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SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed unrestricted free agent forward Mike Brown to a two-year contract.
During the 2013-14 regular season, the 28-year-old Brown posted five points (two goals, three assists) and 75 penalty minutes in 48 games with San Jose. Brown also registered two points (one goal, one assist), a plus-one rating, and 26 penalty minutes in six postseason games, including scoring his first career postseason goal in game vs. Los Angeles.
SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed unrestricted free agent goaltender Alex Stalock to a two-year contract.
During the 2013-14 season, the 26-year-old Stalock posted a 12-5-2 overall record to go along with .932 SV%, 1.87 GAA, and two shutouts in 24 games. Stalock finished ninth in the League in goals-against average (1.87), but did not play in enough games to qualify among the League leaders. Furthermore, Stalock set a new Sharks franchise record for longest shutout streak, posting 178:55 of scoreless play ranging from Jan. 5 at Chicago to Jan. 27 vs. Los Angeles. In three relief appearances during the 2014 postseason, Stalock posted a .929 SV% and 2.05 GAA.
The Associated Press reports that San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson plans on making several changes to his team, and he's more than willing to share his agenda with those who'll listen:
Wilson said Thursday that he told pending unrestricted free agent defenseman Dan Boyle that he will not be re-signed, informed unproductive forward Martin Havlat that he will not be back next season and moved top-line wing Brent Burns back to defense after he had spent more than a year as a forward on captain Joe Thornton's line.
These changes come two weeks after the Sharks became the fourth team in NHL history to lose a best-of-seven series after winning the first three games.
Wilson spent the past two weeks meeting with coaches and players to help determine what went wrong in the final four games against Los Angeles and how to get a team that has been one of the best in the regular season the past decade over the playoff hump.
"You want to be careful not to change too many things, but you better be really careful that you're not just avoiding what really needs to take place," Wilson said. "There's two sides to that. I think what we need to do is much more drastic than just putting a Band-Aid on it."
Assistant coach Larry Robinson will be back but could have an expanded role that includes some front-office duties. ... Wilson said talks have already begun to keep backup G Alex Stalock, who can be an unrestricted free agent. ... Pavelski (shoulder) and F Raffi Torres (knee) had operations after the season.
The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks are going to seven games in no small part due to Chris Lee's decision to allow Justin Williams to pitchfork Alex Stalock into the net, puck betwixt his toes:
Per CBS Sports' Chris Peters:
After Lee briefly spoke with the league's Situation Room in Toronto, he informed the crowd it was not a reviewable play and the goal counted. The Sharks bench was incensed, naturally.
The intent to blow rule is murky. Goals can be disallowed “when the referee deems the play has been stopped, even if he had not physically had the opportunity to stop play by blowing his whistle” (Rule 78.5, subsection xii). At that point, it was up to Lee to deem the play stopped. He didn't and therefore it's a goal.
from Devon Heinen of ESPN.com,
The score was knotted at 3-3 with about three and a half minutes left in the third period when traffic forced (Alex) Stalock down on his stomach to try to cover up the puck. However, the puck squirted out from under him, and Monarchs forward Dwight King had to jump over the goalie. But King didn't clear Stalock and landed with one skate on top of the back of Stalock's left knee.
Stalock tried to get up, but instead he tumbled and floundered on the ice.
"Everyone kind of thought he pulled something," Worcester teammate John McCarthy said, recalling watching from the bench. "There was no blood on the ice or anything."
From his bench, Monarchs head coach Mark Morris remembered his gut telling him it must have been worse than what the home team was thinking.
"You could tell he was hurt and hurt in a big way," Morris recalled somberly. "It was very much one of those moments in time where you're almost sickened by it."
After being helped off the ice, Stalock made his way straight to the trainers' room, where the team's medical staff found a cut. At first, Stalock was relieved. Further examination, though, showed his peroneal nerve -- the nerve that controls movement and feeling in the lower leg, foot and toes -- and tendon had been severed. He was taken away in an ambulance for surgery.