Sharks/Barracuda news for week ending 150912

Highlights: Previews and anticipation. THN ranks Barracuda logo. Pavelski is in Toronto for NHL media tour (check twitter for updates). Some suggestions for Sharks captaincy. Nabokov returns to organization. Heritage jersey unveiled.  Prospect injury. Prospects traveling to SJ for training camp. And some speculation on the rosters for next year’s NHL/NHLPA World Cup (including a Shark or two). Barracuda announce radio agreement (all games broadcast; 51 on radio; all online); games will also be streamed on (paid); some may be on local TV.

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On the Forecheck: NHL Division Primer: The Pacific

IIHF: NHL, NHLPA, IIHF launch World Cup
Details of the schedule, groups, etc.

Players’ Tribune: Born in the USA
Interview with siblings Tony and Cammi Granato. (Tony is Sharks alum)

THW: Andrew Desjardins: From Mexican Border to Stanley Cup

Vancouver Times-Colonist: Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour to make February stop in Victoria
Part of 2/28/16 Sharks @ Canucks game coverage Devils’ Ryan Clowe not officially retiring, but career over due to concussions
Former Shark, fan favorite


The Hockey News

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Kelowna Daily Courier: Pre-NHL camp update
Chartier expected to return to WHL after camp

Kelowna Now: A Dozen Rockets Off To NHL Training Camps

Western College Hockey Blog: Injured Robinson sidelined until January
3rd round pick out with broken wrist

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Oregon Live: Nine Winterhawks will participate in NHL training camps
Alex Schoenborn

Hamilton Spectator: Four Bulldogs off to NHL rookie camps
Invitee Stephen Harper

Sharks/Barracuda news for week ending 150905

Highlights: SAP Center hosting NBA preseason game with Sharks-themed bobblehead giveaway.  And a list of many of the promotions to happen for the 25th Anniversary season. Prospect Helewka considering options (WHL overage with possible trade, NHL, AHL). Prospect Lablanc has similar considerations (OHL OA, etc.). ESPN’s LeBrun argues for Thornton’s (future) induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.  A cool look at off season training regimens. Barracuda Bytes weekly update.

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Hockey’s Future: Top 20 San Jose Sharks prospects embody hunger for success


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Slam Hockey: NHL off-season training regimen not exactly how it appears

Puck Daddy: Hockey wives find ‘Hero’ as authors of children’s book
Wife of former Shark Matt Carkner and her sister write books

Spokesman-Review: Chiefs’ Helewka plays wait-and-see game

Barrie Examiner: Barrie looks to make another long run this season; 18 players returning
Lablanc could return to OHL as overager, or sign with Sharks.

Ottawa Sun: 67’s eager to start pre-season
Including Sharks rookie camp invitee G Liam Herbst

Kelowna Daily Courier: Rockets’ Chartier faces challenge of repeating last season’s success

Waterloo: USHL hockey: 29 to report to camp for Black Hawks
Including Sharks draftee Cukste (one of six imports at camp; team can have 3 on roster)


Sharks/Barracuda news for week ending 150829

Highlights: Sharks sign McLaren, announce hiring of Spott as assistant coach. Former Shark Garpenlov named assistant coach for Team Sweden, World Cup of Hockey. Former Shark Rissmiller named NJD development coach. AHL and Barracuda schedule releasing Thursday morning (10am PT). NBC Sports/PHT season preview. And a few other articles of interest.

(The Puck Daddy Sharks A-Z article was so filled with errata, I refuse to link it.)

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Waterloo Record: Spott reunites with DeBoer with San Jose Sharks
Very nice feature article

SportsXchange: Sharks name ex-Leafs coach Steve Spott an assistant

USA Today: NHL Western Conference: Why your favorite team won’t win the Stanley Cup

IIHF: Gronberg to coach Sweden
Former Shark Johan Garpenlov named one of assistant coaches

New Jersey Devils: Patrick Rissmiller named development coach
Former Shark.  Congrats.


Puck Daddy/Yahoo Sports: Pacific Division: Still the worst in the NHL? (Trending Topics)

Toronto Star: Steve Spott using tough year with Leafs as learning experience

OHL: DeBoer and Spott reunited in San Jose

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Sharks news for week ending 150822

Highlights: digging out some camp TO names.  Martin Jones mask is complete. And a couple of PSAs with former Shark Curtis Brown and Sharkie. Barracuda sign two players.  Robinson looking forward to not being a road warrior for the first time in 46 years; and recovering from skin cancer scare. And the Sharks are asking their season ticket holders to select a new goal song.

A number of apparent camp invitees are listed on the Sharks roster, including Stephen Harper (no, not the Canadian Prime Minister), Danny Federico, Cavan Fitzgerald, Liam Herbst and Rick Pinkston.  (Joey Ratelle was also rumored back in June he was an invitee, but is not on that list…. yet.) Update – Pinkston signed by Barracuda.

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Montreal Gazette

New Britain Herald: NHL stars to play scrimage in Newington on Friday
Including the Sharks’ Ben Smith

TSN: Raffi Torres skating in pre-camp tournament
Along with other NHLers

Sharks news for week ending 150815

Highlights: Sharks preview. Sharks preseason tickets on sale. Who is the Sharks most important player? Barracuda (and AHL) schedule coming out in about two weeks. Meier preparing for season at Halifax camp. ESPN’s Buccigross updates the Sharks “Mt Rushmore”.

NHL: San Jose Sharks Day

Sports Illustrated: NHL’s worst gut-punch losses: Sharks, Hurricanes and Wild
One more time, the Sharks crazy loss against the Kings 16 months ago

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SJ Barracuda: 8/12 Barracuda Bytes

Fox Sports: Coming season could be a defining one for Sharks’ Nieto Halifax Mooseheads or San Jose Sharks, Timo Meier ready to give it his ‘best’ Off season rankings
Based on off season moves. Sharks at #10

Too Many Men on the Site: Ranking the Pacific Division (Sharks)

NBC/PHT: What went wrong: 2014-15 San Jose Sharks

Sharks news for week ending 150808

Highlights: Dell signed (officially). Sharks Fest (with rookie games) announced for 9/12.

Sharks re-sign G Aaron Dell to one year deal
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NWHL: Former NHL Forward Chad Wiseman to Coach Riveters

CSN Sharks: Sharks mailbag: Do Ward, Martin improve culture?

SJ Sharks: Video of Martin Jones’ mask being painted

SJ Barracuda: 8/5 Barracuda Bytes

CP: Canada’s next generation of world junior stars taking nothing for granted

Along the Boards: Can Peter DeBoer bring a Stanley Cup to San Jose?

SJ Sharks: Sharks Host Pair of Rookie Games vs. Ducks Sept. 12 & 13
And Shark Fest

Appears as the Sharks three pre-season games against the Canucks will be televised (and likely on NHL Network in US).

CSN Washington: Sharks preview

Stouffville Sun Times: NHLers past, present skating in Hockey Night in Stouffville
Including Chris Tierney and Sharks alum Bernie Nicholls. Event is 8/20.

Sharks news for week ending 150801

Highlights: a few scheduling notes. Couture reiterates that Sharks will return to playoffs.

NHL announces NBC/SN schedule for 2015-16. Sharks are scheduled to be on NBCSN 11 times (unclear if any are exclusive national games, or pick up of CSNCA coverage).
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San Jose Barracuda announce two preseason games (10/1 at Sharks Ice; 10/3 in Bakersfield)

Sportsnet: Sharks’ Logan Couture: ‘We’ll make the playoffs’

CSN Sharks: Sharks still have plans to add to DeBoer’s staff

CBS: Pacific division off season grades

Puck Daddy: Matt Nieto succumbs to Dark Side with custom Star Wars figurine