San Jose Sharks Weekly Roundup


Nov 9, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Ben Smith (center) is squeezed off the puck between San Jose Sharks defenseman Mirco Mueller (left) and defenseman Brent Burns (right) during the third period at the United Center. Chicago won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The summer is in full swing, but the 2015-16 NHL season is fast approaching. With that in mind, here’s a recap of all the San Jose Sharks news from the past week:

– San Jose will rack up plenty of frequent flyer miles next year as the Sharks will travel more than any other NHL club. According to On the Forecheck, San Jose will log 50,362 miles in 2015-16, about 1,000 miles more than the next team which is the Edmonton Oilers.

– Speaking of traveling the most miles, here’s a breakdown of the top five most difficult road trips the Sharks will face next season. While they make some trips to the East Coast, their most difficult road trip will see them travel to Anaheim before taking a swing through the Midwest and facing the top three teams in the Central Division, including the defending Stanley Cup champions, to kick off February.

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– It looks very likely that the NHL is heading towards expansion in the near future, and with that thought in mind, who on the Sharks could be exposed in an expansion draft? Well, take a look and read about the possibilities for San Jose.

– The debate will continue to rage on about where Brent Burns should play as he had an up-and-down 2014-15 season, his first in moving back to the blue line.

– The Sharks were fairly active this offseason, and those moves should pay off as San Jose should be right in the thick of the playoff hunt in the Western Conference.

– Finally, the San Jose Barracuda continued their preparations for their inaugural season as a franchise by signing forward Trevor Parkes to a one-year AHL contract. Parkes recorded three goals and six assists in 20 games with the Worcester Sharks last season.

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