March 2, 2023
When the Sharks retired Patrick Marleau’s No. 12 jersey last week, it was a beautiful smorgasbord of nostalgia. It was also a stark reminder of how drafting a player like Marleau transformed an inconsistent, floundering franchise into a perennial playoff team. Under Marleau’s leadership, the Sharks...
February 27, 2023
SAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau’s career became full circle this past Saturday evening at SAP Center.
The San Jose Sharks made history when they retired Marleau’s number 12 and raised it to the rafters of the Shark Tank before their game with one of the Original Six, Chicago Blackhawks.
July 26, 2022
SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks have a new captain at the helm.
On Tuesday morning at a press conference on the concourse of the SAP Center, general manager Mike Grier introduced the 10th head coach in the franchise’s history in David Quinn.
Quinn, 55, most recently served as head coach for Team...
July 5, 2022
SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks made it official on Tuesday morning at the Shark Tank.
President Jonathan Becher and Assistant GM Joe Will introduced Mike Grier as the new general manager of Team Teal on the concourse of the SAP Center.
It was a historical moment in sports as Grier becomes the fi...
May 11, 2022
SAN JOSE — I’m going to sound like a broken record. Frankly, I don’t care that I do.
Last year I wrote about Mr. Shark, Patrick Marleau, when he broke Gordy Howe’s record for most games played in the history of the NHL and what he meant to the city of San Jose.
Well, the inevitable has finally h...
December 1, 2021
Evander Kane is back on the ice after a tumultuous two months.
Kane, who has made news off the ice for all the wrong reasons, was placed on waivers this past weekend by the San Jose Sharks. He cleared waivers and was assigned to the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda.
After his first practice in which he...
April 25, 2021
SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks are trapped in a coal mine with no way out, and are down to its last lantern that’s heavily leaking fuel from the bottom.
With its eighth loss in a row, a 6-3 defeat to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night at the Shark Tank, this team is closer to a receiving a high...
April 19, 2021
Patrick Marleau now stands alone.
On a Monday evening in Sin City, Mr. Shark, #12, broke the NHL's all-time games played record with his 1,768th game. He broke Gordie Howe's once long-standing record that was 59 years in the making in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
On that open...
April 17, 2021
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Patrick Marleau reached the NHL's Ironman milestone by tying Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, for the all-time games played mark with 1,767.
Unfortunately for Mr. Shark, his team continued its downward spiral into an endless abyss of losing in a 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday...
April 16, 2021
ST. PAUL, Minn. — There is a saying that you play to the level of your competition.
For the San Jose Sharks, after two humiliating losses to the Anaheim Ducks where the majority of the team either started the season or played last season for the AHL affiliate San Diego Gulls, they played like a de...