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Breaking down the Sharks’ training camp roster

January 1, 2021 - 2:07 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks opened their training camp yesterday, with a roster that features 24 forwards, 13 defense and four goaltenders. Here’s the full roster, along with some thoughts on which players we can expec...

Sharks missed opportunity to capitalize on free agent market

January 2, 2021 - 2:48 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks made some minor additions this offseason, however, after seeing how cheap some of this year’s free agent class signed for, the question is: why didn’t the Sharks do more? The team still...

Weekly Recap: Sharks Edition (January 3)

January 3, 2021 - 3:18 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks signed a prospect to an entry-level contract and also began training camp this week. Here’s the weekly recap: SHARKS SIGN TRISTEN ROBINS TO ELC The Sharks signed prospect Tristen Rob...

West Division Comparison: Sharks/Avalanche

January 4, 2021 - 4:18 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks will be competing in a new-look division for the upcoming NHL season. Leading up to the start of the season, we’ll be looking at how the Sharks’ lineup compares to each team in their divis...

West Division Comparison: Sharks/Wild

January 5, 2021 - 3:45 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks will be competing in a new-look division for the upcoming NHL season. Leading up to the start of the season, we’ll be looking at how the Sharks’ lineup compares to each team in their divis...

Santeri Hatakka earns Bronze Medal with Finland at World Juniors

January 6, 2021 - 2:54 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks Santeri Hatakka is the lone San Jose Sharks prospect leaving the World Junior Championship tournament with a medal this year. Hatakka and Team Finland defeated Russia in the Bronze Medal Game yesterday by a s...

West Division Comparison: Sharks/Blues

January 7, 2021 - 5:17 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks will be competing in a new-look division for the upcoming NHL season. Leading up to the start of the season, we’ll be looking at how the Sharks’ lineup compares to each team in their divis...

West Division Comparison: Sharks/Golden Knights

January 8, 2021 - 6:27 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks will be competing in a new-look division for the upcoming NHL season. Leading up to the start of the season, we’ll be looking at how the Sharks’ lineup compares to each team in their divis...

West Division Comparison: Sharks/Ducks

January 9, 2021 - 8:11 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks will be competing in a new-look division for the upcoming NHL season. Leading up to the start of the season, we’ll be looking at how the Sharks’ lineup compares to each team in their divis...

Weekly Recap: Sharks Edition (January 10)

January 10, 2021 - 9:57 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks signed a player today and a prospect won a medal at the World Juniors earlier in the week. Here's the weekly recap: SHARKS SIGN FREDRIK CLAESSON The Sharks signed defenseman Fredrik Cl...

West Division Comparison: Sharks/Coyotes

January 11, 2021 - 7:54 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks will be competing in a new-look division for the upcoming NHL season. Leading up to the start of the season, we’ll be looking at how the Sharks’ lineup compares to each team in their divis...

Sharks claim Rudolfs Balcers, assign players to AHL

January 12, 2021 - 6:31 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks have claimed forward Rudolfs Balcers off waivers from the Ottawa Senators and also assigned a group of players to the AHL. Balcers was originally drafted by the Sharks in 2015, before bein...

Sharks announce roster and taxi squad

January 13, 2021 - 8:04 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks have announced their roster and taxi squad, shown below. FORWARDS (12): Logan Couture, Ryan Donato, Dylan Gambrell, Tomas Hertl, Evander Kane, Joel Kellman, Kevin Labanc, Patrick Marleau,...

San Jose Sharks 2020-21 Season Preview

January 14, 2021 - 6:23 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks open their season tonight against the Arizona Coyotes. The Sharks are coming off a disappointing season, where they missed the playoffs for just the second time in the last 16 seasons. One...

Sharks open season with shootout win over Coyotes

January 15, 2021 - 8:01 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks opened the season with a shootout win over the Arizona Coyotes last night. It doesn't look great that the Sharks had a two-goal lead then blew it with only three and a half minutes rema...

Sharks fall to Coyotes in second game of season

January 16, 2021 - 8:26 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks suffered their first loss of the season today, losing 5-3 to the Arizona Coyotes. The Sharks started strong, scoring early and controlling the play for the first 10 minutes of the game....

Weekly Recap: Sharks Edition (January 17)

January 17, 2021 - 8:19 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks opened the season this week, with two games against the Arizona Coyotes. Here’s the weekly recap. SHARKS SPLIT TWO-GAME SERIES WITH COYOTES The Sharks went 1-1 in their first two gam...

Dubnyk to make first start for Sharks, Simek and Handemark expected to play

January 18, 2021 - 5:44 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks have some lineup changes ahead of tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues. Projecting a season debut for Radim Simek and an NHL debut for Fredrik Handemark tonight 👏 pic.twitter.co...

Blues hand Sharks second loss of season

January 19, 2021 - 7:24 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks fell to a 1-2 record last night, with a 5-4 loss to the St. Louis Blues. Dropped a close one. pic.twitter.com/s3Dc9W56Jf— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) January 19, 2021 The Sharks go...

San Jose's top forwards producing well to start the year

January 20, 2021 - 6:28 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks may have just one win in their first three games, but if there’s one positive so far, it’s that the team hasn’t struggled to find scoring. San Jose has four forwards who are pretty c...

Sharks beat Blues for second win of season

January 21, 2021 - 7:41 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks picked up their second win of the season last night, defeating the St. Louis Blues by a score of 2-1 in a shootout. W 🙌 pic.twitter.com/ZqTxZ3yW6B— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) Jan...

Sharks fall to Wild in Dubnyk's return to Minnesota

January 23, 2021 - 2:47 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks Devan Dubnyk wasn’t able to pick up a win in his return to Minnesota, as the San Jose Sharks fell to the Wild yesterday, by a score of 4-1. Close 'til the end. pic.twitter.com/VIMjGbZJdF— San Jose Sharks (...

Weekly Recap: Sharks Edition (January 24)

January 24, 2021 - 7:48 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Sharks Twitter: @HB_Sharks The San Jose Sharks won one of three games so far this week and now hold a 2-3 record this season. Here’s the weekly recap. SHARKS WIN ONE, LOSE TWO THIS WEEK The Sharks split their two-game series with...