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The Latest On Joe Thornton And Patrick Marleau

from TSN,

Joe Thornton announced his intentions to return for a 22nd NHL season in June and according to Kevin Kurz of The Athletic, it is only a matter of time before the veteran re-signs with the San Jose Sharks.

Kurz writes that "Thornton is not going anywhere and will re-sign with the Sharks at some point in the near future," though he may wait until Sharks general manager Doug Wilson is done shaping his roster for this season.

Thornton, who posted 16 goals and 35 assists in 73 games, said in June he believes he could play up to five more seasons. The 40-year-old was pictured in full gear at the Sharks training facility on Monday along with former teammate Patrick Marleau.

Marleau, who was bought out by the Carolina Hurricanes in June, has also been linked to the Sharks this off-season, but Kurz reports there's "much more uncertainty" around his future. The 39-year-old desired a move from the Toronto Maple Leafs after last season in order to be closer to his family in San Jose, but Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun wrote last week that the Sharks "don't want" the veteran.


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Logan Couture Wants To Make Sure The Calls Are Correct

from Ryan Pyette of the London Free Press,

Logan Couture helped San Jose eliminate Vegas with the benefit of an infamous major penalty call in Game 7. Then, his Sharks went up 2-1 in the Western Conference final against St. Louis thanks to a missed hand pass.

After that, they lost three straight to the Blues.

“I think it probably hurt us in the end,” said the star forward, who plays host to his third All-In for Brain Research charity casino Thursday night at Centennial Hall. “After that hand pass, which was obviously a mistake and the goal shouldn’t have counted, I felt like in the next couple of games if there was a close call, the other team got the benefit of the doubt.

“So in that aspect, it went against us. Obviously, it helped us win that game. But the rest of the series — and this is just my personal belief because I know the refs don’t go out to favour any team — when it comes to a 50-50 call, the other team is getting that benefit.”...

“You feel bad for the refs because they’re trying to do the best they can,” he said. “The steps the league is taking are going in the right direction. That (hand pass goal) call should have been reviewed. The call against Vegas that made it a major penalty, that’s something that needs to be fixed.

“Whatever they can do to make the right call, that’s all you can ask for as a player and fan.”

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San Jose Sharks Send Justin Braun To The Philadelphia Flyers


added 11:52am, San Jose release is below.

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Indications Are Erik Karlsson Will Stay In San Jose

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added 12:38pm, signing is official...

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Video- Risk Involved Signing Erik Karlsson

via Sportsnet,

On HC At Noon they discuss the Erik Karlsson speculation and if there's a risk to sign him.


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Erik Karlsson Had Surgery To Address His Groin Injury

SAN JOSE, CA - On Friday, May 31, San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) defenseman Erik Karlsson (@ErikKarlsson65) underwent successful surgery to address a groin injury suffered during the 2018-19 season. 
Erik has begun rehabilitation and is expected to recover fully this offseason and be ready for the 2019-20 NHL season.

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Can You See Erik Karlsson Returning To Ottawa?

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

If the Senators did, in fact, make a long-term, big-money offer to Erik Karlsson before trading him — and if they really do want the best defenceman in franchise history to be part of their future plans — they should circle back to the conversation.

This time, Karlsson could be much more receptive to the idea.

While the two-time Norris Trophy winner is expected to be the most coveted free agent available when the market opens on July 1, a well-connected source says that he hopes to receive competitive offers from two teams in particular — the Senators and the Montreal Canadiens.


Because his wife, Melinda, who was born and raised in Ottawa, is “homesick” and would very much like to live close to her family again.

continued plus more teams mentioned...

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Video- Mic’d Up During The Conference Finals

7 minutes to watch.


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Joe Pavelski’s Future With The San Jose Sharks

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Joe Pavelski will be playing in the NHL next season. Whether he’s back with the Sharks is another matter.

“Am I concerned? I don’t know. I know I’m going to be playing hockey next year. Hopefully it’s going to be here,” Pavelski said Thursday. “We love it here. I think something will happen, who really knows, but coming off a lot of emotions coming through the playoffs and that round, we’ll sit down and take a look at what will happen here. We’re going to be alright, I think, regardless.”

Pavelski is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 as he finishes the five-year, $30 million contract he signed in July 2013. He led the Sharks with 38 goals this past year, and just completed his fourth season as the team’s captain.

But he’ll also turn 35 in July, and if Patrick Marleau — Mr. Shark — can sign with another team via free agency, just about any player who has worn nothing but teal throughout his NHL career can, or so it seems.

Whether to reach an agreement with Pavelski on dollar — and particularly term — figures to be one of Sharks general manager Doug Wilson’s biggest decisions this offseason, and there are a few.


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The San Jose Sharks Have A Few Decisions To Make

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Among the players who may depart are captain Joe Pavelski, defenseman Erik Karlsson and forwards Gus Nyquist and Joonas Donskoi. Soon-to-be RFA’s Timo Meier and Kevin Labanc are coming off their entry-level contracts and at least in Meier’s case, will likely be due for a significant pay raise.

Pavelski is coming off a 38-goal season, tied for second-most in his 13-year NHL career. He’s been the captain for four seasons, as coach Pete DeBoer referred to he and Thornton as the “heartbeat of this team.” DeBoer and Wilson both said during the season that Pavelski can be an effective NHL player for years to come.

Thornton, who had 51 points in 73 games this season, will turn 40 on July 2, and Pavelski will turn 35 just nine days later. There has also reportedly been little dialogue between the Sharks and Pavelski’s camp regarding a new contract up until this point. The Sharks may want Pavelski back, but the cost, and particularly the term of a new deal, may be sticking points.

A new deal for Karlsson also figures to be complex.

When the Sharks first acquired Karlsson, it almost seemed assured that the two-time Norris Trophy winner’s next contract would be in the range of what Los Angeles Kings’ defenseman Drew Doughty received — eight years and $88 million. The Sharks, unless they trade exclusive negotiation rights, are the only team that can offer Karlsson an eight-year pact. Other teams, after July 1, can only offer seven-year deals.

But Karlsson’s health issues this season could make teams wary about committing that amount of money.


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