. Warsofsky, 36, has never been a head coach in the NHL, but this isn’t the first time he’s received interest. After a quick rise up the ranks in the AHL, reports indicated he was generating buzz among NHL front offices in the summer of 2022, although he settled for an assistant role on Quinn’s staff in San Jose. His two-year run as an assistant with the Shar ..read more
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Oskar Lindblom Signs With SHL’s Brynäs IF
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by Josh Erickson
1w ago
Sharks pending unrestricted free agent left wing Oskar Lindblom won’t return to the club as expected, instead opting to return to Sweden on a two-year deal with Brynäs IF of the SHL. Lindblom’s new agreement with his hometown team also carries a three-year extension option for a maximum total of five seasons. Lindblom, 27, spent the last two seasons in San Jose after being bought out by the Flyers in 2022, subsequently signing a two-year, $5MM agreement with the Sharks in free agency. The three-time 10-goal scorer was limited to only six snipes and 15 points in 73 games last year, though ..read more
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San Jose Sharks Win 2024 NHL Draft Lottery
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by Gabriel Foley
1w ago
The 2024 NHL Draft Lottery has finally rolled around, giving solace to the 16 teams that missed out on the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The San Jose Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks lead the odds race, with the Sharks boasting a hardy 18.5 percent chance of winning the first-overall pick. The list of runner-ups is rounded out by fringe playoff contenders in the St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings, who share 0.5 percent odds at the top slot. The 2024 NHL Draft is certainly one to be excited for. It features strong talent throughout the first round, including hotly-debated talents like Finnish standout ..read more
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Oskar Lindblom Expected To Sign In SHL
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by Brian La Rose
2w ago
After a tough couple of seasons in San Jose, it appears as if pending UFA winger Oskar Lindblom won’t be waiting around to see what type of offers could await him in free agency in July.  Instead, he told Gefle Dagblad’s Daniel Sandstrom that he has told his agent to solicit offers from the SHL in his native Sweden. The 27-year-old’s journey is well-known.  After a promising start to his career in Philadelphia, Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma (a rare form of bone cancer) in the 2019-20 campaign after getting off to a promising start.  However, he was able to return i ..read more
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Latest On Sharks Head Coach Search
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by Josh Cybulski
2w ago
Andrew Gross of Newsday is reporting that the New York Islanders will be without the services of forward Matt Martin for game 5 tomorrow night. Martin missed game 4 and didn’t practice today with the team. Martin has dressed in three games this postseason going scoreless while registering seven hits, 16 PIM and three blocked shots. Martin’s lower-body issue is the fourth time he’s dealt with injury this season and the fifth time this season he’s missed time due to a health issue. Islanders head coach Patrick Roy told reporters that Martin is still day-to-day and will travel with the team for g ..read more
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Offseason Checklist: San Jose Sharks
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by Brian La Rose
3w ago
The offseason has arrived for half of the league’s teams that aren’t taking part in the playoffs.  Accordingly, it’s now time to examine what they will need to accomplish over the coming months.  First up is a look at San Jose. Following a summer where the Sharks moved their best player in Erik Karlsson, expectations were quite low heading into the season.  That said, some might argue that they still underachieved as they were run out of the rink a lot of nights while not many of their younger players wound up in prominent roles.  GM Mike Grier won’t be looking to make this ..read more
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Sharks Allowing Assistant Coaches To Look Elsewhere After Firing David Quinn
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by Josh Erickson
3w ago
While the Sharks fired head coach David Quinn earlier today with one year left on his contract, they didn’t move on from any of his assistants. They’re staying with the team pending a new hire, but GM Mike Grier told San Jose Hockey Now’s Sheng Peng that they’ve been granted permission to pursue other opportunities while the search for Quinn’s replacement progresses. One assistant, Ryan Warsofsky, has drawn considerable interest for head coaching roles in the past and could be an outside candidate to land one of the many other vacancies on the coaching market this summer ..read more
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Sharks Fire Head Coach David Quinn
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by Josh Erickson
3w ago
The Sharks have relieved head coach David Quinn of his duties, per a team announcement Wednesday. San Jose’s head athletic trainer Ray Tufts will also not return next season, per Curtis Pashelka of The Mercury News. GM Mike Grier issued the following statement: After going through our end of the season process of internal meetings and evaluating where our team is at and where we want our group to go, we have made the difficult decision to make a change at the head coach position. David is a good coach and an even better person. I would like to personally thank him for his hard work ..read more
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Granlund To Play For Finland At Worlds
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by Josh Cybulski
3w ago
San Jose Sharks forward Mikael Granlund will reportedly play for Team Finland at the World Championship (via Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now). The 32-year-old was a salary dump when he was traded as part of the Erik Karlsson move to Pittsburgh last summer but had a bounce-back season with the Sharks tallying 12 goals and 48 assists in 69 games. While his possession numbers continued to be poor, he demonstrated strong work on the Sharks’ powerplay posting a goal and 22 assists with the man advantage. Granlund looked like a buyout candidate last year, but with one year left on his contract at ..read more
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