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How Much Trade Value Does Derrick Brassard Have Left?

After losing Nick Bonino to free agency during the 2017 offseason, the Pittsburgh Penguins knew that the lack of a quality third-line center would be a glaring fault for the 2017-18 campaign. Trade rumors swirled for most of the season before the team acquired Derrick Brassard from the Ottawa Senators just days before the trade deadline. At the time, it was thought to be a great trade for Pittsburgh, a team that had hopes for a third consecutive Stanley Cup. Brassard was supposed to provide a bo...
Tags: Sport, Gm, San Jose, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh, Edmonton Oilers, Derick Brassard, Ottawa Senators, Crosby, Tomas Hertl, Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets


The Arizona Coyotes With A Home Win Over The San Jose Sharks

from Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic, The Coyotes may not get many chances to play nationally televised games, but they made the most of a rare opportunity in Wednesday’s 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks at Gila River Arena. This being just the second and final national game for the Coyotes, who were also featured on NBC Sports Network on Oct. 16 in Minnesota, it felt like a statement game for Arizona to put together such a solid effort against a Sharks team built for a long pla...
Tags: Minnesota, Nbc, Sport, Arizona, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Coyotes, Arizona Coyotes, NBC Sports Network, Christian Fischer, Gila River Arena This, Richard Morin, Arizona Republic The Coyotes


Sabres Survive Flames on Eichel’s OT Winner

CALGARY — Jack Eichel scored the overtime winner for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-3 road win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. Seconds after putting a backhand off the post, Buffalo’s captain beat Calgary goaltender Dave Rittich with a low shot glove side 70 seconds into OT. Jake McCabe, Evan Rodrigues and Rasmus Dahlin also scored for Buffalo (24-17-6), which halted a four-game losing skid. Buffalo Sabres’ Johan Larsson and Kyle Okposo celebrate as Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich looks aw...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Buffalo, Hockey, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Calgary, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, Matthew Tkachuk, Dahlin, Sabres, Gaudreau, Jack Eichel, Elias Lindholm, Travis Hamonic


Coyotes Stop Sharks’ 7-Game Winning Streak

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Christian Fischer had a goal and an assist, Richard Panik scored Arizona’s 12th short-handed goal of the season and the Coyotes snapped San Jose’s seven-game winning streak Wednesday night with a 6-3 victory over the Sharks. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Lawson Crouse, Alex Galchenyuk and Josh Archibald also scored for the Coyotes, the last two coming after the Sharks pulled goalie Aaron Dell in the final two minutes. Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for Arizona, extending his winning strea...
Tags: Sport, Arizona, San Jose, Dell, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Calgary, Pittsburgh, Kane, Coyotes, Tampa Bay, Logan, Fischer, Arizona Coyotes


Lightning Domination No Guarantee of Playoff Success

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said in December it looked like the Tampa Bay Lightning were better than every other NHL team. About a month later, not much has changed. The Lightning are running away from the competition in the overall standings. Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Following a 2-0 victory in Dallas over the Stars on Tuesday, Tampa had 74 points — 10 better than the Calgary Flames in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy and 16 clear of Toronto for...
Tags: Washington, Toronto, Sport, Ap, Chicago, Atlantic, Nba, Lightning, Dallas, Nashville, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Montreal, Detroit


1,000 – San Jose Sharks Magic Number

In the NHL, the number 1,000 often connotes a milestone, whether it is points or games played or something else. The San Jose Sharks are hitting milestones with the number 1,000 quite frequently, including three time in their last three games. Joe Thornton’s 1,000 Milestone On Tuesday night, Joe Thornton, affectionately known as Jumbo to fans and teammates, played his 1,000th game as a member of the Sharks. Thornton scored in the game, his 10th goal of the season. It marked the 18th time...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Sport, San Jose, Las Vegas, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Ottawa, Burns, Brent Burns, Joe Thornton, Marc Edouard Vlasic, Patrick Marleau, Evander Kane


Sharks Down Penguins – Hertl Nets Hat Trick

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tomas Hertl scored three goals and Joe Thornton celebrated his 1,000th game for San Jose by adding another that helped the Sharks win their seventh straight game, 5-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Marcus Sorensen also scored and the Sharks improved to 16-3-2 in their past 21 games with a convincing victory over the dangerous Penguins. Martin Jones made 22 saves to tie his career best by winning his eighth straight start. Kris Letang and Derick Brassard scored ...
Tags: Sport, San Jose, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Jones, Murray, Derick Brassard, Brent Burns, Joe Thornton, Coyotes, SAN JOSE Calif, Arizona Coyotes, Tomas Hertl


4 Historic Ducks Deadline Deals

Every season, hockey fans tune into NHL trade deadline coverage eager with anticipation. If their team is a contender, they hope to hear news that they’ve acquired a difference maker. If their team has surrendered hope of making the playoffs, the trade deadline brings hope to fans that the general manager of their favorite team can squeeze future assets out of current talent. The Anaheim Ducks have made several influential trades on or near the NHL trade deadline in their history. Not all of the...
Tags: Usa, California, Boston, Sport, Gm, Dallas, Nashville, Rob, Hockey, NHL, West Coast, San Jose Sharks, Ducks, Edmonton, Stanley Cup, Anaheim Ducks


Sharks sign F Marcus Sorensen to 2-year extension

The San Jose Sharks have re-signed forward Marcus Sorensen to a two-year contract extension            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, San Jose Sharks, Marcus Sorensen


Former Montreal Canadiens defenceman Josh Gorges retires after 13 NHL seasons

KELOWNA, B.C. — Free agent defenceman Josh Gorges retired on Monday after 13 seasons in the National Hockey League. The 34-year-old native of Kelowna, B.C., announced his decision in his hometown, where he broke into major-junior hockey as an undrafted player with the Rockets. "This is where it all started for me ... Really I had nowhere to go and wasn't sure what was going to happen and they gave me an opportunity," said Gorges, who is now helping out the Western Hockey League team in a co...
Tags: News, Chicago, Rockets, NHL, Montreal, San Jose Sharks, National Hockey League, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Blackhawks, Kelowna, Josh Gorges, Gorges, Western Hockey League


Penguins Pulpit: DeSmith, Injuries & Potential Deadline Plans

It seems the only teams that can beat the Pittsburgh Penguins are Western Conference bottom-feeders. The Penguins own the best record in hockey since Dec. 19, with a 10-2-0 mark in 12 games, including an eight-game winning streak. Their only two losses occurred against the Chicago Blackhawks (Jan. 6) and Los Angeles Kings (Jan. 12) who are 28th and 29th in league standings, respectively. The good news for the Penguins is that they don’t play either team again this season, so it should be s...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Ap, Kings, Penguins, AHL, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh, Murray, Florida Panthers, Derick Brassard, Blackhawks


Senators Weekly: Duchene, Stone, Ceci & More

Welcome to Senators’ Weekly, where you can catch up on the past week of the Ottawa Senators throughout the 2018-19 season. From trending topics to surging prospects to news and notes, this is your weekly roundup on all things Sens. The Senators entered the week on an eight-game losing streak, looking to change their trend on their trip to California. They faced off against the Anaheim Ducks first, who, ironically, also entered the game on an eight-game losing streak. It took four frames, b...
Tags: Column, California, Toronto, Sport, Canada, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, RFA, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, TSN


Flames’ Frolik Responds Strong

The Calgary Flames will be looking to continue their winning ways tonight when they play host to the Arizona Coyotes and attempt to maintain the positive momentum of what’s been a successful homestand so far. The Flames, led by veteran forward Michael Frolik, once again displayed their flare for third-period dramatics in their latest contest by rallying to earn a 4-3 victory against the Florida Panthers. Frolik being a driving force in the team’s fourth straight win seemed an unlikely develop...
Tags: Sport, Czech Republic, San Jose, Hockey, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Calgary, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Pacific Division, NHL All Star Game, Matthew Tkachuk, Vancouver Canucks, Peters, Colorado Avalanche, Arizona Coyotes


San Jose Sharks Change Their Script

A little over two weeks ago, we discussed the San Jose Sharks’ upcoming eight games and how these games would impact the rest of the season. The games included six tilts against teams close to the Sharks in the Western Conference playoff standings, one against their arch rival and one against the best team in the league. This stretch, one of the toughest and most important of the season, has changed the Sharks’ season for the better. A lot better. Six Sharks Wins The Sharks dispatched th...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Gm, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Pacific, Vegas, Jones, Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings, Shark Tank


Sharks Swamp Senators – Burns & Jones Lead the Way

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Brent Burns scored his fourth game-winning goal, Martin Jones made 27 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 Saturday night. The Sharks, who own the second-best home record this season at 16-4-4, have won six straight games and are 8-1-0 in their last nine along with a five-game win streak at home. Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton and Melker Karlsson also scored for San Jose. Jones has allowed two or fewer goals in four straight starts. San Jose Sharks Martin Jo...
Tags: Sport, San Jose, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Jones, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Nilsson, Burns, Brent Burns, Joe Thornton, Ottawa Senators, Bobby Ryan


Burns, Jones lead Sharks to 4-1 win over Senators

Brent Burns scored his fourth game-winning goal, Martin Jones made 27 saves and the San Jose Sharks beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Brent Burns, Ottawa Senators, Martin Jones, Burns Jones


Pair of antelope among Brent Burns' epic 1000th game gift haul

There are few characters in the NHL more interesting than Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks. Back on Dec. 27, he played in the 1000th regular season game of his NHL career and on Saturday it was time to celebrate. Although pre-game ceremonies for reaching that kind of milestone are commonplace, Burns' before the Sharks hosted the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night had a few twists as unique as he is.
Tags: News, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Burns, Brent Burns, Ottawa Senators


NHL Rumors: William Karlsson, Ducks, Devils, More

In today’s rumor rundown, there is news about the status of contract negotiations between the Vegas Golden Knights and William Karlsson, there is speculation the New Jersey Devils will be sellers at the deadline and there is bound to be a massive change coming to the Anaheim Ducks. Golden Knights Not Rushing to Sign Karlsson In the face of rumors that offer sheets might exist in the NHL marketplace this summer, one team isn’t worried. The Vegas Golden Knights have superstar William Karlsson on...
Tags: California, Sport, New Jersey, Gm, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Winnipeg, Anaheim, Athletic, Matthews, Taylor Hall, Bob Murray


Arvidsson, Forsberg and Subban Dazzling in Returns

The Nashville Predators have been on a roll of late with five wins in their last seven games with their only losses occurring in overtime. Before that, however, it was a different story as they lost six in a row, including four against non-playoff teams. The biggest reason for their turnaround has been a return to health, especially by key players as Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg and P.K. Subban all missed extended periods of time between November and January. Arvidsson has had two injury abs...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Ap, Nashville, Hockey, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Pdo, Kim Klement, Toronto Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, P.K. Subban, Irwin, Subban


Maple Leafs’ Tavares: 300-Goal Scorer

John Tavares not only helped win the game for the Toronto Maple Leafs, he also entertained Toronto hockey fans by scoring his 300th and 301st goals as the Maple Leafs beat the New Jersey Devils in New Jersey. The only downside was that he set his record on the road, and I am certain that Devils fans were not nearly as celebratory as Maple Leaf fans would have been had the game been at the Scotiabank Arena. Other Maple Leafs who have scored 300 goals include Mats Sundin (420 goals), Darryl ...
Tags: Florida, Washington, Toronto, Sport, New Jersey, John, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, Mitch, New Jersey Devils, Islanders, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Devils


Sharks Rally Late Past Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS — Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi scored third-period goals 39 seconds apart to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Thursday night. San Jose won its fifth straight and ended the Golden Knights’ seven-game winning streak. The Sharks (59 points) leapfrogged Vegas in the Pacific Division standings and are one point behind Calgary for the top spot. Brent Burns’ shot from the point rebounded perfectly to Karlsson, who found a wide open net to tie it 2-2. Donskoi...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, San Jose, Las Vegas, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Pacific, Calgary, Edmonton, Vegas, Jones, Ottawa, Burns


Sharks get late goals to rally past Golden Knights 3-2

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi scored third-period goals 39 seconds apart to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Thursday night. San Jose won its fifth straight and ended the Golden Knights’ seven-game winning streak. The Sharks (59 points) leapfrogged Vegas in the Pacific Division standings […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, San Jose, Las Vegas, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Pacific, Melker Karlsson, Joonas Donskoi, Golden Knights, Vegas Golden Knights


Ottawa Senators Midseason Report

The recent 5-4 defeat against the Carolina Hurricanes marked the eighth straight loss for the Ottawa Senators, putting them last in the NHL with 35 points (from ‘GARRIOCH GAME REPORT: Senators’ eighth straight loss stings – Ottawa Sun – 1/6/19). Over those eight losses, they’ve been outscored 37-20 and allowing five goals to a Hurricanes team struggling to find the back of the net seemed to be the cherry on top. The Hurricanes rank third-worst this season with 67 goals scored, despite havi...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Canada, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, White, Ottawa, Florida Panthers, Feb, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets


San Jose Sharks Unusual Roster Construction

The San Jose Sharks used the same game roster in consecutive wins this week over the Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers. A look at the roster tells a very interesting story about how Sharks general manager Doug Wilson has constructed the team. Sharks’ Game Day Rosters For these two games, the Sharks dressed the same 20 players. I counted four ways the 20 Sharks players were brought into the organization and a fifth important way which made no contribution at all. Drafted players (6): Logan ...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Sport, San Jose, AHL, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Jones, Los Angeles Kings, Wilson, Braun, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Brent Burns


THW Podcast – Ep 6: 2019 NHL Predictions with JD and Kyle

On the sixth episode of the Hockey Writers Podcast, we brought in two regular contributors from The Hockey Writers family. We spent a good hour and change with J.D. Killian who covers the Colorado Avalanche and Kyle Gipe who covers the Nashville Predators for thehockeywriters.com. Both, along with host Jim Parsons, gave their thoughts on the season that was in 2018 and what to expect out of the new year in 2019.  What to Expect on the Podcast This Week… In an attempt to leave no stone unt...
Tags: Podcasts, Toronto, Sport, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Jim Parsons, Tampa, Ottawa, Calder, Edmonton Oilers, Colorado Avalanche, Kyle, Connor McDavid, St Louis Blues


NHL Rumors: Penguins Urgency, Sharks Circling, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the fire to do something in Pittsburgh has cooled a bit while the Sharks have made it known they’re looking to add a rental at the deadline. Elliotte Friedman laid down his 31 Thoughts article and gave us a few nuggets including that the Jets might move Laurent Brossoit but won’t contemplate moving one specific player teams are asking about. He also suggested a trade for Michael Ferland is a “when” and not “if” scenario, naming a few teams that might be interested. The...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Ap, Gm, San Jose, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Pittsburgh, Derick Brassard, Winnipeg, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rutherford


Sharks’ Karlsson Enters the Hart Conversation

As November came to a close, one thing seemed clear for San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson. He wasn’t going to be in the hunt for any major award. He was adjusting to his new team, which required both learning a new system and a mindset change. The slow pace at which he was adjusting was a bit unnerving. December changed all that and more. Some believe his emotional return to Ottawa on Dec. 1 marked the turning point. Even the Sharks coaches felt getting past that specific game made a majo...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, Braun, Burns, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Hart, Marc Edouard Vlasic, Erik Karlsson


Lightning Weekly Flash: Kucherov, All-Star Snubs & the Streak

Well, it finally happened folks. After going more than a month without suffering a regulation loss, the Tampa Bay Lightning finally came out of a game without earning a point this week. In the final game of their California road trip, a tired Lightning squad lost to the San Jose Sharks. So the dream of Tampa Bay ending the season on a 50-game point streak is now officially over. While we all knew the streak would eventually come to an end, it still was fun to see just how far the team coul...
Tags: Usa, California, Sport, Earth, Atlantic, Kings, Lightning, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Tampa, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers


Tape2Tape: Marner’s Absence & My Annual All-Star Frustration

It seems like we have a conversation about this particular weekend on the NHL’s schedule on a yearly basis – at least I do. I’ve written about previous all-star snubs, whether changes are needed to the NHL All-Star Game and even went as far as questioning whether the NHL should rid itself of the All-Star Game altogether. But I’m not about to make extreme suggestions again and call the All-Star Game a complete hoax. Instead, I want to question whether the ratings-driven one-player-per-team setup ...
Tags: Column, Toronto, Sport, States, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Pacific, Tampa, John Scott, Brian Burke, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Brent Burns, Tampa Bay, Matthews


Bruins Benefiting from Rask’s Resurgence  

It was a tumultuous first half to the season for Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, to say the least. What’s more? The early struggles followed an increasingly frustrating pattern of poor play, dating back to last season, forcing the Black & Gold to rely on the backup to their incumbent No. 1 netminder. From the 2018-19 opening night fiasco in Washington against the Capitals when Rask allowed five goals on 24 shots before being mercifully removed to the final game before the Christmas break i...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Sport, Ap, Atlantic, Hockey, San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, Vancouver Canucks