San Jose Sharks

It may be too early to worry about the Giants' offensive woes, but the front office built a team that can’t afford a slow start. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State of the Sports Union: April brings it all

We are hitting my favorite spot in the calendar. With the rancid…

 

The San Jose Sharks traded for Evander Kane earlier in the week and he immediately made an impact, logging two assists on Tuesday. (Courtesy Bridget Samuels/Flickr)

Evander Kane provides Sharks with much-needed bite

Quick hits with Kolsky As I watched the beginning of Tuesday night’s…

 

Brent Burns and the San Jose Sharks are back, thank goodness. (Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Hockey is back — and not a puck-drop too soon

Tired of politics with your sports, Bubba? The endless off-the-field problems?  In…

 

Sure, Jaromir Jagr is old. But he’s almost certainly good enough to play some minutes for the San Jose Sharks. (Courtesy Sarah A./Flickr)

Ageless Jaromir Jagr can help Sharks, right a wrong

He’s as good or better than half the players in his sport,…

Sure, Jaromir Jagr is old. But he’s almost certainly good enough to play some minutes for the San Jose Sharks. (Courtesy Sarah A./Flickr)
With the Chase Center opening, bringing pro hockey back to San Francisco only makes sense. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors need a partner, and Seals would be a cool fit

The Warriors Victory Tour is on hold for the rest of the…

With the Chase Center opening, bringing pro hockey back to San Francisco only makes sense. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
It was simpler times last week when the biggest injury Kevin Durant was dealing with was a bruised pinky finger.

Here’s the plan for Warriors to finish strong without Kevin Durant

A lot of haters are thrilled that Kevin Durant has a sprained…

It was simpler times last week when the biggest injury Kevin Durant was dealing with was a bruised pinky finger.
Charles Barkley doesn’t approve of Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Warriors. He doesn’t have much ground to stand on in these matters. (John Locher, Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Barkley isn’t one to criticize Durant

Kevin Durant kicks his dog. He steals lunch money from children on…

Charles Barkley doesn’t approve of Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Warriors. He doesn’t have much ground to stand on in these matters. (John Locher, Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer, center, watches during the third period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Sharks deal with sudden end to season after Cup final loss

ALAMEDA, Calif. — After a two-month playoff run that changed the perception…

San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer, center, watches during the third period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. (Eric Risberg/AP)
The Sharks could only watch as the Penguins celebrated with the Stanley Cup. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Sharks’ dream run ends by watching Penguins celebrate

There’s only one winner. As we know so well. And so painfully,…

The Sharks could only watch as the Penguins celebrated with the Stanley Cup. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Pittsburgh Penguins players celebrate after beating the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday. The Penguins won 3-1 to win the series 4-2. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Sharks’ Stanley Cup hopes eliminated

SAP CENTER —  The Stanley Cup Final ended with thousands disappointed in…

Pittsburgh Penguins players celebrate after beating the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday. The Penguins won 3-1 to win the series 4-2. (Eric Risberg/AP)
A man cheers after walking through an inflatable shark outside SAP Center before the start of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Monday, June 6, 2016. (Eric Risberg/AP)

San Who-Dey Is Big Loser in Stanley Cup Final

CLEVELAND - There are a number of real hockey markets that deserve…

A man cheers after walking through an inflatable shark outside SAP Center before the start of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Monday, June 6, 2016. (Eric Risberg/AP)
San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones was a key player in Game 5 on Thursday. He will need to have a repeat performance in Game 6 on Sunday. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

Sharks know getting ahead early a key to survival

Throughout the Stanley Cup finals, San Jose Sharks players have made it…

San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones was a key player in Game 5 on Thursday. He will need to have a repeat performance in Game 6 on Sunday. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
Sidney Crosby (87) can’t get the puck past San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the third period in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Sharks aren’t done yet

PITTSBURGH — Martin Jones stopped everything. The seemingly endless barrage of shots…

Sidney Crosby (87) can’t get the puck past San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the third period in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Eric Fehr, left, scores a goal past San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the third period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday. Pittsburgh won, 3-1. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images via AP, Pool)

Sharks in danger of being on wrong end of gentleman’s sweep

SAN JOSE — The task facing the San Jose Sharks is daunting:…

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Eric Fehr, left, scores a goal past San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the third period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday. Pittsburgh won, 3-1. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images via AP, Pool)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Cullen, left, moves the puck past San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns (88) during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Monday, June 6, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. Pittsburgh won, 3-1. (Ben Margot/AP)

Sharks in too deep

SAP CENTER — The San Jose Sharks fell apart Monday night at…

Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Cullen, left, moves the puck past San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns (88) during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Monday, June 6, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. Pittsburgh won, 3-1. (Ben Margot/AP)
San Jose Sharks right wing Joonas Donskoi (27), from Finland, scores the winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during overtime of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, June 4, 2016. The Sharks won 3-2. (Eric Risberg/AP)

With stars neutralized, unsung players step up in Cup final

SAN JOSE — This is a Stanley Cup Final filled with stars…

San Jose Sharks right wing Joonas Donskoi (27), from Finland, scores the winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during overtime of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, June 4, 2016. The Sharks won 3-2. (Eric Risberg/AP)
San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is one of the leading scorers in the playoffs, but he hasn’t registered a goal or assist in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Point-less Pavelski must lead Sharks in Game 3

After losing the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals to…

San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski is one of the leading scorers in the playoffs, but he hasn’t registered a goal or assist in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
Goalie Matt Murray, right, rushes to join his teammates as they mob Conor Sheary after his game-winning goal against the San Jose Sharks during the first overtime period in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday. The Penguins won 2-1 to take a 2-0 game lead in the series. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Sharks fall into 2-0 hole in Stanley Cup finals

PITTSBURGH — Conor Sheary started the season in the minor leagues. Safe…

Goalie Matt Murray, right, rushes to join his teammates as they mob Conor Sheary after his game-winning goal against the San Jose Sharks during the first overtime period in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday. The Penguins won 2-1 to take a 2-0 game lead in the series. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
Joe Pavelski skates past Pittsburgh Penguins’ Justin Schultz during the third period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Sharks look to rebound from poor start

PITTSBURGH — The nerves are gone. Spending your franchise’s first 20 minutes…

Joe Pavelski skates past Pittsburgh Penguins’ Justin Schultz during the third period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust, center, celebrates his goal against San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final series Monday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Penguins edge Sharks 3-2 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH — Nick Bonino looks the part. Thatchy beard that juts out…

Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust, center, celebrates his goal against San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final series Monday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)