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Star Power (play): How the Sharks might make the pieces fit together

SAN JOSE — Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson on the blue line, Joe Thornton in the middle and Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski on the wings.<p>Yes, the …

Erik Karlsson

Sharks’ Fan Fest draws a big crowd to SAP Center

SAN JOSE — Thousands of teal-clad fans streamed into SAP Center on Sunday afternoon for the team’s Fan Fest celebration.<p>Attendance for the hours-long …

Erik Karlsson

Sharks training camp: After predictable cuts, what competitions are left?

SAN JOSE — The Sharks reduced their training camp roster to 28 players Sunday, sending 15 players to the Barracuda and forward Jake McGrew back to …

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Sharks lose in shootout to Vegas, but second line shines

SAN JOSE — The Sharks had a handful of things to debut on Saturday night at home against the Vegas Golden Knights.<p>Their new third jersey was worn in …

Vegas Golden Knights

Sharks debut new third jersey: Guess who wore it in public for first time?

SAN JOSE — The Sharks said they had a surprise in store for the first intermission of their game against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday at SAP …

Vegas Golden Knights

Sharks’ top line set to debut vs. Vegas Golden Knights

SAN JOSE — Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski and a handful of other Sharks regulars are set to dress for their first preseason game Saturday at SAP Center …

Vegas Golden Knights

Joe Thornton’s long wait to play again may be ending

SAN JOSE — After eight months of waiting — plus a week of training camp — Sharks center Joe Thornton feels it might be time to suit up for a game …

Erik Karlsson

Suomela, Chartier take steps forward in Sharks camp competitions

<b>By Dan Arritt</b> <i><br>Correspondent</i><p>ANAHEIM – Antti Suomela and Rourke Chartier made their moves on Thursday night.<p>With just a few roster spots on the Sharks …

Vegas Golden Knights

Big games from Donskoi, rookies, lead Sharks past Ducks

ANAHEIM — The Sharks scored five unanswered goals — including three in the third period — to come from behind and beat the Anaheim Ducks 7-3 on …

Vegas Golden Knights

What does Tim Heed need to do to get more playing time this year?

ANAHEIM — The Sharks’ road preseason game Thursday against the Anaheim Ducks will be the second straight for defenseman Tim Heed, still fighting for …

Erik Karlsson

Kurtenbach: Erik Karlsson’s a perfect fit for the Sharks, so that means its Stanley Cup or bust in 2018-19

It shouldn’t be this easy.<p>You’re not supposed to be able to trade for a player like Erik Karlsson — a generational talent and one of the five best …

Erik Karlsson

How a meeting helped Erik Karlsson become comfortable with idea of coming to San Jose

SAN JOSE — Erik Karlsson and his wife, Melinda, sat down and talked face-to-face with Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and coach Pete DeBoer in …

Erik Karlsson

Erik Karlsson’s first Sharks practice: “He came as advertised”

<i>(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)</i><p>SAN JOSE — Erik Karlsson was skating near center ice as the Sharks …

Erik Karlsson

5 things Sharks fans need to know about new guy Erik Karlsson

Erik Karlsson comes across as a friendly sort who would personally introduce himself to every Sharks fan in the South Bay. Unfortunately nobody has …

Erik Karlsson

Sharks preseason: Three takeaways from Tuesday’s game vs. Ducks

SAN JOSE — Several roster hopefuls made a positive impression on coach Pete DeBoer on Tuesday night as the Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 at SAP …

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Sharks forward determined not to let history repeat itself

SAN JOSE — Newly acquired defenseman Erik Karlsson has been — and will continue to be — the focal point of Sharks training camp, with the two-time …

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San Jose Sharks: SAP center’s great new food menu (chomp!)

We don’t know what will fuel the San Jose Sharks as their quest for the 2019 Stanley Cup begins, but we know the fans in the stands will sure be …

San Francisco Bay Area

Wait is over: Erik Karlsson to practice with Sharks on Wednesday

SAN JOSE — Six days after he was acquired by the Sharks in a trade with the Ottawa Senators, Erik Karlsson will finally get a chance to wear a teal …

Erik Karlsson

Why GM Doug Wilson thinks this is the most competitive Sharks camp in years

SAN JOSE — There’s only been one word that’s been mentioned as often as “Erik” or “Karlsson” through the first few days of Sharks training …

Erik Karlsson

Sharks training camp: Three takeaways from Monday’s scrimmage

SAN JOSE — Sharks defenseman Ryan Merkley attempted a diagonal pass from his own corner in the late stages of Monday’s intrasquad scrimmage to help …

Erik Karlsson

Sharks training camp: Three takeaways from Sunday’s scrimmage

SAN JOSE — The Sharks’ scrimmage Sunday at their practice facility gave everyone a glimpse at some of the more promising prospects in the team’s …

Scrimmage

Q & A with Sharks GM Doug Wilson: On Erik Karlsson, Hasso Plattner, and a comparison to the Warriors

SAN JOSE — Sharks general manager Doug Wilson was back in San Jose on Saturday morning, watching his team go through the paces on the second day of …

Erik Karlsson

Erik Karlsson ‘introduces’ himself to San Jose. But when might he get here?

Waking up to a message from the newest member of #SharksTerritory, @ErikKarlsson65! pic.twitter.com/psWRjB1rje<p>— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) …

Erik Karlsson

It’s Cup or bust for Sharks in 2018-19: “There’s no hiding from that”

SAN JOSE — Of course the Sharks faced some personnel questions as they started training camp Friday at their practice facility.<p>What can the Sharks …

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Sharks camp report: What we learned during Friday’s first day

SAN JOSE — Coach Pete DeBoer emphasized that the forward lines and defense pairs the Sharks went with Friday for their first day of training camp are …

Erik Karlsson

Healthy, rested, ready: How Joe Thornton felt about his first day at Sharks camp

SAN JOSE — Joe Thornton took his normal spot among the forward lines on the first day of Sharks training camp Friday at the team’s practice facility …

Joe Thornton

Kurtenbach: 3 thoughts on the Sharks’ massive trade for Erik Karlsson

<i>(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)</i><p>Last year, the Sharks wasted a — pardon the pun — golden opportunity …

Erik Karlsson

BLOCKBUSTER! Sharks acquire Erik Karlsson from Senators in mega deal

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device</i><p>SAN JOSE — If there was any doubt before, it’s gone now.<p>The Sharks are …

Erik Karlsson

Why Warriors, A’s and Giants on-screen coverage must ‘push the envelope’

For seven straight years, NBC Sports Bay Area (NBCSBA) has reigned as the No. 1-rated cable network — during primetime — in the local TV market. …

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