San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic on verge of team games-played record

Marc-Edouard Vlasic will become the club leader in games played for a defenseman when the Sharks play the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday in their home opener. 
Sharks: Raffi Torres apologizes for his hit on Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg and accepts his suspension
General manager Doug Wilson adds that he 'fully supports' the move, which will cost Torres half the season 

Doug Wilson, Raffi Torres react to NHL suspension
San Jose Sharks general manager breaks silence on hit that will cost Raffi Torres 41 games 

Sharks open DeBoer era by pounding Kings
Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists and Martin Jones finished with 19 saves in his San Jose debut as the Sharks earned a physical 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in their NHL season opener.

Expectations are high this year for the new-look Sharks
After a busy off-season, general manager Doug Wilson is looking for major improvements 

Purdy: Sharks counting on new goalie Jones
New goalie Martin Jones is at the heart of the Sharks' effort to return to the NHL playoffs this season 

Sharks' coach, captain react to Torres' 41-game suspension
Coach Pete DeBoer, captain Joe Pavelski said they were disappointed for Torres, but that Sharks have to turn their attention to the start of the season. 

Sharks' DeBoer had work ethic, leadership ingrained from early age
New San Jose Sharks coach Pete DeBoer utilized his admittedly limited ability to play two years of professional hockey, and in a coaching career that's now in its 22nd straight season, he has been able to get those around him to believe in his system and style. 

NHL slams Sharks' Raffi Torres with 41-game suspension
San Jose Sharks' Raffi Torres' illegal hit on Anaheim Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg in an exhibition game leads to second-longest suspension in modern NHL history. 

Sharks' Torres to have NHL hearing over illegal hit
San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will have a phone hearing Monday with the NHL's Department of Player Safety regarding his illegal hit to the head on Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg; the league has the option of suspending the 33-year old for more than five games. 

Sharks' Torres faces suspension
Sharks forward Raffi Torres is in danger of receiving another long-term suspension from the NHL after he was given a match penalty for an illegal hit to the head of Jakob Silfverberg 

San Jose Sharks blank Arizona Coyotes 3-0
Joe Pavelski scores twice and Tomas Hertl once in the Sharks' exhibition win. 

Sharks: Three defensemen in hot competition for two roster spots
Matt Tennyson and Dylan DeMelo, fighting it out with Mirco Mueller, have one weekend left to prove they deserve to start the season on an NHL roster 

Sharks notebook: DeBoer still pondering who will be captain
San Jose Sharks coach Pete DeBoer wasn't ready Wednesday to announce who his captain will be for this year but said he will have someone in place before the Oct. 7 opener against the Los Angeles Kings.

Sharks top Canucks 2-1 in exhibition
Brent Burns, Tommy Wingels score as players fight for roster spots 

Herhold: A hockey fan finds solace with the Barracuda
Like a few other people I know, I've been disenchanted with the San Jose Sharks ever since their Game 5 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 playoffs. 

Sharks' Tomas Hertl could be third-line center
The San Jose Sharks' Tomas Hertl, mainly a winger in the NHL, looks like he could be the third-line center this season.

Sharks youngster Meier shows off physical play
In Sharks' win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday, Timo Meier didn't hesitate to get involved, as he had two shots on goal and registered five hits. 

San Jose Sharks fall to Anaheim Ducks 2-1
A pair of third-period goals by the Anaheim Ducks, plus a failure to convert power-play chances doomed the San Jose Sharks in an exhibition game at home/ 

Sharks' Torres celebrates return to game action
The San Jose Sharks' Raffi Torres played in Friday's 4-1 exhibition win over the Arizona Coyotes, his first game action in 16 months. 

Sharks muscle up to match rivals
Sharks add heavyweights to match the muscle of their Pacific Division rivals 

Photos: Former San Jose Sharks player selling Monte Sereno home
Click if viewing from a mobile device. Former San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi is selling his Monte Sereno, Calif. 

Sharks getting used to 3-on-3 overtime format
The San Jose Sharks are learning that the NHL overtime periods under the new 3-on-3 format will be radically different from what they've been in the past. 

Sharks blank Vancouver Canucks in Martin Jones' first game in goal for San Jose
Martin Jones stops 30 shots in his first game as the Sharks goaltender in San Jose's 4-0 exhibition win. 

Sharks fall in overtime in exhibition opener
The San Jose Sharks kept most of their veteran on the bench for their exhibition opener, a 1-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks in overtime. 

Finnish winger Donskoi impresses Sharks
Winger Joonas Donskoi has had a strong training camp with the San Jose Sharks 

San Jose Sharks' Tomas Hertl hungry to return to form
A major change in diet has Sharks forward Tomas Hertl feeling as good as he ever has as he goes into his third training camp after a year in which he struggled. 

Sharks open training camp with questions
The Pete DeBoer era officially started with a workout at the team's practice facility  

Sharks' Thornton, Wilson say they're on the same page
San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton and general manager Doug Wilson say they've put last season's spat behind them.  

Sharks coach DeBoer looks forward to competitive training camp
As a new season starts for the San Jose Sharks, head coach Peter DeBoer says he'll treat all players the same, regardless of age or experience 

(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
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