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Christine Cotter/AP file photoBrett Burns and the Sharks

Sharks hope to spoil Kings' celebration at opener

SAN JOSE -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman made it clear last week…

Christine Cotter/AP file photoBrett Burns and the Sharks
Jeff Chiu/AP file photoJoe Thornton

Sharks look to put playoff collapse behind them

SAN JOSE -- As much as the San Jose Sharks may try…

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoJoe Thornton
Jay LaPrete/AP file photoThe Sharks signed defenseman Justin Braun to a five-year

Sharks sign Justin Braun to contract extension

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Justin Braun…

Jay LaPrete/AP file photoThe Sharks signed defenseman Justin Braun to a five-year
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Former NHL defenseman Vadnais dies

Former NHL defenseman Carol Vadnais, a six-time all-star, has died. He was…

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Sharks, Kings to play game at 49ers' new stadium

The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings are going to take…

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APThe Sharks re-signed defensman Scott Hannan to a one-year deal on Thursday.

Sharks re-sign defenseman Scott Hannan

SAN JOSE — The Sharks have re-signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Scott…

APThe Sharks re-signed defensman Scott Hannan to a one-year deal on Thursday.

Tommy Wingels commits to Sharks rebuilding plan

SAN JOSE -- Tommy Wingels didn't hesitate in committing the next three…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Sharks sign enforcer John Scott, trade for Tye McGinn

SAN JOSE -- The Sharks have signed free-agent forward John Scott to a…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Sharks look to youth as free agency opens

SAN JOSE -- The Sharks began free agency Tuesday by trading veteran defenseman Brad…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Sharks will open next season at Stanley Cup champion Kings

The Sharks will open next season on the road Oct. 8 against…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Jay LaPrete/APThe Sharks signed goalie Alex Stalock to a two-year

Sharks GM Wilson heads into offseason rebuild

SAN JOSE -- Sharks general manager Doug Wilson heads into an offseason of…

Jay LaPrete/APThe Sharks signed goalie Alex Stalock to a two-year
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Rangers stay alive with narrow 2-1 win in Game 4

NEW YORK -- The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Kathy Willens/APLos Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) blocks a shot against the New York Rangers in the second period during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Jonathan Quick pushes Kings to brink of Stanley Cup

NEW YORK -- It turns out Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are…

Kathy Willens/APLos Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) blocks a shot against the New York Rangers in the second period during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Reeling Rangers return home in 2-0 hole in finals

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers know they will have the…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Jeff Chiu/AP file photoAT&T Park is one option being considered for the Sharks to host an outdoor hockey game next season.

Report: Sharks likely to host outdoor game in 2015

The Sharks are expected to host an outdoor game in 2015 at…

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoAT&T Park is one option being considered for the Sharks to host an outdoor hockey game next season.
Charles Rex Arbogast/APThe Los Angeles Kings celebrate after defeating Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.

Kings beat Blackhawks in Game 7 to advance to Stanley Cup finals

CHICAGO -- When it comes to Game 7, Los Angeles truly is…

Charles Rex Arbogast/APThe Los Angeles Kings celebrate after defeating Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.
Julie Jacobson/APThe Rangers mob goalie Henrik Lundqvist after securing a spot in the Stanley Cup finals.

NY Rangers reach Stanley Cup finals for first time since 1994

NEW YORK -- Henrik Lundqvist was perfect on a night he needed…

Julie Jacobson/APThe Rangers mob goalie Henrik Lundqvist after securing a spot in the Stanley Cup finals.
David Zalubowski/APThe Sharks said Thursday that veteran defenseman Dan Boyle isn’t part of the teams plans for next year.

Sharks GM Wilson says team won’t bring back Boyle, Havlat

SAN JOSE -- Sharks general manager Doug Wilson is wasting no time…

David Zalubowski/APThe Sharks said Thursday that veteran defenseman Dan Boyle isn’t part of the teams plans for next year.
Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year

Sharks keep GM Wilson, coach McLellan

The Sharks are bringing back coach Todd McLellan and general manager Doug…

Gary Wiepert/AP file photoThe Sharks added left winger John Scott (32)  on Wednesday on a one-year
Jay LaPrete/APThe Sharks signed goalie Alex Stalock to a two-year

Collapse complete: Sharks blow 3-0 series lead with Game 7 loss

SAN JOSE -- Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the…

Jay LaPrete/APThe Sharks signed goalie Alex Stalock to a two-year