With only one day left in August, NHL training camps are officially just around the corner. Before long, the San Jose Sharks will be back in action, but until then, get caught up on the latest Sharks news in the weekly roundup.
– Logan Couture has been one of the best players for the San Jose Sharks over the past couple of seasons, but he should be expected to make another jump as he looks to take on a greater leadership role within the team. Check out an analysis of how Couture performed last year.
– Speaking of Couture, big things will be expected of him and Joe Pavelski this year in terms of fantasy hockey production as they are the two highest ranked players on the Sharks. Also, keeping an eye on fantasy hockey, San Jose placed nine players within ESPN’s Top 300 for the 2015-16 season.
– Next year, the NHL will be introducing a new overtime format in an effort to cut down on the number of games that end in a shootout. Check out how effective the San Jose Sharks could be as the overtime sessions become three-on-three situations and where the Sharks may be vulnerable.
More from Sharks News
- Norris Trophy odds show Erik Karlsson a step above the rest
- Red hot Couture provides a much needed boost
- Sharks return to SAP in sight
- Ryan Donato shines in his revenge game
- Tomas Hertl is off to a hot start
– San Jose has seen a youth infusion throughout their lineup over the past year or so and some of that talent should be ready for bigger roles in 2015-16. Take a look and see who tops our list of the top five breakout candidates for the San Jose Sharks next season.
– General manager Doug Wilson has done a nice job of improving the talent throughout the organization’s development system, as the Sharks have risen from the bottom of the league to a more respectable status. Catch up on who comprises San Jose’s Top 10 prospects and where you might be able to watch them next year.
– While we’re on the subject of prospects, we break down one of San Jose’s top prospects in 2015 second-round pick Jeremy Roy. Sharks fans should be very excited about the two NHL comparisons that come to mind with regards to Roy.
– Finally, the San Jose Barracuda announced their full, 68-game schedule for their inaugural season in San Jose. The Barracuda and Sharks will hold 13 doubleheaders throughout the 2015-16 season. Also, the Barracuda added two players to their roster in forward Vincent Arseneau and defenseman Rick Pinkston.