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The Struggling San Jose Sharks

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

...as after four fruitless games, they still can’t seem to avoid hurting themselves. Tuesday, they committed ghastly turnovers and allowed a handful of odd-man rushes in a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

The Sharks broke through for a second goal for the first time this season. But by the time Brent Burns scored at the 15:37 mark of the third period to cut the Predators lead to 4-2, it was already too late.

The Sharks trailed by one entering the third period, but allowed a goal by Kyle Turris on an odd man rush at the 2:31 mark. Filip Forsberg then effectively put the game away, scoring at the 7:24 mark shortly after an egregious giveaway by Erik Karlsson, to make it 4-1.

The Sharks have still not owned a lead this season as they found themselves down by two goals for the third time in four games.

“This is a league where you have to combine work ethic with a smart game,” DeBoer said. “We made a few glaring mistakes and the ones we made, they stuck in the back of the net. That’s what a good team will do to you.

“We played from behind a lot of the night again, that’s been kind of a theme, which is tough. I did see some good signs from a compete point of view. We’re starting to find what our game should look like. I thought tonight was the first night I really saw it for longer stretches than I had so far. But we’ve got to be smarter, too.”

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Below, watch one example of a bad turnover by the Sharks.

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Patrick Marleau Back In San Jose


added 7:27pm, below watch San Jose GM Doug Wilson on the signing...

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No Regrets By Evander Kane For His Recent Remarks

from Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News,

Sharks forward Evander Kane said Monday he wouldn’t take back critical comments he made regarding how officials handled an altercation in an emotionally charged Sept. 29 preseason game that preceded his three-game suspension by the NHL.

Following the exhibition game against the host Vegas Golden Knights, Kane condemned the way lineman Kiel Murchison handled an altercation late in the third period between himself and defenseman Deryk Engelland, saying in part, “Talk about abuse of an official? How about abuse of a player? It’s an absolute joke.”

Asked Monday if he thought the punishment was fair, Kane said, “I’m sure you guys have heard my comments about it after the game. I stand by what I said.”

During the altercation with Engelland, Kane inadvertently slashed Murchison when he retaliated to a cross check by Engelland. Murchison then left Engelland’s side to grab the front of Kane’s jersey.


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Video- Brian Burke on The Evander Kane Suspension

via Sportsnet,

Jeff Marek and Brian Burke discuss why San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane received a three game suspension for abuse of an official.


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Evander Kane Suspended Three Games

NEW YORK (Oct. 1, 2019) – San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for three games, without pay, for violating Rule 40.4 (Physical Abuse of Officials) during NHL Preseason Game No. 105 in Las Vegas on Sunday, Sept. 29, the National Hockey League announced today.

The incident occurred at 12:51 of the third period. Kane was assessed a game misconduct for abuse of officials.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Kane will forfeit $112,903.23. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Video- Did Evander Kane Shove A Linesman?

from TSN,

San Jose Sharks forward  was ejected from the team’s final preseason game against the Vegas Golden Knights for an abuse of officials infraction.

The incident occurred at the 12:51 mark of the third period when Kane became involved in an altercation with Golden Knights defenceman .  Linesman Kiel Murchison separated the two players and knocked Kane to the ice in the process, as the two got up, Kane appeared to shove Murchison in the chest.

Kane was assessed a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct on the play. Pending league review, Kane could face an automatic 10-game suspension under Rule 40.2, Physical Abuse of Officials.

After the game, Kane said there is a difference in the way he is treated compared to other players on the ice when it comes to scrums and gave his side of the incident with the linesman.

"I get kicked out of the game for getting jumped from behind by the referee," Kane said....


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Patrik Laine About To Sign A Two-Year Deal


added 2:06pm, Winnipeg press release is below.

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From MLB GM To Scout For The San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson has announced the following additions to the Sharks scouting department.

Long-time sports executive and former Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) General Manager Ned Colletti (@realnedcolletti)will begin his first season as a professional scout with the Sharks and will primarily focus on scouting at the American Hockey League (@TheAHL) and the National Hockey League (@NHL) levels.

"Ned has an extensive background working in professional sports and talent evaluation and he will bring a fresh perspective to our organization's evaluation process," said Wilson. "This was a unique opportunity to add someone of Ned's experience to our staff."

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Video- Season Preview For The San Jose Sharks

from David Satriano of NHL.com,

The San Jose Sharks didn't make a splash this offseason after losing their captain, but they are confident they'll be able to compete for the Stanley Cup after falling two games short of the Final last season.

Joe Pavelski, who played his first 13 seasons for the Sharks, including the past four as captain, signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Stars as a free agent on July 1. Forwards Joonas Donskoi (Colorado Avalanche) and Gustav Nyquist (Columbus Blue Jackets) also departed as a free agent, and forward Joe Thornton, who turned 40 on July 2, is an unrestricted free agent who hasn't decided if he wants to return for his 22nd NHL season.

"The guys moving on played significant roles up front so those jobs, those minutes, that ice time is now open," San Jose coach Peter DeBoer said. "I think in talking to [general manager Doug Wilson], we're committed to giving the young guys in the organization good opportunities to earn those jobs. We have some really good depth, especially up front, and it's going to be an exciting camp."


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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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