Today, Joe Pavelski was named the ninth full-time captain in the history of the San Jose Sharks. (He’s also the first Sharks captain born in the United States.) Many fans have considered him to be the obvious choice for a while, and I’m very happy to see it happen. 79 more words
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The San Jose Sharks should know who will don the “C” this season before they take to the ice opening night.
Head coach Peter DeBoer addressed the club’s captain situation Wednesday, making it clear that an unveiling will be done in a timely fashion. 170 more words
It’s September, which means a new hockey season is just weeks away. For the San Jose Sharks, it could not be soon enough.
After a “reloading” year last season – a year without a named captain – the Sharks have a new coach and some new players to build leadership in the locker room and on the ice. 929 more words
It’s been a turbulent year for the San Jose Sharks. At this time last year we were all talking about one thing that turned into many things, the blown 3-0 series lead against the Los Angeles Kings, Doug Wilson and Todd McLellan’s job status and trading away aging forwards Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. 1,213 more words
To be fair, it was time for Todd McLellan to go.
Despite over 300 wins, two Western Conference Finals appearances and a reputation as one of the NHL’s better coaches, the writing was on the wall last year — San Jose missed the playoffs for the first time in the McLellan era, and Sharks GM Doug Wilson all but admitted the dismissal, which was classified as a mutual parting of ways, had to be made. 452 more words