Karlsson hasn’t asked for trade from Sharks: report

Karlsson hasn’t asked for trade from Sharks: report

Erik Karlsson said he hasn’t asked the San Jose Sharks to trade him amid their major changes this offseason. “No, I committed here a long time ago,” the defenseman told The Athletic in comments published Wednesday. “It didn’t work out the way we wanted it to early on. There’s a lot of things that probably … Read more

Sharks coach Quinn, GM Grier bring Boston University bond to new jobs

Sharks coach Quinn, GM Grier bring Boston University bond to new jobs

Mike Grier, the San Jose Sharks general manager, was asked about the Boston University connection between himself and his newly named coach, David Quinn, as the men sat next to each other at a press conference Tuesday. Quinn turned to him and quipped, “Did you go to BU?” Grier laughed. “It didn’t factor into the … Read more

24 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

24 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

The National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) announced that 24 players have filed for player-elected salary arbitration, the deadline for which came this afternoon. This list is not necessarily the final and complete list of players headed for arbitration, with clubs now eligible to elect salary arbitration until tomorrow, July 18th at 5:00 pm ET. … Read more

Who in the Pacific Division has improved this summer? Who’s gotten worse?

Who in the Pacific Division has improved this summer?  Who’s gotten worse?

We’re into the Dog Days of Summer now that the 2022 NHL Draft and Free Agent Frenzy have passed. Though there are still a handful of big names and quality players left on the open market, many dominoes have fallen and we have a pretty good idea of ​​what teams are going to look like … Read more

Burns, Gaudreau, Lemieux, PHF, Struble

Burns, Gaudreau, Lemieux, PHF, Struble

As the San Jose Sharks look to turn a corner with the franchise, not necessarily declaring a rebuild, rumors surrounding superstar defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson have turned up in recent months, with some speculating the Sharks could try to deal one of them. That speculation didn’t seem too off-base, but with the Sharks … Read more

Wild Free Agents, Nemec, Vlasic

Wild Free Agents, Nemec, Vlasic

The Minnesota Wild just wrapped up an impressive eight-man draft class, and now, with the free-agent market set to open next Wednesday, they focus their attention to the upcoming group of free agents. The team has a few players set to hit free agency, although they took one of those players off the market yesterday, … Read more

Grier hired by Sharks, first Black general manager in NHL history

Grier hired by Sharks, first Black general manager in NHL history

Mike Grier became the first Black general manager in NHL history when he was hired by the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. The 47-year-old replaces Doug Wilson, who stepped down April 7 after 19 seasons to focus on his health. Assistant GM Joe Will held the position while San Jose conducted its search. Grier played … Read more

Snapshots: Chychrun, DeAngelo, Sharks

Snapshots: Chychrun, DeAngelo, Sharks

After being at the forefront of trade speculation for most of last season, Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun hasn’t been mentioned in trade talk as much in recent weeks. At this point, it doesn’t seem as if he’ll be on the move as GM Bill Armstrong told Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports that there hasn’t been … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: Pacific Division needs

2022 NHL Draft: Pacific Division needs

The 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft will be held July 7-8 at Bell Center in Montreal. The first round will be July 7 (7 pm ET; ESPN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS) and rounds 2-7 are July 8 (11 am ET; NHLN, ESPN+, SN, TVAS). NHL.com is counting down to the draft with in-depth profiles on top … Read more

Snapshots: Gaudreau, Sharks, Russia

Snapshots: Gaudreau, Sharks, Russia

With just under two weeks now to go until the start of free agency, extensions are beginning to come in left and right as teams try to lock down players and get a better idea of ​​their salary cap situation. One of the most highly-touted forwards on the market, if not the most highly-touted, is … Read more