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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.

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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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The Season For The San Jose Sharks Ends With A Loss, Again

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Joe Thornton exited the handshake line with the St. Louis Blues before he made his way toward the bench. He handed his stick to a security guard right after he got off the ice and disappeared underneath the stands after a game for perhaps the final time in his Hall of Fame-worthy career.

There were many questions for the Sharks to comprehend after their 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday night. How did the series turn so abruptly after their win in Game 3? Where would this team be if everyone had stayed relatively healthy? Why did the offense dry up for the final three games?

Invariably, though, questions turned to what the Sharks will look like next fall, and whether players like Erik Karlsson, Joe Pavelski and Thornton will be back with the team for another run at the franchise’s first Stanley Cup.

As one might expect, though, the pain was too fresh and the end had come too soon for anyone to fully be able to digest what the future holds.

Especially Thornton.

“No, nope,” Thornton said about if he’s given thought to his long-term future in the NHL and with the Sharks.

A season that began with Stanley Cup aspirations after a blockbuster trade to acquire Karlsson in September ended like all the ones before it — in disappointment.


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Videos- The St. Louis Blues Are Back In The Stanley Cup Final After 49 Years

The Blues defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-1 tonight to win the series 4-2.

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins is Monday, May 27th in Boston.  Puck drop is sometime after 8:00pm ET.

Below is a special video and tonight's goals. 

added 10:51pm, Handshakes below.

added 11:15pm, Game highlights below.

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