With the Labor Day holiday weekend now past, the summer is basically over. The San Jose Sharks will be hitting the ice in no time in preparation for the 2015-16 season which looks to be a much better one for team teal.
While many of you were probably enjoying yourselves over the three-day weekend, no worries, we’ve got you covered on all your San Jose Sharks news in this week’s roundup.
– The Sharks will honor their founding honor George Gund III before their home opening game against the Anaheim Ducks on Oct. 10. Gund was a visionary who always believed hockey could thrive in the Bay Area, and he’s been proven right throughout the years. Without Gund, the San Jose Sharks that we all know and love would not exist.
– The San Jose Sharks will kick off preparations for the upcoming season on Sept. 18 as that will be the first day of training camp. New head coach Peter DeBoer will look to set the tone for a brand new season as the Sharks look to put the disappointment of last year behind them.
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– The Chicago Blackhawks have been the gold standard in the NHL, winning three of the last six Stanley Cup championships. Check out how the Sharks stack up against the reigning champs and if they could be a dark horse this season.
– The 2015-16 season will be the 25th anniversary of the San Jose Sharks franchise. Throughout the year, San Jose will be hosting a variety of different promotions to help recognize some of the best players over the past 25 years. The highlight of the promotional schedule are three dates where the Sharks will wear a new “Heritage Jersey.”
– There’s an argument to be made that Joe Thornton is one of the best players to don the teal uniform. The oft-maligned Thornton deserves to be included in the Hockey Hall of Fame for his outstanding play over the course of his career.
– The Sharks have seen an infusion of youth during the past year or so, and there are some rookies are looking ready to make an impact on next year’s team. Check out who some of the top impact rookies will be for San Jose next season.
– Finally, the San Jose Sharks released their broadcast schedule to let all fans know where they can catch Sharks hockey all season long. San Jose will make 11 national appearances on the NBC Sports Network, while the rest of their games will be carried on CSN California.
Be sure to stay tuned to Blades of Teal as we continue the countdown to training camp and the puck drop on the 2015-16 NHL season.